SARASOTA, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, recently wrapped up the newest group home at The Haven, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the lives of those with unique abilities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Dubbed Mary Jane’s House, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held on Friday, Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m. to commemorate the completion of the sixth single-family group home on the nonprofit’s campus. The 5,329-square-foot group home features eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
“The Haven and Halfacre Construction Company came together again to create a first-of-its-kind residential group home,” said Brad Jones, president and CEO of The Haven. “There is simply nothing like Mary Jane’s House in the state and probably the country. It’s completely customized for individuals with disabilities that require the use of a wheelchair and sets the standard for luxury group home living. This is the sixth capital construction project that The Haven has chosen Halfacre Construction Company to lead, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”
In addition to the new group home, the commercial construction company performed site work improvements and made upgrades to the existing site utilities on the campus. The $1.4 million project began in January 2019.
Halfacre Construction Company has partnered with The Haven for more than a decade and has worked with the nonprofit on several projects, including two other single-family homes and its therapeutic amenity, a 1,248-square-foot commercial pool.
Located at 4405 DeSoto Road in Sarasota, The Haven currently serves more than 800 children and adults with disabilities through educational, residential and employment programs and services.
About Halfacre Construction Company
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.
About The Haven
The Haven exists to enhance the quality of life by encouraging independence, championing inclusion and advocating for individual rights. Nestled on 32-acres in the heart of Sarasota, The Haven offers programs and services for individuals with disabilities, including the Selby Preschool, Haven Academy (grades 9-12), Adult Day Training and Haven Industries, Community Employment and Residential Services. Together, the nonprofit can create a world where people with disabilities are included and valued members of society. The Haven is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization as established in 1954 by the Community Haven for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc. For more information, visit CommunityHaven.org.