Windover Construction joined the Herrick House, a senior living community in Beverly, Massachusetts, that is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, for a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the building’s renovation project. Residents and staff were joined by Massachusetts Senator Joan Lovely, Beverly State Representative Jerry Parisella, President of Continuing Care for Beth Israel Lahey Health Jennifer Gizmunt, the Windover project team, and Executive Director for the Herrick House Nancy Moore for the ribbon-cutting event.
Gizmunt, Moore, and Windover’s Vice President of Construction Operations Bill Olsen shared a few words about the renovation project while a video showing laser scans of the space before and after the renovations played in the background. A reception for attendees followed the speeches and ribbon cutting.
The Herrick House is a certified assisted living community located on the upper campus of Beverly Hospital and provides support for seniors from independent living to memory care. The Herrick House team collaborated with Windover and architect Ci Design Inc. to renovate and enhance the 30-year-old property for its residents and their families. The renovations included modernizing common areas, such as the dining room, library, entryway, and pub, and performing cosmetic upgrades on all residential floors. Much of the old furniture was replaced to match the updated spaces, and many pieces were donated to local nonprofit Beverly Bootstraps.
During the renovations, Windover worked diligently to minimize disruption to the residents while the building remained occupied throughout the project. Part of this included creating temporary dining and gathering spaces, and continually moving these spaces as construction progressed through the building, so that residents could maintain their routines and connections with fellow residents.
“I’m extremely proud of the collaboration and teamwork across the entire project team to renovate these spaces while minimizing the impact on The Herrick House community,” said Bill Olsen, Vice President of Construction Operations for Windover. “It was very important to us and The Herrick House team to make the construction process as seamless for the residents as possible.”