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Close to the Core
HDC DEVELOPMENT'S TIGHT-KNIT RELATIONSHIPS WITH DEVELOPERS KEEP IT BUSY. BY JIM HARRIS
is retained by a core group of
developers and owners, and works
with a loyal group of tradespeople.
or HDC Development Companies,
happy clients and contractor partners are the most important industry
accolade the company can receive.
"We are about teamwork and making our
clients happy at the end of the day; if we can
do that, then we know we are successful,"
says Tom Mazacek, CFO and senior project
manager for the St. Joseph, Minn.-based
construction manager. "A lot of companies
look to win awards, but our reward is when
a client calls us back a month after we finish
one building and asks us to build another
one. We're happy flying low on the radar."
The company is frequently retained by
a core group of developers and property
owners. "We have about five or six different clients we work with, and pick up new
clients as well," Mazacek says. HDC also
works with a tight-knit group of tradespeople and contractors.
One of HDC's regular clients is Overland
Park, Kan.-based Scenic Development,
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which owns and develops senior living
facilities in conjunction with its sister company Pivotal Health Care. "We are working
with them most of the time," Mazacek says.
"We're usually doing at least one building
with them all the time, sometimes more."
The construction manager is working on
two continuing care retirement community
(CCRC) projects for the developer/healthcare provider. CCRCs feature independent
living and assisted living units as well as a
skilled nursing area. "Many other facilities
offer independent living units, but if you
reach a point where your needs increase
and they don't have assisted living, you'll be
asked to find another place to live," Mazacek
says. "[CCRCs] fulfill residents' needs at
different stages of their lives."
Scenic Development and Pivotal Health
Care's CCRC projects consist of one large
building with three wings joined to a
central area known as a village center. Each
building includes independent living,
assisted living and a skilled nursing wing.
"The great thing about this system is that it
* Revenue: $35 to $40 million
* Headquarters: St. Joseph, Minn.
* Employees: 15
* Specia y: Senior and mu ifamily
"We're happy flying low on
- Tom Mazacek, CFO and enior project manager
gives friends, neighbors and relatives the
ability to co-mingle," he adds.
HDC began work last fall on Terrace
Glen Village in Marion, Iowa, a $17.5
million CCRC with 50 independent living
apartments, 34 assisted living units and
36 skilled nursing beds. Work is slated to
conclude on the 131,706-square-foot development next summer.
The company in June started work
on Colonial Village, a $19 million,
141,327-square-foot CCRC in Overland
Park, Kan. The building will include 56
independent living units, 34 assisted living
units and 40 skilled nursing beds. Work will