Group homes for The Arc on track to be finished by late spring

Bush Construction is proud to be working with The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, a nonprofit organization that promotes living and working in partnership with the community to support individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Bush Construction is in the process of finishing three group homes in the Quad Cities developed specifically for these individuals.

 The wood frame homes are 3,000 square feet each, with six bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms with common kitchen and community living spaces and designated staff areas for nurses and other professionals that need to work with the residents.

“The Arc has been fantastic to work with,” said Wayne Gordon, a project manager with Bush Construction, citing their great team of subcontractors.

Designed for individuals with nursing needs, the group homes take into account the needs of the residents and staff with details like medical lifts in two bedrooms and two bathrooms of each home. The community living situation gives the residents access to on-call nursing staff while allowing them to retain their ability to live somewhere other than medical and nursing facilities.

“These homes give their residents that independence while still having access to on-call nursing staff,” said Gordon.

Two homes in Rock Island and one in Moline have been under construction since late last fall. Because foundations were poured early enough, units were able to be framed through the winter—despite freezing weather—and are on track to be finished by late spring/early summer. The first is enclosed, and, once dry wall work and painting is finished, it will be completed by mid-to-late May. The others are not far behind, with the second predicted to be completed in early June and the last in late June.

“Bush Construction is happy to partner with an organization like The Arc,” said A.J. Loss, president of Bush Construction. “These homes are an integral part of connecting people with disabilities to the rest of the Quad Cities community in a place where their value is affirmed and their needs are addressed.”

These are the first, but not the last, homes that Bush Construction will put up for The Arc—more are coming in 2015!