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Ivy Communities of West Ohio LLC

In short, Ivy Communities of West Ohio LLC creates high quality but affordable homes in "turnkey" fashion
coupled with low or no cost wellness initiatives customized to community needs and in
cooperation (not competition) with other wellness providers.

Ivy Communities of West Ohio represents a new approach to senior care and living.

By utilizing a unique partnership among non-profit organizations, private businesses, health care providers, and community stakeholders, Ivy Communities of West Ohio offers enhanced wellness and independent living options at an affordable cost.

Ivy Communities ... "More than a House"

Within the Ivy Communities concept, the house is merely a piece of a larger solution to a growing problem.  The mission is to improve the quality of life for our seniors, improving overall wellness, and controlling all costs.  It is accurate that we have created high quality affordable "senior friendly" home designs.

We have also created a development process that controls upfront acquisition and infrastructure costs reducing risks and increasing profitability for investors while reducing prices to the customer.

We have also worked with other organizations to foster a unique Wellness Program that creates a new level of cooperation among traditional health facilities, non-profits, private companies, and the community at large.

In doing so, a more independent and lower cost alternative is provided.  An additional benefit is the probable positive impact on estate preservation.

While traditional senior projects promote segregation by age, Ivy Communities of West Ohio fosters an intergenerational environment for the benefit of all.


Ivy Communities of West Ohio LLC

Chateau Development – Versailles

Update for Clients and Associates

July 27, 2017


              We took over the Chateau Development a few years ago. We first concentrated on maintenance issues and finished
              out Phase One.   (Phase One now has only one lot available).


              A major objective of our project was to create a “finished move in ready” home at a total cost commensurate with the
             demographics of the Versailles Community. This, of course, involves home construction costs but, FIRST, is a function
             of land and infrastructure costs. Today, infrastructure installation requirements are virtually the same, regardless of location.
             Those requirements drive the cost.


             The requirements have increased everywhere over the last several years and actually increased while we were in process
             on Phase Two and Three.


             While the cost of the increased requirements is troubling, the regulations themselves are almost always for the good of
             everyone concerned. Our area, for instance, is prone to flooding and drainage issues. Thus the regulations are built to handle
             these issues before they become problems for the homeowner, neighbors, or community at large. Anything we ever do will
             meet or exceed those requirements and regulations.


             The Village staff, Council, and Planning Commission have been supportive and excellent in their cooperation. Rodd Hale and
             Kyle Francis in particular have been outstanding. I could not ask for anything better. Response time has almost always been
             within minutes.


             The review process is handled by an out of county firm and I would be less than candid if I did not admit that this process has
             been cumbersome. We have discussed ways to improve this process, including things on our end, and I know it will be smoother
             in the future.


             Early on we decided to do Phase Three immediately after Phase Two. In practical reality they are being done together. By late
             August it will all look like one large project.


             With several homes ready to break ground at that time, we are looking at putting in both streets but waiting to pave until after
             home construction begins. Traffic from the heavy equipment compacts the base nicely and this procedure prevents damage
             to the pavement. Of course, pavement is to be completed before freezing and the completion of construction. This has been
             discussed and will probably be the case. It is a huge advantage for all concerned.


             Please contact me with any questions at (937) 658-3641 or jeheffner@earthlink.net. I have attached layouts for Phase Two
             and Three as they were recorded with the county.


             In the near future, I will have an announcement about wellness amenities that will be available.





CHATEAU Subdivision - PHASE 2 PDF


CHATEAU Subdivision - PHASE 3 PDF



For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to ask about our custom design/build process,
call Jon Heffner at 937-658-3641 or by email

Updated:  August 21, 2017