People and ProjectsFebruary 15

Sunset Senior Communities takes senior care to a higher level with upgraded facilities

Sunset Retirement Communities strives to continually enhance the quality of life for seniors in west Michigan.  The combination of exceptional care and modern, homelike facilities make Sunset a leader in senior care. Sunset recently completed two facility enhancements and is underway with a major expansion to their Waterford Place campus.

The Rose Garden, located on Prairie Street in Grandville, underwent $700,000 worth of upgrades over the past four months. EV Construction partnered with Sunset to add 900-SF and renovate 1,000-SF of adjacent space. The renovated areas included a new reception counter, technology space, sitting area and nurse station. The addition provides a new place for residents to gather and visit with family and friends.

Concurrent to the Rose Garden addition, EV Construction was helping Sunset Senior Communities renovate the existing pool area at The Manor & Villages location on Baldwin Street in Jenison. This project included the renovation of an entire pool room including floor and wall tile, new pool finishes, roof replacement, skylight/lighting changes and a new pool office. The 52 foot by 28 foot, 44,000 gallon pool, in its newly updated space is a welcome sight for community residents. The Manor Pool Renovations and Rose Garden Expansion were designed by The Architectural Group of Grandville.

“These two updated rooms will provide the residents and staff with beautiful surroundings to socialize, exercise and enjoy without having to step outside! We are so proud of the improvement and addition and can’t wait to share them with the community,” stated Sue Hamm, LNHA, Executive Director, Sunset Manor and Villages/Rose Garden.

In late 2020, Sunset broke ground on The Cove at Waterford Place.  The Cove will add 20 lakeside independent living villas to campus, which will have the feel of an intimate neighborhood.  Along with the Cove, Sunset is also planning the Glens at Waterford Place, a project that will complete a 15-year master plan on the Jenison property.

The Glens, being constructed by The Christman Company/EV Construction Joint Venture partnership, will begin in the spring of 2021.  The project will add 168,000-SF of new construction to the campus and include 62 independent living apartments. Other amenities in the expansion will include a Chapel, covered parking and enhancements to resident dining options.

The Glens and Cove projects were designed by Hobbs and Black Architects of Ann Arbor. Sunset Senior Communities has $30 million invested in this third phase.

“We continue to appreciate the leadership at Sunset Senior Communities and the faith they have in our team’s ability to successfully deliver quality construction services,” stated Mike Novakoski, CEO & President of EV Construction. “We look forward to a continued partnership and the opportunity to support their growth with future construction projects.”


EV Construction is a leading provider of construction services. Headquartered in western Michigan, the company specializes in delivering the highest quality construction management and consulting services to a wide variety of industries across the U.S. EV Construction is built around people; clients, employees and community members. For its work, EV Construction has received numerous industry accolades, which include being named to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2019 List of National Top Performers, winning the ABC Safety Pinnacle Award in 2018 and the ABC Safety Excellence Award in 2017, and being a two-time winner of the Michigan Contractor of the Year award through the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan. For its appreciation of employees and our community, EV Construction has been named nationally as a “Best and Brightest Company to Work For” 10 years in a row, even winning the coveted, “Best of the Best for a mid-sized company” award. Founded in 1945, the company will celebrate 76 years in business this year.


The Christman Company, founded in 1894, is one of the country’s leading professional construction services firms. The company’s award-winning services include construction management, general contracting, design/build, program management, real estate development, self-perform and millwork services. Christman specializes in a variety of construction markets, including multi-unit residential, healthcare, government, higher and K12 education, industrial and power, and corporate office. Ranked at 88 in the Engineering News-Record ENR 400 top contractors nationally and 54 in the ENR 100 Construction Management-at-Risk firms, Christman has more than $4 billion in construction underway managed by 485 professional employees across five states throughout the Midwest, the Southeast U.S., the Southwest U.S., and the mid-Atlantic. For more information, visit and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.


Sunset Senior Communities is one of the largest Christian-based nonprofit organizations in West Michigan providing trusted, high quality senior care and living facilities. Sunset’s Life Plan is their commitment to providing a continuum of care that ministers to each resident’s physical, mental and spiritual needs.

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