Eagle's Trace Selects Whiting-Turner as General Contractor for Continuum of Care Project

New neighborhood to feature assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation & long-term nursing care services at retirement community campus

HOUSTON, TX---Eagle's Trace, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the selection of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company as general contractor for its newest neighborhood. The planned extended-care neighborhood will be comprised of ninety-six (96) units providing assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care services to residents, fulfilling the continuum of care mission of Eagle's Trace. Founded in 1909, Whiting-Turner maintains a strong presence in the Texas market with an office in Houston.  Whiting-Turner provides construction management, general contracting and design/build services on projects small and large for a diverse group of customers. Whiting-Turner will begin pre-construction activities later this fall.  Earlier this year, Eagle's Trace hired the architect firm REES Associates for planning and design. "The construction of the extended-care neighborhood is our most important capital project," stated Kevin Knopf, Executive Director of Eagle's Trace.  "With the professionals at Whiting-Turner, the residents and staff of Eagle's Trace are in quality, capable hands.  We look forward to working together with Whiting-Turner in completing this project to provide the best services to our residents." The seventy-acre community is located in West Houston.  In its independent living neighborhood, Eagle's Trace currently features 466 apartment homes with a variety of one and two bedroom floor plans and pricing options. About Eagle's Trace: Eagle's Trace, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson Living numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.