Pinkard Completes Senior Living Capital Improvements Project

From left to right: Tony Burke, president of Pinkard Construction; Tracy Kapaun, COO Kavod Senior Life, Michael Klein, president/CEO Kavod Senior Life. Photo courtesy of Pinkard Construction.

Pinkard Construction has announced the successful completion of a major renovation project at Kavod Senior Life apartment homes in Cherry Creek.

The project, which began in 2019, involved the renovation and reconfiguration of 396 residential kitchens, the installation of pull-out shelving in select base cabinets, and the replacement of existing bathtubs with walk-in acrylic-type shower pans and surrounds in more than 100 residential units. In addition, the project included replacing existing door hardware, lowering thermostats, installing a coffee/bistro station, and building the West Building property management offices and the adjacent laundry facility. 

The project also included the installation of new mechanical systems and air conditioning in the Health and Wellness Center in the West Building and the Shul Classroom in the East Building. 

Pinkard also managed a major code-related owner upgrade, adding a complete fire alarm and sprinkler system well after construction commencement.

Conducted during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, this fully-occupied renovation faced many supply chain and quarantine-related issues. When word came down in March 2020 that the building would have to be vacated, Pinkard collaborated with Kavod management to devise a socially distanced work plan to allow construction to continue in non-residential space. This plan allowed Pinkard to complete all commercial and public spaces in the three towers while avoiding any contact with residents or staff. These (non-critical path) activities, which accounted for almost half the allotted scope, allowed construction to continue, saving valuable time and owner savings. To accommodate the owner’s budget, Pinkard made staffing adjustments to only cover direct expenses related to general conditions.

“We are thrilled to have successfully completed this project at Kavod Senior Living and Assisted Living apartment homes. With a pandemic thrown in the middle of an occupied senior living project, this was a critical issue,” said Tony Burke, president at Pinkard Construction. “I know our crews took special care to ensure that Kavod could remain open and operational.” 

“I’ve worked with a lot of construction companies over the years,” said COO Tracy Kapaun, “Pinkard is hands down the best. The members of this team were total professionals.” 

Pinkard Construction has established a reputation for delivering high-quality construction projects across a range of sectors, including education, healthcare, senior living, and multifamily housing. The company’s commitment to safety, sustainability, and innovation has made it a trusted partner for clients across the Colorado Front Range.

Kavod Senior Life provides life-enriching experiences to older adults through a broad range of housing and support services that reflect the spiritual, social and cultural values of Jewish tradition. They offer 396 affordable and subsidized Senior Living and Assisted Living apartment homes and services for adults 62 years of age and older in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood. 

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