Kilgore, Tx. (Aug 21, 2014) – Brian Clarke, president of Abby Development and owner and founder of Country Place Village Retirement in Kilgore, is pleased to announce that his flagship community in Kilgore has assumed the name of Arabella of Kilgore Retirement Community.
“As our company continued to grow across East Texas, we knew it was time to bring consistency to the brand we so proudly promote. Top-notch senior living is the heart of our business and Country Place Village in Kilgore is where it all started. While our Kilgore community will take on the name of our affiliated communities, the same great staff, service and commitment to the seniors of Kilgore will remain the same,” said Mr. Clarke.
Brian Clarke began developing senior living communities thirteen years ago when he and his family moved from the Houston area to make East Texas their home. In June of 2001, Country Place Village was opened to provide an inclusive senior living experience with 7 independent townhomes and 56 assisted living and memory care apartments. In 2006, under the company name Abby Development, Mr. Clarke took his concept even further with the development of Hamptons Retirement Community in Tyler. The Hamptons offers 126 units of independent living apartments, 30 independent cottages and 86 assisted living apartments; 34 of those apartments dedicated to memory care residents. Currently, Abby Development is completing two more communities in Longview and Athens under the Arabella Retirement Communities brand for a total of over 600 senior living units across East Texas.
Arabella of Kilgore executive director Jan Edwards has been with the Kilgore community for twelve years and has watched the growth in senior living in East Texas. “We have seen a dramatic increase in the need for senior living in all areas, especially memory care. It has been exciting to be part of Abby Development and the growth of our communities in East Texas. I am excited about the name change, but more than that, I am proud to be part of a company that does so much to bring quality service to the seniors of East Texas.”
Arabella of Kilgore is an inclusive senior living community offering independent, assisted living and memory care residences in the beautiful heart of East Texas.
Arabella of Kilgore will be hosting a Launch Party and ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For interview and media opportunities please call Nancy Johnson, 903-521-5145.