Groundbreaking kicks off construction of assisted living facility


By Carol McIntire



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Officials participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new assisted living facility on SR. 9 north of Carrollton are shown above. From left are: Front row: Carrollton Village Administrator Michele Simonelli, Carroll County Commissioner Bob Wirkner, Carrollton Mayor Frank Leghart, Commissioner Tom White, nursing home Developer Tom Nordquist and county Assistant Economic Development Director Tait Carter. Second row: Commissioner Jeff Ohler, American Electric Power Community Relations Director Dave Wheeler, Ohio Department of Transportation County Superintendent Vince Carter, Carrollton Schools Superintendnet Dr. David Quattrochi, WesBanco Vice President Community Banker Thomas Timmons, county Economic Development Director Glenn Enslen, The Murphy Contracting Company President Michael Gentile, Golden Age Retreat Superintendent Ollie Scott, Realtor JoAnn Clark and Architect Michael Fagan of Olsavsky Jaminet Architects. .

As earthmoving equipment made its way back and forth across a field north of Carrollton Tuesday morning, a groundbreaking ceremony was taking place at the edge of the field for a new assisted living facility.

Tom Nordquist, president of TDN Management Services, said his company, Cheala Enterprises, is beginning construction on a 62-bed assisted living facility with a wing for married couples on a 17-acre site located along SR 9.

The project represents a $6 million investment in real estate and buildings.

The Murphy Contracting Company from Youngstown is the general contractor for the project.

“I want to thank everyone for their help with this project,” Nordquist told the group gathered for the ground breaking. “Every one of you here had a hand in making this a reality.”

“This will be a facility the community can be proud of,” Nordquist continued. “We expect our staff to take care of residents as they would their own mother and father. Anything less is not acceptable.”

Tait Carter, assistant economic development director for Carroll County, said Nordquist plans to annex the property to the village of Carrollton, which is possible because it is located adjacent to Carroll Meadows Golf Course, which is located within the village.

“We are so grateful Mr. Nordquist chose Carroll County and has been so willing to work with us and our community. It is very important that we create sustainable jobs for our residents.” Carter noted commissioners and Carrollton Schools officials approved a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) agreement which allowed the project to move forward.

Nordquist said the facility will employ 55 people with an average wage of $15 per hour with a full fringe benefit package.