"What makes us tick is to be proud of what we do, to make the customer something they can be proud of," says Bill Lefebre, vice-president of Apex Lifestyle Communities.
started as a public company and traded on the TSX until last year.
The company is a frequent recipient of the industry's prestigious SAM awards, and builds about 450 houses a year in Calgary, says Bill Lefebre
The second is 60 per cent sold and will be occupied by the end of the year, Lefebre
The 175-suite lifestyle community at the Col. Belcher site will be occupied May 1, while the Harbours will also be occupied in May after a setback from fire last fall.The Col. Belcher project will be managed by Carewest and the Harbours project by Summit Care Corp.
, which owns the adjacent care centre.Apex
made history four years ago by teaming up with Carewest on Royal Park - the province's first P3 (public-private partnership) in the long-term health field.Carewest operates 50 nursing home beds on the building's main level in southwest Calgary, and Apex
has 105 suites above.
Costs are shared, says Lefebre
"We built this for the government at an affordable cost they hadn't been able to meet before," he