Senior living community Tutera wins award for recent renovation
Tutera Senior Living, a leader in senior living communities, was recently awarded the Kansas City Business Journal’s prestigious Capstone Award for the renovation of its corporate headquarters located in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Capstone Awards program celebrates the top real estate and development projects within the Kansas City area, and Tutera is excited to join the winners with their newest space. To be eligible for consideration, the first phase of the project must have been ready for occupancy between January 1 and December 31, 2022.
This project brought a fresh and updated look and feel to Tutera’s 50,000-square-foot corporate building, which received an extensive exterior renovation. Inside, the 24,000-square-foot business space was fully renovated to capture the company’s history and brand identity of modernized and functional assets to create a cohesive environment for all employees.
Tutera Senior Living & Health Care has been nationally recognized for its luxury senior living communities, but the home office headquarters lacked personality, featuring outdated office spaces and décor. “We wanted to give employees a place they could work that mirrored the work they did outside the building,” said Joe Tutera, CEO of the Tutera Group.
The Tutera Group acted as the developer and general contractor of the project, with assistance and expertise from Helix Architecture, Lankford Fendler and Associates, and Bob D. Campbell and Co. as the expert engineers. The team effort led to a thoughtful renovation that brought a contemporary look to the thriving company space.
By reorganizing and rearranging the flow of the offices, the new spaces incorporate the openness of the company, with exposed ceilings, open floor plans, neutral walls and carpet, with walnut polishes. Upgraded amenities include a training room, work café and covered balcony for fresh air breaks – and a place of gathering for employees to mingle and collaborate.
In addition, other thoughtful amenities include a phone booth for private calls, a wellness room and private bathroom options, features that all encourage the perfect blend of work-life balance that Tutera strives to bring to the headquarters. These amenities and perks for the headquarters embody the values and beliefs of Tutera Senior Living, which is to positively impact their employees and offer an excellent working environment.
From the onset of the project, Tutera’s leadership knew that renovating such a massive space would be a challenge, even proving to be too much of a job for some contractors they consulted. However, the company wanted to stay in their current space, which they have occupied for decades. The renovation included window cutting, heavy concrete construction and structural modifications with trusted engineers making updates around the on-site employees who called it home.
Overall, the complete renovation is a satisfying project to complete, offering a cohesive environment for employees and clients. Tutera’s leadership looks forward to many more years in the freshly renovated space as the company looks to grow its community offerings and corporate team.
About Tutera Senior Living
Tutera Senior Living & Health Care is a locally owned, diversified post-acute senior health care provider operating 70 senior living communities in nine states throughout the country. As one of the nation’s premier senior care providers, Tutera Senior Living & Health Care offers its residents independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, post-surgery rehabilitation and memory care.
In 1983, Dominic F. Tutera, M.D., founded Tutera to provide compassionate patient care with the uncompromising values of integrity, accountability and commitment. Tutera Senior Living & Health Care still embodies those values today. Tutera is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its residents and their families through senior living and health care experts who inspire and promote individuality and personal happiness. To find the perfect senior living or assisted living community near you, visit https://tutera.com/locations/.