Benchmark Hires Erland Construction to Manage Construction of Memory Care Community in Newton


NEWTON, MA– Erland Construction has been selected by Benchmark Senior Living to provide construction management services for its next Massachusetts memory care community to be located on the former campus of Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Newton Centre, Newton, MA.

Since its founding in 1997, Waltham-based Benchmark, with 56 communities in seven states, has become a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and short stay programs.

Erland will oversee construction of Benchmark’s 34,683-square-foot memory care community as well as major renovation work to an existing 19,914-square-foot, five-story building. The project totals 54,597 square feet.

“Our mission is to Elevate Human Connection, and it’s our passion to offer individualized care to ensure that our residents feel at home,” said Kris Yetman, Benchmark’s Director of Development. “We selected Erland because they understand how important it is to build communities complementing the compassionate and personalized care that Benchmark associates provide. Additionally, Erland is an expert when it comes to recommending and choosing materials that transform senior living residences into more than just a ‘facility.’ By blending our experience and knowledge, we’ll transform the Newton Centre community into a home of warmth and comfort for our valued residents.”

Designed by Bechtel Frank Erickson, the new community, specifically designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related memory loss, will offer 50 apartments with a capacity to serve 61 residents.

“We have a great understanding of what seniors and their families look for when choosing a senior living community,” said Eric Greene, Vice President/Residential Group Manager, who oversees Erland’s Senior Living team. “People want their loved ones to feel right at home, and we are looking forward to building a new community that will align with Benchmark’s mission.”

In its 40th year, Erland Construction is the Northeast’s leading open shop construction management and general contracting firm. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, and has specialized expertise for new construction, additions and renovations in major market sectors, including senior living, advanced technology and life sciences, residential, hospitality, academic, office, commercial and healthcare.