[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Roanoke Celebrates 10th Anniversary On September 23 rd , despite dreary weather, Roanoke staff were joined by more than one hundred subcontractors, architects, engineers, bankers, elected officials, nonprofit partners, and friends to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the company. After catching up with colleagues and friends, Kevin and Mike remarked on the milestone. Kevin spoke about founding Roanoke with the intention to transform the face of the construction industry and create opportunities for businesses owned by women and people of color. Gesturing to himself and Mike, Kevin said, “Most of the industry looks like us—two old white guys.” Cue Mike behind him, “Who are you calling old?” to laughter from the audience. Kevin shrugged his shoulders and joked, “Only one of us has gray hair.” Turning back to the diverse group of guests in front of him, he said, “We want it to look a little more like this.” It was not lost on Kevin that most construction companies fail before reaching 10 years in business, and that Roanoke would not have achieved this milestone without the support of many friends and family members along the way. Kevin thanked his wife, Christie, for her support and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Scott Manor Senior Celebrates Grand Opening in St. Louis County, Missouri Roanoke Construction, The Oakland Group, and BTWF Urban Initiative hosted a dual ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Scott Manor Phase I and the groundbreaking of Scott Manor Phase II on Friday, June 24 th . Scott Manor is a mixed-income, independent senior living community on Chambers Road in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri. Phase I, completed in 2019 and leased amid the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, includes 42 two-bedroom apartments for seniors 55 years of age and older, community amenity space, and commercial space totaling 1,500 square feet. Phase I has remained at 100% occupancy nearly every month since opening its doors. Elected officials, residents of Scott, and community members joined the development team for the celebration. One of the residents, Jacqueline Richardson, 81, gave remarks at the event, expressing how grateful she is to live near her church and remain in her community. Kevin Buchek, President of Roanoke Construction, emphasized the need for affordable senior housing in North County, saying, “There’s plenty of quality senior housing out in west county, out in St. Charles, but there’s no reason for folks in North...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Elm Ridge Senior Living Breaks Ground in Hazelwood, Missouri On Friday, May 20th Roanoke Construction, The Oakland Group, The Unicorn Group, LLC, and BTWF Urban Initiative broke ground on Elm Ridge Senior Living, a mixed-income, independent senior living community on Dunn Road in Hazelwood, Missouri. Subcontractors, architects, engineers, investors, and local elected officials joined the ownership and development team to celebrate this project, believed to be the first of its kind in Hazelwood. Once complete, the building will provide 50 apartments for seniors 55 years of age and older. Each of the 36 two-bedroom and 14 one-bedroom units will have in-unit laundry hookups and a fully equipped kitchen. Three units are fully accessible, and 2 units are accessible to those with hearing or visual impairments. The project will meet Enterprise Green Communities specifications for energy efficiency, which will lower utility costs for residents. Amenities will include an onsite management office, an elevator, secured access, a computer and technology center, a fitness center with exercise equipment, a community room with a kitchen on the first floor and additional community space on the upper floors. Forty-five of the units will be restricted to households at or below...