Aase Haugen names general contractor on new building

Aase Haugen Senior Services recently announced Brickl Bros., Inc. as the General Contractor to build the new nursing and assisted living facilities in Decorah. 

The new facility will be approximately 72,000 sq. ft. and will be constructed on land Aase Haugen already owns near the independent senior living neighborhoods of Vennehjem and Nabotunet. It will replace the existing facility on Ohio Street in the city of Decorah. Construction is expected to begin early in 2024. 

“We’re pleased to announce the selection of Brickl Bros. as our contractor for this important community project,” said Sam Boeke, Aase Haugen executive director. “We believe nursing and assisted living facilities are an important service for our community and through this project we will enrich lives, nurture faith, effect economic growth, but most importantly we are positively impacting the long-term care needs for seniors whose lives created this beautiful community we have the benefit of enjoying.”

“The entire Brickl team is very excited to partner with Aase Haugen on a project of such magnitude for this community,” added Greg Brickl, Brickl Bros., Inc. managing director. “The new long-term nursing and assisted living options are a testament to Aase Haugen’s commitment and continued investment in senior living for people of this region. We are looking forward to a partnership that will provide quality facilities to care for seniors for years to come.” 

The current Aase Haugen building is more than 60 years old and presents challenges including near-constant repairs with antiquated mechanical systems and inefficient workflow as well as the challenges with electronic connectivity in a steel building. The new facility design offers a cozy, homey feel with emphasis on natural light along with private rooms and bathrooms for each resident. Not only will the new building feature new technology, including green options where the budget permits, it’ll be built with the intention of maximized care. For example, the dementia unit nursing station is centralized so all rooms are within view and the dementia care environment will be designed to suit the specialized needs of those residents – including a walking path. 

Complete article in the February 8 Decorah Public Opinion Newspaper.

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Sally Malanaphy
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4 months ago

Great for w community!!

Linda Christopherson
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4 months ago

Oh my gosh this looks awesome, what a great addition this will be in DECORAH. Look forward to seeing it come to fruition. Good luck.