At Merrill Gardens their focus is always on the people who live and work at their communities.
Their commitment comes from the deep roots of their family company. Their founder, Richard Dwight (R.D.) Merrill, moved to the Pacific Northwest in the 1890's to establish timber holdings. He was an innovator - the first to practice sustainable forestry, replanting seedlings to grow as much as he cut. R.D's tradition of attention and thoughtfulness eventually grew to include the business of caring for people.
Merrill Gardens started with one community in Seattle, Washington and just a handful of team members in 1993 - the company now employs thousands across the country. Through innovative programs and a determined commitment to residents and team members, Merrill Gardens is one of the most respected senior living providers in the country.
The company is still privately owned and family run - Chairman Charlie Wright is a fourth generation Merrill family member.
Each Merrill Gardens community reflects the characteristics of the area where it is located and the needs and interests of residents. Their sister company, Pillar Properties, oversees the development of each of their communities to ensure high standards of design and construction. You can see their communities under development here.
The management and resources of the R. D. Merrill Company ensure a long-term commitment to quality, security, choice and privacy in all Merrill Gardens communities. Merrill Gardens is, above all, a company dedicated to quality and built on a strong foundation of family, community, long-term commitment and the entrepreneurial spirit.
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