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Gardens at Ocotillo to offer engaging lifestyle BY LYNETTE CARRINGTON

Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living is set to open its doors in May 2015, marking Spectrum Retirement Communities’ 27th neighborhood. The continuum of care center will include 68 independent living apartments, 59 assisted living apartments and 24 memory care apartments all in a secure neighborhood. “The weather has been cooperating

beautifully, construction is going very well and we are pleased with the progress we’re making,” says Kathleen MacDonald, president of marketing for Spectrum Retirement Communities. Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living will also feature a Residence Club for transitional memory care. “If you live in a memory care community and you need that security that’s one thing, but if you’re starting

A VIBRANT AND ACTIVE COMMUNITY: Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living is scheduled to open in Chandler in May 2015. Submitted photo

to get the initial stages of dementia and don’t need to live in a secured neighborhood but do need the extra service and extra attention, we have that program,” says MacDonald. Respite care will be available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis for those whose families may be planning to be away for vacation or who need a temporary living situation during a transition. The community is pet friendly and will include a pool, a concierge for special requests, a workout center, a salon with a barber and assorted activities and events. “We have a very robust activity calendar,” MacDonald notes. “We have signature programs, wellness programs and we have speakers... Literally anything a resident is interested in doing we can accommodate.” Independent and assisted living area residents have their own dining rooms that operate as full-service restaurants with a generous menu of made-to-order food. “It’s a full menu for all three meals,” MacDonald says. “It’s anytime dining. There is no specifically scheduled dining time and there are daily and weekly specials.” Additionally, there is a European-style bistro with grab-and-go sandwiches, fruit, cookies, coffee and tea. SEE GARDENS PAGE 15

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Tips to merge two houses into one Newlywed, newly engaged or even just downsizing to a smaller living space? Merging his and hers into one cohesive space can be a challenge. Toliver’s Carpet One Floor and Home has pulled together eight decorating tips that will make a new space beautiful without ditching anyone’s favorite things. The first tip is to find common ground. Look for similarities in design preferences and emphasize those things both will enjoy, rather than focusing on differences. Perhaps there’s a common color scheme, or an artist or art style both will enjoy. Explore design ideas and advice by searching online and creating a Pinterest board. As a couple merges existing furnishings, determine any key pieces you may be missing and splurge on something new that both individuals will love. First determine the top renovations or furnishings that will best improve the home and then figure out a style that will suit both tastes. New cabinets, flooring or lighting, for example, can give a home a fresh new look, one that the couple creates together. SEE MERGE PAGE 20


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Doing Business TTG Advisors Owner: Wendy Bruno Thomson How long in business: 5 years Specialty: Business counseling Unique features: Offers opportunities to have the balance most parents want in life, while continuing to use their professional skills. Its primary mission is to allow the opportunities to parents to participate in athletic events, school and church events and have time for their family while pursuing their career. Hours: All Address: 68 W. Buffalo, Suite 220, Chandler Phone: (480) 652-5928 Website: www.ttg-us.com

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“Anybody is welcome and we frequently have families in the dining room,” she says. “We have a very nice Sunday brunch and in our other communities it tends to be the big family day.” Apartments are rented on a monthly basis, allowing residents to be more in control of their own finances. Roundthe-clock caregivers and a nurse are on staff at all times. For those who are no longer able to drive, transportation is available. Care needs are completely personalized, specific to an individual’s needs and are assessed on an ongoing basis. “People’s needs change and you want to make sure that your care plans change as well,” says MacDonald.

Fully refundable deposits are being accepted and apartments are available on a first- come, first-serve basis. There will also be approximately 70 full-time and part-time employment positions available at the new community. Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living is located at 1601 W. Queen Creek Rd. (east of Dobson Road). Call (480) 3593088 to inquire about employment or visit www.gardensatocotilloseniorliving. com for additional information. To see an existing Spectrum Retirement Communities facility, visit the Mountain Park Community in the Ahwatukee area, located at 4475 E. Knox Rd., Phoenix. Lynette Carrington is a freelancer for the SanTan Sun News. She can be contacted at lynette@santansun.com

COMING SOON: Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living will include 68 independent living apartments, 59 assisted living apartments and 24 memory care apartments all in a secure neighborhood. STSN photo by Laurie Fagen

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Chandler interior design professional honored

TechShop Chandler hosts community open house

Design professional Christine Hippensteel, owner of the Decorating Den Interiors franchise in Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, was honored for business achievement and elected to a franchise leadership position at her company’s 45th annual conference and supplier market held earlier this month in San Diego, California. Hippensteel received a Director’s Award for having achieved 2013 sales that placed her in the top 70 in the organization, which is North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. She also was elected by franchise owners to serve on their Leadership Council, an advisory board to the company’s executive management. “I’ve returned from conference with an extensive library of before and after high resolution digital photographs featuring the top room makeovers that were discussed in design sessions, which makes for an ideal workshop or seminar program for organizations looking for meeting programs,”

TechShop Chandler, 249 E. Chicago St., Chandler, will host its next regularly scheduled open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, in the Arizona State University Chandler Innovation Center, to showcase its vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and

Hippensteel says. “I have great ideas I can share. We represent more than 85 home furnishings suppliers and offer our customers furniture, case goods, accessories, lighting, floor and wall coverings, draperies and other hard and soft window treatments. We bring samples directly to the client’s home or office and provide complimentary design services and installation.” Decorating Den Interiors’ room makeovers have been featured in such publications as Good Housekeeping, Arabella, the Canadian magazine of art, architecture and design, Better Homes and Gardens, Women’s Day, House Beautiful and House and Garden. In addition, the company has been featured in a variety of design segments on HGTV and The Discovery Channel. Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and has interior design professionals and decorators throughout the United States and Canada. Hippensteel has owned her franchise since October 2006.

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space. Individuals can make virtually anything at TechShop. The open house provides an opportunity for individuals to see what members were working on, watch some of the machines in action and take a tour of the shop. For more information call (480) 3270820.

Career Connections schedules next event Career Connections will host its next event on Tuesday, June 24, at Central Christian Church Student Center, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert. Career Connections is a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to high quality resources and hiring companies. Events are held four times a month—all at no cost. Each event includes professional career speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, three to four feature hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches

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National Academy of Sports Medicine recognized with two awards Chandler-based National Academy of Sports Medicine, the nation’s premier certification body for fitness professionals, was recently recognized with two awards at the annual American Marketing Association, Phoenix Chapter Spectrum Awards. The categories won were broadcast-radio and broadcast-television. NASM earned awards in both categories for the use of a creative media testing strategy, a first for the professional

training certification and fitness education industries. The radio and television spots focused on enticing offers, specifically a no cost, 14-day trail of the NASM Certified Personal Training program. The advertising campaign generated nearly 20,000 leads and contributed to 40 percent year-overyear revenue growth. “We have exceeded our expectations and business goals over the past year, due in large part to the innovative approach we

take with our marketing. It’s an honor to be recognized for our broadcast initiatives,” says Andrew Wyant, president of NASM. On the heels of a successful 2013, NASM has continued to make strides in expanding its marketing initiatives, by launching its first national infomercial. The spot aired in multiple markets on cable networks throughout March. The Spectrum Awards are presented annually by AMA Phoenix and showcase

exceptional marketing and public relations efforts. Campaigns from the 2013 calendar year were reviewed across 45 categories and judged by an expert panel based on objectives, strategies, tactics and results achieved. NASM was one of just 40 other Valley based companies that were finalists this year. To learn more about NASM certifications, visit www.nasm.org.

Firehouse Subs opens first restaurant in Ahwatukee Firehouse Subs held a grand opening for its first location in Ahwatukee on May 19. The award-winning fast casual restaurant chain is famous for serving premium meats and cheeses steamed piping hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll, which is served “Fully Involved” with fresh produce and condiments. Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s firehouse decor is based on the founding family’s decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Phoenix Fire Department. The restaurant is located at 4025 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 68 and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Local owners Michael Trifari and Shu Chan are thrilled to bring Firehouse Subs’ unrivaled taste and flavor to Ahwatukee. Firehouse Subs restaurants boast a

custom, hand-painted mural that pays tribute to the local community. The Ahwatukee mural depicts local firefighters putting on their gear and heading to their trucks as a new Firehouse restaurant opens across the street. Chief Mural Artist Joe Puskas and his team paint every mural from his studio at Firehouse Subs Headquarters. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas has painted more than 770 murals. Firehouse Subs extinguishes guests’ hunger with medium and large hot specialty subs, including the No. 1-selling, Hook and Ladder sub, served with smoked turkey breast and Virginia honey ham smothered with Monterey Jack cheese. Other top sellers include the Smokehouse Beef and Cheddar Brisket loaded with USDA choice beef brisket, smoked for at least 16 hours in an authentic Texas smokehouse,

and topped with melted cheddar cheese and a special combination of sauces, including Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce. Launching this year is Firehouse Subs’ new “Hearty and Flavorful” menu: six subs and four chopped salads under 500 calories. The Hearty and Flavorful menu is the largest and most significant menu addition in Firehouse Subs’ 19-year history and is available at Firehouse Subs restaurants nationwide. Unique to Firehouse Subs is Captain Sorensen’s Datil Pepper Hot Sauce, named in honor of the founding brothers’ father, Rob Sorensen, a 43-year retired fire captain. The sauce has a spicy-sweet flavor from the datil pepper, a hot pepper similar to habaneras, but with a sweeter taste. Firehouse Subs’, the largest user of datil peppers in the world, will produce more than 60,000 gallons of its signature

hot sauce this year. Additionally, each restaurant offers an assortment of more than 50 complimentary hot sauces. In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Many first responders make do with older equipment and have limited or no access to needed resources, but Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given $9 million to hometown heroes in 40 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $202,200 in Arizona. Local fundraising initiatives include recycling empty fivegallon pickle buckets and selling them to guests for $2 each, a Round Up Program allowing guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar and spare change donation canisters.

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Chandler dentist hosts open house Not long ago the thought of braces brought images of teens with mouthfuls of metal, but today’s patients are just as likely to be adults with no visible hardware. While a great smile can be the most obvious payoff, braces are also an important health issue. “Crooked teeth can be harder to clean and maintain, which increases the risk of decay and diseases,” says Dr. J. Phillip. “They can also alter the bite and strain the jaw and muscles.” From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, Phillip will hold an open house at the Chandler office, 3230 S. Gilbert Rd., Suite 4. The open house will share information about Invisalign, a popular, proven system that involves wearing virtually invisible aligners to straighten teeth. Refreshments will be served and guests can enter a raffle for the chance to win $2,000 off a full Invisalign case, a ZOOM professional whitening session or a take-home whitening kit. For more information, call (480) 306-5506, or visit www.jphilipp.com.

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Because the home’s interior has to satisfy two people, try to find the point of compromise. If one likes a traditional plush carpet and the other prefers a hardwood floor, choose an oversized area rug to display on a hardwood floor surface. Sometimes couples have to put aside their differences, in another room or space, that is. If there’s no reconciling certain points of design disagreement, the couple might opt for a designated room or area for each person, filled with their favorite collectibles or furnishings. It is also important to create traditions. He’s not into her collection of pressed butterflies and she’s not too keen about his beloved baseball cards. Create your own tradition of collecting something that both treasure,

perhaps souvenirs from travels together or personal collection of holiday ornaments or a music library of favorite CDs. Conformity in decorating can be dull and boring, so embrace the different tastes into an eclectic mix that gives the home a unique style. For example, merge his contemporary leather furnishings with her vintage pillows and rugs and create a habitat that works for the both. To keep your new home cohesive overall, keep a piece from each of you in each space. Don’t be too quick to consign his sports paraphernalia or her antique book collection to the trash or thrift store. There’s no rush to find your happy medium. Keep sifting through accessories and rearranging your combined furniture for as long as it takes

www.SanTanSun.com until it feels right for both of you, which could be anywhere from six months to a year. Throughout the decorating process, keep in mind that you’ll be sharing wonderful memories in your first home together, regardless of the color of the walls or the design of the ceramic tiles. And as you grow together, your tastes will likely change and possibly converge, so don’t fret. For ideas, inspirations and expert advice, visit Carpet One Floor and Home’s Beautiful Designs Made Simple Blog http://beautifuldesignmadesimple. com. Toliver’s Carpet One Floor and Home is located at 275 W. Warner Rd., Chandler. For information call (480) 899-2272 or visit www. toliverscarpetonechandler.com.

New health club and spa to open in April 2015 On Wednesday, June 18, Valley-based Village Health Clubs and Spas, hosted a groundbreaking celebration for its latest state-of-the-art fitness facility, the Ocotillo Village Health Club and Spa in Chandler with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located at the southwest corner of Alma School and Ocotillo roads, the standalone 82,000 square foot health club and spa is scheduled for completion in April 2015. The Ocotillo Village will offer members such amenities as two pools; seven tennis courts; a full service

spa, salon and med spa; cafe and outdoor patio; kids club and nursery; kids gym; men’s, women’s and family locker rooms; an indoor basketball court and running track; two racquetball and two squash courts; cardio, weight and functional training rooms; hot yoga studio and traditional yoga studio; pilates and group fitness studios. Owned by Village Health Clubs and Spas, the Ocotillo Village will join existing Village Clubs in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

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direction, for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. EXIT’s MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training. State-of-the-art technology, including the Digital Marketing Strategy, gives EXIT Realty agents the edge in a competitive marketplace. EXIT is a by invitation only company focusing on the business of real estate. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To date, more than $2 million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. EXIT Reality Sun Living is located at 2450 S. Gilbert Rd., Suite 205, Chandler. For more information, call (480) 422-8980 or visit www.phxmoves.com.

Local Fry’s Marketplace store adds apparel department Wrangler, Carhartt, SKECHERS, Levi’s, FILA, Jockey and other national label clothing brands are available at two Fry’s Marketplace stores in Arizona, including one located at 985 E. Riggs Rd., Chandler. Apparel will have two main seasons, spring and summer, and fall and winter.

There are selections for women, men and children. Look for athletic wear, shoes, casual items, dressy items and more. “Stop by your newly remodeled Fry’s Marketplace and you’ll find everything you need to make your life a little easier,” says Fry’s President Steve McKinney.

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Courtyard Interiors of Chandler opens second location Courtyard Interiors of Chandler offers a second location in Scottsdale at the Pavilions at Talking Stick, 8960 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale.

Both locations offer kitchen remodels, flooring, countertops, lighting, tile, fabric and window treatments. The Chandler location is at 2625 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler. For more information, call (480) 434-6611.

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant to offer 25 cent enchiladas July 1 Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant will celebrate 25 years of business Tuesday, July 1 by offering 25 cent enchiladas with the purchase of any entree on the menu. “We are thrilled to reach 25 years of business and we want to invite our communities to celebrate with us because they are the reason this is possible,” says Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company. “We are very thankful to all our guests, operators, managers and team members across the country.” Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant will offer a special, limited time 25th Silver Anniversary Menu, Tuesday, June 24 through Monday, Aug. 4. The celebratory, three-course menu starts with fresh guacamole, then guests may choose

from three classic entrees including the Laredo, sautéed chicken zucchini and ribeye steak and enchiladas and finish with the ward winning flan. Patrons may also enjoy the Silver Celebration Margarita with Cuervo Silver Tequila, St. Germain Liqueur and lime juice. Abuelo’s is located at 3440 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, in the Chandler Fashion Square. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information call (480) 855-0960 or visit www.abuelos.com.


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Busy schedule for Chandler Chamber of Commerce The month of June provides an abundance of events to keep businesses busy this summer.

help members’ network and grow their businesses by developing sources and contacts that can help generate sales for their business.

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Join others every Monday, Tuesday and the first three Fridays in June for small business counseling from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The counseling is free and open to the public. Need help starting, or growing a business? Experienced business counselors will provide advice, knowledge and insight to help individuals start and grow their business. The chamber office, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, provides the small counseling Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment only, through the Maricopa Community Colleges’ Arizona Small Business Development Center network. Schedule an appointment by contacting the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

A group that connects businesses one meeting at a time will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 24 and July 1. The Chandler Business Connections Leads Group will meet at BLD, 1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler. Two free visits are allowed. Get connected with other business men and women in the community by joining the connections leads group.

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From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Sun Lakes Networking Group will meet Wednesday, June 25, and July 2, at Pecan Grove Restaurant, 4960 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler. Two free visits are allowed. The networking group will focus on building relationships in the Sun Lakes area with the support of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to develop trustworthy relationships in the Sun Lakes community while promoting ethical business and returning to the basics of doing business on a handshake.

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Friday Cafe Leads Group Join others from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Chompie’s Delicatessen Restaurant, 3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, for the Friday Cafe Leads Group. Two free visits are allowed for participants before deciding to join the group. The Chandler Chamber Leads Group has been created to help business members’ network and grow their business. Members have the opportunity to develop sources and contacts that can help generate sales for their business.

Member Welcome Breakfast June 26 The Member Welcome Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201. Are you a new member? Or thinking about becoming a member? Have a new employee you’d like to introduce, or maybe you’d simply like to meet more members? Learn more about the chamber. Feel free to bring business cards and brochures to share.

Go-Getters Lead Group The Go-Getters Leads Group will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 25 S. Arizona

Pl., Suite 201. The group meets every Thursday with the exception of the fourth Thursday at which time members will attend the Members Welcome Breakfast. Two free visits area allowed.

Economic Update Series Luncheon will feature speakers The Economic Update Series Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, One N. San Marcos Pl., Chandler. Tickets are $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. This Economic Update Series Luncheon is about commercial and residential real estate forecast. This month’s speakers include CEO of De Rito Partners Marty De Rito; Realty Excellence Group LLC and President of SEVRAR Pamela Frestedt and Economic Development Specialist with the City of Chandler James Smith.

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The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce hosts many events throughout the year.

Business Academy accepting applications for September A new academy, which begins Friday, Sept. 12, walks solo and entrepreneurs through all aspects of business and personal goal setting. The Business Academy participants will meet twice per month at workshops and mastermind sessions to cover a variety of topics, including business

Ribbon cuttings A ribbon cutting will be held at Von Hansen’s Meat and Spirits, 2390 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24. Global CRES, 2081 N. Arizona Ave., Suite 126, will have a ribbon cutting from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26.

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is at 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201. Unless otherwise specified, for more information and to register for these programs, call (480) 963-4571, visit www.chandlerchamber.com or www.meetup.com/ChandlerChamber, or email info@chandlerchamber.com. No refunds are available within 72 hours of an event.

The Chandler Business Alliance holds a weekly breakfast meeting at BLD, 1920 W. Germann Rd., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. every Thursday. All member and guest businesses will be allowed to present themselves to other local businesses who care about Chandler. The Chandler Business Alliance is working toward assisting two causes in the coming month. It will be participating in a book drive until July 31. Books will be going toward the Cops

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Student Entrepreneur Institute to begin in September Another new chamber program, the Student Entrepreneur Institute, is a nine-month program for high school juniors and seniors. It is designed to inspire students to adopt entrepreneurial endeavors by bringing

education, collaboration and visibility to student business owners. Sessions begin in September and electronic applications can be found at www. gilbertaz.com/SEI. Participants may receive three course credit hours at ChandlerGilbert Community College. The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce is located at 119 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite 101, Gilbert. For more information, call (480) 892-0056 or visit www.gilbertaz. com.

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n’ Kids Chandler Program, which has a mission that “connects Chandler’s youth and community with the promise and joy of learning through literacy.” The alliance will also be collecting underwear and working the “Stuff the Bus” location at Chandler Fashion Center in support of Operation Back to School Chandler. The Chandler Business Alliance is a professional business coalition dedicated to the economic and social

development of its members and the Chandler community as a whole. Its mission will be accomplished through establishing a network of businesses owned and/or operated by members of Chandler neighborhoods. Members will demonstrate their commitment to the mission through the patronage, referral and recommendation of fellow members. In addition, members will provide financial and other support to local charitable organizations.

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Engineering firm celebrates 25 years In celebration of its 25th year in business, Littlejohn Engineering Associates has changed its name to Littlejohn to reflect the firm’s growth and expanded services. “Our new name illustrates our broader reach and expanded services,” says President Jim Littlejohn. “Just as in planning and engineering, we always try to remember that the simplest solution is usually the best solution. We’re taking the same approach looking ahead with our name and our brand—efficient, understandable, straightforward and collaborative. We want our name to be synonymous with professionalism and quality service delivery.” Founded in 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee, Littlejohn works with public and private clients across the country to plan and engineer infrastructure for notable projects and progressive communities. Consulting services in surveying, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, environmental services, industrial hygiene, health and safety and the core components of Littlejohn’s expertise, and in just 25 years, the firm has grown from a sole proprietorship, to a national firm with eight offices in Tennessee, Florida, Arizona and Alabama. Littlejohn, a multidiscipline professional service firm, has completed more than 6,000 projects

in 42 states and employs more than 125 engineers, landscape architects, planners, surveyors, environmental scientists, industrial hygienists and support personnel. Using innovative and sustainable ideas, Littlejohn solves complex environmental and land development challenges and delivers progressive and efficient design solutions. “We have some of the most talented individuals and creative teams in the business,” says Littlejohn. “To us, a project is much more than just concrete, steel, brick and mortar— it represents the core of who we are.” In Arizona, Littlejohn, and its predecessor Evans, Kuhn and Associates, has worked on thousands of projects from Phoenix City Hall, to the University of Phoenix Stadium and numerous health care campuses across the state. The company is providing surveying and civil engineering for a Chandler behavioral health care facility. It also provided civil engineering for several additions to the Chandler Regional Medical Center. “For 25 years, we have been working to build a better Arizona, both as Littlejohn and more recently with the expertise of the former Evans Kuhn team here in Phoenix,” says Ross Lucas, Littlejohn’s southwest regional manager. “Our expertise and willingness to collaborate has been an important part of our success. We

CELEBRATING: Jim Littlejohn, president of Littlejohn, a nationwide planning, engineering and environmental firm, in front of Littlejohn’s Nashville, Tennessee, office. Submitted photo

are committed to serving, and being advocates for, our clients.” As it has in the past, Littlejohn will continue to invest in the newest technology essential to meeting engineering challenges, while embracing best practices and lessons learned, to develop infrastructure, landscapes and built environments that stand the test of time. “I’m very proud of what we’ve been

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