From Our Houses to Yours – Happy Thanksgiving

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Our penchant for adopting historic and iconic architecture as the back drop for our addiction treatment facilities came about by pure happenstance. A wrong turn onto Cherry Street in the Winter of 2014. And a few months later, we found ourselves in the middle of a daunting and exciting historical renovation project. Saving this 1847 structure became our passion. Our restoration efforts completed, Sanford House at Cherry Street serves as a home for women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

 

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Our Story Didn’t End There…

Of course our story could not end there. Happenstance struck again. In the summer of 2016 we became the owners of the Hazeltine Mansion, also located in Grand Rapids, Heritage Hill, historic district. Perched on a rise overlooking the city, this once grand structure, built in 1891, is broken and worn-out, but full of the remnants of its prior glory.

 

And so it goes. Reconstruction. Renovation. Rehabilitation. Restoration. Renewal. We’re back at it again –  daunting and exciting. Sanford House at John Street will serve men in their recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

 

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 Providing a Metaphor…

Can our story provide a metaphor  for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction?  Wrong turn. Formidable. Struggle. Once grand. Broken. Worn-out. Remnants. Happenstance. Exciting. Saving. Passion. Renovation. Rehabilitation. Restoration. Renewal.

 

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We are thankful for the privilege of doing the work we do.

May you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.

Rae & David Green

 

 

 

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David Green enjoys building things – businesses and places. Over the years he has been involved in a variety of enterprises, including real estate, automotive, sports and marketing. In addition to practicing law, he directed the development of the Cape Eleuthera Resort in The Bahamas and serves as Chairman and Founding Director of The Island School and Cape Eleuthera Marine Research Institute. He is currently the founder and CEO of Archipelago Equities, a real estate and small business venture firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. David’s business expertise was instrumental in the renovation and establishment of Sanford House. He continues to be involved in all aspects of its operations, while looking for new things to build.