The choice of the Koelsch Construction team brings with it a unique advantage that is not typically found in other construction companies. Since 1958, the Koelsch family has been a successful seniors housing operator.
Today, Koelsch Senior Communities owns, manages and develops properties along the West Coast, in Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and Texas. This experience gives Koelsch a unique perspective on the construction of seniors housing. Clients will find that Koelsch Construction uses this operational understanding to produce the most efficiently built seniors housing properties.
At Koelsch Construction, we pride ourselves on providing over 50 years of unsurpassed quality and craftsmanship.
Our legacy of excellence began in 1962, when Emmett Koelsch recognized a need for specialized senior living communities. With a passion for construction and a keen eye for detail, Emmett successfully built an extensive addition to his family’s modest nursing home in Kelso, Washington.
Today, the Koelsch family owns and operates 23 elegant senior living communities in six states, most of which we built from the ground up.
We quickly put to work for others the same construction expertise we developed building our own facilities.
Our current portfolio of building projects completed or in the works totals more than $125 million in senior and commercial facilities in eight states.
We understand the value and quality you are looking for in commercial construction, because as business owners and operators, it’s what we expect, too.
Aaron Koelsch, CEO, grew up in the senior care and senior housing construction industries. The son of founder Emmett Koelsch, Aaron was raised in the basement of his family’s modest nursing home in Kelso, WA. Under his father’s guidance and mentoring, Aaron learned integrity, warmth and a passion for excellence in serving seniors.
In 1989, Aaron assumed the role of developer/builder for Koelsch Construction. In the last decade, he and the company focused on constructing purpose-built memory care communities in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Montana, Arizona, Texas and Nebraska. Today, Aaron and the Koelsch team have built senior and commercial properties valued at more than $125 million.
A forward-looking leader, Aaron is well positioned to continue guiding Koelsch Construction in future ventures with a steadfast commitment to superior craftsmanship in senior and commercial construction.
Brent Schumacher, president, joined Koelsch Construction in 2006. With more than 30 years of general contracting experience and a focus on senior housing development, Brent was a natural fit for the Koelsch team.
Before joining Koelsch, Brent spent six years with Sunwest Management/KDA Construction. He was the first employee hired when Sunwest formed its own construction company in 1999. When he left, the company had grown to 40 employees and to constructing $30 million in projects annually.
As Koelsch Construction’s President, Brent has guided the company in its expansion into new markets and endeavors.
Mitch Stanley, Director of Construction, has 34 years experience in the construction industry and joined the Koelsch team in 2013. Mitch was raised in a small community learning from his parents the values of honesty, integrity, hard work and embracing the importance of relationships in family and business.
Before joining Koelsch, Mitch and his wife owned and operated their own construction company for many years completing a variety of commercial and residential projects.
Mitch’s deep knowledge of the construction process from conceptual design to turn key completion and his passion for building relationships is instrumental in creating success in developing and completing projects.
Mitch brings to the Koelsch team knowledge, experience and an energy that compliments the vision and direction of our leaders in serving our growing list of clients.