Serfass to build $6.5M assisted living facility

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Beginning March 1, Serfass Construction Co. will build an assisted living facility at 2051 Bevin Drive, near Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township. The site is across from the Hyundai auto dealership.

The project, Legacy Place Cottages, includes an assisted living and memory care facility in two new single-story buildings, said Matthias Fenstermacher, vice president of Serfass of North Whitehall Township.

The $6.5 million project totals about 30,000 square feet. The assisted living facility is owned by Jah-Jireh Homes of America, a nonprofit that cares for aging Jehovah's Witnesses.

"The site was picked because of its good location, about a mile from I-78 and 309," said Darbin Skeans, chairman of the board of directors for Jah-Jireh Homes of America.

The project will be financed by a commercial bank. Skeans said the organization expects to select a bank by the end of the week.

The project should be completed at the end of the fourth quarter, he said.

The faith-based community is mainly for ministers of Jehovah's Witnesses, Skeans said.

More than 20 local trades will work on the construction of the new buildings, and as many as 50 workers will be on site daily during the nine-month build, Fenstermacher said.

"It's going to be absolutely beautiful; it's one of those projects that we are very proud of," Fenstermacher said. "It's definitely modern looking but cozy."

Brian Pedersen

Brian Pedersen

Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at or 610-807-9619, ext. 108. Follow him on Twitter @BrianLehigh and read his blog, “Can You Dig It,” at



Sam said:
Better read that again in context, Craig Stevens.

March 5, 2014 6:36 pm

plg said:
Next time read the whole passage of the verse your quoting abd continue to read the following passages after that until verse 12 also read matt.24:14

February 8, 2014 2:44 pm

Craig Perry Mason Stevens said:
This looks like a place created by the Watchtower Society for some of their elite Bethelites who do not end up put out to pasture. It is like a place where they send retired race horses, but for used up Bethelites. Not all Bethelites will end up here though. Some will be kicked out around 60 years of age, sent to "special pioneer," or fend for themselves with no work history other than Watchtower servitude.
Although early Christians did allegedly meet in private homes (Acts 20:20), Watchtower takes it to the extreme by having their indentured servants, even small children, bang on your doors in violation of Christ's command, "Do not be transferring from house to house" (Lu 10:7).

February 5, 2014 3:48 pm

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