The Abbington at Gilbert

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Jonelle Lawhorn, Director of Marketing, KBE Building Corporation

GILBERT, Az., May 16, 2024 … Abbington of Gilbert, a new senior living community located at 3239 Mercy Rd., celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 16, 2024.

The Abbington at Gilbert is a two-story assisted living community developed by Utah-based Woodbury Corporation.

The new senior community offers 86 independent and assisted living units, including 18 dedicated to Memory Care. The new community is set on 3.25 acres at the corner of two major crossroads, right across from the beautiful Gilbert Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, an ideal location for accessibility and views.

KBE Building Corporation (Scottsdale, AZ) managed the construction of the new community, which was designed by FFKR Architects (Salt Lake City, UT).

“We are extremely pleased with the results of this collaboration with Woodbury Corporation and FFKR, and are thankful for all the hard work that went into the creation of this project,” says Mike Kolakowski, CEO of KBE Building Corporation.

The Abbington was built on post-tension slab on grade due to the expansive soil conditions typical of the region. In keeping with the neighborhood aesthetic, the building features an exterior finish of stucco with brick and stone veneer, and a mix of concrete tile and spray foam roof.

The many amenities include a landscaped walkway encircling the building, a concrete walking path in the courtyard, a putting green, shade pergolas, and fountain. Inside, the community offers an 1,800 sf dining room supported by a full commercial kitchen, laundry rooms, a salon, a wellness room, a private dining room for residents and their families, an ice cream parlor, a theatre, a library, a fitness room, and a game room for residents’ leisure.

“This was an exceptionally collaborative effort between our client, Woodbury Corporation; FFKR’s design team; and our construction team,” says Cort Darling, Regional Manager of Scottsdale-based KBE Building Corporation.

The Abbington senior living community is one of more than 50 communities that KBE has built across the Southwestern, Northeastern, and Mid-Atlantic US.
High Resolution Photos: Abbington at Gilbert Hi Rez Images
Photo credit: Martin van Hemert

About KBE Building Corporation
Located in Farmington and Norwalk, CT; Laurel, MD; and Scottsdale, AZ; KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Western US. Clients in the metro New York area are served by affiliate KBE-NY.

Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, KBE provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the senior living, health care, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, retail, and institutional markets. The firm annually manages $400 -$500 million in construction volume and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at

About Woodbury Corporation
Woodbury Corporation was founded on the principle of integrity and that their name is their most valuable asset. The founders believed that the company has a responsibility to build properties that become a part of the fabric of communities. Real estate is much more than a business, it is a family legacy. Woodbury Corporation owns and manages over 180 properties spread across 16 states, including 12 million sf of retail and office, 1,993 hotel rooms across 16 hotels, over 3,300 residential multi-family units, and over 1200 acres of land. Learn more at:

About FFKR Architects
Serving its clients from offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Tempe, Arizona, FFKR Architects is a full-service architecture firm. The firm’s talents extend beyond architecture into interior design, landscape architecture and planning, and environmental graphic design. To empower its clients to make decisions with confidence, the firm employs multiple modes of visualization, from hand sketches to 3D modeling to immersive virtual reality.
FFKR has a reputation for design excellence, environmental leadership, and budgetary responsibility, and has been a Western Mountain Region AIA, and AIA Utah Firm of the Year. Its staff of over 170 architects, designers, and support personnel each offer the talent and passion needed to meet our clients’ most demanding challenges. Learn more at: