Introducing the Renovation Team: Stewart/Perry Construction Co.

By Lauren Sanderlin | Publish Date May 19, 2021

This week we are so excited to introduce our partner in making the dreams and drawings of Cedar Ridge at Kirkwood come to life, Stewart/Perry Construction Co.

Stewart/Perry has been around almost as long as Kirkwood by the River and their commitment to “delivering value beyond the build” on every project really sets them apart from the rest.They will be the partner working to construct our new offering, Cedar Ridge at Kirkwood. As soon as the site work is finished, they will begin construction on the first of 18 single family cottage homes here on our 120 acre Kirkwood campus.

Merrill Stewart of Stewart/Perry has had a long time relationship with our community as his mother lived in our community for many years and Merrill came to visit often! We feel like this connection really helps their team know exactly what our mission is and how they can best help us to achieve it. Our hope and prayer is that this new offering of Cedar Ridge at Kirkwood will provide a care free living experience for older adults with out worries of receiving the best care they can as they age. We know Stewart/Perry along with the rest of our renovation team will rise to the standard of excellence that we, here at Kirkwood, set for ourselves and our community!

Thank you Stewart/Perry Construction Co. for partnering with us in this endeavor to better meet the needs of our current and future residents and families!


The Residents

Our residents come from different backgrounds and bring their unique qualities, talents, and life experiences to complete the Kirkwood community. Here are just a few reflections from some individuals who call Kirkwood their home.

My husband and I looked at a number of places when deciding to move to a retirement community. For the most part, we found communities that said, ‘We’re going to take care of you.’ But Kirkwood was different. It wasn’t just about taking care of us. It was also about having fun, having friends, and living life to the fullest. The attitude at Kirkwood was positive and the atmosphere was comforting. We simply couldn’t resist. Without a doubt, the location was ideal. The Cahaba Room that overlooks the river, the mountains, the trails – there were just so many things about life. The community was lively. It was alive.

Alice Brooks Current Resident

My only regret is that I didn’t move here sooner with my late husband. We would have loved living here together. It would have been perfect for us to travel without the responsibilities of a home.

Nell Mehaffey Current Resident

We were moving my parents down from the Cleveland area to be near us. I looked at almost every retirement place in the Birmingham area. The second I turned into Kirkwood’s drive and drove up the hill, I knew that I’d found the perfect place for my parents to live in Alabama. In the six years that my parents have been at Kirkwood, I have always felt nothing but love and helpfulness from every staff member. Everyone is always helpful with a pleasant attitude. You can truly see and feel the family atmosphere. I’m happy that my parents can call Kirkwood their home.

Brenda Sheehan Kirkwood family member

One thing that we feel is very important here at Kirkwood by the River is the relationship that we have between the staff and the residents. They are dedicated to making our life here as safe and secure and pleasurable as possible. That goes a long way.

Fred Rogers Current Resident

We love that Kirkwood isn’t only church affiliated, but faith is a very prominent, important part of the community. To us, there just couldn’t be a better place.

Bob Tate Current Resident

If you asked me, I would say it gets better every year!

Robbie Sevier Former Resident of 37 Years

We’re a family. We really are a family.

Bet Kesmodel Current Resident