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May 13, 2019
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McDonald Building Company awarded John Brooks Recovery Center in Mays Landing, NJ

By Laura Clevenger - Director of Marketing, McDonald Building Company
KDA Architects rendering of John Brooks Recovery Center

McDonald Building Company began construction at John Brooks Recovery Center (JBRC) in Mays Landing, NJ early May. JBRC will soon be expanding access to its substance abuse treatment services to Hamilton Business Park in Mays Landing. In addition to their Pleasantville, NJ location built in 2016, this new 59,000 sq. ft. ground-up inpatient facility intends to reduce the shortage of short-term beds for recovery patients in South Jersey.

John Brooks Recovery Center (JBRC) currently offers long-term residential and outpatient addiction services with case management, counseling and medication assisted treatment among four locations in Pleasantville and Atlantic City. The two Atlantic City residential locations have recently sold to CRDA (Casino Reinvestment Development Authority) and the proceeds from the sales will partially fund the new Mays Landing facility.

This $15 million, two-story building will offer 120 inpatient beds – short & long term as well as detox beds. Supportive services among others include a fitness/exercise area, dining areas, medical exam rooms, administrative offices, counseling lounges and outdoor courtyard space.

MBC's Vice President of Operations, Tom McDonald says "We are proud to contribute to the greater mission of John Brooks and the high level of services they provide to the area residents and local community. This is a standout project for MBC and we are excited to get started. " Tom adds, "We are also delighted to strengthen our presence in the South Jersey area and team up with the tremendous subcontractor market there."

KDA Architects of Voorhees, NJ is the architect for John Brooks Recovery Center. Construction is anticipated to last about 11 months and open for services in Spring 2020.

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