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October 12, 2020
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McDonald Building Company Celebrates Grand Opening for John Brooks Recovery Center

By Laura Clevenger @ McDonald Building Company
John Brooks Recovery Center

McDonald Building Company is proud to join in the celebration of the grand opening of John Brooks Recovery Center - the nonprofit's latest residential treatment facility in Mays Landing, New Jersey. The opening of JBRC has expanded their continuum of care allowing the organization to now serve over 1,200 individuals in need of outpatient and inpatient care, primarily for those recovering from opioid addiction.

Located on a five-acre wooded site in the Hamilton Business Park, this new $15 million facility features 48 short-term beds, 48 long-term beds, and 24 detox beds. The building features an outdoor courtyard space, medical exam rooms, a fitness room, dining areas, group therapy rooms and several counseling offices. The 59,000 square foot Recovery Center is now able to comfortably provide individualized treatment integrating primary care, behavioral health and recovery support services for their residents.

“There is so much I would like to say, our AEC team has played an integral role in helping John Brooks fulfill what was a dream,” says Alan Oberman, Retired CEO of John Brooks Recovery Center. “It was about four years ago when we moved into our new outpatient sites and now we are in this magnificent site. Finding the McDonald team has been terrific, solution-focused despite the challenges and in turn, an impressive result."

Construction began in 2019 and JBRC opened for residents this Fall of 2020. KDA Architects served as the Project Architect and The Carlin Collaborative served as Owner's Representative.

Congratulations to the entire MBC project team for a job well done - Bruce Jones as Project Superintendent, Gardner Halloran as Project Manager, Dawn Goudreault as Project Coordinator, and Jack Kenney as Project Engineer.

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