CHÂTEAU BELLEVUE, DEVELOPING SENIOR LIVING COMPLEXES
In 2002, the retirement home sector in Saint-Georges, Quebec was saturated. Sainte-Marie, however, only had small senior homes, which did not meet the ageing populations’ needs. The Château Bellevue project was born out of the need to correct this situation, and, over the course of three years, the partners developed what would become, Château Bellevue.
Frédéric Lepage had a sound understanding of the retirement home sector, as his mother owned the Oiseau Bleu de Saint-Georges home. At the age of 30, he also decided to set up shop in this sector and develop an establishment for the comfort and peace of mind of one hundred seniors. He partnered up with entrepreneur, Grégoire Turcotte, in order to achieve his dream: Château Bellevue Sainte-Marie.
Before officially starting their project, the partners extensively researched this type of complex both in Canada and in the US. During the project’s 3 preparatory years, they developed a business plan and designed ambitious plans focussing on the well-being of their future customers. They needed to develop enough units to provide all the services they had planned: Healthy meals, gym, chapel, crafts, hairdressers, various excursions, etc.