Construction of Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors in Bluemont, Va. On Pace for Planned Opening in June 2013

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Thirty-seven Acre Rural Sanctuary for Wounded Warriors and Families to Feature ADA- Accessible Accommodations Being Constructed by Local Virginia Company, Starkey Construction, Inc.

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Six months after breaking ground, Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors, http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org, a rural sanctuary for wounded members of the military and their families located in Bluemont, Va., is on schedule to receive its first guests in the summer 2013. The retreat will provide non-clinical therapies, recreational activities and accommodations to wounded warriors and feature ADA (American Disabilities Act) accessible facilities that include a 7,000 square foot meeting house and four, 1,600 square-foot-log cabins. The timber frame and rustic log cabins designs are from Crockett Log & Timber Homes in Keene, N.H. and are being constructed by Starkey Construction, Inc., based in Berryville, Va.

“I am very impressed with the quality of both the Crockett Log and Timber Homes materials and the construction services of Starkey Construction,” said Ken Falke. “As we work to build Boulder Crest Retreat for our wounded warriors and their families, it is great to know we are surrounded by this level of quality and expertise.”
Soldiers and veterans who are receiving outpatient care for serious wounds or psychological trauma at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., will be able to stay at the rural retreat with their families for up to 14 days, free of charge. The mission of the retreat is to enable wounded warriors and their families to recover and reconnect with each other in a peaceful environment.

“So many of our young military warriors grow up in rural environments across America and long to go back to visit familiar country surroundings,” explained Falke. “Boulder Crest Retreat will provide this opportunity for them to reconnect and have a break during their hospital recovery.”

The 37-acre retreat is being funded entirely by private and corporate donations. It will feature a 7,000 square foot ADA-accessible timber frame “greentech” meeting house and welcome center, and four ADA accessible, 1,600 square foot log cabins. Landscaping plans include a walled Victorian garden, an organic vegetable garden, greenhouse, bird sanctuary, fishing ponds and plenty of accessible paths and trails.

“We are deeply honored to be a part of this one-of-a-kind project to help our war heroes heal,” said Mike Starkey, owner of Starkey Construction, an authorized dealer and builder for Crockett Log & Timber Homes.

To view images of the ongoing construction and for more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.

About Boulder Crest Retreat
Located just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Va., Boulder Crest Retreat is a rural sanctuary for wounded military warriors and their families to enjoy non-clinical, recreational therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Currently under construction, it is slated for opening in 2013. Founded by Ken Falke, a retired US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, the retreat is being developed on 37 acres of donated land, with funding and volunteer contributions coming from local and national corporations, non-profit organizations, and private citizens. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, or to make a tax deductable donation, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.

Starkey Construction Inc.,
Starkey Construction, Inc., based in Berryville, Va. is an authorized dealer and builder for Crockett Log & Timber Homes. Learn more at: http://www.starkeyconstructioninc.com.

Crockett Log & Timber Homes
Founded in 1973, Crocket Log & Timber Homes based in Keene, N.H. is a supplier of full-service log, timber and structural insulated panel (SIP) homes and buildings. Learn more at http://www.crockettloghomes.com.

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