Partnership Renovates and Modernizes Rucker Communities On-Post Housing at Fort Rucker, Alabama
Walking Town Hall Supports Positive Housing Experience, Connects Residents to Leadership
FORT RUCKER, Ala., September 29, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its Rucker Communities military housing partnership with the U.S. Army, Corvias, has completed the renovations of 108 homes at Fort Rucker, Ala., home to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence with an on-post population of more than 24,000 people, including service members and family. In total, Corvias, a long-term solutions and management partner to the U.S. military, has completed upgrades to 1,350 homes as part of its multi-year, multi-installation to improve and reinvest in on-post communities.
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Corvias and local U.S. Army command welcome the Wise family home to a newly renovated duplex in the Munson Heights neighborhood. Pictured left to right: CSM Christopher Doss, Garrison CSM; Melissa Bryson, Corvias Operations Director; Anonymous; COL Robert Holcombe, Garrison Commander; Tiffani Wise; Aiden Wise; SSG Jared Wise; MG Michael McCurry, Commanding General; Rodney (Rob) Smith, Corvias Facilities Director; Jessica Cunningham, Corvias Leasing & Resident Manager; and CSM James Wilson, Installation CSM (Photo: Business Wire)
"We understand how to solve the challenges of aging and outdated infrastructure, and we are committed to improving military housing," said Peter Sims, Managing Director for Corvias. "This recent completion of 108 homes in the Munson Heights neighborhood takes homes built in 1950s and modernizes them with quality materials and aesthetics for service members and families." At Fort Rucker and together with the U.S. Army, Corvias operates and maintains three community centers and more than 1,400 houses with 44 floor plan options ranging from two to four bedrooms.
Duplex homes that are part of the Munson Heights neighborhood received major renovations to reflect a more contemporary, open floor plan. Updates included front and back porches, dedicated laundry rooms, new flooring, roofing, windows, gables, driveways, landscaping, exterior siding, and more efficient air conditioning units.
"We are working together with the Military Housing Office and our housing partner Corvias to ensure that homes and residents are cared for today and into the future," said Col. Robert J. Holcombe, Garrison Commander. "These renovations exemplify our commitment and will help to further improve the quality of life of our residents."
The completion of this project at Fort Rucker is part of a larger scale initiative to advance energy savings within Corvias-U.S. Army communities that is estimated to yield $240M in future utility savings over 30 years across its installations and support the Department of Defense’s energy resiliency goals.
As part of ensuring that service members and families residing in on-post housing are happy and have a way to provide direct feedback, Garrison Commander Col. Robert J. Holcombe conducted a walking town hall on Sept 26 through the Munson Heights neighborhood.
"I think we have a great housing partner in Corvias – most people are very satisfied with their housing experience on Fort Rucker," said Major General Michael C. McCurry, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker Commanding General, who led USAACE, garrison, Corvias and Lyster Army Health Clinic leaders through the neighborhood.
Current survey data gathered at completion of maintenance work orders reflects an 88% resident satisfaction score (4.39 out of 5) as of August 25, 2022. Areas for improvement include landscaping and building facades, which require periodic cleaning due to humidity and climate conditions. The demand for Fort Rucker on-post housing is consistently high with current rates above 99% and a wait list.
Corvias hosts a variety of special events for residents at Fort Rucker throughout the year. This fall, residents can enjoy events such as, Fall Carnival, Movie Night, Trivia Night, Holiday Craft, Meet & Greet with Mickey & Minnie and more. Residents should check the Resident Portal for additional details.
As a privately-owned company headquartered in Warwick, RI, Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value through its unique approach to partnerships. Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call its communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations who share its values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational blocks, or pillars, of the nation. To learn more, please visit: www.corvias.com.
About Corvias and Military Housing
Corvias Management - Army, LLC and its higher education management affiliate apply their resident-first approach to provide housing operations, maintenance and service support for military and university communities to create safe, high-quality places to live, learn, work and interact. Together they manage 42,000 residential units, totaling approximately 50 million square feet of real estate across ten U.S. states and the District of Columbia, including at seven military installations and 15 universities.
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Mary Humphreys, Corvias