Founded in 1979, American House Senior Living Communities’ vision is to provide high-quality housing for senior at a price affordable for retirees and their families. That vision of excellence has endured for nearly 40 years and expanded to serve residents at a number of senior housing communities. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve, providing an environment that fosters meaningful relationships. Our vision is to be an innovative senior housing company that creates sustainable excellence and stakeholder value, with an unparalleled commitment to passionate care provided by compassionate people.
Bob Gillette, the founder of American House Senior Living Communities, started the company in Westland, Michigan. From 1979 to 2008, he grew the portfolio to 27 communities with a group of investors and various institutional financing organizations. In 2008, Mr. Gillette retired and partnered with Dale Watchowski, a longtime friend and the current president and CEO of the national commercial real estate firm, REDICO. Mr. Watchowski assumed the role of president and CEO of American House, in addition to his REDICO role. Since that time, American House has grown to more than 50 communities in the Midwest and Florida.