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Building Addition at the UP Home is Ahead of Schedule

Washington, IA (May 22, 2017) – The United Presbyterian Home is excited to announce that the construction on campus is going well and is currently ahead of schedule for the Expansion of Quality First Services project.
“The project is progressing well. We were very fortunate to have had a nice winter that allowed for us to enclose the lower level and work during the cold weeks,” said Jordan Hutcheson a Field Engineer for Carl A Nelson. “Everyone is working hard to foresee obstacles and working together to find resolutions before they become a problem. “
The new addition on to the south hall of the current Health Center will be over 20,000 square feet and cost an estimated $6.2 Million Dollars. The first floor of the addition will house 17 private rooms and the lower level will have first-class wellness, fitness and therapy facilities which will include a warm water therapy pool and an indoor walking track.
On the ground floor of the new addition they are currently working on painting and tiling the locker rooms and the pool area.  The upper level is close behind. With all of the showers installed in the rooms they are currently working on hanging the drywall, laying stone on the fireplace and should be starting to paint in a few weeks.
“The project could not be going any better,” said CEO Mike Moore. “I am very satisfied with the construction managers’ control of the project and the professionalism demonstrated during every phase of the construction process.”
About the United Presbyterian Home
Established in 1947, United Presbyterian Home is a locally owned, non-profit, church sponsored continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that provides quality residential services, resources and information to senior adults and their families.  Our 35-acre campus located in Washington, Iowa, has a variety of living arrangement and levels of service to meet our residents needs and preferences.  Accommodations at the UP Home include 77 cottages, 30 condominium-style apartments, 37 studio and one-bedroom apartments as well as a 52-Bed Intermediate/Skilled Nursing Facility. For more information about the UP Home, visit




"Saving Brinton" will have its world premier at AFI Docs Film Festival on June 17 and 18, 2017.

We're humbled and thrilled to announce the public unveiling of our feature documentary film, Saving Brinton. It's been a remarkable four year journey for us, a thirty-five year odyssey for Mike, and 120 years in the making for the collection. It's our great privilege to premiere at one of the world's best documentary film festivals. The next leg of the journey begins in June.

AFI Docs Screenings

Saturday, June 17 at 4:15 PM
AFI Silver Theatre
Silver Spring, MD
In-person: Filmmakers Tommy Haines, John Richard and Andrew Sherburne & film subject Mike Zahs.
Sunday, June 18 at 4:15 PM
Landmark E Street Theatre
Washington, DC
In-person: Filmmakers Tommy Haines, John Richard and Andrew Sherburne & film subject Mike Zahs
When eccentric collector Michael Zahs discovers the showreels of the man who brought the moving picture to the Heartland, he begins a journey to restore the legacy of America’s greatest barnstorming movie man and save these irreplaceable cinematic treasures from turning to dust.
Follow the film on social media for all the updates!





Time and time again Workplace Learning Connection hears from our economic development groups about the importance of future workforce development and the creation of a pipeline. Through the collaborative efforts of Washington County business partners, WLC is proud to have served 1675 students to date in Washington County through career exploration events, job shadows and internships this year. These experiences support the development and retention of our shared future workforce!  


Washington County Hospital and Clinics, a WLC business partner since 2011, has been an active supporter of all WLC programming; Worksite tours, Career Fairs, Mock Interviews, Job Shadows, Internships, Financial Literacy Fair, Tools of the Trade and Interactive Career Speaker Days. “Partnering with WLC has been an incredibly rewarding experience for WCHC and me personally. With a small amount of effort, we’re able to positively affect our youth which will benefit our community for years to come. WCHC began partnering with the Workplace Learning Connection program four years ago and will continue to support this program as it is a great tool for the youth of today to learn more about how the skills they learn today are applicable to their future employment and the immense career opportunities available to them.”  Tracy Ousey, Human Resource Director Washington County Hospital & Clinics


WCHC is just one example of the many Washington County WLC business partners who contribute to the success of their company, community and future workforce through participation in WLC programming! WLC believes in a vibrant community with a workforce ready for a changing world and we support the next generation as they navigate and connect to our shared future. THANK YOU WLC business partners for making a difference! We cannot do this important work of connection without your help!


Still not engaged? Click here to learn more about WLC partnership opportunities.



We are again very excited to announce that Greiner Buildings has won four more Building Of The Year Awards from the National Frame Builders Association.  This is the 4th year in a row that Greiner Buildings has been honored with first place awards.  This is a competition that pits post-frame builders against each other from across the country.  Greiner Buildings has won first place in the agricultural workshop division with Mike Birkinbine’s shop.  Greiner Buildings also won first place in the commercial buildings division for Jason & Holly Burgin’s building and won the residential buildings category with John & Amy Marshall’s home.  Finally, Greiner Buildings won first place in the hobby shop division with G & Terri Walker’s building.

All four award winning buildings are prime examples of the benefits post-frame construction can offer.  Allowing customers to build a larger building with every bit of utility compared to other types of construction.


Category: Agricultural Storage/Workshops

Built for: Mike Birkinbine


Category: Commercial Buildings 5,000-10,000 sq. ft.

Built for: Jason & Holly Burgin


Category: Hobby Shops

Built for: G & Terri Walker


Category: Residential Buildings

Built for: John & Amy Marshall

Greiner Buildings - Company Overview:

Since 1985, Greiner Buildings located in Washington, IA has been exceeding our customers' expectations with custom pole buildings and steel buildings that are as unique as each of their needs.  Each building is constructed with impeccable craftsmanship using innovative and progressive strategies with high quality materials.  We provide a stress-free design process utilizing industry leading 3D modeling techniques to bring our customers vision to life.

Greiner Buildings



Second Annual Spelling Bee Raises Awareness for Alzheimer's

For the second year in a row the United Presbyterian Home 'NuStepping to End Alzheimer's Team held a spelling bee to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Association.  The Spelling Bee was held on Friday, May 13, and had 13 participants.  Koehler was the winner after 82 words and 13 rounds with second place going to Gwen Ying.  Click here to read the entire Press Release.