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Balfour Beatty offers housing to members

Posted 10/25/2011   Updated 10/25/2011 Email story   Print story


by Stephen Delgado
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Thunderbolt staff writer

10/25/2011 - LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Balfour Beatty Communities has been affiliated with Luke Air Force Base since February 2007, which marked the privatization of housing here.

Many different groups of military, as well as civilian personnel are eligible to live on base, according to Donnell Oakley, BBC community manager.

"We offer housing to full-time active-duty military members from any military branch including Guard, Reserve, unaccompanied military members, single Airmen and single members who do not have primary custody of their dependents, as well as federal civil service employees, retired federal civil service, retired military members and their families, Defense Department contractors and permanent employees who are contracted by the DOD," he said.

BBC offers an abundance of benefits for its residents.

"Beyond managing the housing community, we are concerned about our residents," Oakley said. "We provide our exclusive LifeWorks program. It is important to us to offer programs to help our residents and their families get fit, live healthy, develop mental skills and share social activities."

What's more, BBC offers many other benefits for their residents.

"We offer the Swap Shop Flyer, which helps people sell items, find a pet sitter or advertise for a garage sale by offering free advertisement," said Mary Watson, capital asset element chief for housing privatization. "BBC also has a dancing playgroup, movie night and is planning a Halloween bash."

BBC is concerned about how their residents feel about the service they are receiving.
"Resident satisfaction surveys are designed for measuring the opinions of our residents within their respective communities," Oakley said. "The surveys allow us to hear their voices to better serve our most treasured resource -- our residents. The surveys closed the first week in October."

The surveys were a great opportunity for BBC family housing residents to give feedback and rate and evaluate their communities, construction, renovation, amenities, staff and events. Every survey returned is entered in a drawing with a chance to win nice prizes, according to Watson.

First prize in the drawing is $1,500, second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500. The prizes will be awarded by Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, Oakley said.

For more information on Balfour Beatty Communities, call (623) 388-3515 or visit the Website at

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