When Darol Rodrock finds a prime bit of land, he doesn’t envision a business opportunity. Instead, he sees the potential to build a neighborhood that unites families, friends and the greater community as a whole, strengthening relationships and providing families a safe place to flourish. In essence, Rodrock Development builds one-of-a-kind, nurturing communities, so you can focus all your efforts on your family and building a lifetime together.
From their very inception, Rodrock communities are only located in top-notch locations. Each is built within strong school districts and close to highway access and thriving shopping corridors. As soon as streets are placed, Darol begins work on the infrastructure, including zero-entry pools, changing cabanas, pergola-covered grills, picnic areas, well-equipped children’s playgrounds, and fine clubhouses, complete with workout facilities.
But he didn’t stop there. Instead, Darol created the Rodrock Development Moms’ Council, which plans an assortment of family-friendly activities, including spring egg hunts, pool-opening parties, July 4th bike-a-thons, and pumpkin-carving contests. In December, families adore the holiday hayride and caroling event, which features huge draft horses pulling wagons down luminary-lit streets. These gatherings help neighbors get to know each other and have fun, but they also build a strong sense of community and help provide families – and most important, children – a safe place to grow up.
A Rodrock community is a world unto its own, says Joan Jacquin, the community manager at Stonebridge Trails. “When you drive into the area, expect to see families in their driveways or porches talking and visiting with neighbors or those just passing by. It’s not unusual to see the playgrounds full of children and adults in the summer.”
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Emily Pennington and her family moved into the Greens of Chapel Creek in May 2014, and the family immediately noticed how special their neighborhood is.
“My husband, daughter and I could not be any happier with the families and community that surround us,” she says. “We’ve made great friendships and are creating lifelong memories. The Moms’ Council does a tremendous job creating family experiences throughout the year for kids and adults to connect. We’ve never lived in such an active neighborhood that has events throughout the year to really create a sense of community, as well as such friendly neighbors that turn an evening family walk into a neighborhood adventure with friends. We’re so happy with our choice to move to Shawnee and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else!”
It’s a sentiment that Brea Kasson, of Stonebridge Park, shares.
“My favorite part of a Rodrock community is the sense of community and neighbors,” she says. “We prayed for wonderful neighbors when we built and moved in just over a year ago, and we truly have THE BEST NEIGHBORS. They share the same values, morals, and interests as our family. We love the choice of four pools to choose from during the summer months. The annual holiday gatherings are wonderful. Rodrock Development has family interests at the forefront, from the builders they allow to build in their communities to how nice the landscaping looks. We could not be happier here!”
During his more than two decades in the Kansas City area real-estate industry, Bruce Stout, community manager at Forest View, has come to deeply appreciate all that goes into building such unique communities.
“Rodrock Development has formulated a process of providing home ownership opportunities founded on the following principles: providing a community environment that ensures protection of the customer’s investment, and offering a product that’s aesthetically pleasing, functional, and of superior quality. From wrought iron and stone hardscapes to community gathering places, Rodrock Development uses top-quality designers and engineers to incorporate the natural settings found within our communities. Carefully selecting the area’s top home builders, Rodrock Development ensures residents receive a quality product that incorporates today’s unique features and will still withstand the test of time.”
But this is really only the beginning, Bruce says. Because once a homeowner moves in, that’s when the fun really begins. “With the Moms’ Council, community common areas, and a variety of events planned, even the largest subdivisions quickly become tight-knit neighborhoods with extensive interaction between the residents.”
So come out and see firsthand why residents invest a lifetime in Rodrock communities. Plus, simply visit a Rodrock Development sales office in any of its one-of-a-kind communities – from Feb. 14 through the 29th – and be entered for a sweetheart of a deal! One winner will score dinner for two at The Bristol, and two tickets to the sold out Home Show with Chip and Joanna Gaines!
For more information, visit Rodrock.com.