20 Years — 20 Stories
Late in 2002, the Marklund organization open the doors to its newest location—a 25-acre campus featuring a 45,000-square-foot Administration & Developmental Training center with aquatic therapy pool, dental office, hair salon, as well as four 16-bed residential buildings, and room to expand.
Then called Marklund at Mill Creek for being situated within the Mill Creek subdivision in unincorporated Geneva, this new development was Marklund’s largest fundraising undertaking up to then—a $17 million campaign with the majority funded through the Federal government, thanks to support from Congressman Henry Hyde.
Once the new Hyde Center building opened, Marklund residents were transported from their group homes in DuPage County to begin utilizing the new Developmental Training classrooms. The first four residential buildings constructed on the campus were not completed until early 2003, with two more added in 2006.
Many of our employees who took part in this milestone move are still on staff today, happy to share their memories.
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