Many retirement communities are owned by large corporations, but Pine Hills is pleased to provide its residents with the many advantages of having local owners who visit the community often and make it a point to get to know the residents. Because the owners are local, they knew from the community’s inception what amenities would be attractive to their friends and neighbors. They just asked themselves what things they themselves would want to experience in retirement living and chose the location, created the common areas, and designed the apartment floor plans accordingly.
Dorothy Wyatt personally oversaw the interior design, working with Natalie Walch of Bella Patina Interiors of Rapid City, who describes the décor as "Victorian Cowboy Chic."
Kel Lorenz and Steve Wyatt worked on the building’s design and oversaw all the details of construction. As a highly skilled and talented local contractor Kel also chose the stone and built the community’s beautiful living room fireplace and the etched stonework at the community’s entrance. Local business executive Charles “Eddie” Clay, has been active in marketing the community and loves to bring guests to the dining room for dinner.
(left to right) Eddie Clay, Kel Lorenz, Dorothy Wyatt, Harold Wyatt, Steve Wyatt