Village Concepts, a third generation family-owned business that owns and operates retirement and assisted living communities – including El Dorado West in Burien – was recently recognized as a “Silver Winner” in the 2013 Seattle Business magazine Family Business Awards. El Dorado West’s parent company, Village Concepts, is one of 13 family-owned businesses recognized in seven categories for their sense of responsibility, legacy, dedication and contribution to the local economy. Selected as a “Silver Winner” for large firms with more than 250 employees, Village Concepts was recognized at an awards gala on November 19 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. “Over the course of time, I’ve learned to continually look back to the principles that guided my grandfather, who founded Village Concepts in 1975, toward his vision of the company and find that they are still critical components of the business today,” said Stuart Brown, chief operating officer of Village Concepts. “We treat all of our customers like family and are continually innovating to increase our offerings to our customers.” Village Concepts is committed to improving the senior living industry at all 14 of its senior living communities throughout Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula and Central Washington. The dedicated company is at the forefront of the industry with programs and facilities to offer the best care, including on-site physical and occupational therapists, individualized care programs designed for each resident and certified and licensed staff on-site 24 hours a day. Village Concepts is expanding its offerings and services with the development of multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facilities in Burien and Milton. For more information about Village Concepts, visit About Village Concepts: Founded in 1975, Village Concepts owns and operates residential and assisted living communities throughout Washington state and provides property management and consulting services for owners of assisted living communities. Village Concepts is a third generation family-owned business, drawing upon 40 years of experience and a proud tradition of providing personalized care to more than 1,400 residents in 15 senior living communities throughout Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula and Central Washington. Each community encourages residents to “bring retirement to life” by providing personalized care, fostering new relationships and encouraging independence. A leader in the senior living industry, Village Concepts sets itself apart with individually tailored care plans, on-site programming, certified and licensed staff on-hand 24 hours per day. For more information, visit]]>