Year of growth for Harvest Home
By Mark Sherry
their own belongings. Mark Sherry photos
Above is one of two new eight-unit buildings Harvest Home Assisted Living constructed during the past year in Howards Grove. The other new building is just to the left of this building from this view, across the parking lot. Just across the street (Appletree Road) from these buildings, ground is already being moved for the next phase of expansion—two more buildings just like these. At left, Beth Pahmeier— who owns the business with husband Fred—chats with resident Neal Fehrenbach in one of the rooms which residents can decorate with

It has been quite a year of progress for Fred and Beth Pahmeier’s Harvest Home Assisted Living.

The couple just opened their two new Howards Grove buildings in July and already they are planning to break ground this fall on two more buildings across the street.

In addition, they have decided to retain their former facility in Howards Grove and convert it into a facility for the developmentally disabled and people with brain injuries. And as if that were not enough, they also acquired two six-bed assisted living units and built an adjacent eight-bed building in West Bend.


But as Beth stood in one of the few vacant rooms in one of the two new buildings at 2003 Appletree Rd. on Howards Grove’s far southwest side, she wore her customary smile and said she could not be more pleased with their decision to expand.

“They are loving it,” Beth said of the residents who were moved from the old facility at 1007 N. Wisconsin Dr. down to the new buildings, as well as the first-time residents who moved directly into the new buildings. “The next morning after their first night, one lady said she slept wonderfully. They’re so excited.”

Lots of excitement

There is plenty for residents to be excited about at the new Harvest Home. Each of the identical two buildings has eight identical bedrooms, but residents can

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