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Get to Know Woda Cooper Companies in a New Video


April 16, 2019, Columbus, OH…Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. launched a new corporate video Building Dreams and Affordable Communities today. The just-under four minute video features footage from a small sample of the firm’s more than 300 affordable housing communities and 12,000 units. Footage depicts gorgeous rental communities for seniors and families in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana, within the firm’s 15-state operating area.

The video emphasizes Woda Cooper’s focus on creating affordable homes with stylish and energy-efficient living spaces, high-quality finishes, open concept design, and many added amenities such as community rooms, computer centers, fitness centers, play areas, outdoor picnic areas, and walking trails. “I think that sets us apart from even some of the market rate apartments in the area,” says employee Sallie LeCounte, a Woda Cooper community manager in Indiana.

A senior resident named Mary said her home at Tristan Ridge in Eminence, KY, is a source of pride and satisfaction. “When my son comes to pick me up I feel proud that he is pulling up to a nice driveway, with some nice plants, some beautiful landscaping a really beautiful building that’s clean and neat and well kept,” she says.

Principal David Cooper notes there’s a strong connection between where people live and the quality of their lives. “We can provide a small service by providing that high-quality housing and creating a community within the housing,” states Cooper.

Joe DiCesare, Project Executive with Woda Cooper’s construction affiliate, conveys satisfaction in working for Woda Cooper Companies because, “the emphasis is on the end users. We tailor the projects to plan for their comfort and meet their energy years for well into the future,” he says.

Principal Jeffrey Woda shares a personal connection that motivates how he treats residents. “In one of the very early communities my grandmother was a resident,” he said. “Just as I wanted to provide her with the best experience I could, I want to provide that for all of our residents.”

Other individuals featured in the new video include residents from Grand View Place in Grand Rapids, MI; Anderson Crossing in Valparaiso, IN; and Brea’s Crossing in Shelbyville, KY. Also interviewed was S. Tutt Gorman, City Manager, Portland, MI; and architect Jo Berning, Managing Director of Woda Cooper’s affiliate PCI Design. Ramble Pictures was producer.

About Woda Cooper Companies, Inc.
Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. and its affiliates are experienced developers, general contractors, and property managers specializing in the design, construction, and management of affordable multi-family apartments, senior communities, and single-family homes. Considered leading experts in the affordable housing industry, the Woda Cooper team is known for producing and maintaining high quality affordable housing. Affordable Housing Finance ranked the firm 13th overall among Developers and 26th overall among Owners in its April/May 2019 issue. Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. has developed and currently manages more than 300 communities and 12,000 units, operating in 15 states. In addition to its Columbus headquarters, the firm has offices in Savannah, Georgia; Indianapolis, Indiana; Shelbyville, Kentucky; Annapolis, Maryland; Mackinaw City, Michigan; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Norfolk, Virginia. For more information, call (614) 396-3200 or visit