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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Ravenswood’s Laurel Commons Apartments under new management

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  • RAVENSWOOD - Hope and anticipation of industrialization in Ravenswood and Wood County is leading to exciting changes at Laurel Commons Apartments.
    Property Manager Philip Rhyne has come onboard with an agenda to create the type of family-friendly environment that Ravenswood needs. Rhyne is a specialist in upgrading apartment properties and has done so very successfully in many properties around the country.
    “Ravenswood is a beautiful little town that was hard hit by the closing of the aluminum smelter. Our goal is to create a safe, attractive, family-friendly environment so that the new people coming into the area stay in Ravenswood. We want them to enjoy our restaurants, shop at our businesses and put Ravenswood right in middle of the industrial renaissance sweeping through West Virginia.”
    Laurel Commons is committed to being a positive “family village.” Rhyne says, “We are providing resources to facilitate meetings of a church group for the children, a Boy Scout troop and other programs to benefit the residents. We cannot think of better influences for the community and if they can bring their positive message and experience to Laurel Commons, we all win.”
    “The many changes and improvements have already made a big difference and drawn attention to community. We are attracting new tenants from as far as Marietta, OH, Parkersburg and Charleston.”
    Current tenant Edla Rucker, family nurse practitioner, is already noticing the change at Laurel Commons. “You can see that the owner is committed to making Laurel Commons a bright draw for Ravenswood, which is exactly what the town needs. Some of the positive changes include a friendly and enthusiastic receptionist, Brittany, who is eager to assist each individual or family. The maintenance crew is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond promptly to any service requests. They’ve already brought results with sprucing up the grounds, and giving the whole complex a fresh start. The Community Watch Program that was started has been effective in continuing to make the community a safe and enjoyable place to call home. I know the changes will continue as Mr. Rhyne strives forward. I am proud to be at Laurel Commons and part of this com munity.”
    To better show the community what is going on at Laurel Commons, an open house is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,and August 17, from 12 noon-5 p.m. Please come by, have cold refreshments and see the changes.
    Contact Philip Rhyne, Property Manager at Laurel Commons, at laurelcommonsapts@gmail.com, 14 North Ritchie Ave., Ravenswood, WV, or call 304-273-3344. The rental office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. They can meet after hours and on weekends to accommodate any new or current resident.
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