Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Aaron Koelsch is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Koelsch Communities. With over 30 years of senior living experience, Mr. Koelsch was inspired to build a company whose common purpose is to create happiness in the lives of its residents and their families by providing an unmatched living experience.
Combining a lifelong history in the senior living industry, a vision for unified operations, and a passion for service, Mr. Koelsch was moved to create Koelsch Communities in 1988. With an unrivaled commitment to each resident’s quality of life, he continues to craft breathtaking communities that offer unparalleled services and care practices to their residents.
Aaron’s vast senior living experience has truly been lifelong. It all started with his parents raising him in the basement of their small nursing home in Kelso, Washington, which they opened in 1958. Since then, Aaron has developed & built over 30 senior housing communities in 8 states, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care, and is proud that each was built to serve a greater regional need. He remains closely involved in every aspect community operations and development, utilizing his own construction company, Koelsch Construction, as general contractor, which has built over 5 million square feet of senior housing since it’s founding in the mid-1980’s.
Aaron continues to set the example for Koelsch Communities, both in culture and business. He founded Koelsch Communities with his parent’s values as cornerstones of Koelsch culture and is committed to upholding their values throughout the company.
Today, Aaron leads Koelsch Communities in continual growth, with numerous senior housing communities currently in development and under construction with an emerging focus on multi-family markets. He has received numerous awards and accolades for Koelsch Communities quality of service. Aaron graduated from Walla Walla University in Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He and his wife Judy live in Olympia, Washington, and have four children.