About Morning Pointe Senior Living
When Greg Vital and Franklin Farrow started Morning Pointe Senior Living in Chattanooga, TN back in 1996, they didn’t even have a computer. “We had absolutely nothing – no letterhead, no pencils,” Vital recalls. “All we had was a business plan and our last paychecks from our former employer.”
Fast-forward 21 years. Today the company has 31 Locations (more in the works) serving 1600 residents, 1,500 associates, and an IT and accounting department that looks…a lot different.
From Concept to Creation How did a dream turn into one of the most successful assisted living (TN, GA, IN, AL) providers in the southeast? One goal at a time, Farrow says. “It was kind of like the children of Israel out in the desert. When the cloud moved, we went forward. When it stopped, we waited.” The duo ran their start-up business plan by their mentors, well-respected and successful entrepreneurs in Chattanooga. Suggestions were given, and revisions handed down.
At first, the plan was to only be developers of senior housing. But after the six buildings were finished, they changed their minds and decided to make a permanent commitment to the communities they served. “We realized that to provide the best possible service, we needed to assemble a management team and provide our own operations,” Vital says. Thus, Morning Pointe Senior Living was born.
Mission and Values
- Owner and operator of senior living communities and related services
- Established in 1996
- Corporate office located in Ooltewah, TN
- 32 communities
- 5 states including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee
- Serving more than 1,600 residents and their families every day
- 1,500+ employees
A Message from our President
Every year is the year of the resident. For 21 years, we have celebrated each other together. With our growth across the Southeast and the face of senior living changing, two things have remained the same: the two founders, Franklin Farrow and myself, who had a vision to create a better life for aging seniors and their families, are still involved in the day-to-day operations of a senior living company that is now 32 communities strong, serving 1,600 residents and 1,500 associates. We remain dedicated to our mission.