ABOUT

About Us

 

Our legacy of caring began with the vision and passion of our founder, Bill R. Foster, over 60 years ago.

MISSION

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To provide life-enriching community experiences which emphasize excellence, integrity, respect, individuality and security;
building on a legacy of caring established in 1955.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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A smiling resident of Culpepper Place presents himself for the camera as his photo is taken.

Excellence

Deliver exceptional service, using wisdom and experience gained from a 60+ year legacy of caring and the latest innovations in senior living care

A grandmother and granddaughter pose for the camera through a paper heart.

Integrity

Practice uncompromising ethics and sincerity in all conduct and interactions

Two happy elderly women, one with her hand on the other's shoulder, smile for their photo to be taken.

Respect

Ensure all community members are treated with the honor, dignity and esteem they deserve

A view of a senior man sitting in a living room armchair with his legs crossed, laughing with the person visiting him.

Individuality

Create a fulfilling environment by recognizing and embracing the uniqueness of each individual

A senior lady smiles while sitting and speaking with someone over coffee.

Security

Promote safety and comfort utilizing our experience, from the design and construction of our communities to daily operations

Grandma Martha Frances Culpepper Foster smiles and poses for a portrait photo.

CULPEPPER NAME

 

Foster Hospitality Group’s communities all carry the Culpepper Place name. Named after his mother, Martha Frances Culpepper Foster, Bill Foster, Sr. wished to honor her by building assisted living communities she would be proud to call home.  Her grandchildren continue the naming tradition and ensure the Culpepper Place communities provide exceptional homes fit for their family and yours.

OUR HISTORY

 

Foster Hospitality Group’s legacy of caring began with the vision and passion of its founder, Bill R. Foster, over 60 years ago. After a visit with an elderly friend, Bill left dismayed by the apparent shortage of adequate care and housing for the elderly. This inspired him to open his first nursing home in Springfield, Missouri in 1955.

Son and daughter, Tony Foster and Kaye Foster-Gibson are now the principal executives for Foster Hospitality Group adhering to Bill Foster’s high standards and continuing what he began decades ago –
A Legacy of Caring.

Bill R. Foster, Founder of Foster Hospitality Group stands behind his desk smiling for a photo

CORPORATE LEADERSHIP

 

Led by Bill Foster’s children, Tony and Kaye, the management team of Foster Group has over 100 years of combined experience in the senior care industry.

Portrait of Robert (Tony) Foster, President and Managing Member of the Foster Group and the Culpepper Place Assisted Living communities

Robert Foster is the President and Managing Member of Foster Group and Culpepper Place Assisted Living communities. He has worked in all aspects of the business since joining the company in 1982, with extensive experience in management, operations and construction of health care facilities and real estate development. Tony is the general contractor and qualifying agent for the company’s construction operations. He worked as a licensed nursing home administrator from 1984 to 1996 and was an administrator of six different family-owned skilled nursing facilities during that time.

Tony is active in several state and local organizations, including serving as a member of the Missouri State University Foundation Board of Directors. Over the years, he has given several scholarships, both athletic and academic, to Missouri State University. He also served on the board of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Tony served on the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee for four years, three of those as chairman.

Tony received a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in 1981 and an MBA from St. Leo University in 2008.

J. Kaye Foster-Gibson, Senior Vice President of Foster Group stands posing with a smile

J. Kaye Foster-Gibson is the Senior Vice President of Foster Group. Kaye began working in the family business in 1970. She has held several management positions in the family health care and real estate development business, including over twenty years as a licensed nursing home administrator.

In her current capacity, Kaye is responsible for the treasury function for all construction projects. She has held this position for over 20 years.

Kaye is active in several civic organizations in the Springfield, Missouri area. She serves on the board of the Ozarks Area Council of Churches Foundation and has also served on the board of The Friends of the Art Museum and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors. She is an active supporter of her alma mater, Drury University.

Foster Hospitality Group

 

Our parent company, Foster Hospitality Group, is a distinctive full-service senior living company. Unlike many other developers in the senior care industry, our interests do not end with the completion of a building. The meticulous design, planning, and construction of our facilities is just the beginning. We also operate and manage the communities to best offer you a fulfilling, life-enriching experience.

ST. MICHAEL’S CONSTRUCTION

St. Michael’s Construction, LLC was formed to give Foster Group the ability to serve as general contractor in any state for the construction of our communities. This allows us to build the quality assisted living facilities we require while making sure no detail is overlooked when it comes to providing you with a safe, comfortable home environment.

A photo of outdoors where trusses on a construction site for Culpepper Place of Olive Branch, MS broke ground

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