Johnson County business news: April 20

Annual shred event is today

David Brenton’s real estate services is hosting a shred event today at their office, located at 4741 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis.

If you need to shred your paperwork, come to the office for a free on-site document shredding event. They will also be collecting donations of used eyeglasses for Riley Children’s Hospital, used and broken cell phones for Cell Phone for Soldiers and non-perishable food for Hunger, Inc Food Pantry.

Building permits up in Central Indiana

The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis released its March permit breakdown, which shows that the Central Indiana housing market is experiencing a strong start to the second quarter after seeing a 46% increase, year over year, in the number of permits issued for new single-family homes.

Johnson and Shelby counties saw high growth at 300% and 155%, respectively. Marion, Boone, Madison, and Hendricks Counties all saw double-digit growth, with Marion County recording an increase of nearly 60% from March 2023 to March 2024.

Franklin hospice earns five-star rating

Main Street Hospice in Franklin has been named a five-star hospice by Medicare.

The ranking comes from an intensive survey given to families and caregivers asking about the patient’s hospice care and if they would recommend that hospice to someone else. The survey ratings are publicly reported and available for the public to compare hospices using a 5-star scale, with more stars indicating better quality of care.

Survey scores are calculated to determine a star rating. Questions on the surveys include: Willingness to recommend the hospice, communication, timely help, treating patient with respect, symptom management, training family to care for patient, and emotional and spiritual support received.

Main Street Hospice was the only five-star hospice in the Johnson County area.

Company acquires storage facility in Greenwood

StorageMart, a self-storage company, announces the acquisitions of two new facilities in Greenwood and Columbia, Missouri.

The Greenwood facility, located at 994 S. State Road 135, includes 37,475 net rentable square feet, comprising of 238 drive-up self-storage units with indoor vehicle parking, gated pin pad access, and other convenient features.

The new facilities will undergo enhancements to align with StorageMart standards to ensure a clean and seamless storage experience for customers. By investing in this expansion, StorageMart reaffirms its commitment to delivering top-tier storage solutions while fostering growth and development in their local regions.

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Meijer Garden Centers offer recycling

Meijer has officially opened its garden centers across the state, offering a bounty of blooms, greenery, landscaping supplies, various tools and more to welcome customers into the spring season.

Meijer is offering at each of its garden centers a place to drop off plastic trays and pots for recycling. Look for recycling carts at any local Meijer store.