About Us

American Orchards in Gilbert, Arizona is truly a locally owned and operated family business. Founded by Benjamin Searle, Casey Balmforth, and Alan Archibald (two brothers-in-law and a father-in-law), we bring a personal touch to our senior community that separates us from other larger-scale facilities in the area.

Gilbert is Home

We live in Gilbert, our kids attend school in Gilbert, and it’s where our families call home. We’re committed to making our town and local community better by offering uncompromising care to our seniors and an excellent place to work, volunteer, and visit for all of our neighbors.

Building on Our Personal Experience

Although our story officially began in 2009 when our first assisted living and memory care community opened its’ doors in Mesa, our connection and commitment to senior care dates back to our earlier years and experiences as our own loved ones who bravely faced the challenges of aging and memory loss. We learned first-hand through these life lessons what it’s like to be a family member who has to make the often difficult decision to seek out more help. We understand that it can be stressful and difficult and that it can come with a degree of guilt and anguish. We have all been there and like you, have had to make tough decisions in relation to a loved one.

The Importance of Quality Senior Living Communities

It was during these earlier years when we first began to take notice of the importance and need for quality senior care in a safe and inspiring setting. There were – and still are – many large-scale senior living facilities in the area, but not all of them offer the right level of care for seniors. We’ve been able to collectively put together the most important knowledge that we’ve gained and applied that understanding when at first, envisioning, and then ultimately realizing our senior living communities.

A Valued Part of the Local Community

Since our beginning, we have had the opportunity to design, develop, and operate five senior care communities from the ground up, all of which are in Arizona. We work hard to be a valued part of the local community and we hope you will join us on our journey.

We’re very proud of the fact that in our Mission Statement, we put uncompromising care first and that promise will always remain our top priority.