Company History

We created Colonial Oaks to be different from other Senior Living companies.

Established in 1977 and headquartered in Houston, TX, Colonial Oaks Senior Living is a 40-year-old best-in-class senior living owner / operator / developer whose executives have a combined 140+ years of experience in the senior living industry.

1977 - 2016

The original Colonial Oaks Senior Living Company was incorporated in May, 1977 by Robert Caplan and his partners. Its initial purpose was to develop and operate communities for low to moderate income seniors. Fast forward 39 years to 2016 and the company have been very successful in fortifying its reputation across Houston, TX. Mr. Caplan’s philosophy of senior living – meeting individual needs, preserving residents’ dignity, and honoring their families – is the foundation upon which the Colonial Oaks culture of care was built. The company has become well-known for truly caring for its residents and employees. We are forever grateful for the solid foundation laid by Mr. Caplan in creating a culture of dignity and service within Colonial Oaks Senior Living.

Active and Happy Seniors Enjoying Life in an Independent Living Community
Active and Happy Seniors Enjoying Life in an Independent Living Community

2016 - Today

In the Fall of 2016, Carl Mittendorff became Chairman and CEO of Colonial Oaks Senior Living.  Mr. Mittendorff is committed to building upon Caplan’s work as he brings the Colonial Oaks culture of loving care and services across the nation through strategic acquisitions and new development. His commitment is to marry the unmatched Colonial Oaks Senior Living 40-year history and longevity of yesterday with the research, innovation, and technology of tomorrow. This isn’t the first time that Mittendorff has led the growth of a senior living company. In fact, he spent the prior decade leading the growth of another company from 4 communities to 38 communities, eventually operating across 21 states. Colonial Oaks is uniquely poised to embrace new innovations in eldercare while building upon its 40-year foundation of loving and serving seniors.