About Us 2017-10-23T16:33:19+00:00

Colonial Oaks Senior Living

Established in 1977 and headquartered in Houston, TX, Colonial Oaks Senior Living is a 39-year-old best-in-class senior living owner / operator / developer whose executives have a combined 120+ years of experience in the senior living industry. The original company was founded in 1977 by Robert Caplan and currently provides services to over 600 residents in Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana. In the Fall of 2016, Carl Mittendorff purchased the company from Mr. Caplan.

The company has always been, and continues to be committed to serving seniors by nurturing mind, body, and spirit, while providing support and peace of mind to their families. This nurturing lifestyle is provided in beautiful residential settings by respectful and well-trained staff skilled in the art of service. It is our belief that seniors are to be honored and treated with the utmost respect and dignity. At Colonial Oaks Senior Living, we consider it a privilege to care for our seniors and support their families. For information about one of our communities or to learn more about our management services, please contact Pat Chadwick 713-780-8100 ext.109.

Robert A. Caplan – Founder

Robert Caplan is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in business, majoring in finance. He founded the original Colonial Oaks Senior Living management company in 1977 and has since developed and operated 47 properties which include all aspects of the senior living industry-independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing.

Roberts’ philosophy of care encompasses meeting the individual needs of each resident while preserving their dignity. He is also committed to honoring the families who have entrusted their loved ones to Colonial Oaks.

Carl Mittendorff, Chairman & CEO

Carl Mittendorff is an experienced senior living owner / operator / developer, having deployed over $900 million into solely senior living assets, totaling over 12,800 beds across 65 transactions, 20 states, and over $2.3 billion in value. His management experience covers all property types including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and also Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
Likewise, his investment experience covers the spectrum including complex repositioning, turnaround, distressed debt, ground-up development, and stabilized “core” assets.

Read more

Linda Bowser – Vice President of Operations

Linda Bowser began her career in senior care 25 years ago as the Executive Director of an assisted living community in Houston where she saw first-hand how seniors can flourish in the assisted living environment when their individuality is respected and their history is honored. She has devoted her career to developing programs and policies and training staff, and has opened 30 assisted living communities across the country.

Linda joined Colonial Oaks Senior Living in 2002 as Vice President of Operations. She has led the Colonial Oaks communities in their commitment to enhance the lives of seniors, to bring peace of mind to families, and to continually develop staff in the art of serving seniors.