Jeff S. Long grew up on a dairy farm in Sinking Valley and is a 1976 graduate of Tyrone Area High School. Jeff and his wife, Vikki, have two daughters; Emily and Amy. Jeff started his construction business in 1980 by building residential homes and developed 5 major subdivisions. After almost 20 years in the business, he expanded into commercial construction, building three personal care homes now known as Colonial Courtyard, and then into independent living apartment complexes. He now owns and operates 14 Graystone Court and Graystone Court Villa independent living apartment complexes for those aged 55+ across Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Clearfield, Centre, Huntingdon and Jefferson counties.
During this time, Jeff also did several community projects including construction of the Tyrone Public Library and the Tyrone Hotel Park. In addition, Jeff constructed and owns a medical and dialysis center next to the Tyrone Hospital. After many years of owning and operating LaScalia’s Family Restaurant, Jeff closed its’ doors and converted it into a medical center which is leased to the Tyrone Hospital. In 2014 he purchased the former Tyrone Armory, renovated it and sold it to the Joshua House as part of their youth outreach program. Jeff was instrumental in bringing Reclamere to Tyrone by becoming an investor and part owner of the business. He has also built several office complexes in the Blair County region.
In 2012, Jeff renovated the former Bellmeade Manor into Graystone’s first upscale personal care home.
Currently Mr. Long is planning an 80 cottage home development located off Spruce Creek Rd in Huntingdon County, known as Emily Estates, named after his oldest daughter. In addition his largest project yet is well underway; renovating the former Bon Secours Hospital in Altoona into a luxury apartment complex which will be known as Graystone Grande Palazzo. This complex will be home to 170 units with an indoor swimming pool, salon, and spa, bistro, game room, theatre room, library, historical room and parking garage. The complex will provide residents with the feel of an Italian Villa.
Jeff serves on the board for the Tyrone Chamber of Commerce and is on the advisory board for the Tyrone Area School District. Over the years, he has also served as a board member for the Northern Blair Recreation Center and Blair County Builder’s Association. He supports many charitable and non-profit organizations in all the communities he is associated with.