“We are a family-owned complex,” said Tom Bondarenko, owner of the complex. “My father and I built the community 23 years ago.”
The father and son duo started building residential subdivisions across Delhi Township and the Greater Lansing region in the early 1980s. When John Bondarenko, Tom’s father, saw this piece of property open up in Holt, he jumped at the opportunity to buy it and drew up the floor plans for the spacious units himself.
The two bedroom two bath units feature three large walk-in closets and in-unit laundry hookups. Each one of the buildings has secure entrance front doors, and are non-smoking and pet-free. “It has a hometown feeling,” Tom said. “We’re tucked back. It’s nice and quiet.”
The complex caters to all types of tenants: young professionals, single people, couples, small families, and seniors. Tom and his team spend their days taking care of day-to-day grounds maintenance and tenant service.
Even John, now 95, still makes his way into the complex’s office to make sure that everything is running smoothly for the staff and the tenants. He tried a stint in an assisted living home, but opted instead to live in a Cricket Ridge apartment himself.
“He lives right across the parking lot from the office so I can keep an eye on him,” Tom said, laughing. “He still comes in here and keeps up on the day to day. He never really retired.”
The family atmosphere means that each and every one of the Cricket Ridge Apartments tenants have access to fast and friendly customer service.
“I like the interaction with the people,” Tom said. “We’re a friendly office. We do everything from helping little old ladies with their computers to taking people to the airport. Whatever they need. We just enjoy it.”
The Cricket Ridge Apartment complex is at 4465 Cricket Ridge Drive in Holt, 517.694.5046