The Spirit of one man’s vision.

Esprit Whispering Ridge is owned by HEGG Companies, a premier real estate development firm headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Founded in 1945, HEGG Companies is a trusted leader in property management. This gives Esprit a solid financial foundation that promotes growth while serving residents and giving their families peace of mind.

Esprit was the brainchild of HEGG CEO Steve M. Westra. When Steve was helping his wife search for a caring senior community for her grandparents, he recognized the need for a new kind of senior community.

Steve knew that finding the right community is difficult for an adult child. He wanted to take the stress out of this challenging time of transition. Steve envisioned an environment of care and support that was exceptionally warm and welcoming—a place that would help adult children feel good about where their loved one would get the necessary care and attention.

That was back in 2013. Now we’re proud to say that Steve’s vision has come alive with Esprit Whispering Ridge.