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Commitment to Business, Community and People Makes Patricia Will a Texas Legend

Belmont Village Senior Living Founder & CEO inducted into Texas Business Hall of Fame2018 Class of Business Legends at 36th Annual Induction Dinner

Houston, Texas, Nov. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Starting a Senior Living business was not on Belmont Village Founder & CEO Patricia Will’s radar when she launched her real estate career after earning her MBA from Harvard, but she knew she wanted to do something that mattered. It was in the mid-nineties, as she worked in healthcare development, that she found her true calling. Her mother-in-law, Josephine, was struggling with early stage Alzheimer’s disease.  Her family’s unsuccessful search for the right place for Josephine is what lead Will to co-found Belmont Village with long-time friend and business partner Walter Mischer, Jr.  The company launched in 1997 as an integrated developer, owner and operator of best-in-class Senior Living communities.

Dick Weekley, Chairman and CEO, Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Co-Founder, David Weekley Homes; Martha Turner, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Martha Turner Properties; Dorothy Jenkins, Director, Westlake Chemical Corporation; Patricia Will, Founder & CEO, Belmont Village Senior Living; Albert Chao, President and CEO, Westlake Chemical Corporation, at the Texas Business Hall of Fame 36th Annual Induction Dinner.


Today Will is still going strong at the helm of Belmont Village, grateful for the opportunity to create and continue to foster a business that makes a difference in people’s lives. Her commitment to quality and her realized vision to build a company that does well by doing good were recognized on November 1, when Will was inducted, along with a prestigious group of business leaders, into the Texas Business Hall of Fame 2018 Class of Business Legends.

“I’m honored to have been recognized by the Texas Business Hall of Fame with this induction and to be included as a member of this 2018 class of truly remarkable entrepreneurs and business people,” said Will. “I’m also grateful to be able to share this honor with the team of people whose efforts over the years have made Belmont Village a success. Really, this recognition is for all of us and for the people at our communities who work every day to make our original mission and vision a reality for our residents.”

The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation was established in 1982 to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding Texas business leaders and to perpetuate and inspire the values of entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity and community leadership. Each year, the foundation awards scholarships to Texas students who exhibit the same entrepreneurial drive and leadership spirit. Thirty-six scholarships were awarded at the 36th Annual Texas Business Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.

2018 Texas Business Hall of Fame Legends

The Chao Family – T.T. Chao (Posthumous), Albert Chao, Dorothy Chao Jenkins, James Chao

Ernie Cockrell - Cockrell Interests

Jim Crane – Crane Capital/Houston Astros, Crane Worldwide Logistics

Jim McIngvale – Gallery Furniture

Dick Weekley – Texans for Lawsuit Reform/David Weekley Homes

Patricia Will – Belmont Village Senior Living

About the Texas Business Hall of Fame

The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation is a non-profit organization of Texas business leaders. The Organization’s mission is to recognize the contributions of Texas business leaders, and to perpetuate and inspire the values of entrepreneurism, personal integrity and community leadership in all generations of Texans. Each year, the TBHF inducts honorees at an annual dinner and awards scholarships to outstanding students deemed “Future Texas Business Legends.” In 2018, 36 scholarships of $15,000 each will be awarded to students across 25 different Texas institutions of higher learning. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 700 scholarships and inducted more than 180 Texas business legends.  For more information, visit

About Belmont Village Senior Living

Belmont Village, founded in 1997, is an integrated developer, owner and operator of high-end seniors housing, offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and award-winning Memory Care. The company has developed and operates senior living communities in seven states and Mexico City. In 2018, Belmont Village was awarded certification as a Great Place to Work® and is ranked #15 on FORTUNE Magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services list.  For more information, please visit


Amy Self
Belmont Village Senior Living