our story

Lavender Springs is a small, intimate, 16 resident assisted living home nestled in Hill Country outside Austin, Texas. Needing assistance doesn’t mean giving up the right to live in a beautiful place. In Lavender Springs, you’ll get the perfect combination of housing and personalized support, with gorgeous views everywhere you look.
Tommy and Jana Gillis started Lavender Springs after taking care of Tommy’s beloved grandmother, Aileen Gillis, for many years. At the time, there were very few options available for senior citizens needing assistance. Tommy and Jana Gillis now work to make sure that people who need these resources can find them.

Our mission is to serve the senior community by providing them with exceptional care so they can feel happy and comfortable and so their families can have peace of mind—all while making friends in this beautiful place we call home.

Our Team

Tommy & Jana Gillis

Tommy & Jana Gillis

Principal Owners

Tommy and Jana Gillis are both graduates of Dripping Springs High School. Tommy served for 24 years with the Austin Fire Department and retired as a Captain in 2012. They know firsthand the amount of commitment needed to care for their residents. They now teach seniors how to navigate the world of senior housing, and they love what they do!

Katie Hamilton

Katie Hamilton

Executive Director

You’re sure to love Katie and her sweet family—her husband DeAndre and her daughters Laurel and Ella! As Executive Director, she always comes to Lavender Springs with a smile on her face and infectious enthusiasm. Her positive energy helps everyone at Lavender Springs feel comfortable and happy. Katie is a great asset to everyone who knows her, and she looks forward to helping residents thrive in a fun, loving, and social environment.

Our Culture

Lavender Springs is proud to be a Christian-owned and operated business with business practices based on Christian values and beliefs. Our faith drives our decisions and choices; it challenges us to serve others with a spirit of humility. We believe the combination of our beliefs and compassion creates the foundation for our beautiful, warm, and welcoming atmosphere. Our faith guides us to provide better services for our residents and build better relationships with our employees, community, and vendors.

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