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Rehab Branding Update Success Story


Sometimes, standing out from the crowd isn’t just the en vogue thing to do – it’s an absolute necessity.


As corporate profiteers flocked to the rehab market to capitalize on the drug epidemic and government funding, Seabrook House needed to separate themselves from those giving the field a bad rap. Founded on the principles of tolerance, love, and family, the organization was in the business for the people, not the profit.


Despite their authenticity, the Seabrook House name didn’t embody the scale of the organization’s services and impact. The word “house” conveyed that it was a small, alcohol rehab facility. In reality, it was a full-fledged, comprehensive recovery operation located on a serene, 40-acre campus.


As a result, they needed a brand that communicated the breadth, depth, and, most importantly, the integrity, of what they do.

Branding Insight

We hosted internal focus groups, inviting everyone from housekeepers to the president of Seabrook House. Then, we interviewed insurance companies and medical providers who refer clients to the organization. We even spoke with several program participants to understand the value they were experiencing. No stakeholder group was left unspoken to.


Over and over again, people shared that they simply didn’t understand everything Seabrook House did. No one realized just how much they had grown in scope and size.


It was our job to make this loud and clear.

Branding Solution

One of the first recommendations was to change the name from Seabrook House to simply Seabrook. While their mission remained the same, they had become more than just a house. We also created the tagline, The Heart of Recovery, to reinforce Seabrook’s unique emphasis on love and family during the recovery process.


Along with the name and new messaging, we developed a logo, a calming green color palette, collateral, signage, and advertisements to complete their brand toolbox.


The creative pulled in key messages that were revealed during stakeholder interviews, including “life, restored,” “43 years,” “family,” “a fresh start,” and “recovery,” to accentuate Seabrook’s history and credibility.

“Internally, this whole refresh process was a great team building opportunity. It sends a message that we’re committed to what we do and encouraged our own people to embrace it, too.”

Matthew Wolf, Vice President, Seabrook

Branding Impact

Seabrook’s rebrand has been met with huge excitement.


They launched their new brand campaign at the end of 2017 with a big staff party. Not only has it renewed the staff’s commitment and pride, but it’s positioned them to help even more people get a fresh start.

“I trust them with my brand. I trust them with my marketing business. They will not steer you wrong. They will ensure everything is on point moving forward.”

Lauren Byers, Vice President, MarshBerry

"Our client base increased. Our staff base increased. Our reputation and notoriety in the industry increased. The branding has lifted us up to be very confident.”

Denise Corbisiero, COO, Integrity Billing

“We trust them as true professionals who really understand the process that’s required to do things right.”

Carole Boye, CEO, Community Alliance

“They really bring in the heart behind the message. They tell the story in ways that are compelling. They’re really creative and that matters.”

Anthony Guido, VP of Communications & Marketing, Cohen Veterans Network

“…we really felt that they understood what we wanted to accomplish. They listened to us instead of puking their process on us.”

Laura Bren, President, Deeley Insurance Group

“Loved the process – we got so much more than a new logo; helped us unite around a common mission and language.”

Travis Pearson, CEO, Endeavors

“This input helped us work better together as a team. The whole brand refresh process was a wonderful team building opportunity.”

Matthew Wolf, Vice President, Seabrook

“We never had the production value in terms of the presentation/signage – the quality was new and impressive and people really embraced it.”

Marvin Ventrell, Executive Director, National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

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Jonathan Lee, President & CEO, Signature Health, Inc.

“They became much more like partners deeply embedded inside our business.”

Travis Mlakar, President, Millcraft Paper

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