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Wolverine Building Group & SE MI Construction Firm

April 5, 2021

Wolverine Building Group has acquired Contracting Resources Inc., a construction firm based in Brighton, Michigan. Contracting Resources Inc. was founded in 2001 by Jim Barnas. Barnas, a 40-year veteran in the construction industry, started the firm after he spent time working for large construction corporations and recognized that… Read More

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Wolverine Building Group Acquires Southeast Michigan Construction Firm

April 5, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Wolverine Building Group has acquired Contracting Resources Inc., a construction firm based in Brighton, Michigan. Contracting Resources Inc. was founded in 2001 by Jim Barnas. Barnas, a 40-year veteran in the construction industry, started the firm after he spent time working for large construction corporations and recognized… Read More

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Wolverine Building Group expands to Southeast Michigan with acquisition

April 2, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS — Wolverine Building Group has expanded its footprint to Southeast Michigan with the acquisition of Brighton-based construction firm Contracting Resources Inc. Contracting Resources has 21 employees and offers construction management services to health care, retail, religious, commercial and medical office markets. The company was founded in 2001 by… Read More

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The Hinman Company, development partners celebrate opening of Residence Inn in Grand Rapids

March 5, 2021

The Hinman Company, Dakota Legacy Group and Tharaldson Hospitality Management announced the opening of the iconic flatiron-shaped 147-suite Residence Inn by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown at 40 Louis St. NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The property was acquired in 1995 by Roger Hinman, chief executive officer of… Read More

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Residence Inn hotel opens at 10 Ionia building

March 4, 2021

The Hinman Company announced the opening of the 147-suite Residence Inn by Marriott at the Flat Iron Building in downtown Grand Rapids. “After many years of planning, we are really proud to open this one-of-a-kind Residence Inn by Marriott in such a vibrant downtown as Grand Rapids… Read More

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Mentoring Monday lets women from across Michigan connect, support one another

February 23, 2021

Women from across Michigan met virtually this week to meet, share ideas and support one other in both career and personal goals. The virtual Mentoring Monday events, hosted by Advance Local and MLive Media Group, were held Monday, Feb. 22. Last year’s event, which… Read More

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GR-based VC fund targeting minority-owned companies raises $8.5M in first year

January 26, 2021

The venture capital fund formed a year ago in Grand Rapids to invest in minority-owned businesses has netted $8.5 million in commitments from investors and aims to hit $10 million this year. The amount raised to date far surpassed the $5 million first-year fundraising goal for the New Community Transformation… Read More

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Grand Rapids investment fund for minority-owned businesses raises $8.5M

January 26, 2021

An investment fund designed to strengthen minority-owned businesses in West Michigan has raised $8.5 million since it was publicly announced in January 2020. “This fund aims to create a more diverse economy and drive economic prosperity in West Michigan’s communities of… Read More

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Pandemic amplifies talent shortage, lack of diversity in construction industry

November 23, 2020

West Michigan’s construction industry has long faced a talent shortage fueled by a worker exodus during the 2008 recession, stigma around going into skilled trades, and firms failing to recruit a diverse workforce.  The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these ongoing issues for West Michigan construction… Read More

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Wolverine Building Group adds six employees

October 12, 2020

Wolverine Building Group announced the addition of six new team members. Michael Van Schelven joined the team as a senior project manager, Alan Bussey as a superintendent, Matthew Moilanen as a carpenter, Travis Wierenga as an iron worker, and Donald Norton and Kristopher Bostic as laborers. Read More

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