Author Archives: Wolverine Building Group


Construction firm hires first VP of HR

April 3, 2019

A local construction firm has added to its leadership team. Grand Rapids-based Wolverine Building Group hired Deborah Guyton as its first VP of human resources. Guyton is the second woman who Aaron Jonker and Curt Mulder have named to their leadership team since becoming co-owners in January 2018. Jonker and Mulder… Read More

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Winning New Business Starts in the Field

March 4, 2019

The pipeline of construction work is strong for many contractors across the country, which makes winning that next job an ongoing project itself. Business development never ceases for industry go-getters, who leverage their people, expertise and reputation to land additional jobs. “Taking the long-haul approach to sales is what helps… Read More

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Construction association names board

January 10, 2019

A local construction association has announced its board of directors for 2019. The Grand Rapids Township-based Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, or ABCWM, named this week a new group of board members and officers for the year. Joining the board are attorney Ben Hammond, a shareholder at Hilger… Read More

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Business Journal selects Newsmaker nominees

December 19, 2018

The Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Newsmakers of the Year celebration is a popularity contest. But not in the way you might think. When Business Journal reporters and editors met to discuss nominees for the 2018 Newsmaker of the Year honors, nearly 200 choices were considered before settling on the top… Read More

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Nonprofit building West Side affordable housing project

November 1, 2018

A local nonprofit has broken ground on a $13.4-million affordable housing building on the city’s West Side. Grand Rapids-based Dwelling Place started construction on the 45-unit Harrison Park Apartments this fall as a mixed-use development that will provide housing for households at or below 60 percent of area median Income. Read More

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Silicon Valley-based Arcanum Alloys to move operations to West Michigan

October 4, 2018

A Silicon Valley startup is relocating its operations to Kent County. Arcanum Alloys, a producer of platform technology for customers in the appliance, automotive exhaust and building and construction industries, plans to invest $693,000 into a vacant 14,000-square foot building in Kentwood. Half of the space will be used for… Read More

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Association names Excellence in Construction winners

September 20, 2018

A construction association recently honored the best work in West Michigan over the past year. The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, or ABC/WMC, announced last week the winners of the 32nd-annual Excellence in Construction Awards at 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids. The awards event celebrates and… Read More

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ABC West Michigan announces Excellence in Construction Award winners

September 14, 2018

The Associated Builders and Contractors West Michigan chapter (ABC) held its 32nd annual Excellence in Construction Awards on Thursday evening at 20 Monroe Live. The annual event aims to highlight the region’s best people and projects in a wide variety of categories, ranging from glazing to concrete to new overall construction… Read More

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Medical Mile apartments complete

August 15, 2018

A 287-unit apartment complex along the Medical Mile is now complete. The Brix at Midtown finished construction in May. The four-story, $53-million apartment complex designed to attract students and young professionals began preleasing in March 2017, according to previous Business Journal reports. Read More >>… Read More

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Construction firm adds to team

May 30, 2018

A local construction firm is building its team with four new members. Grand Rapids-based Wolverine Building Group said yesterday it added Annette Zimmer and Kurtis Fritz as project managers, Michelle Glover as marketing and communication manager and Benjamin Amponsah to fill the newly created position of director of human resources. Read More

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