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Construction Update in Downtown Okemos

July 9, 2019

Construction workers began the sheet work process on Monday, July 8th to remove the contaminated soil in Downtown Okemos in preparation for The Village of Okemos Redevelopment Project. This process will ensure the soil and water is completely free of potentially toxic chemicals before taking the next steps in rebuilding. Read More

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Construction begins on downtown Okemos project

July 9, 2019

Summer construction is in full swing in the downtown Okemos area. It’s part of the preparation work for the Village of Okemos Redevelopment Project. The Wolverine Building Group is taking the steps to make sure the soil and water are free of toxic chemicals. In order to get the contaminated… Read More

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Q&A: Deborah Guyton

May 28, 2019

Deborah Guyton is a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in all of the major areas of human resources, diversity and cultural competence. Guyton is bi-vocational (human resources and ministry/nonprofit). Her career extends over 30 years with progression from various industries, organizations and disciplines, such as retail, food, health care… Read More

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Street Talk: Contractor, camp make unexpected connection

May 24, 2019

Since coming under new ownership in 2018, Wolverine Building Group has been actively searching for ways to give back to the Grand Rapids community, but one particular project had a personal connection with the company. The Grand Rapids-based contractor made a connection with Camp Blodgett, a local organization providing educational… Read More

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Company proposes suburban senior living community

April 26, 2019

A new senior living facility is being planned for a Grand Rapids suburb. Louisville, Kentucky-based Trilogy Health Services plans to build a 62,731-square-foot community on 7.1 acres in Plainfield Township, at 6081 W. River Dr. NE, according to township planning documents. The senior living facility would include 22 independent living rooms, 31 assisted… Read More

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Vision Real Estate starts construction on Axis Business Center

April 19, 2019

Vision Real Estate Investment broke ground April 17 on the Axis Business Center at 6030 Clyde Park Ave. in Byron, Michigan, in the Grand Rapids area. Vision Real Estate Investment expects the building, located near the highway intersection of M-6 and US-131, to be complete by September of 2019. The… Read More

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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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