Senior Project Managers Accelerate Growth

Wolverine Update

By Kate Klemp May 31, 2022

A group of eight construction professionals at Wolverine Building Group will assume senior project manager roles as the company grows. Cyrus Brandenburg, Jim Chambers, Kurtis Fritz, Bryan Richardson, Ryan Supplee, Patrick Schrauben, and Drew Sorenson will take on additional responsibilities to ensure the continued growth of the 83 year-old company.

“Our team has relied on their collaborative leadership, wide-ranging experience and creative solutions with our construction clients,” said Curt Mulder, president of Wolverine Building Group. “This group has incredible capacity to innovate process and develop partnerships, improving the industry generally and Wolverine in particular.”

Cyrus Brandenburg has been promoted to Senior Project Manager. Brandenburg has 16 years in construction management and leads the Wolverine Building Group Lansing office’s work with Sparrow Health. In his new role, Brandenburg will directly lead and manage client relationships while continuing to provide construction leadership, management, and accountability for the Lansing office. Brandenburg came to Wolverine through their aquisition of Contracting Resources, Inc. in 2021.

Jim Chambers has been named senior project manager. Chambers has over a decade of experience at Wolverine, handling high-profile national level retail clients such as SpartanNash and Target Stores. His diverse experience within commercial construction led to the successful restoration and relaunch of the iconic Lowell Showboat in 2021.

Kurtis Fritz has also been named Senior Project Manager. Fritz’s depth of experience recently brought the award-winning Residence Inn by Marriot Downtown Grand Rapids to life. This complex build demonstrated his construction leadership skills while his work on multi-family, industrial and retail reinforce his value with Wolverine’s diverse clientele.

Now a senior project manager, Bryan Richardson has expanded his portfolio since joining Wolverine in 2019. Managing numerous projects in multi-unit residential, health care, retail and industrial builds, Richardson’s notable projects include Elevation, a multi-phase market rate housing community in Okemos and J-Star Motion Controls in Cedar Springs.

Ryan Supplee has been instrumental in company growth since 2016. With his promotion to senior project manager, Supplee brings his commitment to detailed pre-planning and dedication to professional growth to enhance the team. He guides many senior living, higher education, and multi-unit residential projects with Wolverine, such as the recently completed Sheridan in Birmingham.

Patrick Schrauben will lead as senior project manager with direct impact in multiple categories of commercial construction. Schrauben is certified in Healthcare Construction and leads the Cherry Health renovation in Grand Rapids, as well as recently completed expansions at Grand Rapids’ Spectrum Health Beaumont Health. He has been with Wolverine since 2019, advancing client relationships and construction leadership.

As senior project manager, Drew Sorenson progresses a talented team of Master Builders. After his start with the company in 2017, Sorenson made his mark with multi-unit residential and non-profit building projects. His recent projects, Suroeste Brilliante Apartments and Emerald Flats have achieved an ABC West Michigan Excellence in Construction Award and a Michigan Historic Preservation Council Award, respectively.