Street Talk: Contractor, camp make unexpected connection
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 and recreational opportunities to underprivileged children. The organization needed construction work done for the summer retreat center at its West Olive camp. The facility also is often rented out for weddings and other events.
“The money they bring in for those event rentals actually helps supplement for kids to go to camp, so it’s a main source of income for them to provide camp opportunities for underprivileged kids,” said Kim McLaughlin, vice president of marketing and engagement for Wolverine.