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Employment agency grows into new home

March 16, 2015
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Employment agency grows into new home
Fettig is a trial-to-hire employment agency based in Grand Rapids on the Grand River. Courtesy Fettig

A newly renovated building along the Grand River is now home to a growing employment agency.

Fettig moves

Last month, Fettig, formerly known as Ameritemp Staffing, moved out of its old location in Grand Rapids, at 6151 28th St. SE, and into its new home north of downtown Grand Rapids, at 265 Leonard St. NW.

The one-story building is about 6,435 square feet, according to city records.

The Fettig family, using His Holdings I LLC, purchased the building from 265Offices LLC on Oct. 15, 2014 for $551,850.

“In addition to accommodating our growth, our intent was to be more centrally located to the greater Grand Rapids community for those seeking employment and to provide an environment that is both inviting and professional,” said Mike Fettig, VP, Fettig.

“We believe our new space is one that fosters creativity, collaboration and enthusiasm. As we combine this space with our company culture and values, we see tremendous potential.”

Renovated space

Pinnacle Construction in Grand Rapids managed the four-month renovation project.

Kentwood Office Furniture in Grand Rapids provided the interior design and furniture for the space.

The renovation created a more open office space with kiosks, a video and training room, open-style interview pods and a conference room.

"Having grown up on the west side and attended Union High School right down the road, this really means a lot to me,” said Fettig President Kim Fettig, who purchased the agency in 2007.

“To be able to transform a 1960s vintage building into one of the most exciting work spaces around — and right on the Grand River — is really amazing. We are very grateful to be a part of the excitement happening in Grand Rapids.”

Growing agency

The trial-to-hire employment agency said that it has “grown 600 percent in the past eight years.”

Fettig had about 450 people hired full-time into permanent positions last year.

Rachel Brewer, senior staffing partner, Fettig, said that when she started at the agency about five years ago, there were about eight employees. Today, the agency has about 16 employees. 

The new space is “a lot bigger,” Brewer said.

“We were pretty cramped in the old space,” she said.

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