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Engineering firm expands east

July 21, 2014
An engineering firm has expanded its presence on the east side of the state. Read More

Sable Homes sees major construction spurt

There’s plenty of work, but a shortage of trained employees is taking its toll.

July 18, 2014
There are bad problems to have and there are good problems to have. Read More

Lamar closing not a reflection of Michigan construction

An industry insider says construction is booming and there are lots of jobs available.

July 18, 2014
The head of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan says the abrupt closing of Lamar Construction in no way reflects a slowdown in the Michigan construction industry. Read More

Holland Home expanding residential facilities at Breton Woods

It will add 15 beds in a new model of residential living for dementia patients at Breton Woods.

July 18, 2014
Holland Home will break ground in late August on a $6.5 million expansion at the senior residential living organization’s Breton Woods campus off Breton Road in Kentwood, and the project includes a new model of small residential facilities for dementia patients. Read More

Lamar in Chapter 7 bankruptcy

July 18, 2014
Lamar Construction of Hudsonville, one of the larger commercial/industrial construction companies in West Michigan, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy July 11, indicating in court documents it has more than 200 creditors and debts of $10 million to $50 million, with estimated assets between $10 million and $50 million. Read More

Small spaces, big ideas

July 17, 2014
The way we live today is changing. The recent recession, coupled with the millennials’ entrance into the housing market, have challenged how we think about the spaces we live in. You don’t have to look far to find the evidence. Read More

Gymnastics center builds gym

July 15, 2014
A gymnastics center is building a bigger home that will allow it to accommodate more students. Read More

Mother Nature has insurance and restoration companies hopping

The Kentwood tornado adds to winter ice damage still being repaired.

July 11, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Like many other insurance agents in the Grand Rapids region, Mike Brouwers’ phone was ringing off the hook a week ago, a result of the tornado that ripped through the densely populated suburb of Kentwood Sunday evening. Read More

State funds jumpstart road work

State’s $2.1 million will speed up GR’s overdue street repair.

July 11, 2014
Contracts are expected to be awarded next week for work on two Grand Rapids streets funded by a one-time state appropriation of $2,124,850, although grateful city officials warn there is still no long-term solution to funding Michigan transportation infrastructure. Read More

Retirement community plans campus expansion

July 11, 2014
A retirement community is planning to break ground on the expansion of a local campus this summer. Read More