- change ups
Commercial and residential development
An industry insider says construction is booming and there are lots of jobs available.
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
It will add 15 beds in a new model of residential living for dementia patients at Breton Woods.
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 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
The Kentwood tornado adds to winter ice damage still being repaired.
(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’s $2.1 million will speed up GR’s overdue street repair.
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