Commercial and residential development


Blu House Properties continues expansion

Starting as a real estate brokerage firm, company now includes property management, construction and is pursuing development.

March 24, 2017
Occasionally, a neighbor’s roof needs to be repaired, so you start a construction firm. Read More

Interactive Map: Construction projects flow into Grand Rapids

Planning Department and Development Center introduces booklet of all projects in city.

March 24, 2017
Since 2000, there has been approximately $3 billion worth of construction in Grand Rapids, including more than $1.7 billion since 2012. Read More

Construction firm is on the rise

Jeff DeVries overcomes lull in business 10 years ago, happy to be living ‘the American Dream.’

March 24, 2017
Jeff DeVries thinks his company, J.B. Builders of Grand Rapids, is gaining momentum. Read More

Downtown high school launches $10M fundraising campaign

March 24, 2017
A downtown high school has kicked off a $10-million, phase-two fundraising campaign for new construction, scholarships, teacher support, student services and deferred maintenance. Read More

Meijer Gardens reveals $115M expansion plan

March 23, 2017
After a year of study with a New York-based architectural firm, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has revealed the details of a $115-million expansion plan. Read More

Senior living community completes $2M expansion

March 23, 2017
An assisted living facility’s $2-million expansion is finished. Read More

$15M urban apartment building opens leasing

March 22, 2017
A $15-million apartment building near downtown has opened leasing. Read More

Construction firm adds to team

March 22, 2017
A local contractor has hired five employees, including a new director of business development. Read More

Rifle maker expands operation

March 22, 2017
A maker of AR-15 and AR-10 rifles, parts and accessories in the area has expanded. Read More

Engineering firm appoints principals

March 20, 2017
A local engineering firm has two new principals. Read More