CSM Group Gets Honors, Work

May 1, 2007
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CSM Group, a Galesburg-based construction management firm, was recently honored with the 2006 Best Program Award from the National Association of Women in Construction.

The company was recognized for its work with Western Michigan University’s Richmond Center for Visual Arts building. Also, Julie Byrne, associate partner and project manager at CSM Group, will receive the New Community Leader Award as a result of her visibility with the new Girl Scouts of Glowing Embers Council Center in Kalamazoo.

Members of NAWIC selected CSM Group’s project for the Best Program Award because of the membership participation, the community benefit of the building and the complex and unique finishes of the construction.

Byrne was selected for the New Community Leader Award due to her involvement in the Girl Scout project and how it allowed her to mentor young women in the community. The NAWIC is hopeful that her work will encourage young women to consider the field of construction. Byrne is also working with Kalamazoo Public Schools on its district-wide improvement program.

CSM Group also has been selected to handle construction management for Kalamazoo’s new YWCA. The project architect is Diekema/Hamann of Kalamazoo.

The project is currently in the fundraising stage. The goal is to garner $5 million, 80 percent of which has been raised. The design is expected to be completed in late May with construction slated to begin in July.

CSM Group, with 75 employees, also has an office in Grand Rapids. CQ

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