- people on the move
Title agency relocates suburban office
A title agency is investing $200,000 to relocate and renovate one of its suburban offices.
Sun Title announced this week plans to relocate its current Grandville office, at 4693 Wilson Ave. SW, to a nearly 3,000-square-foot renovated residential space in Grandville, at 4600 Ivanrest Ave. SW, to accommodate the agency’s growth in the community.
The new location is located about one mile to the east of the agency’s existing office and will allow the company to expand its presence in the Grandville market.
Tom Cronkright, CEO and co-owner of Sun Title, said the agency is projecting a strong 2016 and expects to add several new members to the Grandville team.
“This new office will allow us to provide our expanded staff with a place they will be excited to come every day, while also providing our customers with a great closing experience,” Cronkright said.
Once the new location is converted into office space, the site will accommodate up to six employees and provide commercial and residential title insurance and closing services.
Construction is underway on the former single-family home to a create commercial space that’s open for business this spring.
Sun Title is working with Prestige Concrete and Construction and Richard Craig from Craig Architects on the project.
The renovations comprise an outdoor water feature, landscaping, outdoor lounge space for employees, customer lounge and three private closing rooms. The agency also plans to relocate and expand the existing driveway to provide private parking for customers and employees.
Lawrence Duthler, president and co-owner of Sun Title, said the agency is known for its innovative and fun office spaces.
“We are excited to be able to bring that element to our new Grandville office,” Duthler said. “When we realized we had outgrown our current space, we wanted to find a new location that was highly visible and could accommodate a larger team. Grandville has been a great market for us, and it continues to grow.”
Grand Rapids-based Sun Title Agency, founded in 2005, has several other locations throughout the area, including Ionia, Grand Haven and Rockford.