Tech company expands into market
A Lansing tech company has moved into a newly renovated office in downtown Grand Rapids.
The IT firm Dewpoint has set up its new Grand Rapids office in a 4,500-square-foot suite on the fifth floor of Bridgewater Place, at 333 Bridge St. NW, after an extensive renovation.
With the expansion to Grand Rapids, Dewpoint intends to bring 21 new employees to the area.
Dewpoint, founded in 1996, develops strategic technology plans to maximize clients’ current resources and better position organizations for the future.
It works with enterprise clients across numerous industries, including state and local government, health care, financial services, biotechnology, manufacturing, insurance and more.
The renovation project
Prior to the renovation, executive offices from the previous tenant blocked the river views and nearly all natural light to the space.
Dewpoint’s service delivery team lead, Scott Rosenbrook collaborated with Ghafari/Concept Design on the re-imagining of the space.
Grand Rapids-based Orion Construction, the general contractor for the build out, removed all interior walls and interruptions to natural light and relocated the executive offices.
“Creating our new office as a team has been a rewarding experience,” Rosenbrook said. “We wanted to do more than just business in this space. We wanted to express Dewpoint’s company culture and offer our employees and clients an environment that fosters collaboration and fun.
“Now our employees feel a connection to the community and bring inspiration that we can channel toward creating innovative solutions. We feel at home at Bridgewater Place and are excited to see what the future holds in our new space.”
Additionally, Bridgewater Place property manager Hertz Group accommodated Dewpoint’s phased transition into the suite by creating an interim office space within the building prior to completion of renovations.
Orion Construction has completed eight tenant build-outs throughout the last five years at Bridgewater Place, totaling more than 55,000 square feet.
“This build out called for a detailed logistics plan and a lot of coordination with Hertz Group and our subcontractors,” said Roger Rehkopf, president, Orion Construction. “Our crews had to perform certain tasks before and after normal business hours. Our focus in these occupied renovations is to minimize disruption to the other tenants in the building.”