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Engineering firm moves into West Michigan market

November 7, 2019
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The Calder Plaza Building. Photo via sda-eng.com

An engineering firm from the state's east side is setting up operations in West Michigan.

Rochester Hills-based Spalding DeDecker opened an office in the Calder Plaza Building in downtown Grand Rapids, at 250 Monroe Ave. NW, according to the firm last month. It is the company's first West Michigan location.

With the addition of Grand Rapids Office Manager Dan VanderHeide, P.E., and Traffic Engineer Ariana Jeske, the new location will help expand Spalding DeDecker’s services in West Michigan.

The new 249-square-foot office supports the growth strategy of the firm and also offers the chance to attract additional talent in the area. Spaulding DeDecker is also negotiating a lease with building owner CWD Real Estate Investment for 2,500 square feet, and renovations are expected to be complete in December.

There are currently three employees at the Grand Rapids office. VanderHeide will continue to add engineers, surveyors and construction technicians to support projects in greater Grand Rapids.

“As the second-largest city in Michigan, with its diverse array of businesses and industries, Grand Rapids has been on our radar for some time,” said Steve Benedettini, president, Spalding DeDecker. 

“The missing piece was finding a great team that could provide outstanding customer service, while fostering the employee culture that has made Spalding DeDecker great for 65 years. We are blessed to have that team in place and are ecstatic to be opening an office in Grand Rapids.”

Spalding DeDecker, founded in 1954, is an employee‐owned engineering and surveying firm specializing in infrastructure and land development.

The firm also has offices in Detroit, Livonia and Novi.

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