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Kent Companies Earns 5th Consecutive Win as One of West Michigan’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – For the fifth consecutive year, Kent Companies earned an award as one of “West Michigan’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®.” An independent research firm evaluates each West Michigan company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach are bestowed this honor. Kent Companies will be recognized at an awards ceremony on May 3, 2018 at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids.

In order to compete for the award, Kent Companies submitted extensive documentation of its human resources programs and business practices, and all West Michigan employees were surveyed for feedback on the employment experience at Kent Companies. Corporate HR Director Mindy Curtiss shared, “This award is significant because it stems from our people. They’re telling us what we’re doing right, and where we can continue to grow the resources for our team.”

Curtiss continued, “We know that our team takes pride in our community giveback programs. They’re taking advantage of training and professional development resources at a growing rate. We’re improving communication and alignment across the team. Most importantly, when we look at this data, we see a reflection of our company values and how they serve as the foundation of our growth.”

About Kent Companies:

Kent Companies is a 3rd-generation family-owned business with expertise in commercial and industrial construction, mixed-use construction, multi-family housing, tilt-up concrete, post-tensioned cast in place structures and a full range of concrete-related specialties.

Kent Companies is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has operations in Detroit, Michigan; Dallas and Austin, Texas; central Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Companies employs over 1,000 concrete construction professionals nationwide, and the organization is ranked in the top 12 concrete contractors nationwide by ENR Magazine. The Kent Companies team has built a reputation as “Leaders in Concrete.”