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American Subcontractors Association Honors Kent Companies with Ethics Award During SUBExcel 2017 in Denver

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Kent Companies was one of 11 recipients of the American Subcontractors Association’s national Excellence in Ethics Awards. These awards are presented to construction subcontractors for achieving the highest standards of internal and external integrity for a subcontracting firm.

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ASA, a national trade organization representing construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, and suppliers, presented this and other awards during an awards ceremony on March 18 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in conjunction with SUBExcel 2017 in Denver, Colorado. SUBExcel is ASA’s annual national convention and is the premier education and networking event for subcontractors, specialty trades, and suppliers.

In order to qualify for the ethics award, Kent Companies responded to questions concerning the organization’s corporate ethics, policies and procedures, its construction practices, and its general business practices. Kent Companies also submitted detailed documentation, including sealed letters of recommendation from a customer, a competitor, and a supplier. Kent Companies first achieved this award in 2016.

Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan, Kent Companies Texas President Keith Collinsworth and several members of the Kent Companies executive team attended SUBExcel. VanderLaan shared, “The ASA provides great resources for subcontractors to exchange best practices and chart a stronger path for organizational improvement. The time and resources we invest in our membership pay off for our entire organization.” VanderLaan continued, “We’re very proud of our ASA recognition for ethical practices. Our mission is to invest in our people, our customers and our community; and we do that with a commitment to integrity each and every day.”


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, Texas; central Ohio and Charlotte, North Carolina. The Kent Companies team has built a reputation as “Leaders in Concrete.”  Read more online at Additional media inquiries can be directed to Leah Gradl by emailing or by calling (616) 534-4909.

About the American Subcontractors Association

Founded in 1966, ASA amplifies the voice of, and leads, trade contractors to improve the business environment for the construction industry and to serve as a steward for the community. The ideals and beliefs of ASA are ethical and equitable business practices, quality construction, a safe and healthy work environment, and integrity and membership diversity. ASA commemorated its 50th anniversary in 2016. Visit