Kent Companies Appoints Leah Gradl Vice President – Support Operations

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Kent Companies announces the promotion of Leah Gradl to Vice President of Support Operations. Gradl will oversee the Marketing, Safety, Human Resources, Training/Education and IT divisions nationwide. Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan commented, “Leah has a long track record of collaborating with cross functional teams across […]

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Kent Companies Celebrates Women in Construction Week 2020

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – National Women in Construction Week emphasizes the growing role of women in the construction industry and highlights the opportunities available for women seeking careers in construction. Kent Companies celebrates WIC Week from March 1-7, 2020 with a feature series highlighting the diversity of professional roles held […]

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Kent Companies Ranks #9 on the 2019 ENR Magazine Top Specialty Contractors List

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Engineering News Record Magazine (ENR) released its 2019 Top 600 Specialty Contractors edition, naming Kent Companies as the ninth largest concrete contractor nationwide by revenue (an increase from #13 in 2018). The list also ranked Kent Companies as the 95th largest specialty contractor nationwide (an increase […]

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ASCC Names Jordan Berens First Recipient of the “Gaining Strength” Award

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) named Jordan Berens the first recipient of the national Gaining Strength Award. The award was presented on September 19, 2019 at the annual ASCC convention in Chicago, Illinois. Berens is the Director of Project Management for Kent Companies’ commercial […]

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Kent Companies Awards Seven Make it Happen Scholarships

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Kent Companies recently awarded seven Make it Happen Scholarship Awards to the children of full-time Kent Companies employees. 2019 marks the fifth year for the program, which has awarded over $40,000 in scholarship support to date. 2019 Scholarship Recipients: Miriam Arvizu Mancilla, daughter of Francisco Arvizu. […]

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Division 110 Announces Field Leadership Promotions

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – “The biggest opportunity for Division 110 is clear,” shared Executive Vice President Matt Fennema. “It’s empowering the people on our team to take this organization to the next level.” Fennema and Director of Operations Steve McCoy recently announced comprehensive promotions across Kent Companies’ largest operating division […]

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Kent Companies Expands Employee Training Programs Nationwide

Chris Fennema Assumes the Role of Vice President of Employee Training & Development [GRAND RAPIDS] – Kent Companies recently announced plans to expand and enhance on-boarding and professional development programs for 1,300+ employees nationwide. To lead this new initiative, Kent Companies named Chris Fennema as the Vice President of Employee […]

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Kent Companies Promotes Angel Alvarez to Executive Vice President, Multi-Family Divisions

Continued Expansion throughout Austin, Central Texas Drives Sales, Employment Growth [DALLAS, TX] – Kent Companies announced the promotion of Angel Alvarez to Executive Vice President of the Multi-Family Divisions. In his new position, Alvarez assumes responsibility for all estimating, project management and field operations for the Multi-Family Divisions in Dallas/Fort […]

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