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Kent Companies Earns the Award of Excellence from the Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan

[TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – January 28, 2022] – The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan recognized Kent Companies, Inc. with the Award of Excellence for its concrete and paving work on the CD13 Catalyst Development project in Traverse City, Michigan. The award recognizes Northern Michigan commercial projects and promotes the quality workmanship performed by talented contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and their employees.

The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan presented the award to Kent Companies at a reception on January 27 at the Traverse City Golf & Country Club.

The CD13 Catalyst Development project included the rehabilitation and extension of a 15,000 SQ FT existing professional office space – formerly the Old City Hall.

The project team was comprised of:

Kent Companies delivered a comprehensive scope of concrete specialties and services throughout the interior and exterior of the building, including:

  • Cast-in-place walls for the building addition’s stairs and elevator
  • Slab on grade for adjacent walls
  • Gyp-Crete underlayments in a second-floor bathroom and poured infills in the basement of the building
  • Parking lot paving equipped with heating tubes, sidewalk, curb, gutter, an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramp, and cast-in-place steps
  • Composite slab infills

“The Award of Excellence is a testament to our team’s exceptional craftsmanship and the quality work delivered on the CD13 Catalyst Development project,” said Division Manager Jason Harrall. “I was incredibly impressed by the team’s willingness to overcome obstacles, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and winter conditions, and their ability to deliver the complete project on schedule.”


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; Traverse City, Michigan; Dallas and Austin, Texas; central Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Companies employs over 1,600 concrete construction professionals nationwide, and the organization is ranked as the 9th largest concrete contractor nationwide by ENR Magazine. The Kent Companies team has built a reputation as “Leaders in Concrete.”

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