[Grand Rapids, Mich. – February 17, 2022] – The Michigan Concrete Association recognized Kent Companies, Inc. with the Michigan Award of Excellence in the Structural-Commercial category for its concrete work on the Red Cedar Retaining Walls in Lansing, Michigan. The award recognizes and promotes quality workmanship on projects designed, constructed, or restored during the past year.
Kent Companies was presented the award at a luncheon on Thursday, February 17, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Mich.
Kent Companies’ scope of work included 850 LF of retaining walls with an average height of 14’-0” and varying thickness of 1’-0” to 1’-6”. The decorative walls and footings required 1,850 cubic yards of concrete.
The Red Cedar Retaining Walls are noteworthy because the intricate stone pattern wrapped around a 90-degree corner. The Kent Companies team ensured alignment of the form liners and reveal strips at all heights.
The project team was comprised of:
- General Contractor: Continental Building Company
- Concrete: Kent Companies, Inc.
- Architect: Hobbs & Black Architects
“The craftsmanship of Red Cedar’s retaining walls is remarkable. These decorative retaining walls were incredibly complex, requiring strong attention to detail,” said Kent Companies Division Manager Steve McCoy.
“I cannot say enough about our team’s dedication and expertise on this project. The end result exceeded customer expectations and will be a signature design feature for this property for years to come,” said McCoy.
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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