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Kent Companies Promotes Five to Division Manager Positions, Welcomes New Leadership

Kent Companies, Inc., the 9th largest concrete contractor nationwide, today announced leadership transitions to kick off the new year.

The company has promoted five teammates to serve in Division Manager roles, including:

Jordan Berens, Division Manager – In his role, Berens oversees development and profitability of Site Concrete operations across Michigan and other Midwest locations. Berens has been with Kent Companies for nearly eight years. He initially joined Kent Companies as an intern, and he quickly advanced through roles including Project Engineer, Estimator, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and Director of Project Management.

Steve McCoy, Division Manager – McCoy leads the Commercial Concrete group out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He previously served as Director of Field Operations and Senior Project Manager. He has worked for Kent Companies for four years.

Zach VanBemden, Division Manager – VanBemden assumes responsibility for the Western Michigan Underlayments group. Starting his career at Kent Companies in 2011, he is the recipient of the ASCC’s 2021 Gaining Strength Award.

Ed Hardesty, Division Manager – With more than 20 years at Kent Companies under his belt, Hardesty is the Division Manager of the Underlayments group in Eastern Michigan. He assumes responsibility of operations, business development and product delivery.

Jeff Moomey, Division Manager – Moomey is the Division Manager of Facilities Services. He has been a Project Manager at Kent Companies for five years and has 33 years of commercial construction experience in West Michigan.

“Each of our incoming Division Managers demonstrates leadership and innovation as they carve a path forward for our team,” said CEO Jeff VanderLaan. “Our people are our purpose, and I’m confident in our leaders’ ability to create growth and opportunity for our entire team in the new year.”

Kent Companies offers challenging roles, professional development, and career advancement opportunities for craft and office professionals alike.

“Berens, Hardesty and VanBemden started in the field and worked their way up to leadership roles, truly exemplifying what it means to build a lifelong career at Kent Companies,” said VanderLaan.

The Division Manager promotions are effective immediately.

Kent Companies also announced an extension of its leadership team with strategic new hires across the country, including:

  • Ryan Kuczynski, Director of Talent – Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Al Laster, Senior Project Manager – Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Scott Osche, Operations Manager – Austin, Texas
  • Jessica Price, Corporate Marketing Manager – Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Sean Roe, Division Manager – Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Rob Slager, Director of Information Technology – Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Ben Stevens, Safety Coordinator – Charlotte, North Carolina
  • John Walker, Business Development Manager – Columbus, Ohio


About Kent Companies, Inc.:

Kent Companies, Inc. is a third-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 and Traverse City, Michigan; Dallas and Austin, Texas; central Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Companies employs more than 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.”