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Kent Companies Receives Certificate of Excellence in Ethics from the American Subcontractors Association

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – The American Subcontractors Association, a national trade organization representing construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and suppliers recognized Kent Companies as one of twelve recipients of a Certificate of Excellence in Ethics. Ethics certificates are presented to subcontractors for achieving “the highest standards of internal and external integrity for a subcontracting firm.”  The awards ceremony took place on March 2, 2018 during the national SUBExcel conference in Tempe, Arizona. Kent Companies Vice President Chris Fennema received the award on behalf of the organization.

Applicants of the ethics award are required to respond to questions concerning the firm’s corporate ethics, policies and procedures, its construction practices, and its general business practices. Each applicant is also required to submit detailed documentation, including sealed letters of recommendation from a customer, a competitor, and a supplier. Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan shared, “The Excellence in Ethics Award is about our people. Integrity, craftsmanship and innovation run deep throughout our entire team. This award recognizes the people of Kent Companies who perform their work to the highest ethical standard every day.”  Kent Companies Texas Multi-Family Division President Keith Collinsworth added, “Our team continues to grow at a remarkable pace across the country. As we grow, we remain focused on doing the right thing for our people, our customers and our community.”

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 and Austin, Texas; central Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Companies employs over 1,000 concrete construction professionals nationwide, and the organization is ranked in the top 12 concrete contractors nationwide by ENR Magazine. The Kent Companies team has built a reputation as “Leaders in Concrete.”

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. Read more by visiting