Kent Companies family, friends and colleagues gathered in downtown Grand Rapids on September 14, 2017 for a surprise art reveal of A Success Story, a 30-square foot canvas depicting iconic structures built by Kent Companies over the past 60 years. A Success Story is on display at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel near the waterfall in the lobby. The piece will move to Kent Companies’ corporate headquarters in Grand Rapids in mid-October.
About the Art:
A Success Story
Artist: Trent Frey
Pencil on paper, 9’ wide x 2.9’ high
Buildings shape the skyline, but it is people who build a community. A Success Story explores how the Grand Rapids skyline has changed from 1957 through 2017. It is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of Kent Companies, a 3rd-generation family-owned business headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Riverhouse Tower, GVSU, Spectrum Health, Founders Brewing, the ITP Transit Center, 20 Fulton East and other iconic West Michigan projects are featured in this piece. A Success Story is a celebration of the growth and progress of the communities Kent Companies helps to build every day. It is evidence that families are the backbone of the community.