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RED Feed – March 21, 2018

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Federal Tax Withholding Changes: How will it affect your paycheck?

With the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, several new tax laws will affect how federal taxes are withheld from your paycheck. All employees are encouraged to carefully review their current federal tax withholding. If you need to change your withholding, please see your Human Resources team for the appropriate forms.

You can use this withholding calculator as a resource:

The Grand Rapids Team Celebrates a 5th Year Win!

For the fifth consecutive year, Kent Companies earned an award as one of “West Michigan’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Our team will be recognized at an awards ceremony on May 3, 2018 at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey process. Your responses matter. Corporate HR Director Mindy Curtiss shared, “This award is significant because it stems from our people. You are the ones telling us what we’re doing right, and where we can continue to grow the resources for our team. Most importantly, when we look at this data, we see a reflection of our company values and how they serve as the foundation of our growth.”

Click here to read the official story.

Need IT Support? We can help.

If you’re having trouble with your computer, iPad, phone or related equipment, the IT team is standing by to help. The best way to submit an IT help request is through the Kent Companies website. You’ll find a new IT Help Request Form on the Employee Links section of the website.

Employee Links Password: redtothecore

Remember, you can find a lot of great resources on the Employee Links page, including employment forms and updates, the Make it Happen Scholarship Program, Employee News, SDS Sheets, Employee HandbooksAnti-Harassment Policies and the Kent Companies Employee Store.


Kent Companies Texas – Multi-Family Division

Submitted by Angel Alvarez, Vice President of Operations, Multi-Family Division

Project: The View of Fort Worth- Fort Worth, Texas

General Contractor: CBG Residential

Another stage. Another crowd. Same stellar performance under the bright lights. The Multi-Family team is making big things happen on The View of Fort Worth. Carlos Flores, Alberto Maldonado, Arturo Sierra and their teams are leading the charge. Check out photos from our early Saturday morning pour last weekend.

Because it’s Texas, we decided we should use the biggest concrete pump available in the state – a 70 meter pump.




Kent Companies Division 110 

Submitted by Randy Hughes, Superintendent and Jacob Otto, Project Engineer & Drone Operator

Project: 150/140 Ottawa – Grand Rapids, Michigan

General Contractor: Orion Construction

150/140 Ottawa continues to garner a lot of attention, including a feature in this WOODTV8 news story about the rapid pace of downtown development. Our last look at this project featured photos from deck pours. Now, we offer you a bird’s eye look from the Kent Companies drone. Kudos to this team for your tremendous progress on this project.



Kent Companies Texas – Multi-Family Division

Submitted by Angel Alvarez, Vice President of Operations, Multi-Family Division

Project: The Luxe Apartments – Allen, Texas

General Contractor: TX-Morrow Construction

We’re setting the stage for a big week at the Luxe Apartments, a 445 unit apartment complex for Davis Development/TX-Morrow. The team is working on backing out a slab, and we have inspections and a pour scheduled for later this week. Senior General Superintendent Victor Freeman, Superintendent Dionisio Castillo and Assistant Superintendent Alejandro Segovia are keeping the team focused on the Four Hallmarks.



Kent Companies Division 110 

Submitted by Mike VanBemden, General Superintendent and Andre Scott, Project Manager

Project: 351 Western – Muskegon, Michigan

General Contractor: Clifford Buck Construction

The Division 110 team completed another deck pour with an early morning sunrise as a stunning backdrop. Did you know…? This is a design-assist effort, as Kent Companies helped convert the building from a steel frame design to post-tensioned concrete.