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This October, we are thrilled to sponsor Choate Construction’s inaugural BuildStrong event. The festival will be held Oct. 9, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Symphony Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Proceeds benefit the Autism Strong Foundation, where they will then be mindfully donated back into our community to […]

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When the next generation of innovators and thinkers have ideas to make our team stronger, we listen. This spring, we partnered with five students from Calvin University on their capstone project. In late April, the students presented an executive recommendation and toolkit to implement a remote work policy for our […]

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By: Dave Schoonbeck, Chief Operating Officer At Kent Companies, our guiding principle is safety. It is the first and most important of our Four Hallmarks as we watch out for each other on and off the job. During Construction Safety Week, we are taking part in an industry-wide initiative to […]

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What can you build on the Kent Companies team? The answer goes far beyond our job sites. Visit any one of our offices, and you’ll find construction industry professionals who are solving complex problems and developing solutions that position our team and our customers for success. We’re sharing insight from […]

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[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] -The Michigan Concrete Association recognized the Studio Park Ramp with a 2021 Award of Excellence in the Structural Parking Category. Concrete Contractor: Kent CompaniesSupplier: High Grade MaterialsEngineer: Carl Walker, a Division of WGIOwner: Studio C The Studio Park Ramp provides parking for the apartments, condos, offices, and […]

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[DALLAS, TX] – The Tilt-Up Concrete Association(TCA) recognized the Richardson Data Center Project Team with a 2020 Tilt-Up Achievement Award. The project team included: GC: Ridgemont Commercial Construction Concrete: Kent Companies Architect: Alliance Architects, Inc. Engineer: L.A. Fuess Partners The TCA Achievement Awards honor projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete […]

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A Nationwide Safety Upgrade

Kent Companies Converts to KASK Safety Helmets Innovations in building technology and materials are found across the concrete construction industry, yet one component of worker safety has remained unchanged for nearly 60 years. The traditional hard hat is an icon on construction job sites. But, do they provide complete protection […]

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[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Kent Companies announces the promotion of Leah Gradl to Vice President of Support Operations. Gradl will oversee the Marketing, Safety, Human Resources, Training/Education and IT divisions nationwide. Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan commented, “Leah has a long track record of collaborating with cross functional teams across […]

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[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – National Women in Construction Week emphasizes the growing role of women in the construction industry and highlights the opportunities available for women seeking careers in construction. Kent Companies celebrates WIC Week from March 1-7, 2020 with a feature series highlighting the diversity of professional roles held […]

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