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  • Hungry, Humble, Smart

    Hungry, Humble, Smart

    October 26, 2022

    Although higher than other generations, only 39% of millennials, those aged 25-37, hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to The Pew Research Center. More than 60% of the millennial workforce still received some sort of alternate training, more than likely on the job. At EV Construction, we believe in hiring character and training for success. When […]

  • Retreat to Advance

    Retreat to Advance

    October 11, 2022

    Contributed by Mike Novakoski, President & CEO A retreat is an event that allows us to step away from what we are used to doing so we can reset, evaluate and reinvigorate our current position. In business, we are firm believers in shaking up the status quo. We have seen great benefit in bringing people […]

  • Back to School

    Back to School

    September 6, 2022

    Brian Marion, a lifelong learner and EV Construction Field Manager, will return to the classroom this month as the teacher instead of the student. The West Michigan Construction Institute (WMCI) is gearing up for its inaugural school year with a full course load. As stated on its website, the team at WMCI shares a mission […]

  • The Value of Summer Interns

    The Value of Summer Interns

    July 20, 2022

    By Rachel Austin A few weeks ago, I happened to be onsite while one of our interns was completing an assignment for their Summer Internship. The task was to coordinate and host a project site tour, which would serve three purposes; it forced the intern to dig into the details of the project so they […]

  • The Disposition of Trinity Health’s Hackley Hospital

    The Disposition of Trinity Health’s Hackley Hospital

    July 7, 2022

    Over a year ago, Trinity Health relocated the services of their Hackley Hospital in Muskegon to their newly renovated campus just a few miles down the road. Since then, the EV Construction team has had the privilege of being a partner on the disposition project of the former hospital. Although, normally in the business of […]

  • EV Construction almost doubles national average of women on their payroll.

    EV Construction almost doubles national average of women on their payroll.

    March 10, 2022

    As recently as 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that only 13% of payroll employees in the construction industry are women. EV Construction is shattering that percentage. With 28 female employees on their payroll, the company’s labor force is over 25% (25.9) female. Titles held by those women include the likes of chief financial […]

  • Facility Services for Projects of All Sizes and Scopes

    Facility Services for Projects of All Sizes and Scopes

    February 24, 2022

    EV Construction maintains its own Facilities Services Division (FSD). The FSD was created specifically to meet the needs of small to mid-sized projects and maintenance needs. Whether it’s a simple door replacement or a multi-location national roll-out, our FSD expertly matches the individual talents of our staff to the requirements of the project so we […]

  • Quality control programs will reduce warranty risk

    Quality control programs will reduce warranty risk

    January 31, 2022

    Across many industries and building types, the pace of construction projects is increasing due to the high demand for new space. Without a strict plan for quality control and assurance, accelerating the construction process can lead to mistakes and costly warranty work. Repairs following a building opening can be expensive, disruptive and, in many cases, […]

  • Starting over…but not at zero: How a safety incident can strengthen your safety culture

    Starting over…but not at zero: How a safety incident can strengthen your safety culture

    January 16, 2022

    Contributed by the EV Construction Leadership Team If during a game of Family Feud, Steve Harvey posed the question, “What are the top seven characteristics of a strong leader,” what would be the top response? Integrity? Accountability? Empathy? Humility? Resilience? Vision? Positivity? I think we would all agree these should be the top answers. Many […]

  • The Risk and Reward of Self-Performing Trades

    The Risk and Reward of Self-Performing Trades

    December 8, 2021

    EV Construction is more than a construction manager; we are builders. Our team of over 100 professionals performs a wide variety of trade work. Of the 100 field professionals who we have on staff, sixty-six of them are laborers who work in one of seven, self-perform trade divisions. We have teams of men and women […]