Press ReleasesOctober 30

Contractor Elzinga & Volkers Heads Toward the New Year with Glowing Accomplishments

HOLLAND, Mich. (October 30, 2018) — Elzinga & Volkers, a leading provider of construction management services, continues on pace for a record-setting year, emphasized by an increase in new hires, promotions, projects, and business and safety awards.

As the organization works its way into 2019, E&V celebrates several accomplishments including over 4,000 days of no lost time from construction-related incidents, receipt of a national safety award and other awards of recognition for the company’s strong business expertise, and the beginning and/or completion of 11 major projects.

“We believe all our efforts throughout the year are worth acknowledging,” said Mike Novakoski, president and CEO of Elzinga & Volkers. “As we remain dedicated to our customers, we are expanding our team to meet continued demand while also providing excellent service and workmanship. Amidst our growth, we are committed to keeping the safety of our employees our top priority and remain dedicated to providing them with resources needed to live fulfilled lives.”

In 2018, the company broke ground on several major Michigan based projects, including Creative Products International, CentraCare, LifeChange Community Church, Clark on Franklin Independent Living, Tommy’s Express and Music Vault. This year, E&V completed The Western Theological Seminary in Holland and Munson Healthcare Medical Building in Manistee, Michigan. The Sanctuary at McCauley and Sanctuary at the Park in Muskegon, Michigan, Clark on Keller Lake in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Holland Hospital Behavioral Health in Holland are projects awarded to the firm in 2018 that will begin in 2019.

To continue the growth of the organization, E&V added 47 new employees in various fields to match the company’s expansion. New employees include:

• Steve Sims – Traveling Field Manager
• Joe Nail – Steel Crew
• Charlie Bennett – Project Manager
• Mike Petrusma – Director (EV Group)
• Mark S. DeGraaf – Carpenter
• Steve Morgan – Field Manager (Coldwater)
• Rob Dwortz – Director (Become Unmistakable)
• Brian Meyer – Project Manager (Coldwater)
• Juan Chavarria – Carpenter
• Jake Murphy – Field Intern
• John Inman – Field Manager
• Jordan Boeve – Field Intern
• Troy Dolkowski – Laborer
• Harry Sadler – Assistant Project Manager
• Tyler Dokter – Steel Crew
• Russ Rothenthaler – Carpenter
• Ethan VanRees – Firestopping
• Siena Radakovitz – Intern
• Noah Espinoza – Interiors Division
• John Estabrook – Carpenter
• Bernard Giesler – Firestopping
• Kyle Goudreau – Warehouse
• Caleb Benedict – Laborer
• Ben Frederick – Carpenter
• Zach Galle – Interiors
• Bryan Ray – Business Development (EV Group)
• Pat Roussey – Field Manager
• Jacob Melendez – Firestopping
• Eric Lammers – Preconstruction
• Micah Reyenhout – Concrete Division
• Sam Morris – Admin (Coldwater)
• Danielle Bouwhuis – Become Unmistakable
• Colin Curtiss – Laborer
• Breana Shephard – Become Unmistakable
• Macky Lynn – Safety Coordinator
• George Martinez – Interiors Division
• James Sutton – Laborer
• Robert Young – Firestopping
• Robert Mallo – Field Manager
• Julius Pamer – Concrete Division
• Mike Judy – Assistant Project Manager
• Nick Everson – Carpenter
• Travis Baldwin – Carpenter
• Bryson Davis – Laborer
• Roy Satliff – Laborer
• Meghan Meier – Become Unmistakable
• Xavier Martinez – Interiors Division

The award-winning organization has recently celebrated several internal promotions as well, including:
• Tara Brouwer – Experience Coordinator
• Norma Fynewever – Experience Coordinator
• Eric Gordon – Facilities Service Project Manager
• Tom Sass – Project Manager / Estimator
• Max Schmidt – Assistant Preconstruction Manager
• Julie Cole – Assistant Project Manager
• Brad Giha – Senior Project Manager
• Brett Lesiewicz – Senior Project Manager
• Rachel Austin – Director of Corporate Trades
• Roye Allen – Concrete Division Manager

These hires and promotions express E&V’s dedication to current employees by promoting from within, while giving new employees great opportunity to show their hard work and leadership abilities. Within the 47 additions to the company, E&V has gained team members in the following: EV Group, Become Unmistakable, the Coldwater office, EVCS, I would just say “each of the self-performed trade divisions.”
“These new hires and promotions show our continued dedication to hiring the best talent,” Novakoski added.

The organization was honored with the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. National Safety Excellence Award. E&V received two other awards in addition to the ABC honor, including West Michigan 101 Best & Brightest “Best of the Best” Midsize Companies to Work for and Associated Builders and Contractors West Michigan Chapter – STEP Platinum Award.
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About Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals
Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals is a leading provider of construction management services serving clients nationwide since 1945. Locally owned and headquartered in Holland, Mich., the company specializes in delivering the highest quality construction management and consulting services to a wide variety of industries, including senior living, health care, manufacturing and food processing. It has been named Michigan Contractor of the Year and recognized nationally as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For. Visit for more information. Find us on Facebook/ElzingaVolkers and follow us on Twitter.