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construction management

  • Reflections

    Reflections

    November 10, 2020

    I recently came back from a long weekend of camping with two of my daughters in the U.P. The colors were at their peak and fantastic, or so I was told. (For those who aren’t colorblind, the way I know it is fall is not so much the changing of colors, but the rapid building […]

  • Ridge Point Community Church – Community Focused Improvements

    Ridge Point Community Church – Community Focused Improvements

    October 7, 2020

    This past June, EV Construction began “boots on the ground” activity for a growing, yet already robust church in our community. Ridge Point Community Church’s project needs consisted of various exterior improvements to the church’s property, including playgrounds, sports areas and an amphitheater. In total, six acres of property were developed. Also included in the […]

  • Am I Adding Value?

    Am I Adding Value?

    September 2, 2020

    When I was 13, I started my construction career by pushing a broom on my uncle’s residential project sites. I followed him around from job to job, cleaning and trying to make myself useful. I loved being around construction, and not wanting to seem like “a tag-along burden”, it was very important to me to […]

  • COVID pushes seniors toward independent living sites

    COVID pushes seniors toward independent living sites

    July 13, 2020

    EV Construction is keeping tabs on the state of senior living during and post-COVID. The Holland-based general contractor has contracts with several senior living organizations like UMRC, Clark at Keller Lake, Porter Hills, Sunset and Trinity, and has noticed the pandemic is not slowing consumer interest in independent living. In fact, it may have renewed […]

  • Construction firms bounce back, remain wary of long-term effects from pandemic

    Construction firms bounce back, remain wary of long-term effects from pandemic

    July 7, 2020

    Michigan had the largest percentage increase in construction jobs among dozens of states from April to May, as firms rebounding from COVID-19 are showing cautious optimism in hopes of the overall economy following suit. As workers returned to the job sites after being forced to close as part of coronavirus mitigation measures, Michigan added some […]

  • Calvin University Constructing Design Hub

    Calvin University Constructing Design Hub

    May 14, 2020

    Calvin University announced it is renovating the Spoelhof Center into a state-of-the-art design hub that will bring students together from a variety of majors. The 6,000-square-foot renovation project is set to begin this month. The space will anchor Calvin’s newly revised graphic design program. The design hub will include an open classroom for graphic design, […]

  • How to Ease Workers’ Anxieties About Returning to the Jobsite

    How to Ease Workers’ Anxieties About Returning to the Jobsite

    May 5, 2020

    In the early weeks of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, safety managers at EV Construction fielded questions from employees and subcontractors who were concerned about the safety of working during the growing outbreak. They wanted to know how company leaders planned to keep everyone healthy. The Holland, Michigan-based company met their concerns head on and quickly […]

  • EV Construction Wins Best and Brightest Nod for 13th Consecutive Year

    EV Construction Wins Best and Brightest Nod for 13th Consecutive Year

    April 28, 2020

    April 14, 2020 – Warren, MI — Every year companies throughout West Michigan compete to be named one of “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be honored on […]

  • The Importance of Construction Safety Amid a Pandemic

    The Importance of Construction Safety Amid a Pandemic

    April 23, 2020

    Even though times have changed, one item remains top priority for all companies affected by the global pandemic: safety. COVID-19 has sparked new safety precautions for frontline workers, businesses, the general public and so many more, and has showcased just how crucial safety is. This unique experience has given companies another opportunity to continue leading […]

  • Exposing a Gap: Construction Safety and COVID-19

    Exposing a Gap: Construction Safety and COVID-19

    April 1, 2020

    By its very nature, construction is a dangerous activity requiring many people to work in close quarters in an ever-changing environment. Our industry works continuously to evaluate the programs, procedures, equipment and enforcement mechanisms that keep our people safe. West Michigan has a great record for construction safety, but the recent COVID-19 crisis appears to […]