Removal and disposal of existing stage. Re-level flooring over stage lift. Install new Oak Flooring and Stagelam sheeting over entire area (approx 6,400 sq ft) including over the orchestra lift. Sand, stain black, apply three (3) coats of water-based finish using a Matte finish on the final coat. Repaired various damaged subfloor areas. Remounted floor pulley plates in the floor for the traveler curtain draw lines. Refaced pit edge on entire perimeter.
Ground-up construction of a shopping center, comprised of three separate buildings totaling 40,000 square feet. The Marketplace houses seven retail spaces, including Dress Barn, Ulta, Maurice’s, and Five Below.
Sand, Seal, paint logos & gamelines, apply Bona Sport Finish to wood floor-apporx 4,830 sq ft.
Sand to bare wood, paint logos & gamelines, apply Bona Sport finish to approx 8,800 sq. ft. Also sand and finish Middle school gymnasium approx 6,000 sq. ft. (no pictures)
Sand to bare wood, paint logos & gamelines, apply Bona Sport Urethane wood finish to approx 7,392 sq. ft.
Wolverine’s national restaurant team worked with Burger King franchisees in the Detroit area to roll out the restaurant’s re-design efforts. Our project teams renovated six existing stores which had not been altered previously since their original construction in 1987. Work includes all new finishes, décor, lighting, signage, storefront, and kitchen equipment. Our team also changed the plumbing layouts for each store. The resulting stores have a completely different look and feel, with much brighter colors and a more modern look overall.
General contractor Wolverine Building Group completed the construction of the first thrift store for Bethany Christian Services, which consisted of a renovation of a 17,000 square foot warehouse into a spacious retail facility. The location was selected for its centrality and its proximity to many of Bethany’s Grand Rapids-area clients. Bethany Christian Services is a not-for-profit organization serving children and families in 20 countries. They provide adoption and post-adoption services, counseling, foster care, and a variety of additional resources for families around the world. Proceeds from the 29th Street store will benefit Bethany’s Grand Rapids clients, particularly for unfunded or underfunded projects such as refugee services.
Offices and garages designed with LEED criteria Provides the MDNR employees sufficient room for equipment and offices Offices and four large garage bays for DNR Officers and Firefighters Garages have in-floor radiant heat Safety features include eye wash station
Originally founded in 1844 the current St. Patrick Church was built in 1878. Following parish updates over the years, the church interior was in need of a thorough renovation including a detailed restoration of the altar and reredos. Repair and re-painting of walls, ceiling and wood molding Refurbishment of statues in white and gold paint Custom walnut furniture including presider’s chair, ambo and altar New wood, carpet and ceramic tile flooring Restoration of pews and kneelers including upholstery The spaces in the in the front altar were redesigned to spatially accommodate the choir and baptistery area. The baptismal font and ambry was custom fabricated in hammered bronze. The efficiency upgrade of lighting was accomplished with custom made LED fixtures in keeping with the style of the church. The entire project consisted of an expedited schedule of nine weeks which required a temporary relocation of services to the parish center.
26 Cherry is a striking affordable apartment facility with ground floor parking/storage space and five floors of residential units. Located at the corner of Division and Cherry in Grand Rapids’ Heartside district, it is within walking and biking distance of many local restaurants and retailers. The facility features high-quality amenities including granite countertops and polished wood floors. It was constructed concurrently with 205 Division, located adjacent to the project. 26 Cherry is supported by MSHDA and HUD funding and accomodates lower-income residents. This project is Enterprise Green certified to reduce the building’s life cycle costs and environmental impact, and to provide a healthier environment for residents.
205 Division is a seven-story mixed-use building with residential space, commercial space, and parking. Located at the corner of Division and Cherry in Grand Rapids’ Heartside district, it is within walking and biking distance of many local restaurants and retailers. The facility features modern, high-end finishes and a cool gray and blue color palette. This project is supported by MSHDA and HUD funding and accomodates lower-income residents. 205 Division is Enterprise Green certified to reduce the building’s life cycle costs and environmental impact, and to provide a healthier environment for residents.
New Village Park is a complex live renovation of an affordable housing apartment complex. The facility is comprised of many buildings that total 152 one- to five-bedroom units with a wide variety of different floor plans. Wolverine Building Group demolished and re-built two of the existing buildings, and performed major interior and exterior renovations to the rest. The upgrades are designed to improve efficiency, sustainability, and to meet current standards for disability accomodations, as well as to modernize facility’s overall look and decor. The renovations were completed in phases, with residents relocated for short periods of time while each building was remodeled. Careful scheduling was required in order to minimize disruption to residents and management staff. The project is supported by HUD and MSHDA tax credits, and is slated for LEED for Homes certification.
Re-image of existing TGI Friday’s restaurant, including new finishes, décor, lighting, furniture, signage, and storefront. Our team also constructed a 900 sq. ft. addition to the existing restaurant.
After completing an extensive historic renovation for Smith Haughey in 2011, Wolverine is completing their workspace by expanding it into an adjacent building. This historic rehabilitation project will following the same design and green criteria as Phase I, which is currently pending LEED Silver certification.
Wolverine completed this major renovation to Ranger, a tool and die manufacturer. The project consisted of the demolition and removal of 6,500 sq. ft. of existing space. Our team also constructed a new interior portion of the building that includes press pits. The interior addition is taller than the existing building.
Wolverine completed this addition to Usher Tool & Die’s existing facility. Usher Tool & Die manufactures die components for the auto industry. This 6,400 sq. ft. addition was crane-built with pre-engineered steel.
Wolverine completed this addition to Digital Tool & Die’s existing facility. Digital Tool manufactures die components for the auto industry. This 15,000 sq. ft. addition was crane-built with pre-engineered steel. The new space will allow Digital Tool to increase their efficiency as well as productivity.
Our team returned to Thierica’s more than 60-year-old facility to complete major renovation and additions. Thierica is a Grand Rapids-owned and -run manufacturing firm that performs laser etching and robotic painting for automotive components. Wolverine’s team constructed two additions to Thierica’s manufacturing space and docking system, totaling 9,200 sq. ft. The conventional steel framed additions were completed with cranes. We also performed a complete renovation to the employee lunch room / break area. This is the fourth addition that Wolverine has completed for Thierica in the past ten years.
Wolverine Building Group completed this adaptive re-use renovation that transformed the former Bethel Pentecostal Church into a 37-unit affordable apartment building. The renovation retained the main façade of the 1920’s-era church, including the exterior brickwork and columns of the original building, and added a contemporary-style two-story addition on top of the existing 1967 addition for a total of four stories. The 51,000 square foot residential building is located in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids, providing residents with easy access to local parks, schools, retail stores, and restaurants. The project is Enterprise Green certified.
Wolverine Building Group returned to Fifth Third Ballpark in January 2014, after the facility suffered from extensive fire and smoke damage. Work began on January 18, which allowed only 80 calendar days for demolition and rebuilding in time for the opening day game. The fire did extensive damage to the first base side of the ballpark, completely destroying the concourse level, the suites, and the concession area. The construction team scraped all remaining debris down to the concrete floor in order to re-build. Portions of the park that were not touched by the flames suffered from smoke damage, which affected everything even into the third base suite level. All flooring, insulation, and drywall throughout the suites and corridors was removed and replaced. The drywall in every suite was sealed to prevent smoke odors, and all suites throughout the park were re-painted. Wolverine also replaced 900 bleacher seats in the stadium. The team also completed some upgrades during the re-build, expanding all suites on the first base side to 1’ taller and 2’ deeper. The entire building was re-roofed and re-sided, and the souvenir shop and concessions areas were expanded. More than 7,100 fans came to the park for the opening day celebration. Despite the fire, the Whitecaps are playing their 21st season as planned in an upgraded facility.
Wolverine’s restaurant team completed a major renovations of Shots Restaurant & Bar. Our team maintained the building’s footprint but raised the roof to provide a more open feel, built a flat roof to accommodate a new HVAC system, relocated the bar, and constructed new restrooms.
The Pump House Frozen Yogurt Shop is located in the center of Grand Haven, Michigan. The facility features spaces to purchase and enjoy the frozen yogurt bar where you design the size, flavors and toppings of your frozen treat. This unique venue offers visitors a new experience with an traditional twist; Panoramic views of the Grand river channel to Lake MichiganOld time soda bar with home made natural sodasWarm and inviting fireplace and natural sunlight
The 50th Street freezer facility site is located in proximity to other Gordon Food Service distribution centers. The new facility brings about needed additional space for the company’s line of frozen food products. The proposed freezer building is built on a section of land that is part of a roadway, requiring a partial street vacation and shortening of the 50th St., west of Clay Avenue. Ice cream freezer Maintenance room and mezzanines Facility offices Employee Member Center Refrigerated dock 14 loading docks In order to accommodate the refrigeration penthouse units, the project obtained a zoning variance for the 62 ft. building height. The freezer conforms to the city’s sustainability principles. Gordon Food Service project will allow for the redevelopment of several under utilized industrial properties and will infuse vital investment into the surrounding community.
We demo'd the existing hangar on-site and built a new hangar, terminal, and operations area. The entry canopy is crafted from an airplane wing. AIA GR Honorable Mention Award 2014
Menna’s Joint, the “Home of the Dub” opened its doors for business at 44 Ionia Ave, bringing yet another unique culinary option to the growing Arena District. Conveniently located between The Hopcat and McFadden’s, Menna’s Joint is a popular food option that embodies a culture consistent with a late-night crowd. Orion Construction renovated this space in just over four months.
Construction was completed ahead of schedule on this quick service restaurant in Gaines Township, Michigan. Originally slated for an early December 2013 completion, the project was finished and opened prior to Thanksgiving, providing additional revenue stream the owner had not expected but appreciated. The new Subway restaurant features traditional cafeteria-style service with 1200 sf of sitdown/eat-in space. A drive-thru window provides customers added convenience. The exterior finishes include two styles of brick masonry and a fenced-in patio. An outdoor gas fireplace provides ambiance and heat, while functionally extending the outdoor dining season into the autumn months. The masonry treatment is repeated inside and compliments the wood and tile finishes.
Orion completed the construction of a new Occupational Health Clinic for Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan. The project involved a complete interior demolition and rebuild of an existing building. Included was: new interior metal stud walls, suspended acoustical ceilings, floor coverings, new doors and a new HVAC system. A complete new electrical service & lighting system was installed which included an emergency back-up generator system able to power the entire facility, a climate controlled combination IT/electrical room and a security and access control system. The space includes a check-in/check-out and patient waiting area, exam/treatment rooms, drug test room, x-ray room, conference room, pharmacy room, large storage area, employee breakroom and staff offices. The project also features a shared gym area, restrooms and a large barrier-free shower room.
On November 21, 2013, business owners Dana and Teri Jo Mettler welcomed patrons to the Grand Opening of YoBlendz on 15 Ionia Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids. They were joined by representatives from Yoblendz corporate, as well as project team members, city officials, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce representatives, and the Orion Construction project team. YoBlendz, a 1,500 sq. ft. premium retail space, is located in Grand Rapids’ “Arena District” within the city’s most active restaurant/bar corridor. Orion renovated a former salon into a quick service food destination.
Orion Construction contracted with the State of Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs to complete a renovation of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The project involved the modification of the main entrance to the facility with the addition of a new exterior vestibule and a steel-framed, canvas-covered canopy. The 7,000 sq. ft. canopy now provides a protected area for visitors and residents. Included was 15,000 sq. ft. of additional sidewalk with built-in “snow-melt” technology and enhanced landscaping.
Orion Construction completed the renovation and tenant build-out for the Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI) corporate offices in the summer of 2013. The unique workplace features perimeter offices facing common space and group-work space conducive to the creative work environment at DGRI. The project team carefully coordinated the floor plan and minor build-outs to encourage open communication as well as providing meeting rooms offering privacy and “break-out” group sessions. The challenge of the project was to bring functionality, creativity and the vision of DGRI together. The intention was to create a versatile, floor space that represents the “ground floor” nature of DGRI. DGRI offers the space to local non-profits and other community organizations for board meetings. With sliding partitions, free wi-fi internet service and a modern appearance, DGRI’s office has become a symbol of the eclectic nature of the organization.
The Bagley Development features two brick brownstone buildings with eight town homes each. Each unit is complete with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The upper level units have 1,600 square feet, while the lower units have 1,350 square feet and include 1,350 square foot basements that can be finished, adding another bedroom and bathroom. These townhouses, located in the Gaslight Village of East Grand Rapids near Reeds Lake, feature granite and marble counters, terraces, generous cabinets, hardwood floors, 10-12 foot ceilings, and private garages.
"Preserve the Legacy - Revitalize & Transform the Church on Main" was the emphasis of this project. Preserving history while at the same time transforming this sacred space into an attractive and useful missional tool for Genesis. Quote: "JTAI's approach to team building has been a huge 'value add' for us. JTAI has a clear focus on what is important to our church community and has pulled together the best team of professionals to reach that end goal. It is great to work with others like JTAI that care about what we are trying to do and will do what they say they can to see that happen." -Beau McCarthy, Senior Pastor, Genesis The Church, Royal Oak MI.