Culture

 

  • Innovation

    We are focused on emerging technologies and processes, such as BIM and Lean Construction, as ways to add value to the bottom line on every project. We are constantly challenging the status quo to find a better way.

  • Teamwork

    We have strong relationships with architects, subcontractors, government agencies and of course, our customers. We are collaborative and build long-term relationships as we work towards a common goal. Our priority is to ensure that our customers have a positive experience with us while we deliver the highest quality project.

  • Integrity

    Our customers are confident that we will deliver on our promises and that we will do what we say we will do. They have peace of mind knowing that we approach every situation with integrity and a strong desire to listen to their needs and help them achieve their goals. We see them as part of our extended Granger family.

  • Inspiration

    We are passionate about advancing the art of building, of always seeking a better way to solve our customers’ business challenges. We don’t just build buildings. We aim to improve the lives of people who research, work, learn, heal and compete in our buildings.

  • Diligence

    We ensure that a project is completed beyond our customers’ expectations through focused and collaborative effort. By assessing each project, communicating every step of the way, and taking the measures necessary to get the job done, we are able to diligently accomplish each of our customers’ goals- and then some.

The Granger Team

Our team is strong. Granger team members are leaders, collaborators and listeners willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that projects are completed to the total satisfaction of all stakeholders. Our staff has experience addressing complicated challenges on a wide variety of projects, forging lasting relationships and leading to repeat customers.

Alton Granger

Granger Construction is overseen by Chairman Alton Granger, who has been with the company since its start in 1959. Al has a degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University, and is a Registered Professional Engineer. Al spends much of his time with his wife, Jan, at their cottage on Gun Lake, where they met over 70 years ago, and at their Florida condo. Al firmly believes in abiding by the Golden Rule in both life and business, treating people as he wants to be treated.

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Alton Granger / Chairman

Glenn Granger

Glenn officially joined the Granger company in 1990 as a third generation family member, and is now the President/CEO. He graduated from Alma College with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, has a Master’s of Engineering from the University of Utah, and has a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Glenn also has Dale Carnegie Sales Training and is LEED Accredited. Aside from running his business, Glenn is an avid volunteer and leader for the community. In the time Glenn has left in his schedule, he enjoys the adrenaline rush of going downhill skiing and wakeboarding, as well as spending time with his family.

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Glenn Granger / President/CEO

Dennis Carignan

Dennis Carignan joined the Granger team in 1998 and currently works as a Vice President. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Michigan State University and is accredited as an AGC Associate Constructor. Building and remodeling are passions of his, things he does frequently at home and at his cottage. When he has free time, Dennis can be found with his wife and two children or preparing to run another marathon.

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Dennis Carignan / Vice President

Tim VanAntwerp

Tim VanAntwerp joined the Granger team in 2000 and currently works as a Vice President of the company focusing on lean operations, risk management, and higher education project support. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University. Tim is a licensed engineer and licensed attorney, and serves on the Professional Advisory Board for Michigan State University’s Civil Engineering College. Tim enjoys backpacking and fly fishing when he has time, however, he and his wife work together on their highest priority project—being great parents for their two children.

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Tim VanAntwerp / Vice President

Darryl Massa

Darryl Massa joined Granger in 1989, and currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Michigan. Darryl adds responsible leadership, promotion of positive team attitudes to the Granger team and consistently exceeds the expectations of our customers. When he isn’t working, Darryl enjoys playing golf with the company of his wife and three adult daughters, all of whom make great competition.

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Darryl Massa / Executive Vice President of Operations, PE

Jerry Brand

Jerry Brand joined Granger in 1989, and is a Vice President of the company as well as a Project Executive. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan, and has completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Program. Jerry is a LEED Accredited Professional, as well as an Accredited Asbestos Project Designer and Contract Supervisor. When he isn’t at work, Jerry is very active in his church, and enjoys swimming with his family and grandchildren.

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Jerry Brand / Vice President

Glenn Simon

Glenn Simon joined the Granger team in 1995 and is a Vice President of the company, as well as a Project Executive and the Government Market Segment Leader. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management, and has completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Course as well as the Dow Leadership Program. Glenn is a U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers Certified Quality Manager and is certified as a Construction Site Storm Water Operator (#C-08504) by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Outside of work, Glenn likes playing golf and watching his daughters play high school basketball.

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Glenn Simon / Vice President and Government Market Leader

Rob Train

Rob Train joined Granger in 2001 and currently is the Corrections Market Segment Leader. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Michigan State University, and has completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Program. Rob holds a great number of accreditations, and has his General Contractors License in various areas across the United States, as well as his State of Michigan Builders License. Rob is a LEED Green Associate as well as a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators. His passion to win was instilled in him by his favorite teacher, wrestling coach and father early on, which has helped him achieve great success at Granger. Rob and his wife live in Sheridan, and have three teenage children that keep them busy and inspire him to be the “World’s Greatest Dad”.

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Rob Train / Vice President and Corrections Market Leader

Jeff Tuley

Jeff Tuley joined Granger in 1993, and is currently the Commercial Market Segment Leader. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management from Western Michigan University, and is certified by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. When he isn’t focused on Commercial Construction, Jeff enjoys golfing and skiing as well as watching his sons’ sporting events.

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Jeff Tuley / Senior Project Manager and Commercial Market Leader

Jon Upton

Jon Upton joined the Granger team in 1993, and is the Healthcare Market Segment Leader. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technology University, and has completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Course. Jon Upton is also certified by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. In his free time, Jon enjoys outdoor activities of all kinds—particularly hunting and boating, as can be seen in the photos he has displayed proudly in his office.

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Jon Upton / Project Director and Healthcare Market Leader

Ben Schneider

Ben Schneider has been a part of the Granger team since 1996, and currently is the Industrial Market Segment Leader. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University, and is a member of the Building Enclosure Council of Detroit, as well as the Washtenaw Contractors Association. When he’s not at work, Ben stays busy with his large family of six sons and three daughters.

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Ben Schneider / Project Director and Industrial Market Leader

Paul Roller

Paul Roller joined the Granger team in 2000, and is the Higher Education Market Segment Leader.  He has both a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Paul also completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Program and is a LEED accredited professional. When not at work, Paul enjoys reading, attending sporting events, and planning various home improvement projects. He also spends time with his wife and two children, which occupies most of his time.

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Paul Roller / Senior Project Manager and Higher Education Market Leader

Community

As a family-owned company, Granger considers it a privilege to serve our communities. We aim to positively advance and affect the communities where we live and work with every project we undertake and by being an active participant and supporter of community events and initiatives.



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