Testimonials

Since 1959, Granger Construction has taken pride in our ability to forge lasting relationships with our customers and communities. By truly collaborating with our customers and understanding their goals, we consistently provide extraordinary experiences from start to finish. As a family-owned company with a visionary approach to building and commitment to quality, we produce results that exceed our customers’ expectations.

 

Western Michigan University Read Testimonial

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"Granger's project team was very effective in managing the budget and schedule for this project. The staff were responsive to our concerns and requests.

The project was a challenging one due to complexities of the site, design and conditions of the university environment. Granger and its subcontractors exhibited a high level of professionalism throughout the project. We are very pleased with the overall quality of the construction at the facility."

Christopher J. Pyzik, AIA
Project Manager

University of Michigan Read Testimonial

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"The renovation of the G. G. Brown Laboratory was completed in August of 2016. Granger managed both the construction and the occupant relocation for the project, which spanned 14 phases and 27 months. The performance of the work met or exceeded the team's standards for safety and quality. The greatest compliment that I can give is that very few issues reached my desk; when challenges arose, Granger proactively communicated them to the building occupants and resolved their concerns.

I appreciate the entire team's efforts to make this project successful, and highly recommend Granger Construction for future projects here on campus or elsewhere. It was a pleasure working with them."

Deborah S. Mero
Executive Director of Resource Planning and Management, College of Engineering

Michigan Tech – Great Lakes Research Center Read Testimonial

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"I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the excellent work and the capable leadership that Granger Construction Company provided us in the construction of our newest landmark building: the Great Lakes Research Center. Your entire team meshed well with our architect and our organization -- fully understanding and embracing goals that we set out to achieve with this project.

It takes a highly capable firm to construct a building like the Great Lakes Research Center on our constricted site. Your firm accomplished that goal safely and efficiently, and it was really a pleasure to work with individuals that seemed to care deeply about their profession. More importantly, though, it was both comforting and rewarding to feel that they cared deeply about our project and the goals we set out to achieve. Thank you for providing us a wonderful building in which to perform world class research, and for providing a first-class team to get it done."

Michael Abbott
Director, Great Lakes Research Center Operations

University of Michigan Read Testimonial

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"Granger Construction was hired by the University of Michigan to act as the construction manager on the $6.2 million Baits 2 Renewal project. The plan for the 5-building, 138,000 square-foot complex was ambitious and the schedule grueling. The entire project had to be completed over the 3-month summer break, otherwise we would be putting up 550 students in hotels. Granger came through.

Due to the planning and diligence of the Granger team, the Baits 2 Renewal project finished on-time and within budget. The reactions of students and staff to the completed work have been extremely positive. We're all very proud of the results of this project and Granger was a big part of pulling it off.

I would not hesitate to hire them again for a U-M project."

Gregory D. Wright
Assistant Director, Housing Planning and Design

Michigan State University Read Testimonial

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"We are pleased to serve as a reference for Granger Construction based on our experience working with the Granger team during the construction of the Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research. The completed project, a 50,000 s.f. facility, is a wonderful product that exemplifies the exceptional teamwork and high quality engagement of the entire Granger team. We were truly impressed with the professional level of communication and customer orientation that existed throughout  our working relationship.

It is clear that customer service is a top priority at Granger. Meeting the University's needs always took precedence over everything else, even if that meant rearranging schedules to accommodate the dozens of tours that took place throughout the construction phase. In addition, the Granger team participated in the grant submission process to the National Institutes of Health as we sought  funding to support the construction of this outstanding building. These are the kinds of added services your team provided that cannot have a value placed on them, but ones that will certainly be remembered by MSU."

Mary H. Mundt
Dean

Jackson, Michigan Read Testimonial

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"Granger Construction should feel proud of their accomplishment, and in knowing that they met -- and exceeded -- our expectations."

Warren D. Renando
City Manager

Ferris State University Read Testimonial

“Granger’s Envision Program exceeded our expectations. In just a matter of days, their professional team engaged with the FSU team in a well-structured process that enabled us to refine our vision and program. This focused planning effort allowed us to condense what typically takes months of planning into a few days which proved very valuable in moving our new residence hall project forward in a positive direction. The resulting Envision Report was very helpful in allowing us to clearly share our approach and its related costs with all key decisions makers.”

Mike Hughes
Associate V.P. for Physical Plant

Ann Arbor Huron High School Read Testimonial

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"As a high school principal for the past 20 years, I can say unequivocally that Granger has been the best company that I have had the opportunity to work with. During those years Granger has been the general contractor for some of our major renovations to the Huron High School campus. A new little theater; new turf field, new boilers; new administrative offices; counseling offices; new classrooms, new flooring to mention but a few. Granger, in my estimation, has performed and completed these tasks exceptionally well.

Despite the challenge of completing the work while school was in session, Granger has been outstanding to work with minimal disruption to our daily routine. This was remarkable.

Of particular note is the outstanding communication that Granger provided during the process. As the building principal I was in direct communication with the Granger site manager daily, if necessary."

Arthur L. Williams, Ph.D
Principal

GM Enterprise Data Centers Read Testimonial

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"The professionalism, attention to detail and commitment displayed by the Granger team throughout this extremely complex project is a testament to Granger's overall excellence. Everyone from Granger was supportive and responsive during the often intense and demanding design/build process.

We are happy to have teamed up with the Granger Construction Company on our data center projects. Their successful completion is vital to GM's plans to consolidate our IT operations as part of our overall IT transformation strategy. Thank you again, your team excelled at the design, management and building of complex critical facilities while maintaining quality, cost, safety and schedule commitments."

Curt Loehr
GM IT Program Manager

Dexter Community Schools Read Testimonial

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"Having worked closely with Granger on this project, I found your team members to be knowledgeable about design, expert builders, organized, focused on our operations and, above all, customer oriented.

Granger team members were excellent communicators. They made sure that members of our staff were involved in key decisions and kept informed throughout the process.

One specific example of value engineering that stands out in my mind is the improvement to our outdoor track and field facilities. Due to Granger's expertise we saved over $122,000 on the design which allowed us to nearly double the amount of work planned for our adjacent track and field events venue. Thanks to Granger's efforts, we delivered bonus scope to DCS students and the Dexter community."

Sean Burton
Executive Director of Human Resources and Support Services

Charlotte Public Schools Read Testimonial

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"Our projects from 1999 - 2010 total approximately $90 million of facilities and technological investment for our school district and community. The Granger staff affililiated with Charlotte Public Schools has consistently been both professional and personable. It is an expectation of ours as a school district that your staff brings the education, experience, training and skill set to the job as the construction manager, our construction expert. As the school district's representative, I genuinely want to express acknowledgement of the work, efforts and commitment the Granger staff has provided to Charlotte Public Schools. It is sincerely appreciated by me and our school district."

Mark D. Rosekrans
Associate Superintendent for Operations

Van Buren Public Schools Read Testimonial

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"Granger personnel went above and beyond to avoid disruptions to the educational delivery process by identifying and remediating potential issues before they became an issue. Safety of our students and staff was the highest priority. This was evidenced by frequent collaborative visits with the State of Michigan Fire Marshal to review emergency exit routes which constantly evolved as the project progressed. Their attention to the details, prompt response times, and positive interaction with the community demonstrated true professionalism.

I would like to especially thank Project Manager, Sid Dotinga, and Project Superintendent, Rick Babik, for their efforts in the successful delivery of this complex bond project. Both have demonstrated that they are extremely knowledgeable about what a school district requires to maintain continuity in academic and athletic programs throughout the construction process. They, and the entire project team, exceeded our expectations in every area. I would highly recommend Granger, and especially Sid and Rick, for any future school district construction services."

Michael L. Van Tassel
Superintendent

Midland County Read Testimonial

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"I'd recommend Granger to any organization interested in building a new correctional facility. They clearly know and understand our industry and served us well in delivering our new county jail."

Kevin Beeson
Facilities Manager

Lear Corporation Read Testimonial

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"Bottom line, your company's hands-on approach was instrumental in seeing to it that our difficult-to-build project progressed on time and within budget with virtually no disruption to our day-to-day operations. Hiring Granger to serve as our Construction Management firm proved to be the right decision and we sincerely appreciate your dedication to successfully overseeing the largest and most complex construction project in our company's history."

Matthew J. Simoncini
President/CEO

ROI Learning Services Partnering Consultants Read Testimonial

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"In the last five years, I have conducted 30 surveys on eight major construction projects ranging from $5 million to over $1.5 billion. I thought that you would be interested to know that scores reflecting the overall health of the partnership on the Detroit Arsenal Administration Building and Parking Structure project surveys were the highest on any that I have recorded."

Verne Moreland
Managing Partner

Michigan CAT Read Testimonial

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"Managing and integrating all of our process systems for our new dealership and service center was critical to the success of the project. Granger managed all these systems so the design was smooth and construction installations were efficient."

Brian Schulz
Vice President of Product Support

Muskegon County Jail Read Testimonial

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"This project benefitted from the "hands-on" approach taken by Granger's team, providing assurance that all parties were organized and motivated and that all resources were made available to meet the County's schedule, budget and quality goals. Their extraordinary leadership and management skills have been an added benefit to the County.

In the end, we have a state-of-the-art facility that was completed on time and within budget, and we have community support. We couldn't have asked for more from our CM on this project. Everyone who was involved should be extremely proud of the role they played. If we ever have another construction project in Muskegon County, I would be happy to work with Granger again."

Mark Eisenbarth
Muskegon County Administrator

St. Mary Mercy Hospital Read Testimonial

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"The Granger Construction team has been involved since the early stages of design and has offered many cost effective options for consideration, none of which compromised function or desired experience for our patients and staff. Having this expertise allowed St. Mary Mercy Livonia to make informed decisions optimizing function while saving cost and time."

Sarah Gilbert
Director, Strategic Capital Projects

Hurley Medical Center Read Testimonial

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"I would like to take this opportunity to place my stamp of approval on Granger Construction Company as a Construction Manager, and effectively, team leader for your upcoming project. Over the course of our project here at Hurley Medical Center, Granger’s ability to conceptualize, plan, and deliver was outstanding. While maintaining our day-to-day operations, the level of quality they were able to achieve inside of tight timelines was amazing.

Overall, I am very happy to recommend the Granger team and all the solutions they bring to the table. They have more than exceeded my expectations as to how a construction team can integrate with our Hurley team, and the end results are even better."

John Stewart
Director

Granger Construction Read Testimonial

“My interest in Granger Construction began at a Career Fair while I was a Construction Management student at Ferris State University. I was impressed with the company and was fortunate that they were equally impressed with me. I joined Granger, fresh out of college, in May of 2008 and my career has continued to advance ever since. After working on numerous high-profile projects, I expressed an interest in specializing in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Granger encouraged me to develop my skills in this area. Today I’m one of the go-to individuals when it comes to BIM and other high-tech engineering graphics. I really enjoy working at Granger and now that I’m married and have two children, my entire family feels the same way. I look forward to the privilege of working for Granger for years to come."

Bill Bofysil
BIM Leader/Project Manager