Located on Commerce Avenue in the Grand Rapids historical district, Springthrough hired First Companies to complete a three month renovation of their office in 2012. ¬†Springthrough was a growing IT company with the goal of bringing all areas of¬†their company together under one roof in the heart of Grand Rapids. ¬†The 11,900 square foot building was formerly a multi-tenant office with three tenants. ¬†First Companies completed the demolition of the interior to create the new office space. ¬†The project included new restrooms on two floors, multiple large and small conference rooms for client meetings, and an open format brainstorming area. ¬†The company wanted to keep the existing masonry brick and exposed timber to reflect the building’s history and added galvanized spiral ductwork and exposed conduits for the “urban loft” office look. ¬†The new facility also includes private offices and kitchenettes on both floors, with an open floor plan and modular furnishings giving them flexibility in layout and office configuration. ¬†The floating cloud acoustical ceilings were incorporated above the call center to reduce noise.
‚ÄúSpringthrough selected First Companies for the build-out of our new office in the historic district of downtown Grand Rapids. We wanted to maintain the character and personality of the building and create a space that drew people in as they passed by. First Companies shared our vision and understood what we wanted. The architect, construction and design team partnered well on this project and delivered an environment that we believe sets us apart as an organization. The new space has had a positive impact on our team members as well as our clients who can ‘feel the energy’ when they visit. Our experience with First Companies was very impressive. They are committed, responsive, and quick to assist our business in any way that they can.‚ÄĚ¬†¬†Jeff Williams, President