Buildings are Our Expertise & People are Our Passion

Locally-owned and operated construction management partner proud to make West Michigan a more beautiful, engaging, and desirable place to live.

about us

Value-Driven, People Focused

First Companies is a locally owned and operated business that has been rooted in the West Michigan community for more than 55 years. CEO Jeff Baker and President Craig Baker grew up watching their father expand First Companies from a small real estate firm to a 4-in-1 construction, real estate, development, and property management company. Their projects speak to the values the family-owned organization has long-committed to: community, local investment, and buildings that foster connection. 

our services

Your Space,
Our Business

Our team proudly and passionately serves people with construction, real estate, and property management services, delivering high-quality spaces with the help of dozens of local contractors, many of whom have had relationships with First Companies since its inception. We value our reputation for quality, integrity, and excellence in everything we do, as evidenced by our AQC accreditation. We are proud to make West Michigan a more beautiful, engaging, and desirable place to live with the partnerships and projects we support.  


Build new, renovate, or remodel the ideal space for your business.

Real Estate

Buy or lease the best space and solution for your business.


Identify development opportunities that meet market needs.

Property Management

Manage your space with proactive maintenance services.


Featured Construction Projects

See some of the latest projects our team was proud to support in the medical, office, urban, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality space.

Client feedback

See What Our Partners are Saying

just a few of our clients

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