First Companies completed two phases of construction for HPS, a member owned and operated group purchasing organization in Middleville, MI. Phase I was a ground-up construction with 21,130 square feet. The company moved into the main level and left 9,000 square feet on the lower level unfinished. In 2013, they outgrew their existing space again and underwent a remodel of the main level as well as a build-out of the lower level. In completing the lower level, HPS gained a beautiful conference center for its members, a beautiful boardroom that can accommodate 31 people, a large training room, kitchen, meeting rooms and space they can bring all of their employees together.
â€śWe wanted an inviting space where employees and board members alike would be happy to be there. We believe we achieved our vision with a warm, comfortable work environment, a good workflow, plenty of meeting space, and room to grow. The completed building reflects the HPS organization â€“ very professional and successful, but not over-the-top. Our recent experience with First Companies in phase II of our construction was equally as pleasurable as the first. They told us things would happen in a certain way and they never deviated from the plan. We were kept well-informed at all times.â€ť Tom LaPres, President and CEO