Armbrecht & Wierenga
Orthodontics, Grand Rapids

The Kentwood office is one of two locations for Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics, a practice that specializes in braces and Invisalign.  When the doctors decided the 3,000 square foot office on 43rd street was in need of a major renovation, they chose First Companies for the job. Operating out of their Grandville office while the work was underway, the project wrapped up in just 5 weeks, one week ahead of schedule.  First Companies completely transformed the space beginning with a complete demo of the existing office.  Walls were moved and re-framed to meet the doctors’ goal of a better workflow.  In addition to new furniture, dental equipment, cabinets, flooring, walls and finishes throughout, the beautiful, modern space features a unique coffered architectural detail in the ceilings with LED lighting underneath.  Patients now have a much larger and comfortable waiting area, while the staff enjoys a larger breakroom with nicely equipped kitchen area.

“Our goals for the project were to modernize our space and adapt it to fit our current workflow. One key to a successful project is communication between everyone involved. With First Companies, the communications throughout were outstanding. I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist and First Companies hit every curveball I threw at them. Our experience with the company was excellent and they even finished a week ahead of schedule! When asked what advice I’d give to other doctors looking to undertake a similar remodel, I’d say, ‘Go with First Companies!'” Mark Wierenga, DDS, MS

Grand Rapids MI

ETO MAGNETIC CORP. moved down the street to their new 82,000 square foot building on a 20-acre site, giving them plenty of space for future growth. The two-story building has 24,000 square feet of finished office space with bright, open, and spacious work areas, and a clean, simple aesthetically pleasing design throughout. The building is fully air-conditioned, including the manufacturing and warehouse areas, and features load-bearing precast construction with conventional steel frame and membrane roof. It is highly energy efficient with a white TPO roof and LED lighting throughout to meet the customer’s goals of being both environmentally- and budget-friendly. The project was completed ahead of schedule and on budget.

“Our goals were to bring all operations under one roof, ensure utmost cleanliness in the production area for the highest quality products, and create a great work environment for our employees. First Companies helped us achieve these and more. We built a trusted relationship throughout the project, with open, honest dialog. I would definitely recommend First Companies to others.” Michael Ignaczak, President, ETO MAGNETIC CORP.