Your Space, Our Business

Founded in 1968, First Companies is a second-generation, family-owned 4-in-1 construction, real estate, development, and property management company with a well-earned reputation for quality, integrity, and excellence in everything we do. Our team is proud to partner with individuals and businesses across numerous industries to make West Michigan a more beautiful, engaging, and desirable place to live. 

First Companies on World Mental Health Day

what makes us different

Buildings are our expertise, people are our passion


  • Be authentic 
  • Be vulnerable 
  • Celebrate life/success
  • Value others 
  • Care for others


  • Be honest 
  • Be compassionate
  • Be open 
  • Be transparent
  • Do the right thing


  • Honor diversity 
  • Value all contributions
  • Promote teamwork
  • Extend grace

Servant Leadership

  • Put others’ needs ahead of your own
  • Serve others with sincerity and humility
  • Be generous with no expectations 
  • Meet the needs of others


  • Build sincere relationships
  • Own our mistakes and grow from them 
  • Trust freely

get to know us

meet our leadership team

Jeff Baker

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Baker

President, Construction Management

Matt Sink

Chief Operating Officer

Ty Hallock

Vice President, Development

Ken Bailey

Vice President, Construction Development

Jeff Dubey

Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Craig Schroeder

Vice President, Construction Management

Bob Huisjen

Director, Finance & Accounting

Thomas Starks

Director, Property Management

Crissy Sink

Executive Assistant, Construction