Dermatology Associates of West Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
When Dermatology Associates of West Michigan needed more space, they contacted First Companies. Our real estate team found the ideal location for the growing practice along the East Paris Medical Corridor. The construction team guided Dermatology Associates through the design and construction process and delivered a high-quality, ground-up facility on time and on budget.
The 48,000 square foot (SF) building has two levels above ground and a full basement which is used for administrative functions and offers space for future growth. The top two levels include a main reception area at the front entrance with custom curved desk, exam rooms, nurses’ stations, doctor reception areas and offices. Patients on the top floor can enjoy the attractive fish tanks before being escorted into the well-appointed exam rooms.
The office also features large curtainwall systems to bring in natural light and snowmelt sidewalks for patient safety.
“We would recommend First Companies to others without hesitation. They are phenomenal people, just as we were told by others. They helped every step of the way. Craig did a great job leading us through the early planning phase. Our project manager was right there with us throughout construction. We were able to discuss anything with them and whenever an issue came up, it was fixed. It was the most positive and amazing experience. They’re fair, honest, and do an excellent job.”
– Dr. Ashack
“Other than the obvious challenges presented by COVID-19, we really didn’t encounter any construction problems. Perhaps one of the challenges First Companies faced was how to create a uniform space while still allowing each doctor to have an office area that was unique to him/her. Our project manager did a great job of maintaining this balance. Also, we needed to be out of our existing space earlier than we initially expected and had to fast-track the move-in date. First Companies was able to accommodate that request and made it happen.”
– Jen Ergang, Practice Manager