true. Women’s Health
Grand Rapids, MI
First Companies was hired by true. Women’s Health to complete the buildout of their new medical facility located along the East Paris Medical Corridor. The 3,751 square foot office feels spacious and includes a reception area, restorative lounge, exam and treatment rooms, a staff work area, and a breakroom/multipurpose space that allows the team to offer patient education opportunities and special training. The team workspace facilitates great communication and collaboration among the staff where they touch base on patients and discuss their specific needs.
Decorative touches, materials and finishes from floor to ceiling create a sense of peace and well-being – from the unique water element, curved walls, and “dune” feature wall behind the reception desk to the earth tone colors, textures and lighting – patients sense this place is special and that they deserve the best possible care.
Careful planning of material deliveries and control of construction noises and smells was required throughout the project as the neighboring tenants were open for business. One of the greatest challenges for this project was staying on schedule given the mandatory stay at home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the construction team managed to overcome the delays and delivered the project on time and within budget.
“First Companies, r2 Design Group (architect), and designer, Cindi Brege, gave us a place that welcomes patients into the space. It feels like a spa versus a typical doctor’s office where people look at each other wondering who will be called in next. We selected First Companies to manage construction because of their reputation. I was aware of them before and had heard about the quality of their work. I’ve also seen other offices they’ve built. From the beginning, I felt heard and understood by this team. They were good listeners and facilitators of our brainstorming sessions. The plans and drawings came together quickly, and it was a good partnership.”
– Dr. Bitner, Chief Medical Officer