West Michigan Eyecare Associates
Grand Rapids, MI
Doctors Ford and Kenyon are open for business and serving patients – from infants to the elderly – in their beautiful new 11,000 square foot building at 2112 East Paris Avenue SE in Grand Rapids. The practice is currently using 9,000 SF with the remaining space available for lease. The building exterior is a combination of brick, precast stone, and cement board siding. Snowmelt sidewalks ensure patient and staff safety with ample parking and an easy drop-off point at the front door. LED lighting and custom cabinetry are featured throughout the space with a floor plan and workflow designed specifically for efficiency and excellent patient care.
The doctors hired FlowOne, an efficiency expert, to assist with the upfront planning. Custer Inc. provided space layouts, custom interior build-outs, and the furniture/furnishing selections. The interior build-out included 12 exam rooms, a testing room, several offices, a break room, a spacious waiting area with retail displays and an optical bar near the lab, as well as a large doctor/staff open work area to help achieve their efficiency goals. The staff workspace creates a collaborative patient care environment where the team talks and interacts throughout the day, sharing information and learning from each other. Tall ceilings with abundant light through the windows, beautiful natural materials throughout, and floating ceiling clouds in the waiting area all work together to create an exceptionally inviting and welcoming space for patients of all ages.
“This is my 3rd building project since I started practicing with my dad in 1990, and by far my best experience. We started in a 900 square foot office and now take up about 9,000 square feet in this building. We’d been watching the growth of medical businesses in the area and jumped at the opportunity to construct our own building when land became available. The First Companies team did a phenomenal job. It was all very well managed. Our project manager kept us well-informed as needed, enabling us to keep our business running during construction. Everything was delivered as promised and we would definitely recommend them to others.”
– J. Gregory Ford, O.D., Managing Partner, West Michigan Eyecare Associates