Team Building Leads to Donation

Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 2, 2017 – In a similar fashion to last year, CD Barnes Construction held their second annual March Madness Tournament in an effort to exercise some team building skills. This year however, it wasn’t just CD … Continued

J R Bouwkamp & Associates Honored for Performance

Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 28, 2017 – Holland based J R Bouwkamp & Associates has been named CD Barnes Construction’s 2017 second quarter recipient of the general contractor’s Key to Our Success Award. The local drywall contractor is being acknowledged for their … Continued

CD Barnes Names Key to Our Success Award Recipient

Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 13, 2017 – Grand Rapids based general contractor, CD Barnes Construction has named their latest subcontractor to receive their Key to Our Success Award. Mid Michigan Ceilings & Drywall out of Sparta was nominated by CD Barnes’ … Continued

Growth Continues for Milestones Child Development Center

Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 8th, 2016 – Todd Oosting, Executive Vice President of CD Barnes Construction, announced that they have once again been selected by the Milestones Child Development Center to complete construction of a new building for the childcare’s Cascade location. The … Continued

Grand Opening of Herb & Fire Pizzeria in Grandville

Grandville, Michigan, May 26, 2016 – CD Barnes Construction is honored to announce that they will be hosting a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the recently-completed Herb & Fire Pizzeria in Grandville, Michigan. The new restaurant, owned by Uccello’s Hospitality … Continued

CD Barnes Participates in Safety Stand-Down Week

Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 9, 2016 – CD Barnes’ Safety Director recently held a Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction at 5 different job site locations during the week of May 2nd. In total, 6 site managers and 30 trades … Continued

Boys & Girls Club Benefits From March Madness Tournament

Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 25, 2016 – Last month CD Barnes Construction kicked off their first annual March Madness Tournament in an effort to exercise some team building skills. The tournament wasn’t the typical NCAA Bracket challenge that most people are familiar … Continued

New Restaurant Coming to Grandville

Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 25, 2016 – Having great success with their current Italian Ristorante and Sports Bar, the local Uccello’s Hospitality Group is launching a new restaurant concept, an upscale fast casual pizzeria that features an authentic Italian look and feel.  … Continued

A New Member Added to Our Team

Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 20, 2016 – Executive Vice President of CD Barnes Construction, Todd G. Oosting announced today the hiring of Thomas Berry for the position of Program Project Manager. Serving in the Marine Corps from 1999 to 2003 has given … Continued

Flexfab from Daycare to Office

Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 7, 2016 – In 2008 CD Barnes Construction built an early childhood development center in Hastings, Michigan. Fast-forward to today and the same 10,500 square foot building is being renovated into office space for a local manufacturing company. … Continued

CD Barnes Shares the Warmth with Boys & Girls Club

Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 25, 2015 – The Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth received a generous donation of winter clothing on Tuesday, November 24th from CD Barnes Construction. Todd G. Oosting, Executive Vice President of CD Barnes … Continued

A Deep Dive into Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law

Download printable version Michigan’s outdated prevailing wage law is not only a special interest handout that costs taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, it is also a red tape nightmare. The prevailing wage law requires any contractor that is hired by … Continued

CD Barnes Raises Over $2200 for JDRF One Walk

Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 17, 2015 – CD Barnes, one of Michigan’s oldest and most reputable construction companies, recently participated in the JDRF One Walk to raise money for type 1 diabetes research. The CD Barnes Construction team had 31 walkers participate … Continued

CD Barnes Construction Earns Top STEP Award

Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 8, 2015 – On Wednesday, August 5th the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Western Michigan Chapter held their second annual STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) Award breakfast in honor of their safety-conscious members. CD Barnes Construction was awarded … Continued

Ridges of Cascade Grand Opening a Success

Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 1, 2015 – The Ridges of Cascade, a new luxury apartment community being developed by the LaCati Group and constructed by CD Barnes Construction, broke ground in December of 2013. On Wednesday, August 12th, the project (located … Continued

Darcy Laidler Joins CD Barnes Construction

Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 9, 2015 – CD Barnes Construction announced the hiring of Darcy Laidler as a part-time office assistant earlier last week. Darcy came to CD Barnes after working several years for the State of Michigan in the Civil … Continued

Construction Training for High School Students

Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 13, 2015 – The Kent Intermediate School District is preparing to launch Spring Group Two of the Explorer Group – An Insider Look at the World of Work – a program aimed at providing high school … Continued

Kentwood Packaging Undergoing Renovations

Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 2, 2015 — Kentwood Packaging Company, located on Avastar Drive, off of Alpine, just south of the freeway and based in the former Leer plant is undergoing renovation. “We feel privileged to have our first opportunity … Continued

Growth for Transnation Title Agency

Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 5, 2015 — In 2008, Transnation Title Agency began with eight office locations around West Michigan, they have now grown to have over twenty office locations…and are about to have one more. Transnation Title has contracted CD … Continued

Recognizing Our Talent

Did you know that the average employee tenure today is only 4.6 years? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average tenure does increase as the age of the employee also increases, but the national average for the total wage … Continued

Field Trip With a Focus

January 30, 2015 Construction professionals recently gave more than 100 local high school freshman students the grand tour of a multi-stage residential project to expose them to the various aspects and opportunities in the industry.

Suburban Multifamily Market Gains Steam

January 4, 2015 As dozens of new market-rate multifamily units come online in the downtown Grand Rapids market and in the nearby neighborhoods, developers have also turned their attention to serving housing demand in the suburbs.

Celebration! Cinema in Lansing to Upgrade Seating

Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 7, 2014 — From Mount Pleasant to Benton Harbor and Lansing to Muskegon, Celebration! Cinemas is the largest provider of cinematic entertainment in West Michigan. And while that’s quite an accomplishment, the theatre group wishes to … Continued

CD Barnes Construction Hires Several New Team Members

Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 4, 2014 — Todd Oosting, Executive Vice President of CD Barnes Construction announced today the hiring of several new team members! Joining the estimating and project management team is Jason Kauffman. Mr. Kauffman will be working … Continued

Kirt Ojala Joins CD Barnes Construction

Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 16, 2014 — Todd Oosting, Executive Vice President of CD Barnes Construction announced today the hiring of Kirt Ojala. Kirt has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Ojala has spent … Continued

Mike Dempsey Joins CD Barnes Construction

Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 18, 2014 — Todd Oosting, Executive Vice President of CD Barnes Construction announced today the hiring of Mike Dempsey, Senior Project Manager. Mr. Dempsey has been in the construction industry for over twenty-eight years. Following his … Continued

CD Barnes to Complete Tenant Build-Out for SarahCare

Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 6, 2014 — CD Barnes Construction is pleased to announce their selection as the construction management partner for the new SarahCare Adult Day Center. SarahCare will be located at 2211 East Beltline in the Northridge Center. … Continued

Chain Builds Out Supermarket

June 24, 2014 A supermarket chain is building out its latest group of stores in the region. Aldi began construction this month on a 17,651-square-foot store in Plainwell, at 1323 West M-89, according to CD Barnes Construction in Grand Rapids.

CD Barnes Awarded Project in Grand Haven

Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 13, 2014 — CD Barnes Construction has partnered with NPI Holdings of Spring Lake, Michigan on numerous projects over the past twenty years, and is pleased to again have another opportunity to work with their company. … Continued

Building Materials Distributor Enters Market

January 16, 2014 A statewide distributor to builders and contractors is entering the Grand Rapids market. Wimsatt Building Materials, the state’s largest distributor of residential roofing products, has hired Grand Rapids-based CD Barnes Construction

Elite Baseball and Softball Building New Location

Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 25, 2013 — Todd Oosting, Executive Vice President of CD Barnes Construction announced today that the company was selected by Elite Baseball and Softball to build their new 47,700 square foot training center at 5920 Clyde … Continued

Cohen Modern Dentistry to Host Ribbon Cutting

Southgate, Michigan, August 21, 2013 — CD Barnes Construction announces the completion of the new Cohen Modern Dentistry facility in Southgate, Michigan. The 3,815 square foot dental office features two hygiene rooms, five treatment rooms, a lab, sterilization room, large waiting … Continued

Isabella County Medical Care Facility Gaining Addition

Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 20, 2013 — CD Barnes Construction announced today that the company was selected by Isabella County Medical Care Facility to construct their new addition to the hospital. Todd Oosting, Executive Vice President of CD Barnes, stated … Continued

New Early Learning Center Coming to Byron Center

Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 10, 2012 – Todd Oosting, Executive Vice President of CD Barnes Construction announced today that the company was selected by Lighthouse Early Learning Academy to build their newest and first-ever in West Michigan—Nature Child Learning Center, … Continued