People Are Our Priority
Our leadership team embodies our two word mission statement “Raising Expectations”. They use a hands-on approach to directing people, projects, and strategy and leverage deep experience to deliver construction excellence.
Chris sees each project from the owner’s perspective and is personally involved to assure optimized resource deployment and quality outcomes.
Julie has over 22 years of commercial construction experience. Julie leads and supports project execution, improving our team’s ability to deliver excellence throughout the entire pre-construction and construction process.
VP of Project Management & Pre-Construction
Doug manages relationships with clients, architects, engineers, and subcontractors, and guides the Veneklasen project management team to high standards of quality and customer service.
VP of Field Operations
Chad brings experience on field crews and as a project manager to his leadership of all jobsite operations and field crews.
VP of Finance
Mike is a veteran financial professional, champion for strategic innovation, and cross-functional collaborative leader.
Director of Commercial Real Estate
Jami specializes in transaction management, integral parts of the development process such as identifying properties, feasibility studies, due diligence, financing and property acquisition.
VP of Business Development
Bill manages professional communications between clients and the Veneklasen team and works to achieve project goals and build lasting relationships.
In the 1970’s, Alan “AJ” Veneklasen’s passion and drive turned a small pole barn business in Grand Rapids into a General Contractor specializing in erecting metal buildings. His success came from personal passion and a relentless focus on quality and value. Two priorities that continue today.
Since then, expansion of the Veneklasen Steel Team’s industrial building capabilities and diversification into many commercial sectors secured the company’s position as a formidable general contractor. We are especially proud of our efforts to initiate re-construction of abandoned industrial sites and new housing developments that have revitalized West Michigan neighborhoods.
Today, a people and relationship focus drives our growth. Investments in our team and strategic leadership are a priority and we are proud to be the general contractor of choice for many repeat customers, including Fortune 100 companies.
Safety and Sustainability Commitment
Investing in West Michigan
As we’ve grown, a commitment to the community we call home has expanded. As a team, we volunteer to impact many community organizations and we were among the first to repurpose vacant industrial buildings into flex-space in the 2000’s. We continue to use our value-focused design-build capabilities on development projects that are reinvigorating communities across the region.Learn More