Community Initiatives | CSM Group

Serving Our Communities

CSM Group believes that everyone has an obligation to care for their communities, and we hire talented people who share that belief. Through donated time, money, and services, we are dedicated to supporting organizations who work to make the world a better place.

Commitment to the Northside Redevelopment

CSM Group has a history of engagement with the Northside community from our fiscal support of such organizations like the Douglas Center to working on projects like the NACD grocery store. We have also had the pleasure of working with the community center,  green roof canopy project, tenant fit-outs, and have most recently supported the Urban Farmers Program. Through the NACD, CSM Group has helped steer focus to diversity spend on its projects, making sure area businesses participate in the bidding process.

Western Michigan University Capstone Program

CSM Group agreed to be a partner with the Western Michigan University Capstone Design Team for the Corporation Hall project in downtown Kalamazoo. For this project, our team consisted of three WMU students, two that were in the civil engineering program at WMU and one that was in the construction engineering program. Partners in the project included structural engineers and geotechnical engineers who helped educate the students on design drawings, CPM schedules, and cost analysis.

Subcontracts with Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

CSM Group has a diversity committee that aims at collecting information concerning minority-owned companies in Southwest Michigan. Our corporate goal is to entice diverse vendors or suppliers to bid on CSM Group projects. We are adamantly working to continue developing our corporate diversity policy and regularly attend diversity fairs where minority and women-owned businesses have the opportunity to showcase their trade. To learn more about our diversity program, click here.

The top 20 organizations supported in 2015 were: