CSM Group, a construction management company providing comprehensive project management solutions, has announced today the establishment of CSM Group of Companies, the parent company to five brands.

CSM Group of Companies will house the following businesses:

  • CSM Group
  • Compliance One Group
  • Level 5 Safety
  • Food Safety Readiness
  • SPARK Business Works

The CSM Group of Companies mission is to provide an environment for team members to explore their dreams by providing a culture of wisdom, strategy, and support within business units.

“The underlying concept allows each business unit to formulate and implement strategic and specific market initiatives while benefitting from the support and collaborative mechanisms of the parent company and accompanying business units,” said Steve East, chairman and chief executive officer of CSM Group of Companies. “With this format, we can stimulate and support both independence and interdependence in all business units for synergistic results.”

About CSM Group

CSM Group is a construction management company established in 1983 with locations in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan and Memphis, Tennessee.

Our project management experts provide transparent, collaborative solutions and represent our clients’ best interests from project design to completion. Our portfolio of project management experience includes managing projects within the regulated and specialized environments of the healthcare, food and beverage, industrial manufacturing, advanced technologies, education, and commercial markets.


About Compliance One Group

Compliance One Group is a company dedicated to serving the needs of the physical environment as it relates to healthcare, education, and corporate facilities. We provide superior service with our highly skilled team of experts who are committed to improving life safety in your facility.

Our team can assess the needs of a facility and identify any deficiencies or areas of non-compliance with standards, codes, and laws. What puts us a level above the rest is our comprehensive approach; we provide sustainable solutions to meet the needs of your facility and offer continued support every step of the way.


About Level 5 Safety

Level 5 Safety offers a full spectrum of safety services, including safety evaluations and audits for existing procedures, such as machine guarding and lockout/tagout (LOTO), site inspections, and training resources.

Our team of experts holds recognized and respected credentials, ranging from Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) to Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and are prepared to help your organization make a cultural change through a Behavior Science for Leaders program. Through their expertise, our team has established a history of driving innovation into safety practices and measurably reducing incident rates well below industry standards for our clients.

Our full range of services includes safety evaluations, safety support, LOTO and machine guarding, hazard and operability studies, facility life safety inspections, and behavioral improvement plans.


About Food Safety Readiness

Food Safety Readiness brings comprehensive “environment of care” expertise to maintain compliance in the rapidly evolving regulatory environment. We understand the physical environment (facilities, design, equipment, etc.) and the impact on cGMPs. We are also cognizant of the psychological environment needed to execute and maintain cGMP and controls – the human aspect needed to create an “environment of care.”

Our team of experts is specialized in planning and executing facility and equipment renovations, modifications, and improvements in active food manufacturing and packaging environments.

Leveraging over 30 years of experience in healthcare, coupled with our extensive experience in the advanced technologies, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries, we bring a unique perspective to food safety.


About SPARK Business Works

SPARK helps clients across the nation improve their businesses by streamlining processes, automating tasks, and positioning data for strategic decision makers. SPARK’s team of multi-disciplined professionals comprehensively assesses and guides organizations of any size through technology and software improvements.

SPARK offers affordable and practical custom software solutions that increase business productivity with a visible return on investment. Our team executes projects in practical steps that make sense and reduce risk. Areas of expertise include custom business solutions, custom ERP solutions, mobile applications, reporting, dashboards, and more.


Katrina Reed is the Senior Director of Marketing & Sales at CSM Group. For all media inquiries, please contact her at katrina.reed@csmgroup.com.