CSM Group, a Kalamazoo-based construction management firm, will manage the construction of Kalamazoo County’s new downtown justice facility.
The five-story, 155,000-square-foot facility will be located on the block bordered by the following streets: West Kalamazoo Avenue, North Park Street, North Church Street, and Eleanor Street. It will house the county’s courts and other criminal justice-related offices.
“Our company has strong roots here in Kalamazoo and the majority of our employees live within Kalamazoo County,” said Jim Feltch, president and chief executive officer at CSM Group. “To have been selected by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners to manage this project is a testament to the hard work that has been put forth by our construction professionals and the relationships we have built in the past 36 years.”
For CSM Group, this project is personal and means more than just another project added to their portfolio.
“As parents, coaches, mentors, volunteers, and employees for organizations, schools, and companies across Kalamazoo County, we are driven by our passion to create a legacy for generations to come,” Feltch said. “We are honored to help Kalamazoo County bring this project to life alongside TowerPinkster, a Kalamazoo-based design firm, and the local subcontractor community.”
Phase 1 of construction will begin this summer. Subcontractors that are interested in bidding this project must complete the Kalamazoo County Responsible Bidder Program Qualification Form, which can be found at http://bit.ly/2SloKoQ.