About Us

History

The Builders Exchange of Michigan was established in 1885 by contractors and the design community for the purpose of reporting on the bidding opportunities in the commercial and public construction industry. As a member-owned organization, Builders Exchange has operated as a not for profit organization since 1911. Our members receive statewide coverage of projects in the planning and bidding phase with full accessibility in a virtual planroom. Builders Exchange of Michigan is the conduit that connects members to projects, other contractors, owners and architects.

Mission Statement

To be the vehicle for the Michigan construction community to exchange information needed to create business opportunities and provide quality construction.

Board of Directors

Steve Karsten

Board President


JWK Construction

Ken Jansen

Board Vice President


Lake Michigan Insurance Agency

Joe Linck

Board Treasurer


Linck Law PLC

Dan Oosterink

Director


Dave Cole Decorators Inc

Seth Erlandson

Director


Handorn Inc

Tom Gombar

Director


Hurst Mechanical

Doug Snyder

Director


Kenowa Plumbing Inc

Jodi van Haren

Director


Advantage Mechanical Refrigeration

Michael Verhulst

Director


Rockford Construction

Larry Erhardt Jr

Past President


SKYE Contracting

Elizabeth Bovard Strong

Executive Vice President


Builders Exchange of Michigan

Our Staff

Hailey

Managing Editor


Hailey@grbx.com

Debbie

Membership Sales


debbie@grbx.com

Courtney

Marketing & Membership


courtney@grbx.com

Becky

Construction Reporter


becky@grbx.com

Katie

Construction Reporter


katie@grbx.com

Rachael

Construction Reporter


rachael@grbx.com

Waynetta

Construction Reporter


waynetta@grbx.com

Liz

Construction Reporter


lizk@grbx.com

Beth

Construction Reporter


beth@grbx.com

Tess

Construction Reporter


tess@grbx.com

Kelly

Construction Reporter


kelly@grbx.com

Melissa

Construction Reporter


melissa@grbx.com

Shealagh

Construction Reporter


shealagh@grbx.com

Lauren

Construction Reporter


Lauren@grbx.com

Cheryl

Office Manager


cheryl@grbx.com

Katie

Business Manager


katie1@grbx.com