Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 30
Exclusive Features | FAIR AND SQUARE CONSTRUCTION
FAIR AND SQUARE CONSTRUCTION CAN DRAW ON YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS
and Square Construction
completes about 1.25 million
square feet per year.
s veteran commercial framing
contractors each with 25 years
of industry experience, Doug
Sweers and George Brigham
founded Fair and Square Construction
in 2011 to meet a growing demand in
west Michigan. "We saw the demand for a
commercial framing company that could
handle the bigger jobs," co-owner George
Brigham says. "Driven by our background
in the industry, we pushed forward to build
a company with greater manpower and
equipment to meet the demand."
With an in-house staff of 30, Fair and
Square Construction also leverages the
manpower of its subcontractors that are
strictly committed to the company. "At least
35 percent of our employees are journeyman and 20 of them have been with the
company since our inception," Sweers says.
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Fair and Square Construction
* Headquarters: Cedar Springs, Mich.
* Employees: 30
* Specia y: Commercial framing
"We are at e ight place at
e ight time and we do our
- Doug Sweers, co-owner
"That's hard to do today, but we pay them
well and provide vacation time. George and
I are also on the jobs all the time."
Fair and Square Construction completes
about 1.25 million square feet per year in
western Michigan and has seven projects
under construction today. The company
is contracted to perform work on assisted
living, multifamily and hotel projects
throughout west Michigan. "If it's wood and
it's big, we build it," Brigham says.
The company maintains a close relationship with general contractors and enjoys repeat work from Wolverine General Contractors, AVB, BCI, Omega, Orion II and Rockford
Construction. Fair and Square Construction
continues to see increased demand for its
work because it meets the general contractors' needs. "We meet schedules, have the
manpower and offer quality workmanship,"
Brigham says. "The reward for us is getting
to build their projects and there's nothing
too big for us. We will continue to do what
we do best, which is rough framing."
Built to Impress
Fair and Square Construction recently
completed 85,000 square feet of framing