M.W. VanderVeen Company was founded as a small general construction firm. Our major initiatives involve commercial and multi-family residential building projects, which are primarily located throughout Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. Our company has provided owner representation services for construction totaling over $200 million throughout Southwest Michigan since 2002. We partner with the owner, architect and general contractor to assure successful project execution.

Case Study 3 – Miller Canfield


Size: 153,617 Square Feet
Type: Office and Parking
Definition: New
Budget: $30,000,000
Date Completed: January 2008


M. W. VanderVeen Company served as the Owner's Representative for the Miller Canfield project. The building is a new, multi-story structure located in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. The 153,617 square foot building includes a bi-level parking structure and four floors of Class A office space. Prominent building features include the glass atrium at the face of the building, which highlights the view from South and Rose streets. Additionally, limestone and granite was used to disguise the above grade parking levels. Significant challenges faced by the project team included site constraints of occupied buildings, a neighboring building under simultaneous construction (the Greenleaf Trust building renovation) and the congestion of two prominent downtown streets.

Owner Contact:

Patti Owens
Vice President
Catalyst Development LLC
(269) 492-6810

7875 Moorsbridge Rd • Portage, MI 49024 • Phone: 269.381.5566