AVB has recently added five people to its team including a business development associate, two new commercial construction project engineers, a residential construction framer, and a residential estimating intern.
Daniel Burns has been hired as a commercial construction project engineer. He will coordinate all necessary documents and communications for all commercial projects. As a full-time member of the AVB team, Burns will carry out communication processes for all AVB commercial projects and will use his experience in construction to ensure that project coordination on all commercial projects are accomplished.
Burns recently graduated from Western Michigan University with his bachelor’s degree in construction engineering and a general business and mathematics double minor in December 2016. He previously gained experience in the construction industry as an intern at Black & Veatch as well as Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Company.
AVB also recently hired Ben Lawson as a commercial construction project engineer and assistant superintendent. His role with AVB includes coordinating all necessary documents and communications for all commercial projects and handling the on-site management of projects. Lawson will carry out communication processes for all AVB commercial projects and will use his experience in construction to ensure that project coordination on all commercial projects are accomplished.
Lawson is a recent graduate from Western Michigan University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial and entrepreneurial engineering in December, 2016. Formerly, Lawson was a United States Marine and first joined the AVB team as a Monroe Brown intern. Now a full time employee with AVB, he will be working on various projects, including the on-going projects at the Corner@Drake development.
Blake Krum as been hired by as a business development associate. His role with AVB includes assisting with the contract coordination, marketing and prospecting of AVB land developments.
Krum is currently pursuing a master’s in business administration at Western Michigan University. He graduated cum laude from Olivet College with a bachelor of arts degree in Business Management. He has experience in the business management field as a business analyst for Cole-Krum Chevrolet. As a full time member of the AVB Team, Blake will carry out tenant and land prospecting responsibilities and use his experience to maintain and market all AVB properties.
Charles Ludlow was recently hired as a residential construction framer and Stephen Timmer as a residential estimating Intern.
Ludlow has a bachelor of business administration with a focus in sales and business marketing from Western Michigan University. His experience in residential real estate and residential contracting has given him an in-depth knowledge of home construction. At AVB, Ludlow will be working with the residential team to build custom homes throughout the community.
Timmer is currently pursuing a bachelor of science with a focus in civil engineering from Western Michigan University. At AVB, he will be working closely with senior residential estimator Dave Timmer and assisting him with the issuance of purchase orders, helping compile job estimates and managing job files.
AVB currently employs several interns, like Timmer, from a number of universities including Western Michigan University, Ferris State University, and Kalamazoo College. AVB has had the opportunity to provide training and real world experience, along with meaningful responsibility, to more than 25 interns hired over the past several years.
AVB has been building southwest Michigan since 1981. The company's commercial division focuses on construction management in the healthcare, education, office and retail markets. AVB’s custom residential building division specializes in single-family homes, condominiums and neighborhoods. AVB’s development group focuses on property development for commercial, residential, and mixed uses.