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Northpointe Bank – Operations Center

March 29th, 2021 by Visser Brothers Admin

Visser Brothers joined Ghafari and Northpointe Bank to transform the former Cascade Commons building, a former design showcase center & nearly vacant 91,000 square foot big box, into Northpointe Bank’s New Operations Center in Grand Rapids.

“Ghafari designed an immersive interior and exterior user experience that balances diverse workstyles and high-tech meeting spaces with engaging and expansive social spaces.”

“… a key success story of the project was the early introduction of the General Contractor, Visser Brothers Inc. (Visser). Visser was also the contractor for the original Cascade Commons facility, offering a wealth of history and understanding of the original Cascade Commons design and construction methods. Visser’s budgeting and management expertise provided the overall teams’ home base in navigating a very successful project through the entirety of 2020.”

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Ashley Homestore featured in GR Business Journal

July 10th, 2020 by Visser Brothers Admin


Visser Brothers construction joined Ashley Homestore recently to celebrate the grand opening of its Kalamazoo retail outlet. We enjoyed working with Ashley Homestore to bring this 25,000 s.f. showroom to life.

We are truly excited to be opening our second store in West Michigan and helping grow the community and its people,” co-owner Mitch Monnin said.

“The new store also will add new jobs and more community investment from the Monnins’ giving back programs to local veterans and through their Hope to Dream Program. The Hope to Dream Program works to give local children in need a bed of their own with over 100,000 beds being delivered in the last nine years.”

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Retrofit Magazine Features Highpoint Flats Build

April 16th, 2020 by Visser Brothers Admin

Retrofit Magazine featured a Visser Brother’s build in its article: “A Michigan Building Maintains a History of Creating Growth in a Community that Continues to Survive Troubled Times.” by Kendra Achenbach. 

Highpoint Flats Apartments successfully incorporates many of the standard amenities commonly found in modern, high-end buildings without losing sight of its historic roots. Amenities include a ninth-floor clubhouse in the old elevator equipment room, and a large ipe rooftop deck with grills and furniture, in addition to a main-floor game room, fitness center, and onsite parking and storage.

The bottom two floors of the building contain 5,000-square feet of retail space and a mezzanine, adding another 5,000-square feet of office space. The two floors of commercial space were completed in December 2019 and now include a credit union, which kept an original bank vault as a design feature; an insurance agency; a doctor’s office; and a charitable organization office. Future plans aim to utilize an area under the sidewalk for exterior access to an 8,000-square-foot, 14-foot-tall basement, which houses the other large bank vault, ultimately bringing in natural light and hopefully attracting a restaurant or nightclub tenant.

“…the project has made one of the biggest impacts in Muskegon in the last 30 years. It has motivated five new market-rate housing projects downtown, successfully building on the legacy of Charles Hackley and his commitment to the region’s economy,” Achenbach wrote.

Read more about the project, the history of the former Hackley Union Bank building and the History channel’s “Search” for Civil War gold here:

Visser Brother’s Waters Building Adaptive Reuse Project Profiled by Retrofit Magazine

April 15th, 2020 by Visser Brothers Admin

Visser Brothers Construction is pleased to share that one of our projects in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been recognized by Retrofit Magazine, an industry trade publication. Our part in the Waters Building was an extensive adaptive reuse project, transforming the historic furniture exhibition building into spaces for many different applications.

Check out some excerpts of the article written by Kendra Achenbach for Retrofit Magazine below, see photos of the Waters Building apartments in our Project Center, or visit to read the full article. Read the rest of this entry »

Whiskers Pet Resort & Spa Gets “Pawsome” Villa Addition

December 22nd, 2015 by Visser Brothers Admin
Visser Brothers teamed up with Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa to help create a stress-free haven for anxious pets. The popular pet boarding, training and grooming facility has expanded its luxurious offerings to include “The Villas,” an isolated wing of rooms designed to pamper senior pooches or anxious pups that don’t do well in a “typical” kennel setting. To accomplish the mission, the Visser team retrofit a former 4200 sf open area to create a stunning new reception area, a conference room and the highly-soundproofed suites, which are finished with premium beds and 32” TVs. We enjoyed bringing this “pawsome” vision to life!

Parking Lot Replacement

December 22nd, 2015 by Visser Brothers Admin

Did you know that Visser Brothers did Parking lot replacements? Did you know that Visser Brothers self performs excavating?

In addition to our General Contracting business, we own and operate our own excavation equipment. Here are a few pictures from our recent project at Faith United Church in Walker. Within 1 week, we had the parking lot pulverized, graded, paved and striped. Thank you Faith United Church of God for your business. We hope you are happy with your new parking lot.

Let us know if we can help you with your next excavation or parking lot project!