a.j. Veneklasen has successfully completed hundreds of projects using the design-build process. Instead of hiring an architect and contacting us after the plans are completed, design-build makes us responsible for the entire process from concept to completion.

The design-build approach to construction provides owners with a single source of responsibility for both design and construction services. With our knowledgeable staff and expansive expertise, our services focus on providing exceptional buildings that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional. 

General Contractor

As a nationally recognized builder, a.j. Veneklasen, Inc. takes pride in providing built-in value. It is a testament of our commitment to our clients and our ability to analyze specifications, leverage efficient trade partners and provide creative recommendations that maximize value to the owner.

In all that we do, we strive to provide service excellence and to deliver beautiful and structurally safe outcomes. The experiences we create for our clients represent the tradition of a.j. Veneklasen, Inc. and embody the foundation we’ve built as a company. We are proud to share everything we do is for the betterment of the communities we live and work in.

Giving back has been a top priority for over 40 years, and we will continue to strive to make things better, safer and more sustainable for generations to come.

Construction Management

As Construction Managers, we leverage a comprehensive mix of management services in order to direct and maintain project timelines, construction costs, trade partner coordination, contract administration and jobsite safety objectives.

The staff at a.j. Veneklasen, Inc. includes specialists who are trained, certified, and experienced in the construction of LEED-certified buildings, an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The program provides third-party verification that a LEED building was designed and built to improve performance in areas such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, and indoor environmental quality.

In addition to helping the environment, these green building standards have definite cost benefits, allowing certification a desirable goal for any building project.

Interior Design

Superior interior design can substantially enhance the usefulness of your space and have a lasting effect on the well-being of your staff and visitors. Your project is unique and a.j. Veneklasen, Inc. will recognize this by collaborating with you to determine your project’s needs, corporate culture, style and budget to create a space that best exemplifies your company’s brand and work style.

Whether you are looking for assistance with a renovation of your current space, planning an entirely new facility or simply looking to update your current space with new paint selections, we are here to assist you.

Construction Planning

The entire construction planning program can take as little as a couple of weeks to complete or several months, depending on the size and complexity of the project. Just tell us your ideas and we’ll work with you to prioritize your needs. This can include preliminary floor plans, elevations, even a site plan–all at no cost to you.

a.j. Veneklasen, Inc. also offers free construction planning for non-profits. If your NPO is considering a new construction or remodeling project, we can help you explore your building options without cost or commitment.

Steel Construction

With more than 40 years of experience with pre-engineered metal buildings, a.j.Veneklasen, Inc. can show you numerous examples of low-rise, non-residential buildings that combine functionality with extraordinary aesthetic appeal.

VP Building’s manufacturing methods can satisfy a wide range of structural and aesthetic design requirements. With advanced construction methods, we can incorporate glass, brick, stone, or pre-cast concrete for special purposes or distinctive appeal. Metal buildings can be as much as 30% lighter than conventional steel buildings. Lighter weight means less steel, lowering the cost of the structural framework.

Have a tight deadline? No problem. If you’ve already purchased your pre-engineered steel building, we can construct it on-time and within budget.

Our experience includes both pre-engineered metal buildings and conventional steel construction.


As a full-service General Contractor in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we perform both rough and finish carpentry. Our crews bring extensive experience, efficiency, and quality to every project. In addition to working on new construction projects, our carpentry services cover demolition, restoration and remodels.

Good results require a passion for creating fine woodwork. Our finish carpenters are true artisans known for their exceptional attention to detail. They’ve trimmed-out hundreds of projects and take great pride in their finished product.

Building Services

Building maintenance services, including building repair, inspection and preventative maintenance, are a normal part of what we provide for our clients. A thorough, professional inspection of your building provides peace of mind or a recommended course of action to follow that will keep your building in good condition.

We offer annual service contracts that cover preventative maintenance and repairs which can include programs to increase energy efficiency or improve building performance. Knowing your annual facility maintenance costs in advance can be especially beneficial when it comes to budgeting and cash flow management.



AJV Real Estate & Management

AJV Real Estate assists clients at the earliest stages of the process by helping with feasibility studies, site selection, financing, due diligence, property acquisition and leasebacks. By leveraging the resources of all our divisions, we’re able to offer a wealth of industry knowledge with the convenience of working with just one company.

Development is part of our industry and partnering with clients on speculative real estate development is always an option for the right opportunity.

Not only can we make your vision a reality, we can also make sure your facility is maintained the way you would want, without lifting a finger. AJV Real Estate consistently manages over 350,000 square feet of office, retail and industrial space.