April 2016


Join AVB at the 2016 Parade of Homes

AVB is proud to present five featured homes in this year’s Kalamazoo Parade of Homes, starting June 10th through June 18th. Three of our seven communities will be represented in the Parade, as well as a custom home located on South 2nd Street. The locations of our Parade Homes can be seen on our website at www.avbinc.com or on the Home Builders Association of Western Michigan’s website at www.kalamazoohomepage.com. The Parade of Homes will be running Monday through Thursday 6 - 9 p.m., Friday 4 - 9 p.m., Saturday 1- 9 p.m.,  and Sunday 1- 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to view the latest trends and technology in home building. If you have any questions about the Parade, please contact Josie Marshall at 269.488.8103 or jmarshall@avbinc.com.

Spring Event: Sunday, April 17th at Walden Woods, Kalamazoo

On Sunday, April 17th, from 12-3 we are hosting a spring event in our Walden Woods Community! We will be showing our new Ashford and Highland floor plans. The Ashford is a 1,933 square foot plan with an additional 1,138 square foot finished lower level walkout. It features three beds and three full baths with gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout and a modern white kitchen. The Highland is 1,490 square feet on the main level. It will feature 2 beds and 2 full baths. The Highland model is still under construction, but this event is a great opportunity to get a feel for the floor plan and the surrounding community! These homes can be built in five AVB neighborhoods. Come out to tour these two new model homes, the Ashford will only be available to view for a limited time! If you have any questions about our Walden Woods Spring Event, please contact Shelly Worden at 734.255.7554 or sworden@avbinc.com.

Under Construction: Phase 5 Greenspire Apartments

We are excited to be starting our Greenspire Apartments Phase 5 development! With the site work well underway we will soon begin the foundations of the first three of six new planned buildings. These new apartments will be modern apartment living. A total of 76 units are planned for this phase, including a total of 35 private garages. During the site work, AVB had to move 18,000 cubic yards of fill from our nearby Whisper Rock Development!  For more information about current Greenspire availability contact the Greenspire leasing office at 269.327.3063 or for more information about the new construction contact Andrew Schipper at aschipper@avbinc.com.

Save the Date: June 26th, Whisper Rock Tent Event

We would like to invite you to our exclusive Whisper Rock Ground Breaking Tent Event, on June 26th from 12 to 3, at our newest community on the southwest corner of Oakland Drive and W. Centre Ave! Be one of the first to tour our newest luxury condominium community and to learn more about the future condo plans and available home sites. Contact Jennifer O’Neil at 615.939.3099 or joneil@avbinc.com for more information about the Whisper Rock event or to join our Whisper Rock interest list. We can’t wait to see you there!

AVB in the Community

Run with AVB during the Borgess Run for the Health of It on May 8th!

This year marks the 37th consecutive year AVB has been a major sponsor and participant in this popular Kalamazoo community event! Team AVB will be represented in every run from the Kalamazoo Marathon to the Borgess 5K walk with over 100 participants!

We are proud to be a sponsor and to take part in this year’s Borgess Run! For more information check out their website at www.borgessrun.com.

Consumers Credit Union Now Open at the Corner@Drake

AVB has completed construction and the new Consumers Credit Union Branch at the Corner@Drake is now open! This two story branch is one of a kind and the first two story branch in Kalamazoo. The main level includes tellers and a customer service area, while the upper level is a mix of private and open offices. Joining the two levels is a beautiful curved staircase. The interior design takes cues from the exterior, including brick interior walls instead of drywall and aluminum and glass doors instead of wood.

AVB is proud to have completed this 6,082 square foot branch on time and under budget. This is a great addition to the Corner@Drake development and to the Kalamazoo Community. We enjoyed working with both the architects, Bosh Architecture, and Consumers Credit Union!

Constructing FSU’s New Student Housing Project

AVB has gone to Big Rapids to help the Ferris State University Bulldogs Build Something Better on campus! The two new student housing buildings will be wood framed town homes consisting of 56 total four bedroom two bathroom units. The AVB team has completed the south building’s frame and rough in of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing and are gearing up to start insulating and dry-wall. While the south building continues to come together, the north building is just finishing its framing and is in the process of beginning the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough in process. During the site work for this project, AVB had to remove and replace the equivalent of 9,000 cubic yards of unsuitable soil before starting foundations. With the help of FSU’s GIS mapping technology, and the experience of the AVB team, we were able to quickly work through the contaminated soil and old existing infrastructure under the building footprint to keep the project on schedule. For information about this project, contact Andrew Schipper at aschipper@avbinc.com.

April Featured Project: Borgess NeuroInstitute of Southwest Michigan

Borgess Health is a certified primary stroke center and in 2006 opened the region's only dedicated neuroscience institute.

The 45,000 square foot medical facility is enveloped in glass housing. The exterior includes approximately 15,000 square feet of custom fabricated aluminum curtain-wall and approximately 7,500 square feet of profiled siding panels. This $10+ million dollar institute features state-of-the-art imaging and medical technologies.

AVB is proud to have been involved in this great contribution to the community.

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