October 2017


Announcing New Businesses

We are excited to announce several new businesses coming to Corner Shoppes @ Drake, located within our Costco-anchored development.

Firehouse Subs, which opened in May of 2017, has enjoyed a great start.  Additional new businesses coming soon include SVS Vision, Orangetheory Fitness, and Drake Road Tap House!

For more information about Corner @ Drake, please contact Curt Aardema at 269.329.3656 or via email at caardema@avbinc.com.

Coming Soon: Corner Shoppes @ Stadium

Construction is underway at the newest addition to our Costco-anchored retail development, Corner @ Drake.

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Corner Shoppes @ Stadium will consist of two buildings, encompassing over 20,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Situated along Stadium Drive, the new buildings will feature excellent visibility with a mix of in-line and end-cap suites available for lease. Both buildings offer great access to the entire Corner@Drake development. Completion of Corner Shoppes @ Stadium is scheduled for spring of 2018.

For more information about Corner Shoppes @ Stadium, please contact Curt Aardema at 269.329.3656 or via email at caardema@avbinc.com.

Coming Soon: Phase II of Whisper Rock

Whisper Rock, located adjacent to the Gourdneck State Forest near the intersection of Oakland Drive and Centre Avenue, will be opening phase II in January. The professionally designed entry and boulevards as well as the variety of home views including water, wetlands and forest make this community one of a kind. It also features a resort style community pool and cabana house. 

Since the grand opening in fall of 2016, over half of the 45 home sites have been sold! For more information about Whisper Rock, contact Jennifer O’Neill at 269.329.4000 or via email at joneill@avbinc.com

Welcoming Mercantile Bank to the City of Portage

This fall, we broke ground with Mercantile Bank to celebrate their new branch. Located near the Centre Avenue and Oakland Drive intersection, this new branch will join one other Mercantile Bank branch within the City of Portage. It will also mark the sixth branch to join the Kalamazoo region. Featuring 3,880 square feet as well as a drive-thru, and ATM, this new branch is scheduled for completion in spring of 2018.

For more details, please contact Jack Michael at 269.329.3612 or via email at jmichael@avbinc.com.

The Village at 48 West Gets a Face Lift

Located across from Grand Valley State University, The Village at 48 West is a student community that features the best in student living. This year, new residents will be welcomed with new amenities, including a brand new pool, theater, game room, commons building, and gym.

This project took place over just four months, being completed within budget and on time for this fall semesters new student arrival.

For more information regarding this project or similar projects, please contact Jack Michael at 269.329.3612 or via email at jmichael@avbinc.com.

This Falls Most Frequently Asked Question, Answered.

The decision to build your dream home is exciting and can be overwhelming, so naturally, people are eager to learn as much about the building process as they can to help them make the decision to build their dream home. Our most frequently asked question from this autumn is “who designs the homes AVB builds?”

In short, we do it with you! Designing a custom home is an evolutionary process and we have a very talented and experienced team of home designers, interior coordinators, architects and Computer Aided Designers (CAD) that will guide you through designing a home that matches your lifestyle and your budget. By designing for your lifestyle, we are able to take your dream home ideas and make them come to life. Weather we start designing with one of our portfolio floor plans or from a blank piece of paper, we will marry your dream home to your home site.

To find out more about building your home with AVB, contact Katie vanLonkhuyzen at 269.329.3652 or via email at katie@avbinc.com.

 

 

 

36 Years of History

 AVB was founded in 1981. Our original logo is shown on the side of a residential customer service truck.

AVB was founded in 1981. Our original logo is shown on the side of a residential customer service truck.

 Woodbridge Hills, one of AVB’s 1st development projects, opened in 1979.

Woodbridge Hills, one of AVB’s 1st development projects, opened in 1979.

 AVB’s founding principals Joe Gesmundo & Daryl Rynd from a 1991 feature in “Business Digest” magazine.

AVB’s founding principals Joe Gesmundo & Daryl Rynd from a 1991 feature in “Business Digest” magazine.

 Borgess Brain & Spine Institute, opened in 2006, is one of many Borgess projects completed over the last 30 years.

Borgess Brain & Spine Institute, opened in 2006, is one of many Borgess projects completed over the last 30 years.

 AVB completed WMU’s LEED Certified Western View Apartments in 2013 .

AVB completed WMU’s LEED Certified Western View Apartments in 2013 .

 Today, AVB’s commercial division represents approximately 50% of it’s business by sales value.

Today, AVB’s commercial division represents approximately 50% of it’s business by sales value.

 AVB’s current logo was introduced in 2013. AVB’s 85 team members are focused on commercial & residential construction & development.

AVB’s current logo was introduced in 2013. AVB’s 85 team members are focused on commercial & residential construction & development.

 AVB’s current principal team, from left, Greg Dobson, Daryl Rynd, Joe Gesmundo, and Jack Gesmundo.

AVB’s current principal team, from left, Greg Dobson, Daryl Rynd, Joe Gesmundo, and Jack Gesmundo.

 This custom home was completed in 2016. AVB continues it’s tradition of excellence in building custom homes & condominiums.

This custom home was completed in 2016. AVB continues it’s tradition of excellence in building custom homes & condominiums.

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