January 2017

New Community Update: Success at Whisper Rock


AVB’s newest community, Whisper Rock, is off to a great start. We held our Grand Opening on October 23rd and have sold and closed on 14 condominium homes ranging in value from $278,000 to over $440,000.  Six additional sites are under reservation.

 Five model homes are under construction and will be completed in in the spring of 2017. These model homes will demonstrate our new and updated floor plans that range from 1,280 to over 2,000 square feet on the main level.  We offer a wide variety of sites with views to our new 1.5 million gallon pond, wetlands and woodlands.

The pool and cabana club are well underway and will be ready for fun in the sun in the spring. For more information on this fabulous new community, please contact Jennifer by phone at 615.939.3099 or by email at

January's AVB Featured Project:

Kellogg Community Credit Union

Kellogg Community Credit Union's (KCCU) new 4,500 square foot financial branch office on Drake Road, withinCorner@Drake, is open for business. AVB worked closely with KCCU to construct this new facility which features a contemporary open lobby with private teller pods, a call center, four conference rooms and a main office. The building is anchored by a tower featuring a contemporary glass corner that serves as the building’s main entrance.

This new branch has created several new jobs already, making it another positive influence in the Kalamazoo community. We are excited to welcome them to our Corner@Drake development.

An Update on Corner@Drake

Corner@Drake continues to progress. The new 20,000 square foot Corner Shoppes@Drake, fronting Drake Road, are almost complete. There has been strong interest in both buildings and we expect to have a rich mix of restaurant, retail, and other businesses represented in the new buildings. We still have a limited amount of space available, including in-line, end-cap, and drive through options. All offer great access to the entire Costco-anchored development.

The steel frame and cinder block walls are up at Old National Bank’s new regional headquarters and banking center on the corner of Century Avenue and Drake Road within Corner@Drake. This new regional office will be a great landmark and serve as a prominent gateway to the Kalamazoo community. The two story brick and stone building will feature 15,000 square feet of customer banking, loan offices and corporate regional offices. Old National Bank has a scheduled completion date for summer of 2017.


For more information about the progress at the Corner@Drake development please contact Curt by phone at 269.329.3565 or by email at

New Available Home to Tour in Hidden Lake Community


Starting this month, on select Sundays from 12-3 p.m., you will have the opportunity to tour the newest model in our Hidden Lake Community. This Hampton floor plan is just over 3,000 square feet with three finished levels. The main level features beautiful maple hardwood floors and a warm color pallet. An open living room is centered around a luxurious fireplace with a floating stained beam mantle and ceramic tile surround. A large island is the centerpiece of the kitchen which features stained cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and eye-catching backsplash. Four beds and three full baths, including the owner’s suite which features a free standing tub and luxurious corner shower, accompany a spacious laundry room on the upper level. A guest bed and full bath are found in the lower level. To view interior photos, go to our website at and for more information please contact Vicki by phone at 269.323.4723 or by email at 

New Pavilion at Kalamazoo College's Lillian Anderson Arboretum

This winter, take a scenic snowy walk through Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum and while you are enjoying the crisp winter air, stop by the new pavilion. AVB worked closely with Kalamazoo College to build this off-the-grid environmentally-friendly pavilion, equipped with solar tube lighting, solar panels to power the building and a composting toilet. The eight striking wood columns were harvested by oxen from the Lillian Anderson Arboretum grounds to preserve the natural landscape and to utilize the natural elements of the site. 

Your Dream Home - Big or Small

At AVB, we pride ourselves in the tradition of quality home building. Our commitment to deliver custom homes of the highest possible caliber is what drives us to build something better everyday.

Custom homes often come in many shapes and sizes. Some are large, over 5,000 square feet, but sometimes, it’s the cozy 1,800 square foot ranch that is your dream home. At AVB, we can build your dream home, big or small, on your own land or in one of our premiere communities. Our versatile and talented staff will guide you every step of the way through design, selections, construction, and warranty service. We put in the extra effort to make sure your dream home is what meets your desires and your budget.

For more information on building your dream home with AVB, please contact Katie by phone at 269.329.3652 or by email at

AVB PROCORE Cloudshare: 

Improving Communication in the Field

Excellent communication and efficient sharing of information among project team members and project owners is critical for the success of any construction project. To accomplish this, we use AVB PROCORE Cloudshare, a fully mobile software that allows for 24/7 communication and appropriate permission controlled access to project documents across a variety of devices. Through AVB PROCORE Cloudshare, our project teams and project owners are able to maintain, and access, all project records including meeting minutes, submittals, drawings, specifications and financial data, from any electronic device. We utilize AVB PROCORE Cloudshare from the point of project inception, through bidding, construction, delivery and closeout. We require and provide trade contractors access to appropriate project data through this portal and provide access to our design partners and clients, allowing for project communication to flow through a continuous open channel. This is just another way AVB is dedicated to improving our construction processes and to building something better. For more information about AVB’s Commercial Construction services, check out our website at

1000's of hours of community service were accomplished and over 33 thousand dollars were raised and donated to local charities and nonprofit organizations by the AVB team in 2016.