a.j. Veneklasen, Inc. Breaks Ground on Keller Williams Grand Rapids- North New Headquarters in Grand Rapids NE

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a.j. Veneklasen, Inc. (AJV) will hold a ground breaking ceremony on May 6, 2016 at 1 PM for a new facility built for Keller Williams Grand Rapids- North (KWN). The site is located just off East Beltline Avenue between Four and Five Mile roads in Grand Rapids NE.

The single story 8,000 square-foot building will provide office space for its staff members and is set up for future growth of another 4,000 square-feet. The pre-engineered steel building will feature energy efficient metal wall panels, brick veneer, and a standing-seam metal roof. The interior will boast modern design elements such as glass barn-style doors on each private office, a town center café, and many open concept work areas.

The office is designed to provide areas to promote learning and continuous growth. “When we end one training, we begin another,” says Partner Marilyn Hazard. This core value of continuous education and learning has led the firm to be one of the fastest growing Keller Williams offices for agent productivity and growth in the country. The firm was named as a “Hulk” award winner, they were number 1 in the region for all five categories of growth; owner profit, closed GCI, profit share, office growth and agent retention.

Keller Williams North partners include some of the most recognized names in the West Michigan real estate industry: Diane Griffin, Lisa Costanza, Marilyn Hazard, Ed Hansen, Alan Moore, Dave Melvin, Katie Karczewski, and Lisa Quist, these individuals bring a unique combination of entrepreneurial skills, marketing and business experience offering over 200 plus combined years of local real estate knowledge. The leadership team is committed to mentoring new agents and their experience in the business advances agent’s potential exponentially. Training Magazine named Keller Williams the number one training organization in the world last year. “New agents have a seventy-five percent chance of failure in their first year in the business, our goal is to retain as many agents as we can and our training program contributes to the likelihood that they’ll be successful in the business,” Hazard says.

a.j. Veneklasen, Inc., founded in 1975 by Alan J. Veneklasen, offers a comprehensive package of services including general contracting, design-build construction and construction management services. AJV has completed projects for Fortune 500 companies as well as medium-sized and small businesses throughout the Greater West Michigan region and beyond- even as far away as Southern California.

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