Project Update: crust bakery

If you’re local to the metro Flint/Detroit area you’ve undoubtedly heard of the crust bakery. Heck, even if you’re not local there’s a good chance you may have heard of them. They ship their famed pastries and breads all across the country and will soon be able to share even more sweetness. Construction is nearing completion on a major addition and renovation project that has taken place without impacting bakery operations. I’m going to pause so you can take a minute to really think about that. We’ve more than DOUBLED their space and reconfigured the ENTIRE layout WITHOUT IMPACTING BAKERY OPERATIONS. Okay, got it? Now let’s quickly cover  the final few items that are wrapping up: paint is going up on walls, epoxy floors are down, sealed concrete is all complete and, drumroll please, new bakery equipment is arriving!

Pro’s of completion: more bakery to share more goodness with more people.

Con’s of completion: no day-old bakery goodies for the crews; our next jobsite probably won’t smell as good.

Follow crust on their Facebook page for mouth watering updates.

 

Project Update: Dentist Office

If you haven’t seen what all we’ve been up to this summer, it’s a lot of restaurants and a bakery. Too many sweets? We’ve got that covered too! Arguably the project closest to us (we share the same building) is a complete renovation of a dentist office. And when we say complete we mean it. This project stripped the space down to the ‘bones’ and even replaced some of them. With all new plumbing, heating, and electrical we’re now finishing up the ceilings,  drywall and millwork. Paint is drying on the walls and finishes are all coming together. By September, the dentist will have a fantastic new space to fill cavities for years to come. And it’s a good thing with that new bakery expansion just across the street.

Check out Family Dental and when you’re by, pop in to say hi to us too!

 

another! Buddy’s Pizza

Maybe you’ve seen them around the metro Detroit region, well guess what? They’re bringing their pizza west! Bren-Mar is excited to again team with the amazing people of Buddy’s Pizza on their latest restaurant.

As you can see from the pictures, our crews are quickly finishing the interior framing along with the electrical and mechanical rough-ins. Wall finishes are in progress and millwork in the dining room is starting to shape up. Did you see that kitchen hood? Bring on the pizza pies! Can’t wait to see you all soon enjoying a slice and a cool beverage out on that patio.

Follow Buddy’s Pizza for updates!

 

another SHAKE SHACK!

What’s better than ONE Shake Shack restaurant in Michigan? TWO! Partnering again with this great team of burger and shake makers, Bren-Mar broke ground on their second Michigan location earlier this year. Since May, we’ve been able to oh- put up an entire building! While we’re not quite “dried in” yet, we’re pretty darn close.

In August, our crews are busy running fire suppression piping, roughing in ductwork, electrical and plumbing, along with finishing up some interior framing. All the big, fancy steel is already set and we’re quite literally wrapping up the building; our exterior facade is well in progress and before long it will really start looking like a place you can’t wait to stop in for one of the best burgers and shakes in town.

Check out Shake Shack’s site for some more info on this newest location!

Love Is In The Air

It’s February and love is in the air. And by “love” of course we mean the smell of fresh baked cookies. After all, they’re one in the same, right?

Breaking ground on what is likely the best smelling jobsite in the region, Bren-Mar Construction is excited to partner with crust – a baking company in our hometown of Fenton on their massive expansion. The facility will more than double in size -from 5,000sf to 13,000sf- with growth in all areas of their operation; from baking and shipping to retail and dining.

Read more in this great article by local newspaper TC Times writer Sally Rummell. Or check out the video by TC Times’ Tim Jagielo.

Follow the ongoing progress of the job here on our Blog and at crust’s facebook page.

Who’s That Lady?

While the guys of Bren-Mar regularly make the rounds to jobsites and meetings with clients, behind the scenes are a couple ladies helping make their jobs easier – wherever they may be. You’ve likely spoken to but perhaps never seen Devon or Erica. These ladies are like the Superwoman of Bren-Mar, rarely seen but always at the ready.

While Devon handles more day-to-day things around the office than we’d care to admit, Erica works from afar in our affectionately referred to Bren-Ver satellite location in Colorado. And when they’re not busy working, both of these gals love to spend time enjoying their families and the outdoors.

 

Devon is a sucker for a beautiful garden and has been known to make day trips to Midland or Grand Rapids to enjoy the peaceful serenity of Dow Gardens and Meijer Gardens. While she maintains that her own garden is quite modest, we’ve heard that it has it’s own pond so we do have our doubts. She is also brightening the office with it’s bounty all spring and summer, which we truly enjoy! And if she’s not at the garden you might find her on the shores of Lake Michigan. Having grown up North of Muskegon she just can’t resist those expansive beaches and cool blue waves, no matter the season. And who could blame her, really? We love the lake too!

 

While she misses the abundance of beautiful lakes, large and small, that Michigan offers, Erica has been embracing what water she is able to find out in Colorado. Trout fishing in small mountain lakes and hiking along rivers. While the scenery is a bit different, it is equally beautiful in it’s own regard. She has enjoyed exploring new towns and has found Golden to be a favorite, and not for the reason you might think -cough, Coors Brewery, cough-. The town is home to Clear Creek History Park which has it’s very own chickens that kids, adults and dogs love to stop by and visit!

A Very Merry Christmas

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Welcome Rich and Shake Shack!

Bren-Mar Construction welcomes Rich Cossettini as the Superintendent for the new Shake Shack project located in historic downtown Detroit. Rich is a history buff who has a true passion for construction and over 25 years in the industry. He’ll be putting all that knowledge to good use on this project. In addition to welcoming Rich to the team, we also want to welcome Shake Shack as this will be their first restaurant in Michigan. We can’t wait for the doors to open!

Stork Delivery!

Clark Holland

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On Saturday, September 10, Max Williams and his wife, Kristen, welcomed the newest addition to their family; Clark Holland weighed in at 7 lbs 11 oz., stretching 19.25 inches long.

 

 

Willaims Brothers Matthew&Clark

 

Clark joins big brothers Henry and Matthew who are excited to now have their parents outnumbered.

 

Congratulations Williams’ family – we think the next one will be a girl!