The New Kid on The Block: Matt Vanden Toorn

Matt Vanden Toorn is the newest member of the Bren-Mar team. Hailing from the west side of the state around Grand Rapids, he graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Supply Chain Management and spent his first years out of college working in public sector consulting in Washington DC.

During his time in DC, he worked with the United States Air Force coordinating new construction projects at various bases throughout the country. The exposure to construction projects with the Air Force, combined with a family history in the building trades, propelled his career in a new direction and led him to connect with Bren-Mar Construction.

After four years in the nation’s capital, Matt packed his belongings and headed west. Okay, not that far west; he landed in Royal Oak, Michigan and began work with Bren-Mar. Happy to be back to his home state – and close to his alma mater for football and tailgating – Matt has been enjoying the change, and challenge, that comes with any big move and career change. He has been continuing his education with a concerted focus on construction, in both on-the-job and formal instruction.

What’s in store for Matt’s future? Likely more time spent with his two brothers, Peter and Ben, now that they are closer again, geographically. Surrounded by Great Lakes and countless inland lakes, Matt also plans on picking up some new water-sport hobbies like kiteboarding and winter surfing. And as far as his future with Bren-Mar, we have no doubts he will continue to learn and develop into another exceptional member of the Team.

Welcome to Bren-Mar, we’re glad you’re here!