After leaving their long-time downtown site due to Blandin expansion, Cole Hardware built a brand new facility on the east end of town. No more treacherous stairs to a dim basement. The new facility is bright and light and welcomes customers through its open wood, glu-lam truss entry.

When Walmart moved to their new location on the South end of Grand Rapids, its 97,000 sf building became available and was a good fit for L&M’s new retail store. Exterior renovations included creating a new automotive service center, a new “Pick-up” canopy, and a distinctive new “look” at the main entry. Interior renovations included updating employee break areas and restrooms, as well as updating public restrooms.


The 2018 Lake Country Power corporate headquarters is a 68,000 sf new build which includes vehicle/mechanical bays, and corporate offices. After working in an outdated, overcrowded building, the 43,000 co-op members will enjoy the modern facilities located just a few miles west in Cohasset. The vibrant corporate headquarters will allow employees to realize their core mission to: deliver safe, reliable electric service; manage member resources wisely; and serve to help the community prosper.