VK Civil is proud to have sponsored a Western Michigan University Civil Engineering Senior Design Team in their Capstone Project! The team’s project involved a site design of the Northwest Cancer Center proposed in Northern Indiana. They learned real world engineering practices and professional skills that they will use as they enter the workforce. The students did a fantastic job with their presentation. Congratulations Nolan, Alex, and Hussain. We wish you the best as you head toward graduation!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 We wish to express our gratitude to all of our clients for the work we did together in 2023. The pictures below are of our recent municipal client Christmas luncheon. Sincerely, The VK Civil Team
We are excited to announce that Greg Whittle has joined team VK Civil. He comes to us with 10 years of experience in both private and municipal work but will primarily focus his efforts on the private development team. Greg is licensed in Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. VK Civil’s geographical footprint now extends to serve 8 states in the Midwest. As VK Civil continues to expand, we remain committed to our core values of Excellence, a Well Lived Life, Others as Ourselves, and Stewardship. If you need a site plan, development assistance, or municipal engineering services, please contact us. [...]
VK Civil participated at the career fair hosted by Calvin University. This event offered an invaluable platform to be introduced to students, reconnect with professors that taught many at VK Civil, as well as share our values and what we do. Students were eager to learn about the municipal and private development services VK Civil offers and explore career opportunities within our organization. Many students resonated with VK Civil’s core values of Excellence, A Well Lived Life, Others As Ourselves, and Stewardship. Students were also enthusiastic about many of our community-centered projects. Thank you Calvin University and all those [...]
Merry (Early) Christmas! Hope you enjoy the pictures from the event. Vic and Vikky of Lavender Life Farms were magnificent hosts.
VK Civil was a platinum sponsor of the 2023 AIA (American Institute of Architects) Northern Indiana Golf Outing in South Bend Indiana. The weather was perfect for an afternoon of camaraderie and friendly competition on the golf course. At the VK Civil hole, players had the opportunity to roll a giant die for some fun prizes, while also competing to be the one closest to the pin. The event was a platform for fostering connections, building relationships, and strengthening the bonds of the Northern Indiana AIA community. Participants had the chance to interact with industry leaders, exchange ideas, and [...]
June 2 was the grand opening of the splash pad at Caledonia’s Community Green Park. Bringing the community together in celebration, marking the beginning of a summer filled with laughter and cherished moments for all who visit. VK Civil was delighted to partner with EV Construction to add the splash pad to the park’s array of recreational offerings. This intentionally low-key design was built to fit within a natural park setting and the inclusive space allows residents of all ages to beat the summer heat while fostering community bonding and well-being. Plan your visit to the splash pad at [...]
I (Dan) was tempted to make the title “VK Civil Grows in Height and Capacity”. We recently added two new team members to our private development team. They happen to be the tallest members in the private development team picture below. Collin Wilson joins us as an EIT (Engineer in Training) with 3 years of experience in private development design. Josh Renkema joins us as a CAD operator. Their experience, skills, and commitment to excellence align seamlessly with our vision. The private development team also includes engineers Colin Finch, Zach Boeve, Aaron Van Proyen, and Dan Lewis as well [...]
In 2022 there were 10,500 kids served in Michigan's foster care service, and only 5000 licensed foster homes. Roughly 50% of the children who enter foster care are able to go back to their biological families, while the other half need adoptive placements. Local adoptive and foster parents need support as they struggle to meet the complex needs created by the grief, loss, and trauma experienced by the children in their care. Lack of support leads to family distress and disrupted placements, ultimately hurting both families and children. Last month, VK Civil partnered with Replanted Grand Rapids to fill the support gap and [...]
VK Civil recently had the privilege of attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Viking Stadium at Niles High School. VK was hired by CARMI Design Group to assist with the civil engineering design of a new track and artificial turf football field. The project turned out great and the first sporting event happened on the field right after the celebration. Congrats to Niles on your new track and field!