Wolverine Building Group is pleased to announce the addition of seven new team members. Cliff Kilboy joined the team as a senior project manager, David de Velder and John Lafrinere as project managers, Timothy Thome as preconstruction manager, and Mitchell Japowicz, Lee Purches and Timothy Clogg as superintendents.
“We’re so excited to welcome all this talent to the Wolverine team,” said Aaron Jonker, president of Wolverine Building Group. “Our project portfolio is expanding across the state with ongoing work in cities including Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit. The addition of these team members will ensure we can meet the demands of our current and future workload and position us for future growth.”
Kilboy has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry having served in various project management and consulting roles. Prior to joining Wolverine, he served as a project director at a general contractor where he oversaw multiple large-scale projects. He specializes in higher education, commercial office, multi-unit residential, health care, sports facilities, government, and historical projects, and will work in our Multi-Family division. Kilboy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology from Purdue University and is a certified LEED Green Associate by the United States Green Building Council.
de Velder has 20 years of experience in the real estate development and construction industries. Prior to joining Wolverine, he served at the director of development at the Kent County Land Bank Authority/InnovaLaB where directed real estate development including the acquisition, assessment, development, renovation and resale of 800 tax foreclosed, bank foreclosed, and distressed properties. He is proficient at managing the construction of multi-unit residential properties and will work in our Multi-Family division. de Velder holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Western Michigan University and maintains his State of Michigan Realtor’s License.
Lafrinere has five years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining Wolverine, he worked as a project manager at Kerkstra Precast. He will work in our Multi-Family division, and he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management and Building Construction Technology from Ferris State University.
Thome has over 37 years of experience in the construction industry, specifically in pre-construction/estimating roles. Prior to joining Wolverine, he served as a project planning leader at a general contractor where he was responsible for planning/estimating projects between $2.5 million – $150 million. He is skilled at estimating in the Construction Management, Design-Build and Hard Bid delivery methods. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction from the University of Michigan.
Japowicz, Purches and Clogg have over 75 years of combined experience in the construction industry. Each will be responsible for performing daily jobsite supervision and management responsibilities ensuring our projects are completed safely, in accordance with the plans and specifications, and to the highest degree of quality.
About Wolverine Building Group
Founded in 1939, Wolverine Building Group is one of West Michigan’s most trusted and experienced construction companies. With 150+ employees, Wolverine specializes in industrial, multi-unit residential, health care, office, restaurant, and retail construction. Wolverine is nationally recognized as one of the top leaders in the construction industry and has recently made the ENR Top 400 Construction Firm List. For more information, visit.