- Work closely with city government
- Orchestrate purchase of city-owned property
- Gain site plan approval
- Collaborate with overseas parent company
- Build during a pandemic
- Create showcase space for key clients & workers
A SHOWCASE FOR THE FUTURE
LED lighting product manufacturer EarthTronics was looking to create a space that would effectively house all of its needs under one roof. But going beyond daily operations, the space also needed to welcome international team members while also serving as a showcase for potential big box clients.
For the sake of efficiency, EarthTronics needed to build a single space for its office and warehouse needs, which previously resided in separate buildings. It was discovered that the ideal property was part private- and part city-owned. To gain the necessary approvals, our team needed to sort through the details of a complex purchase.
Working through the pandemic was another major challenge, since the China-based parent company was shut down throughout the project.
Providing both architectural and contracting services, Lakewood was able to work closely with EarthTronics from start to finish. In the process, our teams provided the necessary documentation and support needed by the City of Norton Shores to approve the land purchase.
Transparency was another key advantage to working with Lakewood. To keep the project on schedule, our team provided routine cost analyses for the parent company in order to receive budget approvals.