ABOUT US

ONE OF THE LARGEST FULL-SERVICE CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS IN WEST MICHIGAN.

ABOUT US

Pioneer Construction builds exceptional facilities that perform for our clients on time and within budget. We are headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and provide construction solutions throughout the continental United States.

With diverse project experience, we can apply best practices from a broad range of construction types to benefit each assignment. And as a self-performing true builder, we employ a large, top-tier workforce of specialized craft and trade professionals to provide our clients with unsurpassed budget, schedule, and quality control.

WHAT WE DO

We are a full-service construction company offering many services as well as self-performing many key trades. Pioneer's unique approach insures that our people can expertly control the schedule, quality, safety, and cost on every project.

  • Pre-Construction Planning
  • Construction Management
  • General Contracting
  • Design/Build
  • Sustainable & LEED Construction
  • Commercial Interiors
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Steel Erection
  • Pre-cast/Pre-stressed Concrete Erection
  • BIM Coordination
  • Laser Scanning

AWARDS

Our highest priority is the complete satisfaction of our clients. That said, we feel honored when recognized by our peers for excellence in construction.

  • 2021 Excellence in Construction Award for Canopy by Hilton (ABC, West Michigan Chapter)
  • 2021 Excellence in Construction Award for Presque Isle Electric & Gas Headquarters and Member Service Center (ABC, West Michigan Chapter)
  • 2020 Excellence in Construction Award for GVSU Daniel and Pamella Devos Center for Interprofessional Health (ABC, West Michigan Chapter)
  • 2020 Excellence in Construction Award for Listening Room (ABC, West Michigan Chapter)
  • 2020 Excellence in Construction Award for Black River Barn (ABC, West Michigan Chapter)
  • 2020 Excellence in Construction Award for Embassy Suites (ABC, West Michigan Chapter)
  • 2020 Excellence in Construction Award for Amway Hotel Corporation IDC (ABC, West Michigan Chapter)
  • 2018 Michigan Contractor of the Year (American Subcontractors Association of Michigan)
  • 2018 Safety Award of Excellence (ABC, West Michigan Chapter)

OUR STORY

Originally from the Netherlands, Earl Beckering Sr. worked his way to the United States of America as a carpenter aboard a ship. He eventually settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1933, the young entrepreneur founded Beckering Construction Company. From the beginning, Earl established a reputation for strong work ethics, personal service, quality craftsmanship and a hands-on management approach. In honor of Earl Sr.’s legacy, these qualities continue to be the trademark of our company.

In 1962, under the leadership of Beckering’s son, Earl Jr., the company name was changed to Pioneer Construction to reflect the innovative attitude and expanding services of the rapidly growing firm. In 1971, Earl’s son, Tom, took the reins of the company. Under his leadership, Pioneer Construction expanded to become one of the largest full-service construction companies in the mid-west. Now in the fourth generation of family ownership, Tom’s son-in-law, Tim Schowalter, has positioned the company as a recognized leader in sustainable building while maintaining our heritage of quality construction delivered on-time and in-budget.

VISION & MISSION

Our Mission is TO BUILD. TO BUILD quality construction projects and finish them on time and on budget, TO BUILD with skill and craftsmanship, TO BUILD with passion, TO BUILD with respect, TO BUILD sustainably, TO BUILD safely, and TO BUILD profitably.

At Pioneer, we believe that being a true builder is critical to our success. It is in the spirit of this longstanding philosophy that we focus on self-performance of key trades to drive project outcomes. This approach insures that our people can expertly control the schedule, quality, safety, and cost on every project. Continuously investing in our people, equipment, and new technology keeps us fresh and motivated as a company. Pioneer is setting the benchmark of what it means to be a true builder.

Ultimately, it’s about people and our ability to get things done right. We strive to deliver the very best to our clients with an upbeat and professional attitude every step of the way. Our goal is to be the best. We measure our success in many ways, most notably by our percentage of repeat customers. We strive to be highly sought after for our hands on, self-performing approach which adds value to our client’s projects, lowering their risk, and increasing their return on investment.

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