Downtown Market | Grand Rapids, MI

The Market Hall houses indoor stalls for food vendors, restaurants, a commercially certified production kitchen,  a community demonstration kitchen with hydraulic tables with  integrated sinks and cook tops to accommodate children, and  event space that includes food demonstration facilities.  

The Downtown Market was designed to use (50) 400 ft geo-thermal wells to provide two-thirds of the buildings heating and cooling  needs. It  has  many  areas  with  green  roofs  and  live  walls  that house plants that help insulate the building. The roof-top greenhouses provide produce that vendors can buy directly from the market. These plants are watered from rainwater collected off the greenhouse and stored  in an 8,000 gallon cistern, which also irrigates other plantings  on the property.    

Both the indoor and outdoor markets have been built with sustainable materials including, low VOC emitting materials, local and regional products, materials with recycled content and reclaimed  materials  such  as  wood  salvaged  from  the  buildings  previously on the site.


129,000 SF

September 2013

Grand Action

Varied experience building cultural and entertainment venues.


Pioneer has executed several outstanding cultural and entertainment projects including complex downtown site locations with traffic, pedestrian, and nearby user concerns. We have been very successful in using on-time delivery scheduling, minimally-invasive construction practices and communication and safety for the community.

  • Extensive experience
  • On-time delivery scheduling
  • Minimally invasive construction
  • Communication and safety


Pioneer has the knowledge and capability to accurately budget, provide information to the ownership and design team, contract and direct a strong team of subcontractors, develop and execute a safe and seamless logistics plan, guide the team through an accurate schedule, and finally construct the highest-quality projects on your campus.

  • Accurate project budgeting and information
  • Contracts and directs strong team of sub-contractors
  • Creates safe and seamless logistics plan


We are a client-focused organization intent on delivering exceptional results on every construction project. We provide customized solutions based on each client’s needs and individual project characteristics.

  • Pre-Construction Planning
  • Construction Management
  • General Contracting
  • Design/Build
  • Sustainable & LEED Construction
  • Commercial Interiors
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Steel Erection
  • Pre-cast/Pre-stressed Concrete Erection
  • Crane services
  • Pre-Engineered Metal Building Systems
  • Self-performance of key trades

Comprehensive Construction Services

As a true builder employing over two-hundred talented craft and trade professionals, we offer extensive self-performance abilities that enable us to provide unsurpassed budget, schedule, and quality control.

With expertise in a variety of delivery methods including General Contracting, Design/Build, and Construction Management, we customize our approach based on the specifics of each project and the goals of our clients.

Our commitment to sustainable design and construction, safety, inclusion, and community involvement set us apart in our industry.