GVSU Pew Parking Ramp | Grand Rapids, MI

The Pew Campus Parking Ramp project was completed in an extraordinarily short time frame for such a large project. When GVSU asked Pioneer to complete the project in 8 months, even the facility planning staff doubted it could be done. The site, which was located between two active railroad spurs, presented significant logistical challenges, including poor soils that would require caissons for foundation support, and there was little staging area. Pioneer accepted the challenge and by means of aggressive planning, procurement strategies, seamless coordination with both railroad companies, and site management built the 328,000 SF, 5-story structure with 950 parking spaces, on time and within budget.



August 2004

Grand Valley State University

We have extensive experience building parking structures.


Pioneer has executed many successful projects and has broad experience across many markets. 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 project.

  • 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.

  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Program Management
  • 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
  • Post Frame Construction
  • Metal Roofing & Siding Installation
  • Self-performance of key trades
  • Facility Maintenance Programs

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.