OUR TEAM | MT. PLEASANT
Below you can read about the one of a kind team that is helping Greenwald & BC become a leading competitor for both residential and commercial construction jobs throughout Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Gratiot County and surrounding areas. We also encourage you to visit our gallery page to view many past projects we have completed.
COLIN HERREN, OWNER
Colin has been in the construction industry for twenty five years. He started his career in the building trades classes in high school and went on to obtain an Architecture degree from Ferris State University. Wanting to stay in his home community of Mt. Pleasant, he secured a Residential Builders license in 1993 and formed his first building company. Later in 1999 he became a partner in Greenwald & BC, which he co-operated with the Greenwald family until 2013 when he took over the entire operation.
Spending his days overseeing the operations of Greenwald & BC keeps him busy, yet he makes time to meet with every client personally and follow along with the job progress & customer satisfaction. Training a very high quality staff over the years allows him to take the time away from the jobsites yet still know that the projects are being built well. This time allows him to concentrate on the details that many builders overlook, properly organizing, scheduling, client interaction and constantly viewing the horizon for ways to make the buildings and the owner’s experiences better.
Colin has served as a board member on the local, state and national level of the Home Builders Association for eighteen years. He has also held the office of President at both the local and State level. During his time served in the Home Builders, he has fought tirelessly to promote affordable home ownership and defended America’s home owners at nearly every level of government. He has appeared before many bodies from County Commissions to the Capital building in Lansing, even traveling to Washington DC to meet with our law makers to ensure that our government protects the American dream of home ownership.
Colin believes that positive outcomes and satisfaction start with a culture, not just individual actions. Soon after becoming part of the Greenwald gang, each employee learns that customer satisfaction is job number one. He creates environments that allow each employee to grow their talent base and craft each project with pride, all the while paying close attention to each individual owner’s unique concerns. Repeat customers are the true measure of this culture exhibited by Colin and his team of workmen.
AMY HIMES, OFFICE MANAGER
After taking time away from her career to raise and nurture three daughters, Amy has been managing the affairs of the Greenwald & BC office for some ten years. Organizing the paperwork and accounting side of a building business is no small task. Innovations in software allow her to be accurate and efficient in all aspects of our accounting. Her work on each project allows for clear and concise reporting of all purchases and payment. That is important not only during the build, but for years to come. Say you need a receipt for warranty five years after we build for you. Give Amy about ten minutes and she can pull it from our archives. Doesn’t seem like a big deal until you need it. After sixty years in the business, Greenwald BC knows what you need.
Amy is more than just a pretty voice on the phone and a check in the mail though. She often helps owners make decisions or color selections and has even been known to help out with her green thumb to make projects impressive years after we complete a home. When you call or stop by Amy will most likely be the first point of contact.
Greenwald & BC Inc. has been a well-respected builder for sixty years, in large part because we have seasoned and well-respected staff. Typically, a jobsite will be led by a carpenter that has been on staff for at least 15 years. In a fast paced world, our carpenters slow down and take the time to make it right the first time. That can only be accomplished by experienced, well trained, well cultured carpenters, and we have many of them. Currently, our carpentry team has more than 150 years of combined experience in building and renovating right here in Central Michigan. The pride you have in your home or office starts with the pride in our carpenter’s workmanship.