Bringing together over 100 years of combined experience and thousands of successful construction and development completions, four industry professionals joined forces to redefine what it means to be a lean and agile builder in a post-recession economy. Today, Orion has grown into one of West Michigan’s premiere commercial builders.
Founded in 2000, Orion Construction is a Commercial Contractor focused on creating positive impact in every project we build. We align resources, knowledge, and experience with the vision of our clients and their stakeholders—a shared vision reinforced by creative solutions and a dedication to the people we serve.
The unifying and driving purpose at Orion is to always pursue and build projects that provide positive economic and social impact, and inspire progress; Developments that are financially sustainable, have a long-term vision, and show promise for their surrounding community—that is our vision.
As General Contractors and Construction Managers, we understand the importance of putting the right people in the right place at the right time. Whether in the field or in the office—the talent, enthusiasm, and commitment of our team is the driving force behind every completed project and happy client we serve.
As part of our mission and our promise to the communities we build in, Orion Construction regularly supports local area non-profits that make a difference in the communities they serve. Kids Food Basket, Community Media Center, and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, are just a few of the organizations we love to support.
Mr. Boonstra has more than twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry. John has an extensive background in commercial, industrial, retail and institutional construction, and is well versed in all aspects of the construction process.
Mr. Postma has more than twenty-five years of construction-related accounting and financial experience. Gary has performed as the principal-in-charge and project manager for many successful projects. He also serves as CEO of ORES.
Mr. Wheeler joined Orion Construction in 2011 as Director of Business Development. In his career, John has overseen over 3,000 projects in 28 states with a combined total volume of more than $3 billion. He also serves as President of ORES.
Mr. Rehkopf joined Orion Construction in 2011 with more than twenty-five years of construction-related project management and business development experience. Roger has a strong background in architectural design and design build projects.
"With the quality of finishes required by the Spectrum Team and the tight schedule in which to complete the work, the Orion team put out 110% and did a fabulous job. My overall experience with this group has been nothing but great and I wouldn't hesitate in the least recommending their services to any other group or organization. The Orion Team produced the product they promised."
- Daniel Post, Spectrum Health Hospitals