FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2018
PONTIAC, Mich. — AUCH (George W. Auch Company), a general contractor/construction management firm, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new headquarters building today in downtown Pontiac while also celebrating its 110th year of business in southeast Michigan.
Speakers at the event included Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Pontiac Mayor Dierdre Waterman, State Representative Tim Greimel, and RACER Administrative Trustee Elliott Laws, along with other community members. The Pontiac City Council, Oakland County Commissioners, and other business and civic leaders from around the area also attended.
AUCH’s new 20,000 sf headquarters focuses on the needs of its growing work force and was planned as a platform for the future. The design supports AUCH’s vision for staff interaction and employee mentoring and development. It features an open floor plan with several collaboration spaces, numerous meeting rooms, and makes use of extensive natural daylight. State of the art communication and technology systems have been utilized to support client service and staff efficiency.
The building, projected to be U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver certified, is situated on a 3.66-acre former RACER Trust property at the east entrance of Pontiac, 65 University Drive. Designed by HED of Southfield, Mich., the building is highly visible to those entering the city from the east or traveling north on Wide Track Avenue. The new AUCH headquarters is a significant milestone in the area's ongoing revitalization.
“Our goal in the planning, design, and construction of the new, environmentally friendly headquarters was to provide a tangible expression of our commitment to our employees, the Pontiac community, and our clients and business partners,” said Vince DeLeonardis, President of AUCH. “By creating this innovative and collaborative workspace we have already seen benefits in continued staff retention and attraction, employee interaction and engagement, and recognition in the community as a good corporate citizen. We could not be more pleased with the outcome.”
AUCH, founded in 1908, has had its headquarters in Pontiac since 1985. It is consistently ranked in the top 10 southeast Michigan construction firms and has earned a Top 100 Workplace Award for 4 consecutive years from the Detroit Free Press/Energage employee survey.
AUCH maintains 45 to 55 engineering, construction management and administrative jobs in the City. Overall, the firm employs over 100 construction professionals and support staff in its management of approximately $150 -$200 million of annual volume in the educational, health care, and municipal markets. A few AUCH projects recently completed include Masco Corporation’s world headquarters in Livonia, Mich. and McLaren Health Care’s corporate headquarters in Grand Blanc, Mich. Projects that are underway and in planning include Ascension Health’s St. John Macomb Hospital East Tower Vertical Expansion Project, McLaren Port Huron North and West Tower Renovations, McLaren Lapeer Region Medical Office Building, 34th District Court, Romulus, and the M1 Concourse Phase IV in Pontiac, Mich. We are also proud to have been selected by Redico Developers to construct the HFHS Ambulatory Care Center as part of the Village at Bloomfield campus, right here in Pontiac. AUCH also provides planning and construction management services for nearly 20 Michigan school districts and is active on more than 15 medical system campuses. In addition, AUCH provides construction services to higher education clients such as the University of Michigan, Schoolcraft College, and Oakland University, as well as numerous municipalities including Oakland County, Macomb County, Monroe, and Rochester Hills.
About George W. Auch Company: Since 1908, AUCH has been providing planning, preconstruction, and construction services in Southeast Michigan. Its concentrated presence in the area results in an unparalleled understanding of the local market and community. Major markets include Education, Healthcare, Municipal, and Specialty projects — building quality facilities to reflect the client’s vision for over 110 years. AUCH employs over 100 full-time construction professionals and support staff. Executive managers, project managers, and field supervisors are seasoned career professionals with an average of 17 years with AUCH and 25+ years in the industry. For more information, please visit www.auchconstruction.com.