Auch Construction Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Headquarters Building in Downtown Pontiac
AUCH CONSTRUCTION CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN PONTIAC
PONTIAC, Mich. — George W. Auch Company (“AUCH”), a 109-year-old general contractor/construction management firm, celebrated the groundbreaking for its new headquarters in Downtown Pontiac.
Speakers at the ceremony included Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Pontiac Mayor Dierdre Waterman, State Rep. Tim Greimel and RACER Administrative Trustee Elliott Laws.
The 20,000-square-foot building will be located on a 3.66-acre former RACER Trust property at Woodward Avenue and University Drive at the east entrance of Pontiac.
“RACER Trust looks for reputable, community-minded buyers to help us fulfill our economic development mission, and AUCH certainly fits that description,” Mr. Laws said. “A company doesn’t stay in business as long as AUCH has without a strong commitment to its employees, its customers and its community. We are thrilled that the property is in such good hands and look forward to its beneficial reuse.”
AUCH will retain 40 to 50 engineering, construction management and administrative jobs in Pontiac, in addition to the jobs that will be created during the design and construction phases of the project. The company will move from offices on South Paddock Street in Pontiac when construction is completed in May 2018 and plans to actively encourage and participate in the future redevelopment of that site.
“This project is a very tangible demonstration of our commitment to current and future generations of AUCH employees who will benefit from the world class work space being created in this downtown setting,” said Vince DeLeonardis, President of AUCH. “We have been an active member of the Pontiac community for years, and our presence downtown will provide even more opportunities for our employees’ involvement and lay a foundation for even more growth in future years. We can’t wait to move in!”
AUCH, founded in 1908, has had its headquarters in Pontiac since 1985. It is consistently ranked in the top 10 of Southeast Michigan construction firms, and is the only construction company to earn a Top 100 Workplace Award for three consecutive years from the Detroit Free Press/Workplace Dynamics employee survey.