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Build Together. Grow Together.

That isn’t just something we say. It’s something we truly believe.

It’s why we started Journey Construction Group. After decades of working in other construction settings, we felt as though something was missing. We wanted more human connection. More relationship. More community.

When we build with you, we build in the spirit of lifting up others. Of creating jobs and supporting families. Of giving back to communities and revitalizing cities. Of starting something new and being invested in its growth.

For us, that’s what the journey is all about. The things we build are more than just brick and mortar. They are opportunities for growth.

When it comes to construction, Grand Rapids has a lot of options. We hope you trust the journey to us.

Our Story

Journey Construction Group is a locally owned and operated full-service construction provider based near Grand Rapids, Michigan. The company was founded in 2017 with the purpose of partnering with clients from the beginning to end of their building projects to ensure delivery of high-quality results. We provide our clients with a clear picture and understanding of the journey through the construction process.

Our Promise to You

Our mission at Journey Construction Group is to partner with our clients and provide the best construction experience possible. Our clients’ needs come first when we work together to offer innovative, cost-effective, and quality construction services.

Our Dedicated Team

Brent Balkema

President & owner

Jason Defouw


Michael Apostle


Jonathan Van Eerden


The People-First General Contractor Grand Rapids Needs

We Are Part of Your Team

The work you do every day is important—let Journey Construction Group partner with you in that work. When you hire us, you hire a full building team from the project manager to skilled trade contractors. Our team becomes part of your team, and your construction project becomes a journey that we're on together.

We Are Transparent

We won’t just tell you what the numbers are, we’ll tell you what they mean. Our passion is for our clients to fully understand our process, and for our team to fully own the project. You’ll never be left in the dark, and you can be as involved in the process as you want—whether that’s a weekly update or an occasional check-in.

We Are Relationship-Driven

Our team is with you from the first drafts of design to the ribbon-cutting. We’re all about community here, and we believe in creating impactful relationships with businesses and organizations that build stronger communities.

Grow Your Space, Your Team, and Your Impact with Us