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    January-2016        
   

Sidock Group Opens Downtown Detroit, Michigan Office

 

Sidock Group, and Sidock Architects, are pleased to announce the opening of our newest office in Suite 1888 of The Penobscot Building in Downtown Detroit. Watch for big news coming soon out of Detroit.

   
 
   
    November-2015        
   

Sidock Group Opens Bay City, Michigan Office

 

Sidock Group is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Bay City, Michigan. Located in Suite 104 of 800 Washington Avenue in the heart of downtown Bay City, the office houses members of our mechanical engineering team, and will soon have a full staff of architects and engineers. For now, Marc, Karen, Matt and Jeanne have their hands full. Welcome to the company!

   
 
   
    May-2015        
   

Sidock Group Opens Second Novi, Michigan Office

 

Sidock Group, and Sidock Architects, are pleased to announce that due to ongoing growth of our company, several members of the Architectural Group and supporting engineers have moved from the corporate office building on Grand River Avenue to their new space a short distance away. The Sidock Group Design Studio's new address is 43155 Main Street, Suite 2306, Novi, Michigan 48375.

   
 
   
             
    23-May-14        
   

Colin Hepker and Greg Esper Pass P.E. Exams

 

We are pleased to announce that Colin Hepker and Greg Esper have passed their Professional Engineer Exams. Congratulations Colin and Greg - Great Job!

   
   
   
    Oct-2013        
   

Don Hipshier, P.E., Receives Arkansas License

 

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Don Hipshier, P.E., Principal and Senior Project Manager - Structural, has received his Arkansas license. This license will allow Mr. Hipshier to provide services to one of our core Clients, Gerdau Special Steel, at their Fort Smith, Arkansas facility.

   
   
   
    9-May-13        
   

Joe Jackson, P.E., Attains API653 Registration

 

Sidock Group is very pleased and excited to announce that Joe Jackson, P.E. - Structural Engineer, has passed the API653 exam, and is now a registered API653 Aboveground Tank Inspector.  This registration further strengthens our API and STI tank inspection service offerings.

   
   
   
    Apr-2013        
   

Sidock Group Opens New Gaylord, Michigan Office

 

Sidock Group, and Sidock Architects, are very pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Gaylord, Michigan. The Gaylord office will be a strong addition to the Sidock Architects full service team with a solid portfolio of residential, commercial, hospitality, resort, municipal, military, and state and Federal Government work. The Gaylord office’s market includes northern Lower Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula.
 

Initial office staff includes: Linda Buck; Bradley Butcher, AIA; Michael Karr, AIA LEED AP; Jeff Mudroch, PE; and Cathy Simpson. The office address is 147 W. Main Street, Suite 303, Gaylord, Michigan 49735. The phone number is (989)705-8400, and the fax number is (989)705-8403.

   
 
   
    24-Oct-11        
   

Newaygo Area District Library

Sidock Group has been selected by The Newaygo Area District Library to provided design and engineering services for the major renovation of, and addition to, the existing library building.

The project consists of a major renovation of the 2 story, 3,500 sq. ft., 1914 Carnegie Library Building, along with 7,500 sq. ft. of additions, which will also connect the existing City Hall with the updated Library.

The Library will receive major upgrades to all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems as well as aesthetic improvements to the existing façade and a completely new floor plan.  While respecting existing components, such as the original tin ceilings, Sidock’s work will result in a new state of the art Library facility for the Newaygo County area.


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    24-Oct-11        
   

Consumers Energy

Sidock Group has been selected by Consumers Energy to provide design and engineering services for the $9,000,000 major upgrade to the Royal Oak Service Center, in Royal Oak, Michigan.

The project consists of a complete gut and re-model of the 133,000, two story, Service Center, following LEED 3.0 standards.  Scope of services includes complete re-design of the facility, including new office areas, business centers, fitness facility, team areas, workshop areas and garage, and exterior upgrades.  The facility will receive all new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in addition to new cranes in the garage areas.

We are very pleased that our partnership with Consumers Energy continues to grow and look forward to completing this very challenging project with them.

   
 
   
    15-Oct-11        
   

Rolling Hills Water Park

Sidock Architects, in partnership with Water Technology, has been selected by the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission to provide design and engineering services for the $4,000,000 upgrade to the Water Park at Rolling Hills County Park, in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The project consists of re-design of the parking area and creation of a Promenade to connect with the rest of the Park, Adaptive re-use of the existing entry/bathhouse building, creations of a new 6,000 sq. ft. bathhouse/administrative office building, addition of a new spray/play feature with dump bucket, a new large major thrill slide complex, provisions for an additional bowl slide feature, and numerous new site amenities.

Sidock Group and our Partner, WTI, are very excited to have been selected as the Counties Architect/Engineer for this project, which is scheduled for grand opening on Memorial Day 2013.


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    15-Oct-11        
   

Josephine Ford Cancer Center

Wilkie + Zanley Architects, now a part of the Sidock Group, has been selected by Henry Ford Health System to provide design and engineering services for a 6,000 sq. ft. addition to the existing 15,000 sq. ft. Josephine Ford Cancer Center, which was also designed by Wilkie + Zanley.

The $2,000,000 project will include an expanded chemotherapy treatment area, new staff offices, conferencing center, and multi-use rooms, in addition to renovations to approximately 60% of the existing facility.  Site upgrades will include new parking areas and a new storm water detention system, that will utilize bio-swales.

Wilkie + Zanley, and Sidock Group, look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Henry Ford Health, and the Josephine Ford Cancer Center.

   
 
   
    15-Oct-11        
   

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Sidock Architects has been selected by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, in Farmington, Michigan, and the Archdiocese of Detroit, to provide design and engineering services for a 5,000 sq. ft. gathering space addition.

The project will be designed around the existing outdoor fountain and 30’ high aluminum cross at the main church entrance and will include a new glass roof, new glass curtain wall, new restroom facilities, and new HVAC/plumbing/electrical services.


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    Fall 2011        
   
P.E. Licensing & STI Inspection Certification

We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Hirzel, Ryan Jakel and Casey Leach have all passed their P.E. exam and are now licensed Civil/Structural Engineers.  We are also very pleased to announce that Casey Leach and Dan Azarovitz have recently completed training to become certified Level 1 and Level 2 STI (Steel Tank Institute) Inspectors.  Congratulations to everyone!
   
 

   
01-Aug-11
       
   
Medical Office Building

Sidock Group was recently selected to perform design and engineering for a new 20,000 sq. ft. Medical Office Building in Lenox Township, Michigan.  The facility, which is a partnership between North Medical Associates and McClaren Hospital, contains an MRI Suite, CT/Radiology Suite, Diagnostics Suite, Physical Therapy Suite and a Family Practice Suite.  Sidock is completing this project in partnership with Schonsheck Construction.
   
 

   
04-Jul-11
       
   
Volt Battery Plant Expansion

Sidock Group has recently completed design and engineering for the Phase III Volt Battery Expansion in Brownstown, Michigan for General Motors Subsystems LLC.  This 224,000 sq. ft. expansion contains manufacturing space as well as a 12,000 sq. ft. 2 story office area.  This Project Team includes Sidock Group, General Motors, Ashley Capital and Oliver Hatcher Construction.
   
 

   
27-Jun-11
       
   
fortu PowerCell Inc.

Sidock Group Inc. is serving as project manager and engineer for the 168,000-square foot, anticipated LEED-certified facility, set to be built on 11.5 acres on property fortu purchased from Bayer CropScience.
 
Read the entire article from MiBiz here:   Battery maker fortu's plans moving ahead
   
 

   
15-Apr-11
       
   
MTU/Detroit Diesel manufacturing facility

Sidock Group recently completed design and engineering for the build-out of the MTU/Detroit Diesel manufacturing facility in Brownstown, Michigan.  This 400,000 sq. ft. facility consists of manufacturing space, automated storage and retrieval system, carpentry shop area and offices.  Sidock completed this project in partnership with Oliver Hatcher Construction.
   
 

   
01-Jan-11
       
   
New headquarters building for Sidock Group, Inc.

Sidock Group, Inc. has recently moved into their new headquarters in Novi, Michigan.  Sidock Group did a complete gut and renovation of the existing 2-story, 16,000 sq. ft. Flaviani Building.  Sidock officially moved in on Nov. 1st, 2010.

   
 

   
14-May-09
       
   
LEED AP Certification

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Dave Zanley, AIA and Lisa Abraham have obtained LEED AP certification.  Coupled with our membership in the USGBC, Dave and Lisa's certification, along with Heather Caputo's, further strengthens Sidock's ability to offer our clients environmentally sound designs and solutions.  Congratulations to Dave and Lisa on their very important achievement.
   
 

   
30-Oct-08
       
   
Sidock Group has added Wilkie & Zanley, Architects to our group of companies

Sidock Group is pleased to announce that we have recently added Wilkie & Zanley, Architects to our group of companies.  Founded in 1955, Wilkie & Zanley is an award winning firm reknown for its excellent work in the downriver communities.  The addition of Wilkie & Zanley will allow us to provide even greater depth of service for our architectural Clients.
 
Visit the current Wilkie & Zanley, Architects website:   www.wilkie-zanley.com
   
 
   
   
28-Oct-08
       
   
Sidock Moves In

Pretty much everyone has a good idea of what the Sidock building looks like from the outside. Under construction for more than a year right at the round an about, it would be rather hard to miss. But last week the 20 local employees moved in allowing a peek at the tastefully done interior. Muskegon Main Street caught up with Tom Winer, Senior Project Manager to hear about how the move went and how the folks are liking their new digs.
 
   
   

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23-Oct-08
       
   
$2.3M Sidock Building latest of "great new buildings" in downtown Muskegon

After 14 months of construction, the $2.3 million Sidock Building has opened its doors in downtown Muskegon, the latest new structure on the former Muskegon Mall site.
 
“Since Sidock Group is an architectural and engineering firm, we wanted a presence downtown that could show off what we can do with our designs,” says Heather Caputo, Sidock spokesperson. “The company’s owner, Bill Sidock, wanted to invest in downtown Muskegon. He’s from the area and he saw an opportunity with all of these great new buildings going in downtown.”
 
   
   

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02-Aug-08

       
   

Sidock Group, Inc. hosts its 4th annual company golf outing

On August 4th, Sidock Group held it’s 4th annual company golf outing at the Links of Whitmore Lake.  This outing is organized for employees and spouses/family members from both offices, and is played in a scramble format.  This year we had 12 teams competing.  Robert Jordan's team, consisting of himself, his wife Lynn and Ryan Jakel barely squeaked out a victory, finishing at 5 under.  Team Wiese/Kollias came in second at 4 under.  Again, we all thank Bill Sidock and Steve DeHorn for organizing a fine event and look forward to next year.

Sidock Group, Inc. participates in 4th annual Marathon Open Fishing Tournament

In late May, a group of Sidock employees traveled down to the Florida keys to participate in the Company’s 4th annual Marathon Open Fishing Tournament.  Sidock had two boats that competed against each other this year.  Again, Mahi Mahi was the target species and Mahi fishing was extremely good with several caught in the 20+ lb range.  Additionally, a large number of yellowtail snapper were caught.  Bill Sidock's boat won this years tournament.  The weather was perfect and the group spent part of a day snorkeling at Sombrero Key before our traditional evening in Key West to close out the trip.

Sidock Group, Inc. holds its annual company picnic

On June 21st, Sidock held its annual company picnic.  The employees and their families enjoyed a perfect day at Bill's house.  Activities included swimming, fishing, basketball, card playing, darts, eating and much more.  The event is always a huge success and we all thank Bill Sidock and his family for having us at his home.
 

   
   

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08-May-08
       
   
LEED AP Certification

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Heather Caputo has obtained LEED AP certification.  Coupled with our membership in the USGBC, Heather's certification further strengthens Sidock's ability to offer our clients environmentally sound designs and solutions.  Congratulations to Heather on her very important achievement.
   
 
   
   
15-Apr-08
       
   
Sidock Group Goes Green!

We are pleased to announce that Sidock Group is now an official member of the U.S. Green Building Council.  This membership is part of Sidock's ongoing efforts to be pro-active in providing our Clients with cutting edge services and building technology and in doing our part to design and engineer cost effective environmentally responsible solutions.  As part of our overall effort, 5 of our architects and engineers are currently preparing to achieve LEED AP Certification status.
   
 
   
   
08-Apr-08
       
   
Sidock Group has added Muskegon Valve Company to our Sidock Systems Subsidiary

Sidock Group is pleased to announce that we have recently added Muskegon Valve Company to our Sidock Systems Subsidiary.  Founded in 1912, Muskegon Valve is a leader in all areas of process valve repair, replacement, fabrication, and inspection from bronze valves to high pressure steam to food grade stainless steel.  The addition of the Valve Shop, which joins our Construction Management Group and Electrical Panel and Controls Shop under the Sidock System Umbrella, will allow us to provide even greater depth of service for our process Clients.  Mark Sidock will serve as General Manager for the shop whose current Client list includes Sappi Fine Paper, Sun Chemical, Federal Mogul, Georgia Pacific, and CWC Textron.
 
Visit Muskegon Valve Company's website:   www.muskegonvalve.com
   
 
   
   
08-Apr-08
       
   
75+ Employees at Sidock Group, Inc.

Sidock Group is pleased to announce that, with the recent addition of 8 new Team Members, we have surpassed the 75 employee level for the first time in our history!  Sidock Group continues to grow and expand our service offerings in order to better serve both existing and new Clients.

Jason Bettinger has joined Sidock Group as a Primavera Project Scheduler and will focus on DTE Energy projects.  Jason has spent the last 7 years as a sales engineer with both Trane and Lennox.

Samantha Goddard has joined Sidock Group as an Administrative Assistant.  She will serve as our new receptionist as well as assist with Sidock’s marketing efforts.

Christina Meisel has joined Sidock Group as a Project Engineer – Structural/Civil.  Previously with both Orchard, Hiltz, & McCLiment and the Smith Group, Christina spent the last 9 years as a Project Engineer with the Natural Aggregates Division of the Edward C. Levy Company. Christina also recently passed the E.I.T. exam as the first step in becoming a licensed engineer.

Christine Price has joined Sidock Group as a Project Designer – Civil.  Christine previously spent the last 20 years with Warner, Cantrell, & Padmos as both a Project Designer and CAD Department Manager.  Her duties at Sidock will also include assisting with CAD standards and practices.

Brenda Thompson has joined Sidock Group as a Senior Project Scheduler.  Most recently with Durr Systems and Daimler Chrysler’s Mopar Division, Brenda has also been with Ronnisch Construction, Walbridge Aldinger, and George W. Auch.

Eric Torreano has joined Sidock Group as a Project Engineer – Mechanical.  Eric spent the last 7 years at Johnson Controls in various engineering positions, and he was involved in production programs for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander, Wrangler, and Liberty.

Michael Schultz, P.E. has re-joined Sidock Group as a Senior Project Engineer – Structural/Civil.  Following 5 years with Sidock Group in the late 90s, Mike spent the last 6 years with NTH Consultants as a Project Engineer.  Mike is also a Sergeant with Farmington Hills Fire-Rescue and is a Structures Specialist with the Michigan Technical Rescue Operations Team.

Paul Weise has joined Sidock Group as a Sales and Marketing specialist.  Most recently with Cummins and Barnard, Paul’s long career in the engineering industry included projects with the New YorK Port Authority, Duke/Fluor Power, Northwest Airlines, General Motors, Toyota, and PG&E/Bechtel, to name a few.  Paul will focus on growing our already solid business in the power, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and paper industries.
   
 
   
   

07-Aug-07

       
   

Sidock Group, Inc. hosts its 3rd annual company golf outing

On August 4th, Sidock Group held it’s 3rd annual company golf outing at the Links of Whitmore Lake.  This outing is organized for employees and spouses/family members from both offices, and is played in a scramble format.  Event planner Steve DeHorn’s team, consisting of Steve with his wife Allison and Rob Gundry with his fiancée Lisa, ran away with it, finishing at 9 under.  Two teams tied for second, 7 strokes back, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Steve stacked his team.  Despite this, we all thank and congratulate Steve for a fine event and look forward to next year.

Sidock Group, Inc. participates in 3rd annual Marathon Open Fishing Tournament

In early June, a group of Sidock employees traveled down to the Florida keys to participate in the Company’s 3rd annual Marathon Open Fishing Tournament.  Our usual competitor, Metro Industrial Contracting, was unable to make the trip this year, so the three Sidock boats competed against each other.  As in the past, Mahi Mahi was the target species, however, as the Mahi fishing was extremely slow, other species were eventually targeted including Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna.  Highlights included a 34 lb. Blackfin, caught by Jerry Bole of our Muskegon office, and (3) 28 lb. Mahi landed on the boat led by President Bill Sidock, a veteran Keys angler.  While the fishing was slow, the weather was beautiful and the group enjoyed a number of other recreational activities such as snorkeling in Bahia Honda and wandering the streets of Key West.  We all look forward to next year's trip!

Multiple Sclerosis Society's Longest Day Of Golf

On May 14th, Team Sidock participated in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Longest Day of Golf, a month-long event with more than 50 host golf courses waiving the greens fees for the day to allow registered golfers to tee-off and raise money for the National MS Society.  Brett Heikkinen, Kevin Hirzel, Bryan Reeder and Steve DeHorn raised over $2,000 in pledges for the opportunity to play golf all day in effort to fight multiple sclerosis.  While they have not divulged their scores, we have been assured they had a great time during this worthy event.
 

   
   

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07-Aug-07
       
   
4 new hires in Sidock Group's West Michigan office

Sidock Group is pleased to announce that Heather N. Caputo has joined our Muskegon, Michigan office as an Intern Architect.  Heather joins Sidock from Greenberg Farrow in New York, where she worked on numerous mixed use urban retail projects such as the 60 story 1.5 million sq. ft.  Albee square project in Brooklyn and the 4 story 1 million sq. ft. Gateway Center at the Bronx Terminal Market in New York.  She has also worked on a number of educational and civic projects with a small Maryland Firm and received her Master of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.  An extremely talented designer, with strong intrapersonal skills, Heather will be an invaluable addition to Sidock Group and will assist with the future growth of our Architectural Group.

Sidock Group is pleased to announce that Stephen R. Sheets, P.E. has joined our Muskegon, Michigan office as a Senior Project Engineer in our Chemical Group.  Steve joins us from the Facilities Group at Shimizu America Corp.  He brings a vast amount of experience to Sidock with ceramics, abrasives, chemical, and refractory plants and has worked in all aspects of project development, engineering, and construction.  Steve was previously with Sidock for 5 years, and we are very pleased that he has decided to re-join us.

Sidock Group is pleased to announce that Carrie L. Rivette, P.E. has joined our Muskegon, Michigan office as a Senior Project Engineer in our Environmental Group.  Carrie joins us from Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, where she was a Project Manager.  She has vast experience in the environmental consulting field including, compliance assessments, site assessments, permitting and documentation, watershed issues, pollution control, etc.  In addition to being a licensed Engineer, she is a State of Michigan certified UST Professional, Storm Water Operator, and Wastewater Treatment Operator, and has completed ongoing OSHA training for hazardous waste site operation.  Carrie will be invaluable in helping to grow our site development consulting practice, as well as our heavy industrial group.

Sidock Group is pleased to announce that Janet Murphy has joined our Muskegon, Michigan office as the Office Manager.  Jan joins us from Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, where she was the Office Manager and a Project Assistant.  Jan will be a very valuable addition to our growing Muskegon Office.
   
   
   
   
29-Jun-07
     

Engineering firm shows $2.1M commitment to downtown Muskegon

Sidock Group, Inc. plans to break ground this fall on its new $2.1 million building at the corner of Third and Western in downtown Muskegon. The 16,000-square-foot, two-story building will provide office, retail, and restaurant space in an area of Muskegon that is experiencing a dynamic resurgence in construction and economic development.
 

   

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29-Jun-07
       
   
New Sidock Group website

Sidock Group, Inc. launches its new company website.
   
             

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