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Town & Country Group named one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch

Town & Country Group is proud to be recognized as a 2020 recipient of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award, presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.  

Town & Country Group serves industrial and commercial clients in various industries, including multi-family housing, K-12 education, higher education, worship and municipal, as well as residential. Town & Country Group is highly regarded as an expert in these fields, as we continually research and implement new trends, technologies, innovations, efficiencies, processes, and resources. Ken Bing established the company in 1983 based on four core values: Commitment to Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Unimpeachable Integrity, and Service Second to None.

“We’re proud to be recognized for this award,” Ken Bing said. “While we are a small company, we provide excellent service to help some of Michigan’s largest companies. In fact, many of these top clients only work with Town & Country Group, as we have essentially become an extension of their facilities and engineering departments.” 

“This is the result of our goal to hire people who live out our core values and by continually investing in their skill sets and knowledge.” 

 This year’s Michigan 50 Companies to Watch have made a substantial economic impact, totaling $365 million in total annual revenue for 2019. From 2016 through 2019, these companies generated $1 billion in revenue and added 723 employees (both in Michigan and out of state), reflecting a 101.9% increase in revenue and 93.8% increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into a 26.9% annual revenue growth and 24.8% annual growth in employees.

 “Michigan’s small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economies and play a vital role in making our communities attractive places to live, work, visit and play,” said Josh Hundt, Chief Business Development Officer for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “As the state continues to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak, we are honored to recognize and celebrate these small businesses, which demonstrate the resilience, innovation and grit that sets Michigan apart.”

Judges from economic and entrepreneurship development organizations selected the 2020  winners. The judges evaluated the nominees’ demonstration of intent and capacity to grow based on the following: 

  •       Employee or sales growth
  •       Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership
  •       Sustainable competitive advantage
  •       Other notable factors that showcase the company’s success

 Michigan Celebrates received 575 nominations for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award, which surpassed last year’s record of 425 nominations. In addition to a competitive landscape for this award, the businesses who are selected by the judges go through a rigorous due diligence process prior to the final decision.

GVSU Performing Arts Center project receives Electrical award

Town & Country Group is very pleased to be the recipient of the award for Electrical installation at the Associated Builders and Contractors, Western Michigan Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards. We are very proud of our TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) and we’re very happy for the Construction Manager Pioneer Construction and Grand Valley State University as well.

Grand Valley Performing Arts Center

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Skyscrapers Powered by Solar-Power Windows Are Coming Soon

In just a few short years, our buildings and skyscrapers could be powered by solar-power windows, and a local Michigan State professor is leading the charge. Richard Lunt, a professor of chemical engineering and material science, is working with a team to develop clear glass solar panels that can convert energy from the sun into energy that can be used to power a building.

The solar panels we have now are not translucent, and they must be placed on the rooftops of buildings so they can be exposed to the sun. But Professor Lunt realized that the vertical surface area of a building, especially a tall skyscraper, is much larger than the horizontal surface area of its rooftop. He determined that if he could turn these larger vertical areas into solar harvesting surfaces, it could really make a huge impact.

Professor Lunt and his team have already created transparent glass solar panels that are successfully gathering light and converting it into electricity. When installed on a building, you won’t be able to notice any difference between a regular window and these solar windows. These clean energy producing windows can be retrofitted onto existing buildings, and they don’t have to be installed when a building is being constructed. This is some very exciting technology that is right around the corner!


Voted Best Electrician in Holland, MI

Town & Country Group is honored to have been voted the 2015 Best Electricians in Holland, MI on Thumbtack! A huge thank you goes out to all of our wonderful clients who contributed to make this award possible. Our focus has always been to deliver high quality electrical, telecommunication, control, and security services to our commercial and residential clients that not only meet, but exceed their needs.

Another big thank you goes out to all of our dedicated team members who work tirelessly each day to keep our clients homes and businesses powered properly. The electrical business is fast paced and ever changing, and our expert team does an amazing job of keeping up with every obstacle to continuously deliver high-quality service on time and on budget. Over the years, our talented team has become more like family, especially since many members have been with us for more than 10 years.

We promise to continue to uphold the highest quality and safety standards that we have focused on since we first began back in 1983. We are truly passionate about the electrical work that we do and about making sure our customers are completely satisfied with our installation and maintenance services. Again, we greatly appreciate this honor and look forward to continuing serving you for many more decades to come!