An Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on November 7th to celebrate the new Wightman & Associates, Inc. (WAI) Allegan office location. The company moved from a 2,400-square-foot office location at 264 Western Avenue in Allegan to the new 5,600-square-foot location at 1670 Lincoln Road (M-40) in Allegan Township, Michigan.
“This larger location is a critical component of Wightman & Associates’ strategic commitment to the Allegan, Grand Rapids, and West Michigan region,” stated WAI President Matt Davis. “By investing in our facilities and providing our employees with an environment where they can do their best work, they, in turn, can focus their talents and problem-solving skills on helping our clients achieve their goals.”
“We outgrew our office some time ago and we couldn’t be happier to be in the new location,” stated Mickey Bittner, director of WAI’s Allegan office. “Not only does our new location create a welcoming and comfortable environment for our staff and clients, it gives us the ability to hire additional team members and expand our service offerings in the Allegan and Grand Rapids markets.
Beyond the ability to expand our permanent team of professionals based in Allegan, the new site gives us the flexibility to have staff from our Portage and Benton Harbor offices work from touch down office stations to provide better collaboration and a wider range of services to our customers,” Bittner added.
WAI’s Architecture Studio created the interior and exterior design plan for the new facility. They met with the Allegan team to find out what they needed and wanted in the new workspace to most effectively serve clients and to be comfortable in their environment. One of the most anticipated features is a multimedia conference room with seating for 10 to 12 people. A moveable wall will open into the outer seating area for larger, informal gatherings. Other features will include two collaborative staff meeting rooms, touch down work areas for staff from other offices, a full breakroom with kitchen appliances and an eating area, and a partially covered outdoor seating area.
“This project is a great example of how the team of problem solvers at Wightman work together on projects to make it easy for our clients. In addition to the services provided by our Architecture Studio, project support and assistance was provided by our civil engineering department, survey department and landscape architecture team. The entire WAI team is thrilled to be in this new location, which truly showcases the talent of our team,” shared Bittner.