Wisconsin and Michigan Potawatomi tribes form joint venture

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:22 am

Potawatomi tribes from Wisconsin and Michigan have agreed to form an architecture, engineering and construction services joint venture.

Greenfire Management Services LLC, a subsidiary of Milwaukee-based Potawatomi Business Development Corp., has teamed up with Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering LLC, a subsidiary of Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming economic development enterprise of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.

Through the joint venture, which has offices in Virginia, Wisconsin and Michigan, the companies will serve as a national full-service contractor offering design and construction services to federal, state and local agencies.

7GenAE was founded in 2012 as a tribally-owned, 8(a), small disadvantaged, HUBZone business offering architecture, engineering and construction services for the federal, state, municipal, commercial and tribal markets.

Greenfire, which is affiliated with the Forest County Potawatomi, was founded in 2010 and has become a leading construction management and owner representation firm serving on major construction projects for FCP and some of the Midwest’s most successful property developers.

“Our two firms share similar core values and operating philosophies,” said Greenfire president Kip Ritchie. “Like Greenfire, 7GenAE excels at delivering projects that are sustainable and energy efficient, while positively impacting the local community and supporting the socially responsible efforts of the architectural, engineering and construction industry.”

“We look forward to collaborating with Greenfire on a broad range of projects for both public and private clients,” said Troy Clay, chief executive officer of Mno-Bmadsen. “Our overarching philosophy is unwavering. Excellence in architectural planning and design, civil engineering, and construction, no matter the project, is achieved only through holistic collaboration that maximizes value for clients, users and the public.”

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