Over 60 Years of
Concrete Construction Experience
Van Laan Concrete Construction was established in 1962 by the values, hard work, and tenacity of Tom Van Laan. Born and raised on a farm just outside of Dutton, Michigan, he and a business partner founded the company in his hometown. In 1976, Tom bought the partner out and began to focus more on commercial work.
Van Laan quickly became known for hard work, customer satisfaction, quality, and the ability to meet schedules. Fueled by this reputation and an innate passion for building, Van Laan continued to grow and expand its reach and capabilities over the next four decades to become the industry leader it is today. The company moved to a few different locations over the years to accommodate its growth but always stayed in its hometown of Dutton. In 1982 the company moved to its current location at 6875 Dutton Industrial Drive SE.
With over a half-century of experience, Van Laan Concrete Construction continues to operate by the same values, hard work, and tenacity that it was founded on. Today, Van Laan Concrete is still family-owned and run, with Tom’s son Scott taking over as President in 2002.
Our Culture and Philosophy
With over 6 decades of working with teams in the construction industry, Van Laan Concrete Construction has earned a reputation among local and national clients for exemplary and dependable concrete construction. This philosophy rests on the foundation of our people—a team of motivated people who enjoy their work and have a deep desire to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.
Our people have us standing out from the competition; we pride ourselves on attacking challenges with a cooperative mindset. Caring for others as much as ourselves is who we are at Van Laan—fundamentally doing what’s right rather than fighting over who is right will determine our approach.
Committed to the well-being of our employees and their families, the Van Laan benefit / compensation package leads the industry. Our health care package offers generous coverage with minimal out-of-pocket costs, as well as Flexible Spending, and Insurance for Life, Accident, Disability, and Cancer. Our people also enjoy a generous matching 401k / profit-sharing plan. Seasonal bonuses, paid vacation and holidays continue to keep the company team motivated as well.
Ensuring continual satisfaction with their vocation, Van Laan provides opportunities for training and individual development. Extensive craft training is provided in-house or through one of several industry-related associations.
An enthusiastic commitment to a safe working environment for our team and partners ensures everyone returns home safely. Comprehensive training provides individual and corporate knowledge and experience to ensure we are as safe as we can be. Starting with new hire orientation, this training includes project-specific planning, weekly team talks, annual companywide training, OSHA 30 hour, and specific individual training. We are also committed to a 100% drug-free workplace and administer pre-employment screening and random drug testing. Our Safety program is a two-time winner of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award.
Awards & Recognition
- Associated Builders and Contractors
(ABC) “Excellence in Construction” Award
- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) West Michigan Chapter
“STEP Safety Award”
- Michigan Concrete Association (MCA)
“State-wide Award of Excellence”
- 2019 Concrete Pavement
- 2010 Streetscape
- 2023 National Excellence in Construction – Pyramid Award
Category: “Specialty Contractor – Sitework/Landscape/Hardscape”
- 2010 American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)
“Award of Excellence”
- 2006 Concrete Products Magazine
“Concrete Pavement Award—Decorative”
- 2004 Concrete Products Magazine
“Concrete Pavement Award—Decorative”
- 1999 American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC)
“National Safety Improvement Award”
How Can We Help?
Have a project in mind? Have questions about our award-winning concrete construction services? Reach out to our team today!