Wisconsin and Michigan Potawatomi Tribes Announce
Architecture Engineering and Construction Joint Venture
GreenFire Management Services and Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering form
Experienced and Proven Tribally-Owned, SBA 8(a) Designated Entity
Milwaukee, WI, May 11, 2015–Greenfire Management Services, LLC (GMS), a subsidiary of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC), announced today it has formed a joint venture with Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC, (7GenAE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming economic development enterprise of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.
The 7Gen-Greenfire Joint Venture will focus on delivering design and construction services to federal, state and local agencies. Together Greenfire and 7GenAE will act as a full-service contractor with capabilities to assist clients throughout the country. From project conception to completion, the joint venture offers design, design-build, construction management and general contractor services
7GenAE was founded in 2012 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and is a Tribally-Owned, 8(a), Small Disadvantaged, HUBZone business that provides architecture, engineering, and construction services. The firm specializes in serving the federal, state, municipal, commercial and tribal markets. Greenfire, established in 2010, has grown into a leading construction management and owner representation firm with a client portfolio that includes major construction projects for some of the Midwest’s most successful property developers, as well as the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP).
“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.”
Added Troy Clay, CEO of Mno-Bmadsen the parent company of 7GenAE, “We look forward to collaborating with Greenfire on a broad range of projects for both public and private clients. 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.”
The 7Gen-Greenfire Joint Venture has offices in Virginia, Wisconsin and Michigan.