Why spence brothers?


exceeding expectations since 1893

building projects
& making friends

The finest reflection of Spence Brothers’ people, processes and construction services is how our customers' praise, in their own words.

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Feel free to search through our full library of video interviews on YouTube or check out a few of our favorite videos and letters offered to Spence Brothers from our Project Partners below. Through their own words, they share an appreciation for Spence Brothers’ customer-focused self,  and how we helped bring their vision to reality.

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NSF International Lab Expansion

A Build Michigan award nominee, the lab expansion at NSF International achieved LEED Gold status in challenging space constraints.



Dow Business Services Center

Build Michigan winner and Build America award nominee, this video tells the story of how the Dow Business Services Center rose from the ground in less than one year.



Building Crisler

In 1967, Spence Brothers completed the “House that Cazzie Built” – Crisler Arena at The University of Michigan. In 2010, the Crisler Center Expansion added another chapter to this sports arena’s construction heritage.


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Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Expansion

Peter Marinoff, CEO of Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital speaks about their relationship with Spence Brothers.




An overview of our recent work at Glacier Hills - a construction project requiring extensive phasing and planning to minimize service disruption for this high-end senior living campus.


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Camp Michigania Dining Hall

The preconstruction process for the Camp Michigania Dining Hall allowed the client to save money on the construction, allowing more items to be purchased for the new kitchen area.


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Sports / Recreation / Entertainment

For the Sports, Recreation and Entertainment markets, some of Michigan's most notable structures are a result of Spence Brothers' expertise in building trust and important facilities with our Project Partners. Our customers speak to their experience in this video.


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Bay City Public Schools

Delivering a large, publicly funded project requires the right team to get the job done on-time and within budget.

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Ulrich Binkert

Owner's Representative
Interlochen Center for the Arts - Dennison Recreation Center

The excellent teamwork, professionalism, active communication, transparent record keeping and cost management demonstrated by Spence Brothers during all phases of the project were critical to the success of the project and exceeded our expectations.

Spence Brothers went above and beyond to meet this special challenge. The final construction cost came in 5% below budget and on schedule, and the entire ICA community is absolutely thrilled with the new facility

Terry Black

Manager of Maintenance - AAATA "The Ride"
Blake Transit Center

On behalf of the entire AAATA team, I would like to thank Spence Brothers for making our project their own.  From day one, they have maintained the responsibility of construction incredibly well.  As a result, our end product is one that will serve proudly and support AAATA's mission to provide useful, reliable, safe, environmentally responsible and cost-effective public transportation options for the Greater Washtenaw Area community.

K. Scott Monaghan

Senior Director, Operations
USA Hockey Addition & Renovations

Without question, we are incredibly pleased with our new space. The quality of design and construction surpassed expectation. We are thrilled with the outcome and see the new spaces at the USA Hockey Arena as a true showplace that will meet our needs for years to come.

Steve Donoghue

Project Manager - Athletic Department, The University of Michigan
Crisler Center Expansion, Phase II

Spence Brothers built the original (Crisler) arena in 1968 and it was clear to us that they wanted to continue that legacy with this project.  They were very proud of the fact they had built this landmark facility and they should feel equally proud to have completed its transformation to the world class venue it is today.

Kurt Fogelsonger

President, WTA Architects
Delta College Health Science Renovations/Additions

As Architects for the project, it was crucial for the College to hire a Construction Manager dedicated to delivering a high quality project while being steadfast in addressing the budget and schedule.  Spence Brothers proved their commitment and ability as they worked with the owner representatives, architects, consultants and contractors.