photo of the owners: (l-r) Owners Rod Bredeweg, Dan Fredricks, Kyle Visker, Pete Buurstra, president.
Networking works to grow a business. Just ask the owners of LRE (Land & Resource Engineering) Engineers & Surveyors, a civil engineering firm in downtown Comstock Park. Dan Fredricks, vice-president and one of the four owners, said the number of counties they do work in has doubled in the last five years. He and Pete Buurstra, president and owner, attribute that growth to the relationships they have with their clients who refer other business their way.
“We’ve established a solid base of repeat clients,” said Buurstra. The company, located at 3800 West River Drive, does a lot of work with county drain commissioners on things like drain assessment, survey, and design. They clearly have a good reputation with the drain commissioners. In four of the last five years LRE received the Innovation and Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners. Buurstra said they don’t do much advertising other than word of mouth and referrals.