Business View Magazine | December 2020

48 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2020 Pioneer Construction I n the heart of Grand Rapids, Pioneer Construction is proudly celebrating the resurgence of the construction industry in the State of Michigan. Started as a fledgling construction company close to 87 years ago, the company has grown to become one of the largest full-service construction companies in the Midwest. Primarily serving West Michigan and the adjacent State of Ohio, Pioneer Construction has played an integral role in constructing the current Grand Rapids skyline; a feat the company has achieved through its strong commitment and deep ties to the city. Pioneer Construction’s unique blend of services places it as one of the most influential firms in the region’s construction industry. The company is currently in its fourth generation of founders, a fact that illuminates the strong leadership it has had over the years. Today, Pioneer is led by President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Schowalter, who has held the reins steady after taking over from Tom Beckering, grandson of founder Earl Beckering Sr. “I think what makes our services unique is our capacity to not only manage the building process but construct the actual building as well,” says Scott Veine, Vice President and Senior Project Manager at Pioneer Construction. The L E A D I NG B Y E X AMP L E