The company’s first major project: the Ground Round Restaurant in Kalamazoo.
Purchase of a 42,000 square foot building, the first office/warehouse away from home.
The first signature project: Charley’s Crab restaurant in Grand Rapids.
The first industrial project: installation of a new conveyor system for United Parcel Service in Grand Rapids.
Feyen Zylstra begins work on major store renovations for Meijer stores in Grand Rapids, Greenville, Norton Shores, Wyoming and Kalamazoo.
The company acquires its first computer, an IBM 386.
The System Engineering Group is formed to meet growing needs for automation design and implementation for the manufacturing industry.
The Residential Electrical Services division is formed in order to meet demand for competent and comprehensive residential services.
Space needs lead to renovation of an abandoned warehouse for the office’s current location at 210 Front Ave. SW.
Voice Data Systems services are offered to capitalize on the great potential for telecommunications and computer networking.
Feyen Zylstra successfully completes its first large contract. The Kent County Waste-to-Energy facility is a $2.3 million project.
System Engineering begins work on a new UPS Distribution Center, the cutting-edge of material handling technology. The project is recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors with a First Place in their awards competition.
Tri-Tech Security is formed to address the demand for security, automation and entertainment in the home.
With a growing reputation as an electrical contractor that can handle complex projects, Feyen Zylstra is hired to provide the electrical installation at Gordon Food Service’s Distribution Center.
A second office is opened in Traverse City, to serve Northern Michigan.
Voice Data Systems completes re-cabling for the West Ottawa School System, a job featured in USA Today.
Feyen Zylstra is awarded another signature project – the rebuilding of Plaza Towers (formerly Eastbank Towers).
The company partners with one of its closest competitors (Windemuller Electric) to complete a $10 million renovation of Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.
The company forms a second partnership with Windemuller Electric and Johnson Electric for a $4 million Van Andel Institute signature project.
The Communications Group begins work at Spectrum Health in downtown Grand Rapids, installing over 290 miles of Category 5 cable. The project earned the Award of Excellence in the Low Voltage Category from the Associated Builders and Contractors.
Construction of Cinemark Theater as part of a new mall is completed in just four months, thanks to 60-hour weeks from Feyen Zylstra’s crew.
Feyen Zylstra leaves the residential and security markets to keep the focus on commercial and industrial electrical contracting.
Calvin College awards the company the electrical contract for a significant expansion, the construction of the DeVos Communication Center and the Prince Conference Center.
A partnership with Windemuller Electric and Taylor Electric (called ElecTech II) is awarded a $13 million electrical contract for DeVos Place Convention Center. It is the largest single construction project in Grand Rapids history, at a total cost of $242 million.
With the sale of the Voice Data Systems division (VDS), the company returns to its core capabilities of electrical construction, communications cabling, and system engineering.
The Grand Rapids Press awards Feyen Zylstra both the electrical and communications contract to construct their new distribution facility in Walker, MI.
Feyen Zylstra continues its long-standing relationship with Spectrum Health with the completion of the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center.
Feyen Zylstra’s 25th Anniversary!
Feyen Zylstra becomes the region’s premier provider of electrical preventive maintenance offering Tegg Preventive Maintenance Services.
Feyen Zylstra completes the electrical and low voltage cabling systems for a new Gordon Foods Service distribution facility in Sheperdsville, Kentucky.
Based on their extensive medical experience Feyen Zylstra is selected to complete the low voltage infrastructure at Metro Health’s new hospital in Wyoming, MI.
JW Marriot-Grand Rapids—Feyen Zylstra is chosen to do the primary electrical construction and all low voltage cabling for this hotel, the only Midwest location for this most prestigious nameplate in the Marriott family of properties.
Feyen Zylstra helps the Shape Corporation make good use of downtime caused by a strike at another GM supplier, by improving and reprogramming an automated welder used in producing GM seat tracks. The unit’s reduced cycle time, improved output, and ease of troubleshooting results in cost reductions and productivity increases that solidify the company’s value to, and relationship with, GM.
Feyen Zylstra is chosen for a major structured cabling project in the construction of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.
Projects take the company across the US and around the world, to locales as distant as Macedonia, Taiwan, and Germany.
Feyen Zylstra’s 30th anniversary!
The Feyen Zylstra Foundation is established.
Dow Kokam Midland (MI) Battery Park, PLC hires Feyen Zylstra for a $10 million job that requires 70 electricians onsite at one time.
Feyen Zylstra expands its US presence to the Southeast by following an industrial customer to middle Tennessee for a large plant expansion.
FZ revenues exceed $45 million.
Dow Kokam project is completed.
FZ obtains new project in Aiken, SC for Bridgestone Tire. Our largest project to date
Start up of Robotics department
Open office in Nashville, TN.
Contracted by Fressia Macross Corporation to provide engineering and consulting services on a new fire suppression system on the Misawa Air Force Base in Misawa Japan
FZ is awarded ABC Step Safety Award
Start up of Wireless Services to service the booming cell tower market
Feyen Zylstra consolidates its growing corporate headquarters into 2396 Hillside Drive in Grand Rapids