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Sorensen Gross Receives Michigan Top Workplaces Award

Detroit Free Press Names Sorensen Gross Construction Services a winner of the Michigan Top Workplaces 2022 Award

FLINT, Michigan – SorensenGross has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Our employees are our best assets and being named a Top Workplace is a testament to our efforts to become an Employer of Choice.” said Ghassan Saab, CEO, SorensenGross, “it is especially rewarding when the judges are our employees for we would not be able to do this work without them.”

As a recognized provider of quality construction management and personnel services, SorensenGross has a long history of supporting and developing its staff. We are truly a family and we are proud of our representation. Many employees have been with us for several decades, and we look forward to working together for several decades more.

Read more in the Detroit Free Press

About SorensenGross

SorensenGross was originally founded in 1925 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, moving to Flint two years later. Sorensen Gross has helped manage and complete thousands of projects that have created jobs, transformed infrastructure, increased access to vital services, and built communities from the ground up. We offer our clients a full range of construction management and professional staffing services. Our expert construction professionals work closely with the design team, public agencies, and all trade contractors and suppliers. We manage the construction of the project while promoting effective project coordination and communication that align with the project’s defined quality, scope, schedule, and budget.


Sorensen Gross Relocates Headquarters to Downtown Flint


Sorensen Gross Company announces the relocation of its headquarters office to the Plaza One Building in downtown Flint, joining an existing satellite office and paving the way for future company growth.

The move, which occurred in stages, was largely completed by June 8. Sorensen Gross now occupies three suites on the first floor of the building and has 40 employees based at the location.

While originally founded on the west side of Michigan, Sorensen Gross has been based in the Greater Flint area since 1927 and has long utilized the city’s strategic location to perform work throughout Southeast Michigan and beyond. Sorensen Gross’ most recent location near Bishop International Airport has served it well for several decades, but now the company is excited to take this next step and join the many businesses and organizations in the heart of Flint.

“Leaving a location that has served us well for 54 years is, to say the least, an emotional undertaking; it is however more than mitigated by the excitement of having our headquarters in downtown Flint, a place very dear to us and all our employees,” said Sorensen Gross CEO Ghassan M. Saab.

Sorensen Gross has a long history of supporting local efforts through its construction services, partnerships, and sponsorships. Several landmark buildings in Flint have been built by Sorensen Gross, and many additional rehabilitation and redevelopment efforts were spearheaded by Saab. The company and its staff look forward to the benefits offered by the new proximity to other service providers, partner organizations, and the vibrant dining, arts, and entertainment located nearby.

Flint & Genesee Group Inside Business Feature on Sorensen Gross


Sorensen Gross Construction Co. sees a very bright future, post-pandemic, for the construction and construction service industries. Having forged a new partnership with a mega-contractor based in the Middle East, the company is well-positioned to capitalize on future projects.

Last month, Sorensen Gross announced a partnership with GET Engineering & Contracting, a Qatar-based project engineer and builder with more than 7,000 employees. GET’s chairman Christian Comair, who also owns The PIMA Group that includes 18 companies across Europe, North America and the Middle East, acquired a 50-percent interest in Sorensen Gross’ group of companies.

The two groups operate as equal partners in business. Ghassan Saab continues as Sorensen Gross’ chief executive officer, which he had held since 1972.

The partnership also allows Sorensen Gross to expand its footprint internationally while putting “Flint’s name on the global map for construction,” he said. The company is working with GET Engineering on developing an uninhabited island in Greece into an art hotel. The stakeholders include DAR, one of the largest architectural firms in the world, and the Qatar Investment Authority.

Closer to home, Sorensen Gross is building ELGA Credit Union’s new headquarters on Hill Road in Grand Blanc Township, and two hospitals for the Veterans Administration in Detroit and Saginaw. It also sees growth opportunities with its General Motors’ client, as the automaker transitions to the manufacturing of electric vehicles.

Sorensen said its strategy moving forward involves investing in people and technology.

“We’re looking to bring people up through an apprentice program for our field staff. Invest in people to give them the opportunity to become superintendents and project managers. It also includes bringing talent to Michigan. We believe we offer amazing benefits, and we think Genesee County is an amazing place to live.”

Meanwhile, the company is incorporating more digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, 3-D imaging and “Connected Construction,” which enables all the stakeholders – the owner, the architect, the general contractor and the sub-contractors – to interact on one platform.

With Connected Construction, “we’re all able to communicate in real-time with all of our documentation, all of our plans, all of our notes and changes, under one platform. It improves transparency and communications. You’re able to cut schedules and mistakes, which reduces costs for all the parties involved. This is an important part of the future for construction.”

But it all comes back to people. “What we do is not just about the bottom line, which is fundamental to our business, but about giving back to community. And doing projects as well as efforts that will always help the community that we’re in.”

PRESS RELEASE – Sorensen Gross Companies and G-E-T Engineering Partner to Build Family of Construction Companies Specializing in All Areas of Construction

Sorensen Gross, Flint, Michigan’s premier builder, today announced that Christian Comair, the chairman of GET Engineering & Contracting, a Qatar based mega project engineer and builder with more than 7,000 employees, and The PIMA Group, which includes 18 companies across Europe, North America, and the Middle East, has acquired fifty percent interest in the Sorensen Gross group of companies. The two groups will move forward as equal partners in the business.

FLINT, Mich. (PRWEB) May 04, 2021 — Sorensen Gross today announced that Christian Comair, the chairman of GET Engineering & Contracting, a mega project engineer and builder with more than 7,000 employees, and The PIMA Group, which includes 18 companies across Europe, North America, and the Middle East, has acquired fifty percent interest in the Sorensen Gross group of companies. The two groups will move forward as equal partners in the business.

Sorensen Gross, which has for decades provided exemplary contracting and construction management services to those who own, build, operate and maintain facilities, believes that partnering with Mr. Christian Comair is a natural next step to achieve their collective goals of delivering extraordinary results for customers and providing complete customer satisfaction. Mr. Ghassan Saab, who is an equal partner in the group of companies, will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer which he has held since 1972.

“Mr. Comair has built tremendous businesses that are truly powerhouses in construction, and real estate.” Said Mr. Ghassan Saab. “Our individual goals to be recognized as among the most respected general contractors and project management organizations in the industry can be very well met with this partnership; I am excited about the future of Sorensen Gross under a leadership that shares a strong focus on innovation, competence, courtesy and integrity.”

The two companies bring unique skill sets to the conglomerate. Sorensen Gross has a 96-year tradition of integrity, quality and excellence in the construction industry and is laser focused on all areas of construction including CM, Design-Build, General Contracting, and Construction Trades. GET specializes in military and mega Projects, which are complex ventures typically costing over a billion dollars and involve multiple stakeholders. Central to success in this partnership will be Sorensen Gross’ belief in “success through partnership” across all relationships, and Comair’s ability to execute and deliver unparalleled value.

“Sorensen Gross approaches each project with the importance of a brand new relationship, and its ability to ensure complete customer satisfaction is impeccable.” said Mr. Comair, “From the very beginning, I have been impressed by Sorensen Gross’ iconic brand, leadership, and legacy. I’m very excited to take the next steps with Sorensen Gross, and see the culmination of more than a year of hard work come to a successful conclusion with this partnership.”

Sorensen Gross COVID-19 Announcement

Sorensen Gross wants to share our support as the global health community works to contain and combat COVID-19.

Most importantly, we hope that you, your family, and your loved ones remain safe and healthy.

Sorensen Gross Operating Status
Sorensen Gross continues to monitor guidance issued by local and federal authorities to make decisions about office and construction site activities in the weeks ahead. Information and updates are being shared with the Sorensen Gross community via the CDC Website. Most Sorensen Gross staff are on mandatory telework, with the exception of designated on-site personnel.

As of now, onsite work will continue at most in-progress projects but that may change if further restrictions are implemented by State or Federal government. We kindly ask that you refrain from visiting our office or project site locations unless absolutely necessary in order to effectively practice social distancing.

How You Can Help In Your Community
Nearly 20 million U.S. households participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a federal program that helps low-income families put food on their tables. When it comes to hunger in the U.S. it’s clear that school closures, missed time from work and other issues related to coronavirus will leave some families hungry and in need of assistance.

Feeding America, as well as Save the Children, in partnership with No Kid Hungry, is collecting financial donations that will “help make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep feeding vulnerable children during the pandemic.”

Sorensen Gross is fully supportive of these organizations and our communities, and we hope you will be as well.

Stay Connected
We will share information about any future COVID-19 communication through email and on our LinkedIn channels to enable you to participate and ask questions.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of our team if you believe we can be of assistance to you. We will do our best to provide support.

Again, be safe and healthy.

Sorensen Gross Management