Michigan Software Labs recently broke ground on a new office building in its hometown of Ada.
The 16,500-square-foot, three-story building at 7471 River St. SE will have office space for the growing software company and support up to 75 team members. The company currently is hiring for developers, UX designers and project managers.
“We are excited to announce this new building to support the increased demand for software development from our clients,” said Joshua Hulst, managing partner and co-founder of Michigan Software Labs. “We are seeing an increase in demand for software development services due to the recent pandemic. Our goal is to build a new building to serve our team and our clients.”
The project rendering also shows a wide layout to help with social distancing and safety at the office. The Michigan Software Labs team has been able to work remotely for the past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic and has seen an increase in interest for custom software development services such as apps and websites.
“We are having many conversations with Fortune 500 companies who are getting very serious about developing software and shifting more budgets over to digital efforts,” said Mark Johnson, managing partner and co-founder of Michigan Software Labs. “Several companies are moving their existing large events budget set aside for on-site events and shifting them to custom software development to continue to grow their business. Our team is here to help.”
Michigan Software Labs will share the building with a new Mexican restaurant from the creators of Luna on half of the first floor.
First Companies Inc. will serve as construction manager for the building. Integrated Architecture will work alongside Dixon Architecture for interior design and architecture services. The building is expected to be ready for occupancy by April 2021.