Kraemer Design Group moved into its home in downtown Detroit a few years ago with the idea of growing into the space. This year the architecture firm grew into the office space and it's even starting to get snug.
"We have grown tremendously," says Bob Kraemer, principal of Kraemer Design Group
. "In a two-year period we have gone from 13 employees to 27 people. We have physically run out of room. We had a five-year plan that we hit a year early."
Driving the growth for the 17-year-old firm are two factors. The first is the growth of the development in the greater downtown area. Kraemer Design Group has done the architecture work for some big name projects that have come to fruition, such as The Auburn in Midtown and the Broderick Tower in downtown Detroit. It is also working on the David Whitney Building redevelopment.
Kraemer Design Group has also expanded its reach beyond Michigan. It developed a national presence when the recession hit and found a niche working on projects in the hospitality industry across the U.S.
"We had projects in about a dozen states," Kraemer says.
Source: Bob Kraemer, principal of Kraemer Design Group
Writer: Jon Zemke
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