History

Verdeterre is a full-service site earthwork and site utility company specializing in commercial, retail, institutional and industrial contracting. Founded in 1980 by Dan and Mary Brown, Verdeterre has earned a reputation for tackling complex projects, embracing cutting-edge technologies and making a difference in their community.

Now in its second generation of continuous family ownership and operation, Verdeterre’s range of services has expanded to include nearly all site preparation and improvement services on both private and public owned projects. We offer complete pre-construction, general construction, construction management, design-build services, restoration and landscaping tailored to the exact needs of your project.

Verdeterre currently holds MDOT pre-quals in EA, K, J, and I with a cumulative overall $29.9 million rating.

Company Culture

Verdeterre began as a small, family business and we still run our organization in the same manner, instilling these values into every employee we hire and carrying them to every job site we visit.

We take pride in the company culture we’ve built that fosters teamwork, values work/life balance, encourages leadership and empowers individuals at every level. Annual safety training and mentorship from our more experienced team leaders is made available to each of our young and talented field and office members.

Verdeterre’s positive, family-like atmosphere is further bolstered through a number of yearly team building events:

  • Leadership Training in Naples, FL
  • Company/Family Bowling Night at Bowlero
  • Ice Fishing Trip in Northern Michigan each Winter
  • Tiger’s Ballgame and Summer Picnic at Comerica Park
  • Annual Fall Company Retreat
  • Christmas Luncheon

 

…instilling these values into every employee we hire and carrying them to every job site we visit.

 

Verdeterre Volunteer Day

At Verdeterre Contracting our social mission represents a commitment to our community amidst all the hard work. We create, collaborate, and partner with community-based organizations to sponsor, produce, and participate in a wide variety of programs.

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    In 2020 Verdeterre Contracting hosted fourth and fifth graders to our Gallery Point subdivision site for a tour of infrastructure installation with regard to site stormwater management. We finished the morning with hot chocolate and donuts.

Team

Verdeterre has come a long way since its establishment as a site utility company. As our projects and business relationships have grown, our team has expanded to include some of the most experienced and skilled experts in the industry.

Get to know the Verdeterre team.

Chris Brown

CHRIS BROWN
President/CEO

Richard Hinson

RICHARD HINSON
Project Manager

Dante Catanese

DANTE CATANESE
Project Manager

MATTHEW BROWN
Calvin College
Summer Intern

MICHAEL BROWN

KEVIN SMRCKA
Site Crew Foreman

Craig Krajniak

CRAIG KRAJNIAK
Site Crew Foreman

Brian Erickson

BRIAN ERICKSON
Operations Manager

Larry Hoist

LARRY HOIST
Site Utility Crew Foreman

Juan Samano

JUAN SAMANO
Site Crew Foreman

Nick Badour

NICK BADOUR
Service Technician

Carol Riley

CAROL RILEY
Office Manager

Laurie Brown

LAURIE BROWN

Awards…

Verdeterre Contracting Awarded
“Great Place to Work 2021”
Verdeterre Contracting Awarded 2016 “Michigan 50 Companies To Watch”… Read More

Verdeterre Contracting is a Proud Member of the Following Organizations

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