Date of Defense

4-19-2002

Department

Management

First Advisor

Jennifer Palthe, Management

Second Advisor

Tim Palmer, Management

Third Advisor

Pam Rooney, Business Information Systems

Abstract

The Beckering family has been in the construction industry for three generations and over 65 years. Earl Beckering, Sr. started Beckering Construction Company in Grand Rapids in 1933. After subsequent sales, David Beckering sold the company and established Beckering Advisor Incorporated to provide construction management and general contracting. This thesis describes the management process of Beckering Advisor Incorporated and its organizational structure, the keys to its success as a major construction resource in the region.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only

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