JWK Construction, Inc.
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Why We Make The Difference

Our family has been associated with the construction industry in West Michigan since 1897 through a variety of residential and commercial projects. On January 1, 1985, JWK Construction, Inc. was formed with Jim Karsten, his son Steve Karsten, and his son-in-law Mark Meyers as the principals.

With one project and a pocket full of dreams, the company was built. JWK Construction, Inc. kept busy through their first year and began to build a team of qualified employees. Since then, JWK Construction, Inc. has averaged over 30 projects per year. During the busiest years, the company ran up to 50 jobs with the help of 45 employees - quite a feat.

On January 1, 1998, JWK Construction, Inc. was reorganized with Mark and Steve as principals. JWK Construction, Inc. continued growing steadily in size, but more importantly - reputation. Both Mark and Steve strongly believed in offering their clients the personal one-on-one care that is necessary in order to successfully complete any project. This is what set them apart from the rest.

On January 1, 2018, JWK Construction, Inc. continued on with next generation ownership. Jason Meyers, Joe Wilcox, and Matt Wierenga joined Steve Karsten as principal owners - Mark Meyers having retired. Jason and Matt are the son and son-in-law, respectively, of one of the Founding Partners - Mark Meyers. Joe is a long time family friend. Combined, they have over 92 years of experience and believe that together they can continue to grow JWK Construction, Inc.

Today, although much different than what began in the early months of 1985, JWK Construction, Inc. continues to surpass the rest, to go above and beyond for each and every client, and to grow with each passing year but never forgetting where they came from.



All estimates are done at no charge and flexible according to materials and scheduling.


Central Reformed Church has contracted with JWK Construction, Inc. to build and manage many projects over the last 10 plus years. They are a full-service, General Contractor that has helped us plan for our future building use requirements. They have also renovated our bathroom facilities, updated our commercial kitchen and nursery space, rebuilt our 50 year old parking lot, and added an up-to-date modern two story gathering area on the north side of the building. As the past building committee chairman and current building committee member, I have had great experiences working with JWK Contruction, Inc. and would highly recommend them to anyone who has a $3,000,000 project or larger.
— Stanley J. Sterk [CPA]

The Architectural Group, Inc. has completed many projects with JWK Construction, Inc. throughout West Michigan. These projects have varied from small church projects to large commercial projects. West Michigan is blessed with many talented General
Contractors and Construction Managers but there are only a handful of firms that I would recommend to any client. JWK Construction, Inc. is a valuable team player that practices ethical construction principles, employs local quality trades, and works diligently to see that the work in place is correct and is done in a quality that is acceptable to the owner and the architect.
— Daniel J. Bode [CEO of The Architectural Group, Inc.]


Today's high level of competition demands the right combination of skilled individuals working toward the same end goal. JWK Construction, Inc. has perfected this. We know the importance of getting a job done efficiently and correctly. We strive for excellence - the first time.



We are proud of our construction capabilities and we feel that our reputation is well showcased in our work.