All contractors should strive for the relationship GVA has built with Steelcase. Their knowledge, response time, and execution goes above and beyond expectations.

-Eric Calcatera, Corporate Facilities Manager, Steelcase


Excellence in Construction –
ABC Western MI Chapter – Low Voltage Category

Excellence in Construction –
ABC Western MI Chapter – Low Voltage Category

  • Dan Vos Construction New Home Office (2021)

Consumers Energy

  • Small Commercial Project of the Year (2017)

STEP Award – ABC Western MI Chapter

  • Platinum (2023)
  • Platinum (2022)
  • Silver (2021)
  • Silver (2020)
  • Silver (2019)

The welfare of our employees is of the utmost importance, and we are dedicated to our team receiving proper training to ensure their safety. The Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan awards companies who demonstrate appropriate safety methods during their annual Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards.

Get to Know Our Family

These are just a few of the people that our clients count on to get the job done. They guide the folks who make Grand Valley Automation an industry leader and a fun place to work every day. Every team member they lead is encouraged to take the time to get to know our clients so they can anticipate their needs and understand their goals, and here’s your chance to learn a little more about them.

Josh Lubbers

General Manager

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Joe Rainer

Account Representative

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Tony Savickas

Account Representative

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Mitch Hondorp

Installation Manager

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Coy Rottier

Commercial Team Manager

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Leon Greiner

Industrial Team Manager

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Cory Tate

Security Team Manager

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Matt Salvati

Project Manager

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Mark Brower

Project Manager

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Paul Knapp

BMS Service Team Manager

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Our Guiding Principles

Our Vision

To lead the BMS industry as the primary solution provider and trusted business partner for our clients.

Our Mission

Working together as ethical experts, we strive to deliver enterprising BMS solutions that are both economical and effortless to use.


We communicate the truth with our clients.

  • It is not our desire to say what it takes to make the sale, but to truly understand our clients’ needs and desires so we can relay to them the best solutions, specifically fitted to meet their goals.

We communicate the truth with our teammates.

  • No platitudes here. We relay honest praise for a job well done and truthful critiques where changes are needed, all in an effort to encourage and challenge each other to further improve and drive toward team success.

The easy way is not always the best way, and honesty is always the best policy.

  • The reality of truth, at times, may be hard for the receiving party to hear, but necessary to enable realistic results and to become that trusted business partner.


We strive to be the best in our industry, in every facet of what we seek to do, by continually developing our team. We train each other and educate ourselves, through shared experiences and formal classes, so that we know, understand, and can utilize our technology toward system improvements.


We live and operate in a world of technology, and will deliver Building Management Systems that fit unobtrusively into that world. We are wired to press the boundaries of the known, to see what additional benefits we may be able to provide. Just because something works well doesn’t mean it cannot be improved. We not only know our systems intimately, but are comfortable with trying new things and looking for solutions that keep up with current trends. We seek out solutions to meet client expectations, and work to develop solutions if they are currently unavailable.


Economical does not equal cheap, but rather cost-effective with value added. We may not always deliver the least expensive solution, but what we do provide will:

  • Deliver the best results for the investment
  • Provide the best available return on investment
  • Lend itself to an effortless user experience

We deliver solutions to our clients that provide them with a system interface that is as user-friendly as we can make it. We utilize many of the latest tools available to provide our clients with the types of interface solutions they are familiar with, thereby making their experience “effortless.”

Here’s Your Big Chance

Positions at Grand Valley Automation are more than job openings. They are opportunities to join a team that has been growing for over 35 years and believes in giving each member the support they need to be the best they can be. We invest in our talent, promote from within, and at the end of the day, we genuinely like everyone here. How many businesses can say that? We are always searching for talent and technology that can help us better serve our clients. If you’re interested in joining the Grand Valley Automation team, check out the current positions we have available.