ROCHESTER HILLS and TROY, Mich. - G.A. Frisch and Butcher & Butcher (B&B) are merging into one operation. G.A. Frisch will be moving operations from their Troy location to B&B's Rochester Hills headquarters, and assuming the B&B name, effective April 10th.
In a letter to his customers, president George Frisch said, "As I began contemplating growth within the industry, it became clear to me that, based on the market, the best strategy for continued improvement was to look outside of our company for a strategic partner. I sought to find another local contractor with similar values and quality service. In Butcher & Butcher we have found just that. They are a family owned business that has been servicing the same demographic as G.A. Frisch, Inc. and have the depth of future generations that harbor the same business ideals that we believe are necessary to grow in this industry."
Frisch has established an elite, diversified clientele in their 30 years of business. B&B has been in business for more than 40 years and has divisions in Harbor Springs, Mich. and Pompano Beach, Fla. B&B has been awarded the prestigious Firestone Master Contractor and Inner Circle of Quality awards multiple times, and was recognized as RSI National Contractor of the Year.
"This strategic merger ushers in a new era of unprecedented growth and diversification for our organization, " said Pat Butcher Sr., president of B&B. "In joining forces with G.A. Frisch, Butcher & Butcher will gain new clients, an additional skilled workforce totaling over 125 men and women, and a greater level of expertise that can only be achieved by our combined 70-plus years of experience in the industry."
B&B and Frisch's work can be seen locally at the Detroit Athletic Club (glass and curtain wall), Oakland University's new student housing center (metal panels and roofing), Ferris State University's new student center (glass, curtain wall, and column covers), Meadowbrook Country Club (carpentry, roofing, glass, and copper), Henry Ford Museum's Greenfield Village (sheet metal and roofing), Meadowbrook Hall (sheet metal and roofing), Edesl and Eleanor Ford's mansion (sheet metal and roofing), and Detroit Country Day School (sheet metal and roofing), as well as high-end homes that feature slate, cedar shake, ceramic tile, and custom copper roofing throughout southeast and northern Michigan. Historic restorations include the Durant Dort Carriage Company Building in Flint, the State Theater in Traverse City, and Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester, to name a few.
Together, these two companies will continue as one to provide exceptional roofing, sheet metal, glass, curtain wall, and historic restoration services to the entire upper Midwest and Florida.