Wightman professionals work closely with each other and routinely collaborate across our six Michigan offices in Allegan, Benton Harbor, Hastings, Kalamazoo, Royal Oak, and Southgate and our four Indiana offices in Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Portage, and South Bend.
No matter where we, or you, are located, we bring the right strengths to your project.
Wightman’s Allegan roots go back to 1986 with the establishment of Wightman-Moored which became Wightman-Jones in 2000. The group officially became part of the current Wightman organizational structure in 2012. Since then, we’ve grown quickly. Bursting at the seams in our 2,400-sf office in downtown Allegan, we researched a dozen properties, selecting our current Allegan home at 1670 Lincoln Road. The 4,200-sf commercial building needed complete renovation. Our architecture, interior design, survey, engineering, and landscape architecture teams went to work to create a modern space with room to grow.
In 2017, 20 staff members from our surveying, engineering, inspection, and reality capture teams moved in and now call this office their work home. It features a multimedia conference room, open floor plan, collaborative work areas, drop-in work spaces for staff from other offices, and a community garden.
Located just minutes from Lake Michigan, Wightman has been a part of the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph and Berrien County communities since 1946. We moved to our current facility at 2303 Pipestone Road, near I-94 and the US-31 Bypass, in 2000. Depending on the season, 50 to 60 architecture, engineering, survey, inspection, and landscape architecture employees are based out of the Benton Harbor office. The location features multiple conference rooms, a second floor workout space and meeting area, and a recently remodeled lobby area.
In 2018, we designed and installed a rain garden as part of the Ox Creek Watershed Project to mitigate damaging stormwater runoff from our parking lot. During the growing season, staff members tend to the on-site community garden.
Wightman continues to support its commitment to client satisfaction by opening a new office location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The 3,400-sf single-story office space, originally built in 1991, offers several private offices, sizable indoor and outdoor collaboration spaces, generous natural lighting, abundant parking, and an easily accessible location close to Interstate 69. By establishing a local presence, Wightman will forge stronger connections with clients, collaborate with local stakeholders, and contribute to the growth of Fort Wayne and the surrounding area.
Reynolds Land Surveying, a Hastings-based surveying business founded in 1987, became part of the Wightman team in 2021. Operating a survey field office at 109 N. Church Street, the Hastings location provides civil engineering, architecture, and business operations support for the Allegan office.
Former owner and operator Brian Reynolds continues to work with the Wightman team on a part-time basis, while Reynolds employee Dave Cridler serves as the location’s full-time Survey Crew Chief.
The Kalamazoo location at 433 E Ransom Street welcomed staff for the first time in fall of 2018. The fully renovated 14,000-sf building, originally constructed in 1937, is part of a reemerging downtown neighborhood close to the heart of downtown. It more than triples our office space from the previous Portage location. The facility comfortably accommodates our growing staff of more than 30 engineering, architecture, survey, GIS, and interior design professionals. The open floor plan also hosts staff from Allegan and Benton Harbor with drop-in work spaces for better face-to-face collaboration. Wightman’s Architecture Studio created the exterior and interior design with assistance from the engineering, survey, and landscape architecture teams. We entered the Kalamazoo market in 1993 through the affiliate surveying and site design office of Wightman Ward, Inc., which in 2010 consolidated services into the current company structure.
Plymouth Land Surveying & Design joined the Wightman team along with its parent company, Lang Feeney, in 2021. Founded in Marshall County in 1977, Plymouth Land Surveying & Design specialized in boundary surveying and that expertise only adds to Wightman's breadth of services. Our Plymouth office offers surveyor location reports, topographic surveys, elevation certificates, subdivisions, ALTA surveys, construction staking, and forest/wildland classifications while continuing to provide boundary surveying to meet clients' needs.
Operating out of 1405 N. Michigan Street in Plymouth, Ind., our staff continues to serve local clients with the backing and expertise of the collective Wightman team.
Wightman opened its ninth office location at 2646 Hamstrom Road, in Portage, Ind. during the fall of 2023. The impressive 1,500-sf office space is set in a prime location near the downtown district and mere minutes away from I-94 and the Indiana Tollway, allowing for unmatched convenience and connectivity to clients. The office, built in 1973, exudes character and charm with its hand-painted exterior and interior murals, grape and kiwi vines, ample parking, and workspaces designed to provide both open collaboration and focused concentration.
Our Royal Oak office opened in 2019 as part of our continued growth in the Great Lakes region. While our physical presence in the area is relatively new, our role as trusted advisers throughout the region is not. Having our team of professionals based here full time allows us to work more closely with our growing client base in southeastern Michigan. You can find us in Suite 200 of the Washington Square Office building at 306 S. Washington Avenue.
Located at 1402 E Mishawaka Ave., Wightman moved to this location in April of 2022. Previously, the firm was located on S. Michigan Street and locally known as Lang Feeney & Associates, Inc. Founded in 1976 as a land surveyor, that company became part of the Wightman team in 2021.
The multi-disciplined company serves Northern Indiana with surveying, soil science, and civil engineering services. Lang Feeney was the parent company of Creekside Mortgage Surveys Inc. of South Bend, R.E. Daake & Associates of Rochester, Ind., and Plymouth Land Surveying & Design of Plymouth, Ind., which are also part of the Wightman team.
To further expand our services and better serve clientele on the east side of the Mitten State, Wightman opened a new office location at 14328 Northline Road in Southgate. The 3,800-sf single-story brick building was built in 2006 and is better known as the Del Rosario Building. Wightman offices occupy Suite A in the commercial space that generously supports our Architecture staff as they provide design, construction, and bid administration services across our four market sectors: education, government, commercial, and energy. This building marks the eighth Wightman location in the Great Lakes Region and second near Detroit.