Collins Design/Build Inc. was founded in 1992 by two partners, Steve Collins and Sue Kensler, with an idea that they could do better than they had seen and experienced in the commercial industrial construction market in and around Jackson, MI. With hard work, commitment, and dedication, the company thrived. Principles of quality work, value, and customer service, are the cornerstone of what we do here. Indeed everything we do is built upon them.


Now, nearly 25 years later, we have completed the transition to the next generation of leadership, as Jade Collins, President, and Paul Swialowski, Vice President, take the reins of the company and move it into the future. Our dedicated, well trained and longtime staff, have made this a successful transition. With the addition of our newest team member, Office Manager Christina Rhoads, Collins Design/Build Inc. is ready to face the challenges ahead, by employing the principles of our past. Hard work, Dedication, Quality, Value, and Customer Service.


We are an authorized dealer of A&S Building Systems, a member of the NCI Family of metal building products, the standard of quality in the industry for over 30 years. In partnership with A&S, we are able to provide customers with building solutions to even the most complex design and engineering problems, and with the variety of component options available through the NCI network, those solutions can be more visually striking that one might expect from a metal building. Challenge us to design a building for you that meets your space and functionality requirements, as well as an appearance that is as unique as your business. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


We are a Design/Build firm. Over 50 years of combined experience, means we are completely at home taking you from planning and design, right through the construction, working directly with you to get you exactly what you need, without a lot of unnecessary costs. We take extraordinary pride in saving customers money. And we are happy to be your single source Design/Build contractor.


Already working with an architect? No problem! We would love to take those ideas and bring them to function. Give us a call, and give us a chance to bid your project. We offer the full scope of services from Design/Build, to Construction Management, to Carpentry and General Contracting. Our highly trained, and skilled team of Union Carpenters is second to none.

While we specialize in metal building, that is by no means the only thing we excel at. We provide full service general contracting including interior exterior finishes, rough framing, acoustical ceilings, commercial doors and hardware, and finish carpentry. We also place and finish concrete for all manner of commercial or industrial applications, including truck docks, machine bases, and trenches as well as more ordinary fare such as sidewalks, floors and equipment pads. If you need it done, chances are we can do it.


So as we begin the second generation here at Collins, let us partner with you on your next project. Together we can make a bright future.