For A
Busy World.


We’re in the business of working together. Our products have to be precisely fabricated to fit within a larger scheme.
Each material we use serves a purpose for the end product. And the success of a project depends on the close interactions between our people and our customers. Trust and troubleshooting, respect and results. It’s collaborative craftsmanship
at its best.


Gun Lake Casino

This project leveraged our ability to provide a wide scope of millwork and extensive decorative metals as well as several hundred running feet of foodservice & buffet counters. At 76,000 square feet and with a $76 million budget, the wall paneling, columns, enormous ceiling features, decorative composite panels and extensive mirror-polished metals really stand out throughout this project, including the 20,000 square foot buffet and dining area. Our work is also featured prominently in the high-limits area, with several giant welded and mirror polished metal features set in woodwork.

Food Service

University of Michigan
South Quad Food Service

This large cafeteria features 10 different dining themes and was a centerpiece of a $60 million renovation of the University’s South Quadrangle residences. Featuring blackened steel and blackened stainless steel finishes, as well as numerous reclaimed materials including tables made from repurposed bowling alley lanes, we are proud to have been an integral part of opening a facility used to feed more than four thousand meals each day.

Western Michigan University
Valley Dining Center

Along with the serving counters and kitchen equipment for the 9 “micro-restaurants” in the 61,000 square foot facility, we also provided a complete millwork package. As requested by the architect, we engineered and supplied a decorative wall of real antique fruit crates, curated from our own beautiful agricultural region, as well as numerous finishes incorporating reclaimed wood and other re-purposed materials. The $36 million facility seats over 1,000 patrons and employs nearly 300, and was opened in 2016.


Custom Outdoor BBQ/Grill

This is the kind of project we love to see come through the shop. This grill was constructed for Shugart Construction for a high-end lakefront residence. With only preliminary pictures and rough design ideas, we completed design and fabrication in less than 4 weeks! The project included a smoker, with insulated double-pan stainless top and counter weight for lifting, adjustable coal bed for perfect control of heat, spring-loaded opening mechanism on the grill and the obvious custom design features throughout.

Special Projects

Custom Small Projects

Some of our favorite projects to roll through the shop are the one-off custom design projects. While they are often the most challenging, they offer the reward of bringing a customer’s vision to life, as well as showcasing the craftsmanship of our workforce. What can Great Lakes Stainless build for you? Click an image below to learn more.