History

2015

facility-presentSeptember 15, 2015, GVD Industries, a family equity firm, acquired Westshore Design LLC.

“This addition to our company portfolio will not only allow us to continue serving existing customers but will enhance our ability to offer new technologies through our entire company holdings while seeking expansion into new markets ”, commented Gary Van Dyke, CEO of GVD Industries.

2014

We experienced one of the severest winters in West Michigan history.

Manufacturing and production at 514 Lincoln is in full force.

New Selective Solder machine purchased.

2013

Cusack Effects separates from Westshore Design as dedicated Effects pedal company. Cusack Effects to concentrate on music industry products.

The building at 514 Lincoln undergoes extensive renovation to be ready to be home to Westshore Design.

New anti-static floor system. New screw type air compressor. New office space. Remodel of the Wave Solder, Selective Solder, Insertion machine areas.

Manufacturing begins at 514 Lincoln Ave.

2012

Purchase Direct Color System any surface Printer. Versatile printer for printing on many surfaces.

Jon Cusack attends NAMM – world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry.

Lincoln Ave is completely rebuilt for better storm water control. The road partially washed out in severe storm. Gained new parking area in front of building.

2011

514LincolnSte10Construction and remodeling building at 514 Lincoln. Office areas. Lab areas. Repair areas.

Westshore Design moves offices to 514 Lincoln. Audio Effects activities move to 514 Lincoln.

Cusack Music begins work on Reverend Amps.

2010

Jon Skekloff hired as General Manager.

Purchase a mill and 2 more Pick and Place Quads.

Begin purchase of Urban Youth Ministries building at 514 Lincoln, an available building within short walking distance of current facility.

Jon Skekloff becomes full time General Manager.

2009

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2008

Hired 2 Electrical Engineers.

Hired Production workers.

Hired Shipping, Purchasing and Scheduling support. Had 11 employees throughout the year.

GRUHOP is formed as holding company for the buildings.

GRUHOP Properties buys Suite 10 from Westshore. GRUHOP buys Suite 20 in May. GRUHOP buys Suite 30 in September.

Westshore expands operations to 3 Suites at 494 Lincoln Ave, tripling size. New work space is prepared, manufacturing expands.

Bought production equipment. Hotflow Oven, Mill for engraving, Solder Paster.

Jon Cusack is a witness for a customer in a court case. Our Customer prevails.

2007

Begin producing orders for Smart Vision Lights, an innovative machine vision lighting company.

Cusack Music merges with Westshore Design. Cusack Music designs and builds Music Effects Pedals and devices.

Selling some products in foreign countries.

Begin some important design for unique applications.

2006

Two real employees hired. We have payroll. The manufacturing and inventory control database under development. More customers and business. Growing Pains. Jamie, Jon’s wife, provides lunches.

2005

More work is done on second floor. New customers and business added. Hire more support. Word of mouth increases business.

2004

RiverBldgWestshore buys Suite 10 of 494 Lincoln Ave. and moves operations there. Brother Chuck helps construct a partial second floor for office space and lunch room – eventually with a pool table. Office furniture and computers purchased. Components bought and inventory built up. Design, repairs and manufacturing proceed.

2003

Jon Cusack established Westshore Design in 2003. Jon rented a few rooms and part of the basement of the building at 140 S River, Holland, MI. He started with an old Pick and Place machine and a mill. He also had test equipment accumulated over the years.