Hoekstra Electrical Services to be Honored at the 18th Annual Michigan Celebrates Awards Gala

Hoekstra Electrical Services to be Honored at the 18th Annual Michigan Celebrates Awards Gala

March 23, 2022 (Holland, Michigan) — Hoekstra Electrical Services has been recognized as one of the 2022 awardees for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award, presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Hoekstra Electrical Services will be acknowledged at the 18th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala on May 3, 2022. 

Success is best when shared, and the event will gather over 800 guests at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan to celebrate the achievements of this year’s award recipients. 

“We are honored to be named a Michigan Celebrates Small Business Award winner and are very proud of our Hoekstra teammates who make our success possible!”, said Paul Hoekstra, Hoekstra Electrical Services.

After spending years learning the electrical trade at a large electrical contracting company in Holland and starting an electrical division of an agricultural supplier in Hamilton, Paul Hoekstra decided it was time to put his entrepreneurial skills to work and launched Hoekstra Electrical Services in 2003 with his wife Jessica and one apprentice. Today, with over 90 employees, you’ll find the Hoekstra Electrical team on many commercial, agricultural and industrial job sites throughout Michigan.

Companies nominated for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award must be second-stage companies, defined as having six to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants. Additionally, the companies must be privately held and headquartered in Michigan.

Judges from economic and entrepreneurship development organizations annually select the winners. The judges evaluate the nominees’ demonstration of intent and capacity to grow based on the following:

  • Employee or sales growth
  • Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Other notable factors that showcase the company’s success

Michigan Celebrates annually receives over 550 nominations for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award. In addition to a competitive landscape for this award, the businesses who are selected by the judges go through a rigorous due diligence process prior to the final decision.

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is a collaboration of trusted statewide founding organizations who offer resources for small businesses. Since 2005, Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala has placed a spotlight on how small businesses positively impact our communities and state. The MCSB organization is focused on supporting, promoting and celebrating small businesses in Michigan.