A thriving, stable engineering firm…
Today, DornerWorks has a large engineering staff, making us a reliable partner for dozens of clients, providing electronics engineering expertise and solutions in a wide range of domains. We moved into our current location on Lake Eastbrook Boulevard in Grand Rapids in 2008, and quickly expanded our staff, requiring us to finish the previously unfinished space on the lower level of the building.
We moved here from our first building, a small 12-desk office space on Burton Street. With our own facility, and now developing solutions for customers rather than merely providing staff consultants, DornerWorks continued to grow and thrive. We grew so much that we needed to lease additional office space, but that too was not enough.
…from humble beginnings…
Before that growth, we started small. David Dorner first launched DornerWorks in early 2000, setting up a consulting practice as a backup plan to his goal of landing a tenure-track professor position. “I thought it would be something I can do on top of the teaching,” David recalls. “It was something to do during the summer and keep a foothold in industry.”
David didn’t get the professor position, but the consultancy took hold with a few customers at first. Eventually, he added employees to support the growing workload, and when his brother Jeff moved back to Grand Rapids, David hired him as Business Manager, so that David could return his focus to engineering. With Jeff operating the business and recruiting talent, DornerWorks quickly grew to a stable team of consultants, with a workload to match.
It didn’t take long to see that growth would be a pattern.
…with an exciting future
DornerWorks is again positioned for future growth, and you can be a part of it. Contact us if you need an electronics engineering solution for your product. Or visit our Careers page if you’re interested in joining our team.