Gymco, locally owned and operated since 1980!
Posted on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GYMCO, INC. CELEBRATES 35 YEARS
Grand Rapids, Michigan – June 30, 2015
This company was, quite literally, ‘born in a barn.’
Founded in 1980 by coaches Mark and Doreen Bolhuis, Gymco’s first gymnastics classes were held in a barn behind Luther Village Retirement Home.
“With our humble beginning 35 years ago, I could never have imagined what Gymco has become today,” remarks Doreen. “Building this company has been an incredible journey of adventure, risk and reward, and I’ve grown tremendously in the process.”
It’s true. Gymco’s long list of achievements includes top honors like Small Business of the Year, 101 Best & Brightest Places to Work, and Top Women Owned Business. The company has transitioned from the old barn to today’s 16,000 square foot custom-built gymnastics facility near East Grand Rapids. Its programs now range from gymnastics to movement-based preschool to summer day camps, bike clinics and beyond.
“Gymco has maintained a continued trajectory of growth for 35 years, through multiple recessions and the inevitable crises. We attribute our growth to solid internal systems and culture, along with excellent services for families that are infused with genuine care for the children we teach.”
What’s stayed the same? The mission. Gymco provides positive sport experiences for their students – teaching important athletic skills and building confidence to prepare kids for a lifetime of physical activity.
Doreen is a champion of Gymco’s programs. “We’re building well-rounded athletes who can be successful in any sport they try. These athletic skills last for a lifetime, creating a more active and healthy lifestyle into adulthood.”