Blaze Contracting, Inc. is a nationally recognized, heavy civil prime contractor that is headquartered in Detroit Michigan. Blaze serves a broad range of markets including transportation, automotive, government, industrial, education, commercial, manufacturing, healthcare, athletic, gaming, aviation, and private multi-housing development.
The company is well known for self-performing and managing, high profile, critical acclaimed projects, with great success while maintaining the highest safety standards, exceptional service, and administrative ease for the benefit of its customers.
Blaze self performs mass and surgical excavations, grading and land balance, site remediation, aggregate installations, storm sewer and detention/retention systems, sanitary sewer, and water main installations. The company owns and maintains a large fleet of light and heavy construction equipment that is equipped with the latest technologies in the construction industry.
In 2000, Blaze Contracting, Inc. was founded by Kerlin Blaise and Chris Kuzak. Under their leadership, they have built a very successful business, maintained a stellar reputation, and managed a business plan that focused on controlled growth. Blaze has completed many high profile projects of national notoriety throughout their history. A few projects of note would be the Detroit MGM Grand Hotel and Casino; the Detroit Motor City Hotel and Casino; the Detroit Greektown Hotel and Casino; the Veterans Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, and many new hospital facilities for Beaumont Hospital and the Detroit Medical Center. Blaze successfully completed the new stadium for the Detroit Red Wings and the new light rail transportation system referred to as the M1 Rail.
In 2021, Blaze Contracting became an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). With this new transition, Blaze will continue to provide excellent customer service to our clients. Blaze is a union contractor with a bonding capacity that exceeds $150 Million. The company is a Michigan Department of Transportation pre-qualified contractor with a financial rating that exceeds $122 Million, and a certified contractor in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Nevada, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida.