labadie lofts

As an extension of the Youth Shelter, Good Samaritan Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan has developed a new apartment complex called “Labadie Lofts” located at 400 Madison Ave, Bay City. The complex is meant to assist young adults who may be aging out of foster care and are pursuing vocational training or education. This 12,000sf project includes the renovation of multiple large, classroom size rooms into 10 apartments, 2 community rooms (including 1 full kitchen), community bathrooms and overall facelift of the space.

The scope of work included flooring upgrades, painting, mechanical, electrical, new window treatments and acoustical treatment throughout. The biggest challenge was renovating a portion of the building while leaving the church area separate and in tact, as they have shared HVAC and electrical systems. While partnering with WTA Architects, this was a design / build delivery project that took place from May 2022 to November 2022.

Serenus Johnson has had the pleasure of being a partner of GSRM and City Rescue Mission of Saginaw on many projects throughout the years.

“Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan would like to congratulate Serenus Johnson on its 100- year anniversary and service to the Great Lakes Bay Region. There’s something to be said about a business that can survive the climactic changes that take place over 100 years. Rescue Ministries greatly appreciates the many ways that Serenus Johnson Construction has assisted our ministry. There have been numerous projects in which you have consulted, designed and conducted projects of renovations for our facilities. We have found whether the project was large or small, we had your best effort of planning and construction and have always been completely satisfied with the final results. It is a great assurance to have a local company that has the capacity to meet our needs. Projects are always completed on time and more important to a non-profit company, they are on budget. Thank you for your efficient and professional service.” – Dan Streeter, Rescue Ministries of Mid Michigan



Project Team

Project Manager: Rick Sella

Project Foremen: Rod Morley

WTA Architects

Valley Carpet

Hock Painting

JE Johnson


Otis Elevator

West Side Decorating Center

Jase Commercial Cleaning

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Serenus Johnson Construction is Bay City’s Hometown General Contractor, specializing in Design / Bid, Construction Management, and General Contracting. With over 100 years in business, we have built a legacy of honesty, hard work and quality projects from start to finish. Our commercial clients are broad and include Educational Facilities, Financial Institutions, Manufacturing Facilities, Developments, Medical Facilities and beyond. We work with each customer as individuals, with the understanding that our future success is built on a lasting relationship. We have built a reputation of superior workmanship and open communication with our customers. With over a century of experience, we have implemented procedures that provide consistency on every project and deliver the quality expected, on schedule, and at the agreed cost.