Niles, MI

Mar 14, 2023 | News

CARMI Design Group has opened a new office in Niles, MI

CARMI Design Group is kicking off its 33rd year of business in the team’s newly remodeled office. The architectural design firm recently moved to 210 E. Main Street, Suite 200, in Niles, after calling Edwardsburg home for more than two decades. CARMI Design Group Owner and Principal Architect, Tony Leininger, says company growth was the main reason for the relocation.

“When I opened the company in 1990 I was the only employee,” says Leininger. “Over the years we had offices in Three Rivers, South Bend, and most recently Edwardsburg. Now, at seven full-time employees, we were in need of additional space.”

CARMI Design Group is also on the hunt to attract new talent. Leininger says the Main Street storefront in Niles provides ample space for growth, and allows his team members to be more efficient and effective, thanks to additional private offices and conference rooms in their new location.

“Niles continues to be a vibrant community with many opportunities for development,” says Leininger. “The majority of our clients are located in southwest Michigan and northern Indiana, so we believe Niles is a perfect compass point for servicing Michiana businesses, school districts, and residents.”

Throughout the years, CARMI Design Group has remained dedicated to their business philosophy of “Developing the owner’s vision through Precise Architecture and Strong Partnerships.” The company follows a few main principles:

Our Promise – Owners doing business with owners – providing a higher level of commitment to our client’s project.

Our Belief – Develop strong working partnerships with all members of the design and build team to produce a superior product for our clients.

Our Process – Precise architecture is accomplished by adhering to proven control systems developed over the years.

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Leininger, who also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern Michigan College, says he is excited about what the future holds.
 “As a teenager, I provided labor for my parents’ new lake home in the 1970’s,” says Leininger. “Coupling this with technical drawing in high school and my love for sketching, architecture became an obvious choice. Looking back many years later on everything this firm has accomplished I feel blessed to have worked on so many amazing projects. All of us at CARMI Design Group look forward to becoming acquainted with the local commerce and government, as we continue to develop signature designs for our clients.”