Bay Construction was founded in 1974 by Assad Al-Shamma. After working for 6 years at Civil Engineering firms in Chicago and Traverse City, Assad built his own home and Bay Construction Company was born. In 1984 Bay Construction moved to its current location on Eighth St. in Traverse City. During the 1980s, Bay continued providing quality construction and delivering custom homes, while delving into commercial work: building apartments, town homes, retail centers and school buildings. In the 1990s, Bay Construction’s efforts shift back to its roots as Assad’s son Jamie graduated in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and joined the company. Bay Construction has since added a renovations crew to its arsenal, building custom homes while also performing historical renovations, small additions and select commercial projects.