We're The KR Group, and we want to guide you to finding the ideal solutions for your IT environment. Our vibrant and professional staff is dedicated to problem-solving and supporting your IT environment alongside your team.

You don’t have to be an IT expert to know technology is always evolving.

Unless you have someone on your team dedicated to keeping up on the latest developments in IT and how new solutions integrate, you likely have a knowledge gap somewhere.

You need someone dedicated to this task, and that’s where we can help.

We’re an IT consulting company based in West Michigan. Organizations like yours count on us every day to find the best IT solutions and leverage them for better business outcomes.

When you need an external resource to design, implement, or maintain your technology, we’re here to help.

This is true whether you're a seasoned CIO, the leader of your organization, or a dedicated IT engineer. You’ll find our solutions and services are designed to help you meet your IT goals.

Some of the ways you can look to us for IT expertise include:


Who is The KR Group?

Have you ever seen someone working on a project or task, and thought to yourself, “I think there is a different, and maybe even better, way to do this?”

It was that type of conversation between now CEO Matt Keeler and Vice President Phil Rienstra which ultimately led to the creation of The KR Group. Since that first conversation, you and our employees have been our focus.

You have an unlimited potential on how technology can empower your organization. We’re here to help you realize it.

In 2008, Matt and Phil took their combined IT experience and started The KR Group in a spare room in Eastown, Grand Rapids, and began offering customers a different kind of IT experience.

Our Core Values


Your technology needs are important, and you deserve to have them heard. We first want to listen to understand your current problem and then work toward finding you the appropriate solution.


Regardless of how big, small, straightforward or complex your IT environment is, you deserve our passion and perseverance as we guide you to long-term sustainable solutions.

Critical Thinking

No desire or demand you have regarding your IT environment is too complex. Our team is made of critical thinkers who analyze and evaluate complex environments while working to uncover possible obstacles and ultimately discover the best solution possible.

Lifelong Learning

The world of IT is ever changing. We prioritize the certification of our engineers and ask each employee to participate in developing their knowledge in their given field.


Business, specifically your business, is personal. You can count on us to check our pride at the door and work with you while exhibiting a humble and respectful attitude.

Where We Are Now

Since our humble beginnings, we've grown significantly, which in turn has allowed us to find innovative ways to serve our employees, customers, and community better. We now have more than 20 employees and two West Michigan locations.

Other ways we've grown in the last 13 years include:

  • In 2010, CTO Braden Bolkema became a partner.
  • In 2019 The KR Group added CISO Bob Barrett as a partner.
  • At the beginning of 2019, we formally added a security practice to our offerings.
  • Toward the end of 2019, we purchased a building in Spring Lake to serve our lakeshore customers.

Community Impact


Kids’ Food Basket exists to increase access to healthy food for children and families. Their core belief is food is a right, not a privilege. However, since that is not yet a reality, the West Michigan organization mobilizes human and financial resources to break down barriers to food equity and help to solve systemic and complex causes of childhood hunger with dignified, long-term solutions. 

Kids’ Food Basket’s services include their flagship Sack Supper program, community-driven farming, family food provision, and educational programming. Collectively, we are working toward realizing a hunger-free West Michigan for all.

The KR Group is a financial donor and volunteer team that contributes to Kids’ Food Basket’s cause. 

Learn more about Kids’ Food Basket

Compassion is a child-advocacy ministry pairing compassionate people with children living in extreme poverty to release the children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty.

Through financial partnerships, Compassion provides children with life-changing opportunities, such as: 

  • An opportunity to attend or stay in school
  • Medical care, which often saves lives
  • Nourishing food
  • Mentoring and a safe environment through a local evangelical church
  • And, opportunities to hear the gospel

In 2019, The KR Group began sponsoring two children through Compassion.

Learn more about Compassion


Salma from Kenya

Born October 3, 2015


Christopher from Kenya

Born April 15, 2013

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Turn to The KR Group to develop a plan to strategically guide your IT environment as your goals change. From expert advice on designing or implementing the latest technology to taking on the responsibility of your IT infrastructure, our team is ready to help.

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678 Front Ave. NW
Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


424 Oak St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456

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