Blu Perspective was founded in 2006 in West Michigan by Corbin Collet, who had spent much of his previous career with a Fortune 100 automotive supplier. Although he held a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, his true passion was creation of new products. After many years of developing products and launching a number of startups, he realized that the pursuit of the next hot product was impersonal and lacked purpose.
Collet then became aware that true success was not the development of a product or idea, but the helping and mentoring of people along the way….seeing them succeed as part of the process. He felt his greatest success when people exceled outside their comfort zone and educational threshold.
He was convinced that most everyone wants to do good for themselves and their families. Sometimes they just need to be guided along the path of personal and professional growth.
From that ideal, Blu Perspective was formed with the vision of “Walking hand in hand along the path of personal and professional growth, equipping the Blu family to be a blessing to ourselves, our families, and our communities.”
The first business that was established under the Blu umbrella was a national quality containment company. It employed entry level personnel who could be mentored, trained and developed by Blu Perspective leaders. A strong culture was created that embraced the vision while developing an intelligent ISO approved process, training programs and a great customer experience.
Blu saw many thrive within that manufacturing environment, but also saw the need to allow others to succeed outside of Blu. That too, would constitute success.
This new idea of success inside and outside of Blu lead to industry-leading employee and manufacturing readiness programs. Most new members of the Blu family are from industries such as fast food or retail. They need the guidance and experience to adapt to the fast-paced world of manufacturing.
The unique Blu employee and manufacturing readiness programs utilizes working within Blu core services to provide family members the opportunity to obtain hands-on training, online industry training, and access to industry professional mentoring. This experience enhances both the personal and economic value of the family members.
When the family member completes the program, Blu purposefully places them at one of our partner customers as vetted and valuable assets. This allows the Blu family members to see a positive impact as they move into richer roles.
This unique development program provides incremental talent to the communities Blu serves. It allows our customers to have the talent they need to grow while providing Blu with additional service opportunities. A true circular economic solution.
Over the years Blu has seen exponential growth through a number of organic service developments and acquisitions — but all with a focus on impacting people. Today Blu operates two main business: Quality Management Services and Facility Maintenance Services