The year was 1891. The city: Grand Rapids. The mission: to build. Our founders' resumes were written in the lines of their hardened, calloused hands. Those same hands helped write the story of our city, building by building.
Over 125 years later, Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. (O-A-K) is the longest-standing commercial construction manager and general contractor in the State of Michigan and two-time recipient of the Michigan Contractor of the Year award. We have also maintained a steady presence in Southwest Florida for over 30 years. Our offices are located in: Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo (Michigan); and Fort Myers, Naples, and Port Charlotte (Florida).
Coupled with our unique employee-ownership structure, our business culture of trust and respect plays a major role in our success. We are big enough to handle the most complex projects, and small enough to care. In fact, the O-A-K commitment to building strong communities has allowed us to complete projects in 39 of the 50 United States.
At O-A-K, we are grateful for our past, for the success of our founders. And although many things have changed over the past century, we continue to build every project just as our founders did, with the future in mind.