about o‑a‑k

What we do

  • Construction Management
  • General Contracting
  • Design-Build

We Are Construction Professionals

Building since 1891, O‑A‑K offers commercial construction services to clients throughout the country, specifically West Michigan and Southwest Florida. We specialize in community-driven construction projects, offering a customized experience. Contact us and let's talk about how O‑A‑K can serve as your commercial contractor and construction partner.

our approach

We Make Construction Easy

We are engaged with the project from the earliest stages of planning, offering our expertise every step of the way.

Accurate

Intentional

All-Inclusive

I like getting out and meeting with owners early on in the project and hearing their vision.

Adam Tweedy
Director of Preconstruction, O‑A‑K Michigan
129 years of experience

Our Projects

We manage construction projects within seven distinct industries, including K12, Higher Education, Commercial, Government, Healthcare, and Aviation.

  • featured project

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Size
    90,000 sf + extensive site work
    Role
    Construction Manager
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    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

    Currently under construction, this $115 million capital expansion project includes several new buildings, totaling over 100,000 sf, and extensive renovations and reconfigurations to the 158-acre campus. O‑A‑K has overseen all work at the…
    Currently under construction, this $115 million capital expansion project includes several new buildings, totaling over 100,000 sf, and…
    featured project

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

    Currently under construction, this $115 million capital expansion project includes several new buildings, totaling over 100,000 sf, and extensive renovations and reconfigurations to the 158-acre campus. O‑A‑K has overseen all work at the…
    Currently under construction, this $115 million capital expansion project includes several new buildings, totaling over 100,000 sf, and…
  • featured project

    Waterman Broadcasting

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    Location
    8,000 sf
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    Waterman Broadcasting

    8,000 SF tilt wall constructed building addition to existing studio facility with demolition of old studio space and atrium. Interior improvements include: Renovated lobby with new staircase and elevator, new studio with equipment, open…
    8,000 SF tilt wall constructed building addition to existing studio facility with demolition of old studio space and atrium. Interior…
    featured project

    Waterman Broadcasting

    8,000 SF tilt wall constructed building addition to existing studio facility with demolition of old studio space and atrium. Interior improvements include: Renovated lobby with new staircase and elevator, new studio with equipment, open…
    8,000 SF tilt wall constructed building addition to existing studio facility with demolition of old studio space and atrium. Interior…
  • featured project

    AC Hotel + 37 Ottawa

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    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Size
    210,000 sf
    Role
    Construction Manager
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    AC Hotel + 37 Ottawa

    Completed in the summer of 2019, this high-profile transformation of two early twentieth century buildings was located right in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Renovations included the demolition of a "connector" to divide the…
    Completed in the summer of 2019, this high-profile transformation of two early twentieth century buildings was located right in the heart…
    featured project

    AC Hotel + 37 Ottawa

    Completed in the summer of 2019, this high-profile transformation of two early twentieth century buildings was located right in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Renovations included the demolition of a "connector" to divide the…
    Completed in the summer of 2019, this high-profile transformation of two early twentieth century buildings was located right in the heart…
  • featured project

    Portage Central Natatorium

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    Location
    Portage, MI
    Size
    30,800 sf
    Role
    Construction Manager
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    Portage Central Natatorium

    This new construction, high-end, natatorium project at Portage Central High School establishes the district as a top name in Michigan high school water sports. The 30,818 sf addition to the existing high school building features a large…
    This new construction, high-end, natatorium project at Portage Central High School establishes the district as a top name in Michigan high…
    featured project

    Portage Central Natatorium

    This new construction, high-end, natatorium project at Portage Central High School establishes the district as a top name in Michigan high school water sports. The 30,818 sf addition to the existing high school building features a large…
    This new construction, high-end, natatorium project at Portage Central High School establishes the district as a top name in Michigan high…

    O‑A‑K understands the need to be great stewards of resources...they understand that innovation is needed to find efficiencies and flexibility is needed to meet the needs of a complex organization.

    Mr. Ed Nagelkirk
    Sr. Manager of Workplace Solutions, Herman Miller, Inc.
    • featured story

      Breakfast and Boot Giveaway at the Yard

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      Breakfast and Boot Giveaway at the Yard

      Three times a year, O‑A‑K holds company breakfast meetings at our yard. Because we are an employee-owned company, the meetings are a way to inform our stakeholders of the company's direction and outlook. As a small token of our…
      Three times a year, O‑A‑K holds company breakfast meetings at our yard. Because we are an employee-owned company, the meetings are a way to…
      featured story

      Breakfast and Boot Giveaway at the Yard

      Three times a year, O‑A‑K holds company breakfast meetings at our yard. Because we are an employee-owned company, the meetings are a way to inform our stakeholders of the company's direction and outlook. As a small token of our…
      Three times a year, O‑A‑K holds company breakfast meetings at our yard. Because we are an employee-owned company, the meetings are a way to…
    • featured story

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints Ahmad Kynard Project Manager

      Ahmad Kynard OAK
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      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints Ahmad Kynard Project Manager

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a premier general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has announced the appointment of Ahmad Kynard as a project manager in the company’s Fort Myers office. Kynard is managing…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a premier general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has announced the…
      featured story

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints Ahmad Kynard Project Manager

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a premier general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has announced the appointment of Ahmad Kynard as a project manager in the company’s Fort Myers office. Kynard is managing…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a premier general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has announced the…
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      O‑A‑K Breaks Ground on Creative World School

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      O‑A‑K Breaks Ground on Creative World School

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) Florida, Inc. recently broke ground on Creative World School at 2260 Olympia Park Boulevard in North Naples. Owned by Amy and Chris O’Malley, the 10,456-square-foot school will accommodate up to 198 students,…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) Florida, Inc. recently broke ground on Creative World School at 2260 Olympia Park Boulevard in North Naples.…
      featured story

      O‑A‑K Breaks Ground on Creative World School

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) Florida, Inc. recently broke ground on Creative World School at 2260 Olympia Park Boulevard in North Naples. Owned by Amy and Chris O’Malley, the 10,456-square-foot school will accommodate up to 198 students,…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) Florida, Inc. recently broke ground on Creative World School at 2260 Olympia Park Boulevard in North Naples.…
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      O‑A‑K earns ABC Excellence in Construction Award for Frederik Meijer Gardens Covenant Learning Center

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      O‑A‑K earns ABC Excellence in Construction Award for Frederik Meijer Gardens Covenant Learning Center

      On September 19th, O‑A‑K was awarded a 2019 Excellence in Construction Award in the “Addition/Renovation $5-$10 million” category from the Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, for our work at Frederik Meijer…
      On September 19th, O‑A‑K was awarded a 2019 Excellence in Construction Award in the “Addition/Renovation $5-$10 million” category from the…
      featured story

      O‑A‑K earns ABC Excellence in Construction Award for Frederik Meijer Gardens Covenant Learning Center

      On September 19th, O‑A‑K was awarded a 2019 Excellence in Construction Award in the “Addition/Renovation $5-$10 million” category from the Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, for our work at Frederik Meijer…
      On September 19th, O‑A‑K was awarded a 2019 Excellence in Construction Award in the “Addition/Renovation $5-$10 million” category from the…
      meet the team

      Featured Employees

      As an employee-owned construction company since the day we were founded, we are driven by the communities where we work and live. We can’t say it enough. Our people are our greatest asset.

      meet our team

      • Natali Abel
        florida

        Abel
        Natali

        LEED AP
        Vice President, Chief Estimator
        florida

        Abel
        Natali

        LEED AP
        Vice President, Chief Estimator

        Abel, a LEED Accredited Professional, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in finance and business administration from the University of Florida. He joined Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) in 2006 as a job site superintendent for the largest project to date for O‑A‑K, the Marco…

        Abel, a LEED Accredited Professional, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in finance and business…

      • Bisogno Ellen
        florida

        Ellen
        Bisogno

        Senior Project Manager, Naples Office Manager
        florida

        Ellen
        Bisogno

        Senior Project Manager, Naples Office Manager

        Ellen entered the construction field more than 30 years ago as an owner’s representative for construction of a 350 room hotel and a 70 unit condominium complex as well as managing the completion of three five-story office buildings. Ellen’s professional experience as regional…

        Ellen entered the construction field more than 30 years ago as an owner’s representative for construction of…

      • Zwack Matt
        florida

        Matthew
        Zwack

        LEED AP
        Vice President of Operations, Chief Safety Officer
        florida

        Matthew
        Zwack

        LEED AP
        Vice President of Operations, Chief Safety Officer

        Matthew, a LEED Accredited Professional, became involved in the construction industry in 1996, working his way to Foreman for Mills Construction Company in South Dakota, where he built commercial buildings from the ground up. After moving to Southwest Florida and becoming a Lead…

        Matthew, a LEED Accredited Professional, became involved in the construction industry in 1996, working his…

      • Frank Stanek
        michigan

        Frank
        Stanek

        PE, LEED AP
        Chief Executive Officer
        michigan

        Frank
        Stanek

        PE, LEED AP
        Chief Executive Officer

        The eighth CEO in our employee-owned company's 128-year history, Frank Stanek earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and joined the O‑A‑K team in 1996. He has been in his current role since January 1, 2013. He is a licensed…

        The eighth CEO in our employee-owned company's 128-year history, Frank Stanek earned his Bachelor of Science…

      • Adam Tweedy
        michigan

        Adam
        Tweedy

        Director of Preconstruction
        michigan

        Adam
        Tweedy

        Director of Preconstruction

        After leading our Design-Build projects for several years, Adam was promoted to Director of Preconstruction in 2018. He specializes conceptual budgeting, urban redevelopments, expedited scheduling, and commercial projects - both industrial and office.

        After leading our Design-Build projects for several years, Adam was promoted to Director of Preconstruction…

      • Powers mandalyn
        michigan

        Mandalyn
        Powers

        Assistant Project Manager
        michigan

        Mandalyn
        Powers

        Assistant Project Manager

        Mandalyn joined O‑A‑K’s accounting department in 2017. With a passion for continued knowledge, she transitioned to our Project Management department in 2019. She serves as a liaison to trade contractors, helping projects run smoothly behind the scenes.

        Mandalyn joined O‑A‑K’s accounting department in 2017. With a passion for continued knowledge, she…

      • Amshey Jeremy jacket
        michigan

        Jeremy
        Amshey

        Chief Operating Officer
        michigan

        Jeremy
        Amshey

        Chief Operating Officer

        Jeremy was born and raised in Rockford, Michigan, where he continues to live today with his wife and three children. He joined the O‑A‑K team in 2008. As our Chief Operating Officer, Jeremy is the link between our culture and our clients.

        Jeremy was born and raised in Rockford, Michigan, where he continues to live today with his wife and three…

      • Jan Erik Hustrulid
        florida

        Jan-Erik
        Hustrulid

        Business Development Coordinator
        florida

        Jan-Erik
        Hustrulid

        Business Development Coordinator

        Jan-Erik has 13 years’ experience in residential real estate and the construction industry. In 2004 he became broker and co-owner of a real estate company with his twin brother. He chose to expand his career with OAK Florida because of the strong work ethic and character of the…

        Jan-Erik has 13 years’ experience in residential real estate and the construction industry. In 2004 he became…

      • Cade Dammen
        michigan

        Cade
        Dammen

        Director of Field Operations
        michigan

        Cade
        Dammen

        Director of Field Operations

        Cade began his career interning at O‑A‑K for two consecutive summers. After he completed his construction management degree from Ferris State University, he was hired as a full-time Project Superintendent. Today, as the Director of Field Operations, Cade provides leadership to…

        Cade began his career interning at O‑A‑K for two consecutive summers. After he completed his construction…

        careers

        Want to Join the O‑A‑K Team?

        We look for people who think outside the box. People willing to go above and beyond.

        At the end of the day, we’re just out to do the best job that we can for the client.

        Abel Natali
        Vice President, Chief Estimator, O‑A‑K Florida
        featured career opportunity: grand rapids, mi

        Construction Project Superintendent

        We are seeking a full-time Construction Project Superintendent to join our Grand Rapids team. Leading commercial construction projects in the field, the Project Superintendent plans, organizes and manages the daily operations on the job site.