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.

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    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…
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    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…
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    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…

    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.
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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.…
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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.…
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      Construction tour: Van Buren ISD

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      Construction tour: Van Buren ISD

      This project marks a unique partnership between the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) and the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department (VBCCHP). The dream was made a reality after two years of planning and collaboration, as a…
      This project marks a unique partnership between the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) and the Van Buren/Cass District Health…
      featured story

      Construction tour: Van Buren ISD

      This project marks a unique partnership between the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) and the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department (VBCCHP). The dream was made a reality after two years of planning and collaboration, as a…
      This project marks a unique partnership between the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) and the Van Buren/Cass District Health…
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      O‑A‑K promotes Jeremy Amshey to Chief Operating Officer

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      O‑A‑K promotes Jeremy Amshey to Chief Operating Officer

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K), local professional construction firm, announces the promotion of Jeremy Amshey to Chief Operating Officer. “At a time of extraordinary growth for our 129-year-old company, we are committed to serving our…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K), local professional construction firm, announces the promotion of Jeremy Amshey to Chief Operating…
      featured story

      O‑A‑K promotes Jeremy Amshey to Chief Operating Officer

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K), local professional construction firm, announces the promotion of Jeremy Amshey to Chief Operating Officer. “At a time of extraordinary growth for our 129-year-old company, we are committed to serving our…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K), local professional construction firm, announces the promotion of Jeremy Amshey to Chief Operating…
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      Downtown Dave gives tour of Bodman PLC build out

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      Downtown Dave gives tour of Bodman PLC build out

      For the past six years, Dave DeShone has been working almost exclusively on projects in downtown Grand Rapids. The tenants of 99 Monroe know him as "Downtown Dave," the friendly superintendent for several construction projects in the…
      For the past six years, Dave DeShone has been working almost exclusively on projects in downtown Grand Rapids. The tenants of 99 Monroe…
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      Downtown Dave gives tour of Bodman PLC build out

      For the past six years, Dave DeShone has been working almost exclusively on projects in downtown Grand Rapids. The tenants of 99 Monroe know him as "Downtown Dave," the friendly superintendent for several construction projects in the…
      For the past six years, Dave DeShone has been working almost exclusively on projects in downtown Grand Rapids. The tenants of 99 Monroe…
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      O‑A‑K Florida Appoints Jane Gaia Project Manager

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

      O‑A‑K Florida Appoints Jane Gaia 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 Jane Gaia as a project manager in the company’s Fort Myers office. Gaia is currently…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a premier general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has announced 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

      • De Young Bryce
        michigan

        Bryce
        DeYoung

        Project Manager
        michigan

        Bryce
        DeYoung

        Project Manager

        Bryce is a West Michigan native with 11 years of construction management experience. In 2019, he moved back to the state from California to reestablish his West Michigan roots with his wife and two children. He specializes in educational and mixed-use construction, ranging from…

        Bryce is a West Michigan native with 11 years of construction management experience. In 2019, he moved back…

      • Szykamski Josh jacket
        michigan

        Josh
        Szymanski

        PE, LEED AP
        Chief Strategy Officer
        michigan

        Josh
        Szymanski

        PE, LEED AP
        Chief Strategy Officer

        With nearly two decades of experience in the commercial construction industry, Josh specializes in preconstruction delivery and institutional projects. He holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and his Master's in Civil…

        With nearly two decades of experience in the commercial construction industry, Josh specializes in…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 129-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 129-year history, Frank Stanek earned his Bachelor of Science…

      • 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…

      • Rachael Martemucci
        michigan

        Rachael
        Martemucci

        Marketing Director
        michigan

        Rachael
        Martemucci

        Marketing Director

        Rachael joined O‑A‑K in 2010, after working for a Grand Rapids-based public relations firm that focused primarily on local millage and political campaign communications. In her current role, she oversees corporate marketing, creation of proposals and presentations, and…

        Rachael joined O‑A‑K in 2010, after working for a Grand Rapids-based public relations firm that focused…

        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.