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 Michigan, Florida, and Colorado. 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 think people are the driving force at O‑A‑K.

Cade Dammen
Director of Field Operations, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.
130 years of experience

Our Projects

We manage construction projects within seven distinct industries, including K12, Higher Education, Commercial, Non-Profit, 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
    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

    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

    Michigan State Police

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    Location
    Walker, MI
    Size
    100,000 sf
    Role
    Construction Manager
    featured project

    Michigan State Police

    This new $57 million state-of-the-art headquarters project consolidated the existing Michigan State Police Rockford post, the 6th district headquarters, and the Grand Rapids forensic science laboratory under one roof to increase efficiency…
    This new $57 million state-of-the-art headquarters project consolidated the existing Michigan State Police Rockford post, the 6th district…
    featured project

    Michigan State Police

    This new $57 million state-of-the-art headquarters project consolidated the existing Michigan State Police Rockford post, the 6th district headquarters, and the Grand Rapids forensic science laboratory under one roof to increase efficiency…
    This new $57 million state-of-the-art headquarters project consolidated the existing Michigan State Police Rockford post, the 6th district…

    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

      Alesha Watchowski Honored as 40 Under 40

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      Alesha Watchowski Honored as 40 Under 40

      Each year, Gulfshore Business magazine selects 40 business professionals younger than 40, who are among the area’s most distinguished leaders. This is the 19th year Gulfshore Business has saluted young achievers in Southwest Florida.…
      Each year, Gulfshore Business magazine selects 40 business professionals younger than 40, who are among the area’s most distinguished…
      featured story

      Alesha Watchowski Honored as 40 Under 40

      Each year, Gulfshore Business magazine selects 40 business professionals younger than 40, who are among the area’s most distinguished leaders. This is the 19th year Gulfshore Business has saluted young achievers in Southwest Florida.…
      Each year, Gulfshore Business magazine selects 40 business professionals younger than 40, who are among the area’s most distinguished…
    • featured story

      Hope College's Haworth Inn & Conference Center

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      Hope College's Haworth Inn & Conference Center

      Hope College’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center, adjacent to downtown Holland, is undergoing a complete renovation that will debut in just a few months. The transformational project includes renovating all conference and hotel rooms,…
      Hope College’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center, adjacent to downtown Holland, is undergoing a complete renovation that will debut in just…
      featured story

      Hope College's Haworth Inn & Conference Center

      Hope College’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center, adjacent to downtown Holland, is undergoing a complete renovation that will debut in just a few months. The transformational project includes renovating all conference and hotel rooms,…
      Hope College’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center, adjacent to downtown Holland, is undergoing a complete renovation that will debut in just…
    • featured story

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Awarded Punta Gorda Airport FBO Hangar Project

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      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Awarded Punta Gorda Airport FBO Hangar Project

      In collaboration with SchenkelShultz Architecture, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has been chosen as the design-build team for the new Fixed Base…
      In collaboration with SchenkelShultz Architecture, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding…
      featured story

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Awarded Punta Gorda Airport FBO Hangar Project

      In collaboration with SchenkelShultz Architecture, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has been chosen as the design-build team for the new Fixed Base…
      In collaboration with SchenkelShultz Architecture, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding…
    • featured story

      Kent County Road Commission Tour Video

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      Kent County Road Commission Tour Video

      To help support growing infrastructure needs, Kent County Road Commission made the decision to move their Central Complex to an undeveloped site in Walker, MI. The 29-acre parcel will be the new home for KCRC’s operations. Tour the site…
      To help support growing infrastructure needs, Kent County Road Commission made the decision to move their Central Complex to an undeveloped…
      featured story

      Kent County Road Commission Tour Video

      To help support growing infrastructure needs, Kent County Road Commission made the decision to move their Central Complex to an undeveloped site in Walker, MI. The 29-acre parcel will be the new home for KCRC’s operations. Tour the site…
      To help support growing infrastructure needs, Kent County Road Commission made the decision to move their Central Complex to an undeveloped…
      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.

      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

      • Zwack Matthew
        florida

        Matthew
        Zwack

        LEED AP
        President, O‑A‑K Florida
        florida

        Matthew
        Zwack

        LEED AP
        President, O‑A‑K Florida

        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

        Director of Programming & Marketing
        michigan

        Rachael
        Martemucci

        Director of Programming & Marketing

        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 client-driven campaigns & corporate marketing.

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

      • 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…

      • Bisagno Ellen 002
        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…

      • 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 130-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 130-year history, Frank Stanek earned his Bachelor of Science…

      • Szykamski Josh jacket
        michigan

        Josh
        Szymanski

        PE, LEED AP
        Chief Strategy Officer
        michigan

        Josh
        Szymanski

        PE, LEED AP
        Chief Strategy Officer

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

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

      • 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…

        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

        Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K) is an employee-owned company and fixture in the West Michigan commercial, educational, and industrial construction landscape for over 130 years. From 19th century historical treasures to inspiring contemporary designs, our talented team continues to transform the landscape where we live, work and play. 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.