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
130 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…
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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…
  • 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…

    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

      Thornapple Kellogg Schools Breaks Ground on 2019 Bond Project

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      Thornapple Kellogg Schools Breaks Ground on 2019 Bond Project

      Construction is officially underway at all three Thornapple Kellogg elementary schools. Members of Thornapple Kellogg School district gathered together to break ground on their $42.5 million bond project, on Wednesday, October 7th. This…
      Construction is officially underway at all three Thornapple Kellogg elementary schools. Members of Thornapple Kellogg School district…
      featured story

      Thornapple Kellogg Schools Breaks Ground on 2019 Bond Project

      Construction is officially underway at all three Thornapple Kellogg elementary schools. Members of Thornapple Kellogg School district gathered together to break ground on their $42.5 million bond project, on Wednesday, October 7th. This…
      Construction is officially underway at all three Thornapple Kellogg elementary schools. Members of Thornapple Kellogg School district…
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      Ottawa County Road Commission Update

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      Ottawa County Road Commission Update

      Recap from previous Ottawa County Road Commission video: Ottawa County Road Commission's new Coopersville Maintenance Complex houses three new buildings. Under construction in 2020, the current project includes a new 49,000 square-foot…
      Recap from previous Ottawa County Road Commission video: Ottawa County Road Commission's new Coopersville Maintenance Complex houses three…
      featured story

      Ottawa County Road Commission Update

      Recap from previous Ottawa County Road Commission video: Ottawa County Road Commission's new Coopersville Maintenance Complex houses three new buildings. Under construction in 2020, the current project includes a new 49,000 square-foot…
      Recap from previous Ottawa County Road Commission video: Ottawa County Road Commission's new Coopersville Maintenance Complex houses three…
    • featured story

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida’s Matthew Zwack Named as Successor to President David Dale

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      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida’s Matthew Zwack Named as Successor to President David Dale

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) Company, a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, announces that Matthew Zwack, currently vice president of operations for O‑A‑K Florida, will assume the role of president…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) Company, a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, announces that…
      featured story

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida’s Matthew Zwack Named as Successor to President David Dale

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) Company, a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, announces that Matthew Zwack, currently vice president of operations for O‑A‑K Florida, will assume the role of president…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) Company, a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, announces that…
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      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…
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      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Recognized as a Top Business in Florida

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      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Recognized as a Top Business in Florida

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has been recognized in the Business Observer’s Top 500. Each year the Business Observer spends seven months researching…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has been recognized…
      featured story

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Recognized as a Top Business in Florida

      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has been recognized in the Business Observer’s Top 500. Each year the Business Observer spends seven months researching…
      Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has been recognized…
      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

      • 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…

      • Zwack Matt
        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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • Rachael Martemucci
        michigan

        Rachael
        Martemucci

        Director of Marketing
        michigan

        Rachael
        Martemucci

        Director of 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 corporate marketing and branding.

        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



        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.