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

We care about what we do and our interest is to serve our clients well and do the right thing. That, I think, is the difference.

Josh Szymanski, PE, LEED AP
Chief Strategy Officer, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.
128 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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    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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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    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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

    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.
    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

    • Adam Tweedy
      michigan

      Adam
      Tweedy

      Director of Preconstruction
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      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…

    • 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…

    • Rachael Martemucci
      michigan

      Rachael
      Martemucci

      Marketing Director
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      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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Amshey Jeremy jacket
      michigan

      Jeremy
      Amshey

      Director of Operations
      michigan

      Jeremy
      Amshey

      Director of Operations

      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. In his current role, Jeremy oversees the project management department and field operations, including personnel resources,…

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

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        O‑A‑K Completes Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Fort Myers

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        O‑A‑K Completes Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Fort Myers

        Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K) has completed the construction of the 14,000-square-foot Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Fort Myers. Located at 5632 Sunrise Drive in Fort Myers, the new gathering space has a modern,…
        Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K) has completed the construction of the 14,000-square-foot Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in…
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        O‑A‑K Completes Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Fort Myers

        Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K) has completed the construction of the 14,000-square-foot Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Fort Myers. Located at 5632 Sunrise Drive in Fort Myers, the new gathering space has a modern,…
        Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K) has completed the construction of the 14,000-square-foot Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in…
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        Trinity Lutheran Church completes major addition and renovation

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        Trinity Lutheran Church completes major addition and renovation

        More than 400 church members and project partners gathered Sunday morning to celebrate the completion of Trinity Lutheran Church’s $5.8 million capital campaign, which funded a three-phase expansion and reconfiguration to their existing…
        More than 400 church members and project partners gathered Sunday morning to celebrate the completion of Trinity Lutheran Church’s $5.8…
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        Trinity Lutheran Church completes major addition and renovation

        More than 400 church members and project partners gathered Sunday morning to celebrate the completion of Trinity Lutheran Church’s $5.8 million capital campaign, which funded a three-phase expansion and reconfiguration to their existing…
        More than 400 church members and project partners gathered Sunday morning to celebrate the completion of Trinity Lutheran Church’s $5.8…
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        O-A-K Celebrates Topping Off of 62,000 Sq. Ft. Family Health Centers Medical Complex

        Family Health Centers in Lehigh Acres
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        O-A-K Celebrates Topping Off of 62,000 Sq. Ft. Family Health Centers Medical Complex

        Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) celebrated the ‘topping off” of the new three-story medical facility for Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida (FHC) in central Lehigh Acres on Wednesday, March 20. The construction tradition that…
        Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) celebrated the ‘topping off” of the new three-story medical facility for Family Health Centers of…
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        O-A-K Celebrates Topping Off of 62,000 Sq. Ft. Family Health Centers Medical Complex

        Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) celebrated the ‘topping off” of the new three-story medical facility for Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida (FHC) in central Lehigh Acres on Wednesday, March 20. The construction tradition that…
        Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) celebrated the ‘topping off” of the new three-story medical facility for Family Health Centers of…
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        Holton Public Schools Breaks Ground

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        Holton Public Schools Breaks Ground

        Students, staff, parents and community supporters of Holton Public Schools gathered Monday evening to celebrate the groundbreaking of the district’s $6.9 million bond project. The project will focus on making the schools safe and…
        Students, staff, parents and community supporters of Holton Public Schools gathered Monday evening to celebrate the groundbreaking of the…
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        Holton Public Schools Breaks Ground

        Students, staff, parents and community supporters of Holton Public Schools gathered Monday evening to celebrate the groundbreaking of the district’s $6.9 million bond project. The project will focus on making the schools safe and…
        Students, staff, parents and community supporters of Holton Public Schools gathered Monday evening to celebrate the groundbreaking of the…

        We understand that an ongoing relationship is far more important than a larger fee... We treat our clients honestly.

        Dave Dale
        President, O‑A‑K Florida
        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.

        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.