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A good culture is something that’s difficult to define but easy to spot. Perhaps the most differentiating quality about our company is just that – an incredible culture. Our employees reference a great work environment, an approachable leadership team, and a level of trust to “do my job well” as the leading contributors to what makes O‑A‑K a great place to work, and thrive.

Everyone here has been really supportive of me. They are very interested in building the people that they have.

Mandalyn Powers
Assistant Project Manager, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.
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    At O‑A‑K, you will have the ability to make a difference. Our size and culture encourage recognition and reward of the hard work that you'll do and the value you'll bring. Employees are uniquely equipped and trusted to perform their best work, which translates to over 125 years of history.

    Not only do we recognize professional achievements, we encourage employees to share their personal accomplishments. From coaching a child's tee ball team, to celebrating a pet's birthday, integrating work and home life has instilled our close-knit culture and unified team.

    At O‑A‑K, you will have the ability to make a difference. Our size and culture encourage recognition and reward of the hard work that you'll do and the value you'll bring. Employees are uniquely equipped and trusted to perform their best work, which translates to over 125 years of history.

    Not only do we recognize professional achievements, we encourage employees to share their personal accomplishments. From coaching a child's tee ball team, to celebrating a pet's birthday, integrating work and home life has instilled our close-knit culture and unified team.

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    Compensation & Benefits

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    Compensation & Benefits

    O‑A‑K offers an attractive package including competitive salary, first-rate 401k profit sharing arrangement, bonuses, multiple health care plan options, tuition reimbursement, health and safety training, discount programs, and more. We regularly review our employee benefits to ensure we are providing our employees with a top-notch compensation package.

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    Compensation & Benefits

    O‑A‑K offers an attractive package including competitive salary, first-rate 401k profit sharing arrangement, bonuses, multiple health care plan options, tuition reimbursement, health and safety training, discount programs, and more. We regularly review our employee benefits to ensure we are providing our employees with a top-notch compensation package.

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    Involvement

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    Involvement

    Whether it be joining an internal committee, or volunteering time to a community organization, O‑A‑K encourages and supports employees to better the communities where we live and work. We hold eight team (one day) volunteer events, where we have the ability to make a difference by partnering with community organizations.

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    Involvement

    Whether it be joining an internal committee, or volunteering time to a community organization, O‑A‑K encourages and supports employees to better the communities where we live and work. We hold eight team (one day) volunteer events, where we have the ability to make a difference by partnering with community organizations.

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    A Place to Own it

    As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees lead with a unique sense of purpose.

    100% employee-owned

    A Place to Own it

    As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees lead with a unique sense of purpose.

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Available Positions

  • grand rapids, mi

    Content Marketing Specialist

    Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K) is the longest-standing commercial construction management company in the State of Michigan. Deeply rooted in our West Michigan community, we oversee over $300 million in construction projects each year and employ 150+ corporate employees.

    We are seeking a Content Marketing Specialist to join our talented team. This individual will have the ability to make an impact. Our medium size and fantastic culture encourage recognition and reward for high-performers. We have an exciting year ahead, launching new branches and aligning our corporate brand, all while experiencing tremendous growth. This person will have the opportunity to apply their expertise directly and make a significant impact on our company.

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Content Creation: Develop & execute annual content marketing plan, working alongside Marketing & Leadership teams
    • Writing & editing: Provide oversight, copywriting, and editing support for published copy, to ensure brand consistency and messaging alignment
    • Marketing Asset Management: Champion the development of project sheets, resumes, employee data lists, and proposal content
    • Maintain corporate website with regular project updates and fresh content
    • Public relations: Develop, maintain, and facilitate relationships with local media partners, write and issue press releases on regular basis
    • Employee marketing: Create new employee promotional content, write and issue employee-related press releases on regular basis, assist with employee LinkedIn accounts
    • Proposals: Assist with proposal submissions, including message creation, writing and editing technical copy, document design and layout, and team collaboration
    • Interviews: Assist with interview presentation leadership, developing outlines, creating visual presentations, and leading preparatory meetings for teams of 4-10 presenters
    • Special projects: Develop and lead marketing campaigns, corporate alignment initiatives, miscellaneous client services

    The ideal leader will possess:

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Marketing, English, or related field
    • Experience: Minimum 7 years experience in B2B marketing, A/E/CM industry preferred
    • Leadership acumen: Ability to motivate a team, navigate competing priorities, communicate effectively
    • Writing expertise: Must possess strong professional writing skills
    • Eye for Details: Accuracy is critical for success in this role. Candidate must have superior organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and decision-making skills.
    • Adobe Creative Suite: Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, particularly InDesign, and Illustrator, preferred.
    • Trust: Our clients return to O‑A‑K because we are honest, genuine, and authentic; our sense of integrity guides our work. This is simply who we are, and this what we expect from each and every person at O‑A‑K. Candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive matters.
    • Embodiment of our corporate values: Choosing what’s right; A can-do attitude; A personal sense of responsibility; People who value people

    Apply today if you’re looking for a great opportunity with a growing company that can offer:

    • An attractive compensation and benefits package including competitive salary, 401k profit sharing arrangement and health care benefits.
    • Working with great people. Our close-knit culture is one of the best parts about O‑A‑K. We have low turnover and we have a lot of fun.
    • The ability to make a difference. Our size and culture encourages recognition and reward of the hard work that you’ll do and the value you’ll bring.
    • Central location. Work in our state-of-the-art facility close to all of the action in downtown GR.
    • Variety of work tasks. The person in this position enjoys a wide variety of tasks and interfaces with several departments. No two days are the same.
    • Stable, reputable company. O‑A‑K was founded in Grand Rapids in 1891. We work with a wide variety of clients and markets throughout West Michigan with an average volume of $300 million+ worth of construction projects each year.

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  • naples, fl

    Construction Project Manager Assistant

    Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K) is an employee-owned company and fixture in the Southwest Florida and 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. O‑A‑K Florida is an employee-owned, Florida-based corporation providing construction management services to Southwest Florida since 1982. O‑A‑K has successfully completed thousands of building projects including schools, medical facilities, public buildings, churches, banks, restaurants, airports, roadwork, and recreational projects. O‑A‑K is proud of our ecologically conscious approach to building.

    Primary Function

    No out-of-local-area candidates will be considered. Support the Project Manager in all of their needs regarding the execution of commercial construction jobs. Ability to manage many moving parts and take directives as needed to ensure forward movement and completion of required tasks. Must have knowledge of subcontractors, purchase orders, contracts with owners, pay applications, Notice to Owners, Notice of Commencement, bonds, permits, general construction knowledge. Very fast-paced industry, with many moving parts and high work volume.

    Responsibilities

    Administrative skills such as filing, scanning, faxing, phones

    Travel is required also between Collier and Lee Counties

    Coordinate and work with the PM on all projects and needs

    Maintain satisfactory relationships with owners, subcontractors, architects and engineers

    Knowledge and Skills

    Strong communication skills

    Excellent organizational, and problem-solving skills

    Above average computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word, multi-task and prioritize

    Ability to work in a team environment

    Construction background a plus

    Construction software knowledge a plus

    Excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits, generous profit-sharing/401k plan, Owen Ames Kimball Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

    Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • fort myers, fl

    Construction Project Superintendent

    Primary Function

    Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K) is an employee-owned company and fixture in the Southwest Florida and 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. The Superintendent’s responsibility is to supervise the construction of a project, or projects, and to complete the work with a high degree of quality, on schedule, and within the budget.

    Responsibilities Include, but are Not Limited to the Following:

    • Scheduling and Coordination of all subcontractors, vendors, consultants, etc.
    • Ensure all subcontractors adhere to safety policies and all OSHA regulations.
    • Ensure all quality control standards are met.
    • Coordination of all required inspections.
    • Ensure the project stays on schedule. Provide schedule updates and 3 week look ahead schedules
    • Attend all OAC meetings
    • Conduct weekly or bi-weekly subcontractor meetings.
    • Complete daily logs and take progress photos.
    • Maintain good relationships with Clients, Subcontractors, Architects, Engineers, and Inspectors

    Required Skills Include, but are Not Limited to the Following:

    • Must have strong technical and communication skills
    • Must have strong organizational and problem solving skills
    • Must have experience reading plans and specifications
    • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to stand alone on projects
    • Must have the ability to work in a team environment
  • kalamazoo, mi

    Construction Project Manager

    Construction Project Manager

    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 Project Manager to oversee the construction and delivery of both new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1 - $30+ million. This office-based position includes managing 3-6 projects, concurrently, under limited supervision. Experience in aviation is a plus!

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Participate in the planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions for major construction projects
    • Review and interpret proposed designs and building specifications for appropriateness to required function and/or institutional standard, and initiate revisions where appropriate; advise consultants and clients as to how best to achieve required results
    • Document meeting discussions and understandings reached and distribute to appropriate parties
    • Authorize the issuance of contracts, purchase orders, and change orders, and approve contractor invoices for payment
    • Manage complete subcontractor bidding phase
    • Manage construction budget throughout projects
    • Expedite and monitor material and equipment approval
    • Receive, price and incorporate changes in the scope of work
    • Initiate job close-out and secure all required documentation

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering and at least 5 years of experience in commercial construction. Involvement in the following industries would be highly desirable: aviation, advanced manufacturing, industrial, and/or food processing.
    • Construction Background: An understanding of construction means and methods; knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, ordinances and regulations; ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements; and fiscal management experience.
    • Leadership Skills: Creativity and confidence in solving problems as part of a team. Ability to develop and present building estimates and feasibility studies.
    • Eye for Details: Accuracy is critical for success in this role. Candidate must have superior organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and decision-making skills.
    • Tech know-how: A strong background in using all Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel, as well as adept in using general computer software.
    • Trust: Our clients return to O‑A‑K because we are honest, genuine, and authentic; our sense of integrity guides our work. This is simply who we are, and this what we expect from each and every person at O‑A‑K. Candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive matters.
    • Embodiment of our corporate values: Choosing what’s right; A can-do attitude; A personal sense of responsibility; People who value people

    Apply today if you’re looking for a great opportunity with a growing company that can offer:

    • An attractive compensation and benefits package including competitive salary, 401k profit sharing arrangement and health care benefits.
    • Working with great people. Our close-knit culture is one of the best parts about O‑A‑K. We have low turnover and we have a lot of fun.
    • The ability to make a difference. Our size and culture encourages recognition and reward of the hard work that you’ll do and the value you’ll bring.
    • Variety of work tasks. The person in this position enjoys a wide variety of tasks and interfaces with several departments. No two days are the same. The work tasks are exciting.
    • Stable, reputable company. O‑A‑K was founded in 1891. We work with a wide variety of clients and markets throughout Southwest Florida and Western Michigan with an average volume of $300 million worth of construction projects each year.
  • traverse city

    Construction Project Superintendent

    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 O‑A‑K for a soon to be new office in the Traverse City area. Leading commercial construction projects in the field, the Project Superintendent plans, organizes and manages the daily operations on the job site.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Jobsite supervision, oversee all subcontractors and trades
    • Develop, update and implement project schedules
    • Implementation of quality assurance program
    • Implementation of safety assurance program
    • Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedure
    • Assist in project constructability and value engineering, as appropriate
    • Expedite and monitor material and equipment approval
    • Oversee job closeout and provide Owner occupancy training
    • Administer progress meetings
    • Meet construction budget by monitoring project expenditures, identifying variances and implementing corrective actions

    Ideal Qualifications

    • Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering, preferred, and at least 5 years of commercial construction experience.
    • Construction Background: Expert knowledge of construction means and methods.
    • Eye for Details: Accuracy is critical for success in this role. Candidate must have superior organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and decision-making skills.
    • Willing to Travel: The majority of our projects are within a 1-hour radius. No overnight travel will be required. We strive to create a positive work-life balance and place team members on projects with consideration given to their location of residence.
    • Trust: Our clients return to O‑A‑K because we are honest, genuine, and authentic; our sense of integrity guides our work. This is simply who we are, and this what we expect from each and every person at O‑A‑K. Candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive matters.
    • Embodiment of our corporate values: Choosing what’s right; A can-do attitude; A personal sense of responsibility; People who value people
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