join our team

Careers

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.
establishment

Ratings & Reviews

9 YR
Average Tenure
4.6/5 4.6 stars
Average Employee Rating
90%
Recommends to a Friend
personal and professional

Growth and recognition

  • 4 H3 A2553

    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 130 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 130 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.

  • offer package

    Compensation & Benefits

    People Misc 37
    offer package

    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.

    offer package

    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.

you'll love working with us

Join our team

  • giving back

    Involvement

    Habitat
    giving back

    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.

    giving back

    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.

  • 100% employee-owned

    A Place to Own it

    People Misc 16
    100% employee-owned

    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.

join our team

Available Positions

  • grand rapids, mi

    Proposal Coordinator

    Employee-owned since 1891, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K) offers commercial construction services to clients in Michigan, Florida, and Colorado. We specialize in community-driven programs, completing over $300 million in annual revenue.


    We are seeking a full-time Proposal Coordinator to join our Grand Rapids Marketing team. The Proposal Coordinator assists with the development of sales proposals, prequalification submissions, and tasks related to the pursuit of new business. This person reports directly to the Director of Programming & Marketing. The role requires excellent professional writing skills, a high level of creativity and adaptability, and the ability to thrive under pressure.

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Proposals: Assist with proposal submissions for commercial construction programs in West Michigan, ranging from $5 - $100 million. Responsibilities include message creation, writing and editing technical copy, document design and layout, and team collaboration. This person’s role on the proposal team will vary from administrative support to team leader, depending upon the needs of each pursuit. Support the Marketing Team by regularly updating and maintaining proposal-related documents and systems.
    • Interviews: Assist with interview presentation coordination, developing outlines, creating visual presentations, and helping with preparatory meetings for teams of 4-10 presenters
    • Coordinate RFQ responses and standard qualification packages (approximately 1 per month)
    • Blog updates and writing projects: Support monthly updates to project blogs, social media copy, and miscellaneous writing projects
    • Public relations: Write monthly press releases
    • Assist the Marketing Team and Department Heads, as necessary

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing, or related field and 2-5 years of professional writing experience
    • Professional writing skills: A high level of professional writing, message development, grammar, and ability to learn and edit technical copy
    • Graphic design: Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not required
    • Public sector knowledge: Understanding of the public sector (K-12 and/or government), while not required, will become an essential component for success in this role.
    • Creativity and adaptability: Ability to identify problems, create solutions, and adapt well in any team environment
    • 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.
    • 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, every time; A can-do attitude; A personal sense of responsibility; and 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.
    • A collaborative and team-oriented culture. 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.
    • Growth potential. The person in this position has a unique opportunity to take ownership of their role, which has been developed as a new position in response to company growth.
    • 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.
    • 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 $150 million worth of construction projects each year.
  • castle rock, co

    Marketing Manager

    Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K) is an employee-owned construction company with offices in Michigan, Florida, and Colorado. We have been a fixture in the 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 Marketing Manager to join our Colorado team. Tasks associated with this position include event coordination, marketing assistance, and community engagement.

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Manage proposals, interview, and qualification process; Conduct internal pre-proposal meetings; Prepare and design proposals; Write responses with technical writing assistance from company experts, as needed
    • Prepare interview presentations and lead interview prep sessions to ensure that the team delivers the presentation with an understanding of our overall strategy to win the project
    • Develop and execute annual public relations plan; execute throughout the year
    • Develop and execute annual advertisement plan; Design/create advertisements
    • Maintain proposal response and document database including project sheets, resumes, photo archive, standard literature
    • Create marketing materials on as-needed basis, informational packages, brochures, signage, handouts, email signatures, etc.
    • Collaborate with our Marketing Team for updates to social media accounts including Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube
    • Take project completion photography
    • Attend monthly Marketing/Business Development Meetings
    • Send weekly upcoming activity list to President of Colorado

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Business or Marketing
    • Construction Background: An understanding 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.
    • 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, Can-Do Attitude, Personal Responsibility, and 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 Grand Rapids in 1891. We work with a wide variety of clients and markets throughout Michigan, Florida and Colorado with an average volume of 315 million worth of construction projects each year.
    • Growth potential. The person in this position has a unique opportunity to take ownership of projects.

    No phone calls please

  • fort myers, fl

    Construction Project Engineer

    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, and general construction knowledge. Very fast-paced industry, with many moving parts and high work volume.

    Responsibilities

    Data processing in project management software

    Analytical abilities to interpret construction documents

    Be able to process submittals, RFIs, pay applications, correspondence, meeting documentation

    Administrative skills such as filing, scanning, faxing, phones, meeting notes

    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

    Education

    4-year degree in construction related curriculum

    1-5 years’ experience with a commercial general contractor/construction management firm

    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.

  • naples, fl

    Construction Project Manager

    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 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 is what we expect from each and every person at O‑A‑K. The candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive matters.
    • Embodiment of our corporate values: Integrity, Community, Accountability, Flexibility, Teamwork

    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 of O‑A‑K. We have low turnover and we have a lot of fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Description

    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 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 is what we expect from each and every person at O‑A‑K. The candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive matters.
    • Embodiment of our corporate values: Integrity, Community, Accountability, Flexibility, Teamwork

    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 of O‑A‑K. We have low turnover and we have a lot of fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • kalamazoo, mi

    Construction Project Manager

    Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K) is an employee-owned company since 1891, offering commercial construction services to clients in Michigan, Florida, and Colorado. 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, every time; 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.

    Description

    Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K) is an employee-owned company since 1891, offering commercial construction services to clients in Michigan, Florida, and Colorado. 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, every time; 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.
submit your resume

Better Suited for Another Position?

Whether the position you're interested in is listed or not, feel free to tell us about yourself and what position you'd be perfect for. We are always looking for qualified, talented people to join our team.