Check out the final post of our new employees and summer interns series featuring Ryan Ruiter, Levi Overway, Travis Schepers, Blake Gabler, Peter Wyatt and Caleb Cuneo.
About Ryan Ruiter, Intern
I am from Dewitt, Michigan; but, I am currently living in Holland, while attending Hope College. I became interested in O‑A‑K because I wanted to experience the daily “ins” and “outs” and problem-solving that happens within Construction Management. I felt there was no better place to do this than O‑A‑K. I enjoy spending my free time hiking and fishing.
Ryan is spending his summer on-site at Hope College.
About Levi Overway, Assistant Project Superintendent
I am from West Olive, Michigan, and attended Grand Haven Public Schools. Recently, I graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Construction Management. O‑A‑K has a reputable history of construction in Michigan, with many large projects in the area; that really stuck out to me. Also, all the people I met in the hiring process, as well as those I have met so far, have been great. Being employee-owned is also a big perk. In my free time, I love to hunt and fish.
Levi is spending the summer on-site at Kentwood Public Schools.
About Travis Schepers, Intern
I am from Byron Center, Michigan; this is my third summer interning with O‑A‑K. Construction is something I have always wanted to do, and I am eager to spend another summer on the jobsite. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. An interesting fact about me is that I am a thrower on the track and field team at Northwood University.
Travis is spending the summer on-site at Byron Center Public Schools.
About Blake Gabler, Assistant Project Superintendent
I am from Romeo, Michigan. When I was looking at jobs in the area, many things about O‑A‑K stood out to me, especially that the company was founded in 1891. In my free time, I love to play golf and hockey. I also enjoy cooking out with my friends.
Blake is spending the summer on-site at Hudsonville Public Schools.
About Peter Wyatt, Intern
I am originally from Rockford, Michigan. I went to Rockford High School, where I graduated in 2017. From there, I moved to Florida, and am currently studying construction management at the University of Florida. When looking for an internship, I reached out to several companies and felt O‑A‑K was the best fit for me. An interesting fact about me is that my favorite activity is skiing. I'm not sure how I ended up in Florida with this interest.
Peter is spending the summer on-site at Rockford Public Schools.
About Caleb Cuneo, Intern
I am from Rockford, Michigan. Everyone at O‑A‑K has been willing to help me learn. In my few weeks here, there has been a lot of opportunity to grow in the field and gain experience. An interesting fact about me is I surf the Great Lakes year round.
Caleb is spending the summer on-site at Rockford Public Schools.