FEBRUARY 24, 2014

O-A-K announces fifth phase of historic restoration at Basilica of St. Adalbert

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. (O-A-K), local construction management firm, announces the fifth phase of a multi-year historic restoration project at the iconic Basilica of St. Adalbert located at 701 Fourth Street.

O-A-K has overseen extensive restorations to the church over the past ten years, totaling more than $8 million. Preceding phases included an 18,000 square foot clay tile roof replacement, restoration of the three copper domes and extensive interior work. All interior restorations have been strategically phased to restore the sanctuary while the church remains occupied and operational.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The current phase of construction is scheduled for completion in March 2014. Project scope includes repairing the center portion of the plaster ceiling vaults and repainting the century-old sanctuary ceiling that stretches 58 feet in the air.

“One of the biggest challenges of the current construction project is accessing the sanctuary ceiling while the church stays in session. We decided to build a temporary floor above the pews so that crews could contain the dust and complete the work as quickly and safely as possible,” remarked Bill Ogden, Director of Operations at O-A-K.

Held in place with custom-engineered scaffolding, the sprawling 3,420 square-foot temporary floor built in the sanctuary soars 28 feet in the air, above the pews where church members continue to congregate for mass and church events.

ABOUT BASILICA OF ST. ADALBERT

Michigan’s only Roman Catholic Basilica, the Romanesque structure was built by Polish immigrants 101 years ago (1913) on the west side of Grand Rapids. The copper-domed Basilica soars nearly 150 feet into the sky and is a landmark to motorists along freeways intersecting downtown.

In Other News

OAK Family Health Centers Summer Ridge smaller

O‑A‑K Florida Chosen for Family Health…

O‑A‑K Florida Chosen for Family Health Centers Clinic Construction

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a respected general…
News Austin Baumann Diemer Eaton

O‑A‑K Welcomes 12 New Employees

O‑A‑K Welcomes 12 New Employees

(Grand Rapids, MI) June 26, 2020 – Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.…
IMG 3527

Good Luck Brandon VanWert

Good Luck Brandon VanWert

Brandon is taking a year-long leave of absence from O‑A‑K…
Carlos

Welcome to O‑A‑K, Part 1

Welcome to O‑A‑K, Part 1

We are excited to introduce our summer interns and new…
E VAN 2

Welcome to O‑A‑K, Part 2

Welcome to O‑A‑K, Part 2

Take a look at the second part of our new employee and…
Ryan

Welcome to O‑A‑K, Part 3

Welcome to O‑A‑K, Part 3

Check out the final post of our new employees and summer…
Krepf Winfried

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints Winfried Krepf Project Manager

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Kevin James

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints Kevin James Project Manager

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Borton Richard

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints Richard Borton Project Manager

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
OAK Year in Review

O‑A‑K Florida Year in Review

O‑A‑K Florida Year in Review

Click this link to access our digital 2019 Year In Review.…