MARCH 27, 2019

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 celebrates the completion of the highest point of a building, featured a barbecue lunch for more than 100 guests including Family Health Centers staff, project architects, engineers, interior designers and construction subcontractors.

Upon completion, the 62,000-square-foot medical center will be Family Health Centers’ largest facility, housing a variety of medical, dental and administrative offices. The $16 million facility is centrally located at 3415 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres, directly across the road from Sunshine Elementary School, Quest Diagnostics and Palm Acres Charter School.

“The topping off is a major milestone and a celebration of the hard work our team has done over the past twelve months,” said Dave Dale, O-A-K, Florida President. “We appreciate the efforts and commitment of each individual who has ensured the construction has gone smoothly.”

“We are impressed with how the FHC Lehigh facility is coming together and we are looking forward to its completion,” said Dr. Frank Mazzeo Jr., president and chief executive officer for Family Health Centers. “It will be approximately five times larger than our current space. Our adult medicine, pediatrics and dentistry practices will increase proportionately and additional practices will be added, such as pharmacy, optometry and chiropractic, as well as chronic disease management and lab services.”

O-A-K’s project manager is Matt Hoffman, the project superintendent is Tim Harkins and the project estimator is Abel Natali. O-A-K also constructed Family Health Centers’ Estero facility and has renovated one of its clinics in Fort Myers.

Family Health Centers operates 14 different facilities and 31 practices in Lee, Charlotte and Hendry counties. FHC offers primary health care, preventative health care, disease management and educational services for all patient groups, including the medically underserved, migratory agriculture workers, the homeless and other special populations. About 94 percent of patients FHC serves in Lehigh Acres are considered low-income according to federal poverty guidelines.

In Other News

Cade Dammen Landscape

Cade Dammen named O‑A‑K's Director of…

Cade Dammen named O‑A‑K's Director of Field Operations

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K), local professional…
Selects 00 14 31 06 Still006

Fruitport High School Construction

Fruitport High School Construction

Ahmad Kynard OAK

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Appoints Ahmad Kynard Project Manager

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a premier general…
A001 C005 1017 R3 001 mov 17 57 18 17 Still001

Safety Training Seminar

Safety Training Seminar

O‑A‑K's safety culture is rooted in putting people first.…
Airport V2 2 WEB 00 00 06 23 Still001

Gerald R. Ford International Airport…

Gerald R. Ford International Airport Update

O‑A‑K is currently managing several renovation and…
Group pic

O‑A‑K earns ABC Excellence in…

O‑A‑K earns ABC Excellence in Construction Award for Frederik Meijer Gardens Covenant Learning Center

On September 19th, O‑A‑K was awarded a 2019 Excellence in…
Selects 00 03 57 14 Still009

Breakfast and Boot Giveaway at the Yard

Breakfast and Boot Giveaway at the Yard

Three times a year, O‑A‑K holds company breakfast meetings…
Selects 00 14 34 16 Still013

Kalamazoo Humane Society Breaks Ground

Kalamazoo Humane Society Breaks Ground

For the past five years, the Kalamazoo Humane Society has…
Jeff Weber

Portage Public Schools Construction

Portage Public Schools Construction

Having finished Portage Central’s new state-of-the-art…
256558 standard

O‑A‑K Turns Historic Building into…

O‑A‑K Turns Historic Building into Community Foundation

Nearly 100-year-old railroad depot transformed into…