On Friday, December 6th, our Grand Rapids office will close at 11:45 am EST, for employee festivities. Happy Holidays!
AUGUST 29, 2014

O-A-K is selected to transform 25 Ottawa in downtown Grand Rapids

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. (O-A-K), local professional construction firm, has been hired to manage a $3.5 million Class-A renovation project at 25 Ottawa in downtown Grand Rapids, located just west of Van Andel Arena.

The project marks the second major downtown Grand Rapids building transformation to be completed with team members at Franklin Partners, LLC (building owner) and Colliers International (property manager). The team also worked together to complete a high-end office transformation at 99 Monroe Ave in 2013.

“Downtown Grand Rapids has been O-A-K’s home for 123 years. We are energized by projects like this, which add to the vibrancy of the downtown landscape. We are excited to work with Franklin Partners and Colliers again and look forward to another successful project,” commented Frank Stanek, O-A-K Corporate President and CEO.

Following a kick-off event held by Franklin Partners, LLC this week, O-A-K will continue construction activities through the fall and winter months with a scheduled completion date of June 2015.

CONSTRUCTION SCOPE

The six-story building will undergo a complete transformation to the exterior façade along the first floor, interior lobby and shared tenant areas. Scope includes:

  • Relocating the existing building entrance along Ottawa Avenue
  • Opening up the lobby ceiling to create a new two-story atrium
  • Framing the improved entrance with a new exterior glass façade that spans four stories high
  • Reconfiguration and replacement of all first floor windows along Ottawa Avenue and Weston Street to create a more visible storefront
  • New elevator finishes
  • Miscellaneous tenant improvements

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…