APRIL 15, 2014

O-A-K Kalamazoo completes first project for Eaton

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. (O-A-K), local professional construction firm, announces the completion of the first project managed out of their new Kalamazoo office. The renovation project for Eaton’s Galesburg location included the transformation of a former conference room and office space into a new 1,800 square foot employee fitness center.

O-A-K KALAMAZOO

Since opening their doors in downtown Kalamazoo with an established team in November 2013, the long-standing Michigan contractor has added three additional employees and plans to continue hiring over the coming months for their Southwest Michigan operations.

“We are excited and energized as we grow, envisioning what the future has in store for our company and the local market,” stated Tom Stanek, Director of Kalamazoo Operations for O-A-K. “The community has been very welcoming. Working with Eaton was a great way to kick off what we expect to be a bright future in Southwest Michigan.”

THE PROJECT

The new, expanded fitness center for Eaton, a global leader in power management, was strategically built to provide more space, easier access, abundant daylight and room for new state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The center also features new locker rooms and restrooms for employees.

The former fitness center was located in a smaller location on the campus. After completing a feasibility study and programming phase, alongside architectural and engineering firm Byce & Associates, Inc., the fitness center was built within the 248,000 square foot building along I-94.

“The experience and cooperation from both O-A-K and Byce & Associates made the fast-paced job go extremely smooth,” stated Mike Galloway, Test/Facility Manager at Eaton.

Sustainable construction practices were also a major factor in project success. The team utilized existing light and mechanical systems and salvaged existing carpet, light fixtures and ductwork.

The renovation was completed on time in March 2014.

We are excited and energized as we grow, envisioning what the future has in store for our company and the local market.

Tom Stanek
Director of Kalamazoo Operations, O-A-K

In Other News

Kaitlin Schafe Abel Natali Bill Lisewski Jeanette Baldwin Tim Harkins Matthew Zwack Alesha Watchowski and Cory O Donnell

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hosts Ribbon…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hosts Ribbon Cutting Event at New Lehigh Acres Elementary School

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Godfrey Lee Board of Ed and Super

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Breaks…

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Breaks Ground on Restoration & Expansion Project

(WYOMING, MI) April 21, 2022 – Community members,…
Weiler Tony

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Tony…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Tony Weiler as Project Manager

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
9 STILL

Ghafari's New Office

Ghafari's New Office

More space and more light? Check! Ghafari is moving and we…
Brandon Henderson 7859

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Brandon…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Brandon Henderson as Project Superintendent

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Watchowski Alesha

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Promotes…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Promotes Alesha Watchowski to Senior Project Manager

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Tri County still 04

Tri County New Elementary Tour

Tri County New Elementary Tour

What’s going on along US-131? Jeremy Amshey O‑A‑K’s Chief…
Zwack Matthew

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida’s Matthew…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida’s Matthew Zwack Joins Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K) Company, a preeminent general…
04

Forest Hills Project Next Construction…

Forest Hills Project Next Construction Challenges

Previously an exterior courtyard, this new design space at…
OAK OPERATIONS CENTER still 7

O‑A‑K New Operations Center

O‑A‑K New Operations Center

O‑A‑K Operations Center update! Learn more about our…