JUNE 25, 2024

O‑A‑K Welcomes 14 New Employees

(Grand Rapids, MI) June 25, 2024 – Owen‑Ames‑Kimball (O‑A‑K), local professional construction firm welcomes 14 new employees, including Sheri Bergsma, Trevor Cole, Todd Conzemius, Benjamin Dame, Julia Enos, Mark Hansen, Chase Harrison, Connor Houtstra, Jess Matias, Sawyer Overway, Danielle Pearson, Kiera Sandoval, Vince Schauer, and Adrienne Tuck.

Sheri Bergsma (MI), Project Accountant, has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and graduated with her Bachelor of Business Administration from Davenport University. She specializes in accounts payable and in her free time she enjoys cooking.

Trevor Cole (MI), Senior Project Manager, graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in construction management. He has 20 years of construction experience, including commercial and residential construction, and has been a carpenter, field superintendent, project superintendent, and project manager. He loves sports, enjoys traveling, and spending time with his family.

Todd Conzemius (MI), Project Superintendent, is a Michigan State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and an associate of science from Muskegon Community College. He has 26 years of experience in the construction industry and is a LEED Accredited Professional, along with holding his Michigan Water Operator’s License, a Michigan Builders License and Mechanical Contracting License. In his free time, he enjoys wooden boat building, canoeing, mountain biking, and distance running.

Benjamin Dame (MI), Project Superintendent, has been in the construction industry for six years and has a background in Project Management and estimating, mainly dealing with finish contractors. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, coaching his sons in sports, and playing basketball during the week. He also loves hiking, paddleboarding, and going for ORV rides around Allegan County.

Julia Enos (MI), Project Accountant, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and sociology from Central Michigan University and has 10 years of accounting experience in the construction industry and 20 years accounting experience overall. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, going to the beaches in Michigan and spending time with her family.

Mark Hansen (MI), Project Superintendent, received his associate’s degree in applied science architecture from Lansing Community College. He has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, including residential, commercial, and health care. When he’s not at work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, and being outdoors camping and fishing.

Chase Harrison (FL), Project Manager, is a graduate of Florida Southwestern State College with a bachelor’s degree in public administration. He has three years of experience in the construction industry, specializing in public projects, safety inspections and operations. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time building LEGOs with his daughters, golfing, and doing CrossFit and other workouts.

Connor Houtstra (MI), Assistant Project Manager, graduated from Ferris State University with his bachelor’s degree in construction management. He has two years of experience in the construction industry and enjoys golfing, snowboarding, wake surfing, and spending time up north at his cabin.

Jess Matias (CO), Preconstruction Engineer, is a Texas State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in construction science & management and a minor in business. She has two years of construction experience including working as a project engineer for a large 15-story apartment complex with 633 units. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing and camping. She also loves to attend Nuggets basketball games, and concerts, enjoys hanging out with her friends and volunteers at the animal shelter where she fosters kittens.

Sawyer Overway (MI), Marketing Assistant, is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She is experienced in personal brand marketing and management and enjoys working out, going for walks to Lake Michigan, and spending time with family and friends in her free time.

Danielle Pearson (CO), Administrative Coordinator, has extensive experience assisting the growth and development of various construction companies. She is a member of the American Society of Administrative Professionals and obtained her Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) through the program. She loves spending time with her husband and their two children, exploring outdoor places like the Colorado Rockies, and having a relaxing movie night.

Kiera Sandoval (MI), Assistant Project Manager, has her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary communication from Aquinas College. She has 4 years of experience in the construction industry and is part of the networking group Women in Networking. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her three dogs Perry, Perrin, and Benjamin, trying new breweries in the area, spending time with her family and friends, and decorating.

Vince Schauer (CO), Director of Preconstruction, has over 37 years of construction experience, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering technology from Colorado State University-Pueblo. He ran Schauer Construction Company for 30 years and has worked with both Mike Beaudoin and Adrienne Tuck, and Juan Martinez Jr. He leads the Preconstruction and Estimating department in O‑A‑K’s Colorado division and has worked in several capacities from business development and project management to estimating and preconstruction. In his free time, Vince enjoys camping, golfing, fishing, and hunting.

Adrienne Tuck (CO), Director of Strategic Development, has her bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from Texas A&M University. She has 16 years of experience in the construction industry. She is the chairwoman for the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute and Associated General Contractors of Colorado South. She will be spearheading efforts to identify new clients and opportunities for growth in the Colorado market. In her free time, she enjoys watching documentaries, hiking, skiing, pickleball, and golf.

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