JUNE 28, 2017

O‑A‑K welcomes seven new employees in West Michigan

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K), local professional construction firm, announces the additions of Bob Byrne, Kevin Hufnagel, Jennifer Kloosterhouse, Jared Gauss, Michael Schneidt, Garrett Smith, and Gabe Raymer.

Bob Byrne, Project Manager, brings 17 years of commercial construction experience in West Michigan. He specializes in healthcare and industrial facility construction and holds his bachelor’s in construction management from Ferris State University.

Kevin Hufnagel, Estimator, joins the team with 25 years of estimating experience in various market segments. His budgeting experience ranges from high-profile higher education facilities to intricate healthcare renovations. Kevin is also a graduate of Ferris State University and holds his bachelor’s in construction management.

Jennifer Kloosterhouse, Communications Coordinator, joins O‑A‑K’s marketing team with seven years of professional experience and a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from Grand Valley State University. Jennifer’s expertise includes employee recruitment and retention, event management, and corporate communications.

Jared Gauss, Project Superintendent, holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Accounting from Davenport University and brings 19 years of construction leadership experience. Jared is currently overseeing major renovations to Rockford Public Schools’ Lakes Elementary School.

Michael Schneidt, Project Superintendent, is a recent graduate of Ferris State University’s construction management program. He has five years of construction experience and holds certifications in density technology (through MDOT) and aggregate testing. Michael joined the O‑A‑K team in May, within weeks of graduating and getting married.

Garrett Smith, Project Superintendent, also graduated from Ferris State University’s construction management program in 2017. His interest in construction began in high school, working for a residential builder in the Holland area. Before coming to O‑A‑K he worked as an intern overseeing K-12 construction projects.

Gabe Raymer, Project Engineer, is our final Ferris State University graduate to join the team this summer. Gabe earned his bachelor’s in construction management earlier this year. His first assignment will be on site at Portage Public Schools, acting as a communication liaison among our management team overseeing several construction projects.

In Other News

OAK Naples 5100 Tamiami Trail N

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball expands Collier…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball expands Collier County operations, relocates Naples office

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
FGCU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Rendering

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Chosen for…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Chosen for FGCU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Dale Dave OAK

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Recognized as…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Recognized as a Top Business in Florida

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
San Cap Bank Front 6527

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Completes Sanibel…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Completes Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Renovations

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Phil and stairs

Hope College's Haworth Inn & Conference…

Hope College's Haworth Inn & Conference Center

Hope College’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center, adjacent…
06 2020 Fredrick Meijer Gardens Update Social V1 1 00 00 28 10 Still001

Thank You Interns

Thank You Interns

This summer, O‑A‑K had the pleasure of hosting 11 interns…
MM 1st Walls YUNC0781 lr

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Reaches…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Reaches Milestone in Middle School MM Construction

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