AUGUST 24, 2020

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

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has been chosen to provide pre-construction and construction management services for the new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).

Construction has begun on the three-story, 27,000 square foot structure that will support the FGCU Frank and Ellen Daveler & Sandra Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship. The Center will include a Student Incubator, Maker Space, classrooms, labs and associated offices. The total construction budget is approximately $8,000,000.

O‑A‑K’s Project Manager is Winfried Krepf, the Project Superintendent is Scott Reynolds, and Project Estimator and Pre-Construction is Abel Natali. The project architects are Rowe Architects, Inc. and Parker/Mudgett/Smith.

An employee-owned company, O‑A‑K Florida, Inc.’s Board of Directors is comprised of members from the company’s Florida operations. Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build, and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982.

O‑A‑K’s Florida operation is an affiliate of its parent company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Florida operation has offices in Collier and Lee counties. Its Lee County office is located at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about O.A.K. at www.owen‑ames‑kimball.com.

Construction has begun on the three-story, 27,000 square foot structure that will support the FGCU Frank and Ellen Daveler & Sandra Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship.

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