AUGUST 18, 2020

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

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has been recognized in the Business Observer’s Top 500.

Each year the Business Observer spends seven months researching companies on the Gulf Coast to rank the top 500 companies from Tampa to Naples by their gross revenues.

On this year’s list, which reflects 2019 fiscal year data, O‑A‑K ranked number 63 with $290 million in revenue, up 7.41% from 2018.

In addition, O‑A‑K was recognized as the oldest company in the top 500. O‑A‑K was established in 1891.

“Our founders cared about people, first and foremost, and established an employee-owned construction company that eventually became Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (or O‑A‑K),” said Dave Dale, president of O‑A‑K Florida. “Industry trends have come and gone, marketplace demands have evolved, and O‑A‑K has transformed to manage the building process, not just the construction itself. We believe the most successful companies are constantly adjusting to what they’ve learned. At our core, we are culturally humble and driven.”

“Every year we’re scouting for companies, new and old, and it’s always exciting to see who’s new to the list and how veterans of the list have changed over the past couple years,” says Kat Hughes, executive editor of the Business Observer. “Covering nine counties that each have thousands of companies, the Top 500 really has become a who’s who for leading firms in the region.”

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‑

About the Top 500

The Top 500 is the most comprehensive list on the Gulf Coast by including companies in nine counties. The main list ranks the 500 largest companies by gross revenues for consistency and comparability.

Revenues are mostly self-reported by the companies and do not include pass-through revenues for industries such as real estate, advertising agencies, or professional employer organizations.

In addition to revenues for 2018 and 2019, the list provides other information on each company, including the number of full-time employees, the year founded or incorporated, the top executive, line of business and of course, valuable contact information.

On this year’s list, which reflects 2019 fiscal year data, O‑A‑K ranked number 63 with $290 million in revenue, up 7.41% from 2018.

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