Owen-Ames-Kimball (O-A-K), a Fort Myers-based construction contracting and management company, has hired Rick Mercer as project manager.
Mercer has over 2 [Rick Mercer] 5 years of experience in the construction industry serving in previous roles as construction engineer, land development director, operations manager and most recently as director of construction for all 171 of Florida’s State Parks from Pensacola to Key West. Mercer has a degree in Civil Engineering, is a Florida Certified General Contractor and has served in the role of guest-professor for college level courses on community development. As development director, Mercer has led multi-discipline professional teams in the design, permitting and construction of heavy-civil site infrastructure and vertical construction projects ranging in size from small commercial sites to $100 million master planned communities. Mercer also has experience in commercial land acquisition, land management, and as a prior business owner, provided consulting services to financial institutions related to real estate asset portfolio management.
Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build, and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. OAK’s Florida operation is an affiliate of its parent company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Florida operation has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Its Lee County office is located at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about OAK at www.owen-ames-kimball.com.