OCTOBER 5, 2023

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Names Jo Durocher as Florida Division Controller

Owen Ames Kimball Company (O A K), a preeminent general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has named Jo Durocher Division Controller. Durocher's responsibilities as head of Accounting Services at O‑A‑K include leading the Accounting Services team, overseeing accounts, monthly journals, pay applications, payroll, and administrative tasks.

"Jo has a robust background, including roles as both an accountant for a general contractor and an owner's representative for funding projects," said Matthew Zwack, president of Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida. "Her experience covers diverse projects from $5 million ventures to massive $2 billion multi-campus hospitals. We are excited to have her join our leadership team."

Durocher is proficient in information technology, cloud-based software, and office equipment.

"O‑A‑K's team stays on point with their core values of choosing what's right every time, a can-do attitude, and a personal sense of responsibility. They are people who value other people," said Durocher. "These key factors make me proud to be part of the O‑A‑K team."

Since joining Owen‑Ames‑Kimball, Durocher has worked on the $98 million Aubrey Rogers High School in Naples and the $46 million Amanecer Elementary School in Lehigh Acres. In her previous positions, she played essential roles in the construction of the $1.2 billion Colorado Veterans Administration Hospital and the $20 million Arvada, CO Regional Transportation District Parking Garage.

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build, and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. O‑A‑K specializes in community-driven construction projects and offers an inclusive, intentional, and customized experience. An employee-owned company, O‑A‑K Florida, Inc.'s board of directors comprises members from the company's Florida operations.

O‑A‑K's Florida operation is an affiliate of its parent company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Florida operation has offices in Collier and Lee counties. Its Lee County office is at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about O‑A‑K at www.owen‑ames‑kimball.com or call (239) 561-4141.

O‑A‑K's team stays on point with their core values of choosing what's right every time, a can-do attitude, and a personal sense of responsibility. They are people who value other people. - Jo Durocher, Florida Division Comptroller

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