Mandalyn joined O‑A‑K’s accounting department in 2017. With a passion for continued knowledge, she transitioned to our Project Management department in 2019. She serves as a liaison to trade contractors, helping projects run smoothly behind the scenes.
What have you learned while working at O‑A‑K?
Almost everything I know about construction! I had office experience before starting at O‑A‑K. But, I had to learn the construction specifics on the job, everything from creating project manuals and schedules, AIA contracts and billings, to reading specs and plans. Lucky for me, everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) has been more than willing to answer any question I have... big or small.
What do you do in your free time?
I love being active and being outside... especially, if it’s warm! In summer, I enjoy hiking or boating. In the cooler months, I stay busy doing yoga or painting. I really try and organize my time so that there isn’t much downtime – very rarely will you find me sitting at home doing nothing.
Mandalyn, Mike and Roye review current project plans at jobsite meeting
Mandalyn and O‑A‑K coworkers participate in the River Bank Run downtown Grand Rapids
On site at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Mandalyn wrapping gift during O‑A‑K's annual Adopt a Family Christmas event.
Mandalyn, and coworker Jennifer, packing up gifts to deliver to families for Christmas
Mandalyn, with O‑A‑K team members, volunteering at MiCareerQuest. Mandalyn was involved in designing a Construction Management booth for students.