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Travis
Fairbanks

Project Superintendent

Travis grew up in Fruitport and is currently on site at Fruitport doing construction in the same school he went too. Travis brings 25 years of experience in the construction industry to O‑A‑K. He has a strong background in carpentry and site leadership, and has worked in an array of projects, including commercial, industrial, and educational, and civil. He is also OSHA 10-hour certified.

Fairbanks Travis

Why did you choose the construction industry?

As a kid my friends and I spent a lot of time gleaning scrap wood from the local lumber yard so we could build forts throughout our neighborhood. Eventually the idea of an ever-changing jobsite, constant daily challenges, and the visible reward for my hard work made it a pretty simple life decision.

What have you learned while working at O‑A‑K?

So far, I’ve learned that if you’re going to invest into your community then it’s imperative to have a well-managed and highly experienced team looking out for the best interest of all of the parties involved. No one is better equipped to do so than a well-established Construction Manager.

What do you do in your free time?

I’m a pretty typical guy in regards to hobbies, I hunt whitetail deer, enjoy exploring new wilderness and sometimes getting lost, trail riding and occasionally binge watching a new show on Netflix. My family and I enjoy spending time at our seasonal campsite near Silver Lake where we take advantage of the lakeshore and all it has to offer.

What else should we know about you?

I believe that a good attitude can get you through some pretty bad situations and dwelling on the problem will never present a solution.