Owen-Ames-Kimball Company completes Venice Municipal Airport improvements

Photo 6_1Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) announces the completion of three improvement projects at Venice Municipal Airport in Venice, Fla. O-A-K’s scope of work included a variety of reconstructive efforts to a number of taxiways and runways at the airport, along with other site and safety improvements. On March 9, O-A-K participated in a ceremonial “block crushing” for its latest project at Venice Municipal Airport to celebrate the completion of Runway 13-31 improvements.

O-A-K recently provided its services to Venice Municipal Airport to enhance Runway 13-31. In an effort to protect persons and property on the ground, the runway was shifted southeast to remove Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) from homes northwest of the airport, while maintaining tPhoto 3_1he 5,000-foot-long runway for takeoff and landing. An Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) was also installed at the departure end of the runway, designed to protect aircraft, flight crew and passengers if an aircraft were to overrun the runway. Additional enhancements included taxiway rehabilitation and extension, installation of LED lighting along the runway and taxiway, landscaping improvements at Beach Road and Harbor Drive, and replacement of a perimeter fence adjacent to the Lake Venice Golf Course.

O-A-K has worked closely with Venice Municipal Airport over recent years to complete two additional six-phase projects at the airport. O-A-K’s first project encompassed Runway 4-22, Taxiway E and Runway Safety Area (RSA) and Runway Object Free Area (ROFA) improvements. The project featured the complete reconstruction of Runway 4-22 and Taxiway E, and portions of Taxiway D, along with the relocation of a wind tee and construction of a segmented circle. The work also included the regrading of effluent ponds, modifications to the adjacent Lake Venice Golf Course and installation of new security fencing and removal of existing fence and trees while maintaining airport security. The second project consisted of the reconstruction of Taxiway A and Taxiway C, which featured rehabilitation to taxiways, aprons, intersections and run-up pads, complete with final marking and electrical work.Photo 5_1

“These improvements are critical to enhancing the safety and efficiency of the airport while also improving the quality of life for residents around Venice Municipal Airport,” said Chris Rozansky, airport director at Venice Municipal Airport. “We are grateful for the collaborative partnership that has been fostered with O-A-K the past few years to develop a general aviation airport that is now well-positioned to serve the community for years to come.”

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build, and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. OAK’s Florida operatPhoto 2_1ion 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.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company’s Abel Natali and Matthew Zwack appointed to Board of Directors

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) announces the appointment of Abel Natali and Matthew Zwack to the O-A-K Florida, Inc., Board of Directors.

Abel Natali

Natali graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and business administration from the University of Florida. He joined O-A-K in 2006 as a job site superintendent on the Marco Marriott Resort and Spa $52 million renovation. Natali excelled in the fast-paced, multi-year Marco Marriott project and was promoted to assistant project manager at that projects end. He currently serves as project manager for O-A-K. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and was a part of the team that LEED certified the first elementary school in Florida.

Matt Zwack

Zwack joined the company in 2005 as an assistant superintendent and has completed many projects for O-A-K as a job site superintendent on both public and private projects. He currently serves as chief safety officer and general superintendent for O-A-K. Zwack is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional certified Building Design and Construction.

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. 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.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company donates teddy bears as part of its 30th anniversary celebration

Posted December 20th, 2012 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, a general contracting, design-build and construction management firm in Southwest Florida, continued its year-long 30thanniversary celebration with a donation of 30 Build-A-Bear Workshop®teddy bears to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

The only comprehensive child healthcare facility between Tampa and Miami, the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida provides vital healthcare for the region’s children, from infancy through age 18. The donated bears, each with its own birth certificate and “cub condo” house, will be given to ill or injured children upon admittance to the hospital.

Other events O-A-K has held to celebrate three decades as a company include the donation of 30 blankets to the Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, an online trivia contest to test knowledge of the company’s 30-year history, the publishing and mailing of a special anniversary brochure to clients and friends, an increase in its endowment to Florida Gulf Coast University, an employee food drive benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, and gave 30 books to the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee for its children’s library.

“While the teddy bear donations mark the end of our year-long anniversary celebration, O-A-K believes in supporting the communities in which we build with our time, talents and resources and our tradition of giving back to the community will continue,” said Owen-Ames-Kimball President Dave Dale.

About Owens-Ames-Kimball

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, visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OwenAmesKimballCo and follow us on Twitter: builder1982.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company plants trees at Heights Center as part of company’s 30th anniversary celebration

Posted September 25th, 2012 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (OAK), a general contracting, design-build and construction management firm in Southwest Florida, continued its year-long 30thanniversary celebration with the donation and planting of 30 trees at the Heights Center in Fort Myers.

The trees were donated to the Heights Foundation to aid with the completion of its 13,000-square-foot community center. It is the Foundation’s vision that the Heights Center will be a place where at-risk children learn character and integrity, where they are nurtured and encouraged as they discover and experience the visual and performing arts. The Center will be a resource for family strengthening, lifelong learning, and community celebration in the Harlem Heights area of Fort Myers. O-A-K has been a building partner with the Heights Foundation for this project during the past few years, phasing its construction as funding became available.

The trees were planted by 21 OAK employees who donated their time on Saturday, Sept. 15. Additional resources and staff were donated by Mike Woods Construction, Baja Electric and Southern Gulf EquipmentMike Woods Construction and Dave with Baja Electric Services. A special thank you also to Southern Gulf Equipment Mike Woods Construction and Dave with Baja Electric Services. A special thank you also to Southern Gulf Equipment. A celebratory picnic for the event tree planters, the Heights Foundation board of directors and the Heights Center staff was held after the tree planting.

Other events O-A-K has held to celebrate three decades as a company are donation of 30 blankets to the Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, held an online trivia contest to test knowledge of the company’s 30-year history, published and mailed a special anniversary brochure to clients and friends, increased its endowment to Florida Gulf Coast University, held an employee food drive which provided 971 pounds of food to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida and donated 30 books to the Guadalupe Center’s early learning center library in Immokalee.

The company’s website address is:  www.owen-ames-kimball.com. The Facebook address is:  http://www.facebook.com/OwenAmesKimballCo and the Twitter account is: builder1982.

About Owens-Ames-Kimball 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.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company donates books as part of company’s 30th anniversary celebration

Posted September 7th, 2012 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, a general contracting, design-build and construction management firm in Southwest Florida, continued its year-long 30thanniversary celebration with a donation of 30 books to the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee, Fla.

“It is especially meaningful that both Owens-Ames-Kimball Co and the Guadalupe Center are both celebrating 30 years, each serving the Southwest Florida community in our own way,” said Barbara Oppenheim, president of the Guadalupe Center. “Inspiring a love for reading is a cornerstone in our quest to break the cycle of poverty in Immokalee.”

Guadalupe Center, a privately funded non-profit 501(c)3 organization,  has been serving the children and families of Immokalee for 30 years. Its mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing educational, social, and other support programs and resources from early childhood education and after-school tutoring to college scholarships for the next generation of aspiring leaders. Guadalupe Center also provides wrap-around services at its soup kitchen and clothing room programs.

The organization’s primary annual fundraiser is a culinary and culturally themed gala held each January. This year’s event, A Taste of Brasil, will take place on Jan. 16, 2013.

Other events O-A-K has held to celebrate three decades as a company are donation of 30 blankets to the Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, an online trivia contest to test knowledge of the company’s 30-year history, published and mailed a special anniversary brochure to clients and friends, increased its endowment to Florida Gulf Coast University and held an employee food drive which provided 971 pounds of food to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

The company’s website address is:  www.owen-ames-kimball.com. The Facebook address is:  http://www.facebook.com/OwenAmesKimballCo and the Twitter account is: builder1982.

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.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company celebrates 30 years in business with online trivia contest

Posted April 25th, 2012 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

Which Owen-Ames-Kimball (O-A-K) Florida project won the ABC Excellence in Construction award last year? In what states does O-A-K have offices? Answer these and other questions about the company for a chance to win prizes, including an iPad, iPod or a $100 Visa gift card. To celebrate its diamond anniversary, O-A-K invites the public and its clients to participate in an online trivia contest titled “Digging for Diamonds” to test their knowledge of the company’s 30-year history.

“We invite our clients and the public to ‘dig’ into O-A-K’s website, Facebook and Twitter where they will find the answers to questions about our company, our projects and our people.” says O-A-K president Dave Dale. “The contest is a fun, interactive way to involve the community in our diamond anniversary celebration and to recognize the more than 1,000 projects that the company has completed over the course of 30 years in Southwest Florida.”

To participate in the contest, visit Owen-Ames-Kimball’s Facebook page   http://www.facebook.com/#!/OwenAmesKimballCo or on Twitter at builder1982 to find the questions. New questions about the company will be posted on these sites every few days, from now until midnight on April 29. The answers to the questions can be found on the O-A-K website at www.owen-ames-kimball.com, Facebook and Twitter sites. Participants can answer more than one question to be entered into the drawing multiple times, however, just one answer per participant will be accepted into the drawing. Participants are asked to email their answers to:  contestentry@oakfl.com.

The contest drawing will take place on Monday, April 30.  The company will notify winners directly and prizes can be picked up at the company’s Southwest Florida headquarters at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers by May 31st. Employees and family members of O-A-K and its affiliates are not eligible to participate or win.

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, 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.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company launches online diamond anniversary contest in recognition of 30 years in business

Posted March 29th, 2012 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K), a general contracting, design-build and construction management firm in Southwest Florida, is kicking off its 30th “diamond” anniversary celebration with a “Digging for Diamonds” contest. O-A-K is inviting the public and its clients to participate in an online trivia contest to test their knowledge of the company’s 30-year history. Participants with the correct answers will be eligible to win prizes, including an iPad, iPod or a $100 Visa gift card.

“We invite our clients and the public to ‘dig’ into O-A-K’s website where they will find the answers to questions about our company, our projects and our people.” says O-A-K president Dave Dale. “The contest is a fun, interactive way to involve the community in our diamond anniversary celebration and to recognize the more than 1,000 projects that the company has completed over the course of 30 years in Southwest Florida.”

To participate in the contest, visit Owen-Ames-Kimball’s Facebook page   http://www.facebook.com/#!/OwenAmesKimballCo or on Twitter at builder1982  to find the questions. New questions about the company will be posted on these sites every few days, from now until midnight on April 29. The answers to the questions can be found on the O-A-K website at www.owen-ames-kimball.com. Participants can answer more than one question to be entered into the drawing multiple times, however, just one answer per participant will be accepted into the drawing. Participants are asked to email their answers to:  contestentry@oakfl.com.

The contest drawing will take place on Monday, April 30.  The company will notify winners directly and prizes can be picked up at the company’s Southwest Florida headquarters at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers by May 31st. Employees and family members of O-A-K and its affiliates are not eligible to participate or win.

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, 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.

 

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company begins work on a new Scanlon Lexus Dealership

Posted March 14th, 2012 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) has begun construction on a new facility for the Scanlon Lexus dealership in Fort Myers.

Situated on approximately five acres on S. Tamiami Trail, the two-story dealership will offer 77,000 square feet of sales and service facilities, including a 40-vehicle climate-controlled service area. The facility will offer some of the finest amenities in automotive retailing, including a luxurious guest lounge and showroom.

Construction is expected to be completed in December 2012, with 90 percent of the construction comprised of local subcontractors.

O-A-K president Dave Dale commented, “This is a fantastic project and even though high-end dealerships like this one tend to be somewhat specialized, we will have more than 90 percent of the trades contracted from our local area.”

The O-A-K team for this project includes John Tartaglia as job site superintendent, Tom Misotti as project manager and Patrick Conran as general superintendent.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. The company has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Learn more about O-A-K at http://www.owen-ames-kimball.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Builder1982 .

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company achieves LEED Platinum Certification for Archbold Biological Station construction

Posted March 7th, 2012 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

The Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) construction team has achieved LEED® Platinum Certification for construction of the Archbold Biological Station’s Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center and Adrian Archbold Lodge. Located inVenus,Fla., the Archbold Biological Station is Florida’s renowned center for ecological research, conservation and education. The project is one of only 12 commercial buildings in Florida to receive the platinum designation, the highest possible green building rating granted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

LEED, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. To achieve LEEDcertification, the design team and the construction manager work together to accomplish design and construction practices and guidelines provided by the USGBC. Certain criteria must be met and points are assigned in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation and Design Process.

“This project serves as a world-class showcase of green design and construction and O-A-K is very proud to be part of the team that achieved the LEED Platinum designation,” said Dave Dale, president, Owen-Ames-Kimball. “As a company, it’s our third such Platinum designation, but it’s our first inFlorida. This project required a lot of learning on the part of many sub-contractors, with great attention to detail. All of us are delighted that the hard work paid off handsomely with LEED Platinum certification.”

The O-A-K project team was led by Tom Misotti, LEED AP BD & C, project manager, Jay Zwack and Gene Carr were the job site superintendents, and Frank Bell supported the project as general superintendent. The Fort Myers firm, Parker, Mudgett, Smith, Architects, Inc. was responsible for the architectural design. TLC Engineering was responsible for the design of energy and water conservation systems as it related to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build and construction management services in southwest Florida since 1982. The company has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlottecounties. Learn more about O-A-K at www.owen-ames-kimball.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Builder1982 .

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company earns LEED Silver Certification for Bonita Springs church

Posted February 20th, 2012 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

The Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) construction team has achieved LEED® Silver Certification for construction of the St. Leo the Great Catholic Church Parish Life & Education Center located at 28290 Beaumont Rd. in Bonita Springs, Fla. According to public records, the project is the first LEED certified project in Bonita Springs and the first LEED certified church facility in Florida. The project involved the utilization of best practices in green building technologies to construct a 14,500-square-foot Life Center and 18,000-square-foot Education Center. Following the project completion in January 2011, O-A-K submitted the project for LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (U.S.G.B.C.).

 LEED, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. To achieve LEEDcertification, the design team and the construction manager work together to accomplish design and construction practices and guidelines provided by the U.S.G.B.C. Certain criteria must be met and points are assigned in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation and Design Process.

The O-A-K project team included Rick Gutknecht, job site superintendent; Abel Natali, LEED AP as the LEED Coordinator; Abrie Spies, project manager; Patrick Conran, vice president of operations/general superintendent; Steve Richards, chief estimator and Dave Dale, principal in charge. Lou Ann Kapcin with Architecture, Inc. was the project architect and Ted Sottong, formerly with Architecture, Inc., now Studio +, was the principal in charge for the architectural design. Joe Broughton, P.E. with Burgess Engineering provided the mechanical / electrical / plumbing design.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. The company has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Learn more about O-A-K at www.owen-ames-kimball.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Builder1982 .