Construction firm adds to staff


Todd Grzegoski. Courtesy O-A-K

A local construction firm has added eight employees.

New personnel at Grand Rapids-based Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. (O-A-K) include six project superintendents, Danny Anderson, Mike Bowhuis, Todd Grzegoski, AJ Lisman, Phil Veenhoven and Tom White, one project manager, Eric Dean, and one laborer, Cole Marschall.

“O-A-K has seen tremendous growth this past year,” said Jeremy Amshey, director of operations at O-A-K. “These new team members bring a wealth of experience to our existing bench of project leaders. Our people are truly our greatest asset and we value each and every one of our team members.”

Anderson has over 24 years of experience as a project superintendent, with a heavy focus on planning and supervising multimillion-dollar industrial and automotive construction projects.

Bowhuis is a Rockford resident and has over 17 years of experience in construction supervision. He is a licensed builder and is OSHA 30-hour construction safety certified. His portfolio features health care, education and commercial projects.

Grzegoski has over 32 years of construction experience, specializing in health care, community and commercial projects. He is a licensed builder and is OSHA 30-hour construction safety certified.

Lisman is a Spring Lake native. He has three years of experience as an assistant foreman for a local building contractor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan.

Veenhoven brings over 15 years of field leadership experience, with a diverse portfolio consisting of aviation, health care, education and government defense projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Michigan State University. Prior to joining the O-A-K team, he worked for one of the largest construction management firms in the United States.

Dean is a licensed professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University. He has 10 years of experience in various roles, ranging from superintendent to estimator to project manager.

White brings over 30 years of experience as a project superintendent on West Michigan-based projects ranging from $1 million to $32 million. His portfolio features on-site supervision on many southwest Michigan community, education and industrial projects. He also holds the OSHA 30-hour construction safety certification.

Marschall is a recent graduate of Hopkins Public Schools. This past spring, he completed the building trades program through Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center where he was recognized with the Employability Award.

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