Construction firm adds to team


Riley Fish. Courtesy Owen-Ames-Kimball

A local construction firm has added six new employees.

Grand Rapids-based Owen-Ames-Kimball, or O-A-K, said this month that it has hired a new project manager, cost control coordinator and four carpenters.

Five of the positions were recently created to fill growth needs.

Riley Fish joins O-A-K as a project manager. He has more than 10 years of field experience, including water well drilling. Fish holds a degree in construction management from Ferris State University.

Andre Newsted, a new finance graduate from Grand Valley State University, joins the firm as a cost control coordinator.

David Lamb joins O-A-K as a carpenter. He has more than 13 years of commercial construction experience, including general trades and demolition. Lamb holds licenses and permits for asbestos contractor/supervisor, forklift material handling and other aerial work and mobile platforms. 

Tom Stepanovich joins the firm as a carpenter. He has five years of framing, electrical and estimating experience. Stepanovich studied biology and chemistry at Western Michigan University.

Tanner Wanzer joins O-A-K as a carpenter. He has a specialization in masonry, iron work and steel fabrication. Wanzer is certified as a Medical First Responder and MIG Welder.

Sam Moss joins the firm as a carpenter. He has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Moss is also certified in first aid and CPR.

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