• Midwest Construction Group and Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. to Build New Florida Residential Center

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    August 08, 2019
    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – West Michigan commercial building companies Midwest Construction Group and Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. have announced the two firms will be working together on a $25 million construction project in Punta Gorda, Florida.
     
    The joint Florida venture, a three-storey, 92,000-square-foot senior residential and assisted living center, is being built for the Florida based George Mueller Development Group. Work on the project—Cloudberry Lodge at Burnt Store Presbyterian.-- is expected to start in November.
     
    “This is Midwest Construction’s first joint venture with Owen-Ames-Kimball and our first construction management project in Florida,” said Midwest President and Partner Scott Geerlings.
     
    Owen-Ames-Kimball, based in Grand Rapids, will provide the on site construction work while Midwest Construction Group of Zeeland will be responsible for supervision and construction management of the project.
     
    “We decided to do this as a joint venture with Owen-Ames-Kimball because they are established builders in Florida and already have the skilled tradesmen and workforce.  We saw it as a project that would bring our mutual skills together,” Geerlings said.
     
    The City of Punta Gorda is a retirement haven located 100 miles south of Tampa and about 25 miles north of Fort Myers.  Cloudberry Lodge will have 102 residential units on a five-acre campus.  The Lodge will include dining rooms, physical therapy, massage and exercise facilities, a spa, resident’s lounge and theater.

    The Cloudberry Lodge project is planned for completion in late 2020 said Owen-Ames-Kimball Development Coordinator Jan-Erik Hustrulid.
     
    “This is a great working relationship for both our companies.  We are headquartered in Grand Rapids and have had offices in Florida for nearly 40 years and do a lot of construction projects in Port Charlotte where Cloudberry Lodge will be built,” Hustrulid said. 
     
    Midwest Construction Group has recently completed the new $12 million, 120-unit Spectra Student Living Center at Ferris State University in Big Rapids and a new $5 million West Michigan International Trucks Dealership in Kalamazoo, Mich. for K&R Trucking of Holland, Mich.
     
    Owens-Ames-Kimball Co. is currently completing a $16 million, 65,000-square-foot medical facility for the Family Health Centers of South West Florida in Fort Myers.  “This is the third project we will have completed for this client in the past seven years,” Hustrulid said. 
     
     
    For more information on Midwest Construction Group
    visit the company website http://midwestbuilt.com.  For information on Owens Ames Kimball Co. view the company website at http://www.owen-ames-kimball.com.
    Contact:
    Scott Geerlings, President
    (616) 772-6070

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