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