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Real Estate Briefs 5-15-20

May 15, 2020
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

James appointed project manager for Owen-Ames-Kimball Company

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, a general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has announced the appointment of Kevin James as a project manager in the company's Fort Myers office. James is currently managing the Lee Tran bus shelters project and will manage the construction of the new Family Health Centers building on Summer Ridge Lane.

James has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He began his construction career working in the skilled trades, including aluminum, masonry and concrete work. Within a short amount of time, he started managing crews, site safety, inventory, scheduling and tracking job costs. As construction coordinator in the custom homes field, he drafted proposals, performed takeoffs, tracked job cost and production as well as worked directly with the clients of $250,000 - $1.4 million homes. Most recently, he has worked as a project manager and estimator in the commercial construction industry for both public and private sector projects.

James graduated from Cape Coral High School and attended Edison Community College (now Florida Southwestern State College). He also completed courses in masonry at the Lee County Vocational-Technical Center. He is an AutoCAD technician which makes him capable of any task required from start to finish of 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.

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 and Lee counties. Its Lee County office is located at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about O.A.K. at

GATES Construction building Cypress Lodge at Babcock Ranch

GATES Construction has begun building the new Cypress Lodge at Babcock Ranch, located north of Fort Myers.

Cypress Lodge will include an outdoor club room with fireplace, activity and game lawn, swimming pool, barbecue area and a waterfront tower with a lit Babcock Ranch logo. The lodge will sit directly on Lake Babcock just northeast of the current Founder's Square.

GATES Construction is helping to create this social destination for the families and friends of Babcock Ranch. Design services are provided by Principle Design & Development Group, LLC

For over 25 years, GATES Construction has provided award-winning construction management, general contracting and design-build services throughout the Southeast United States and Latin America. The company's portfolio includes commercial, multi-family, industrial, healthcare and club and hospitality features. GATES serves its clients from offices in Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Palm Beach Gardens. For more information on GATES Construction, please call 239-593-3777 or visit the website at



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