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Construction firm appoints top leadership

February 23, 2018
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Kyle Engbers left and Nick Nykerk
Kyle Engbers, left, and Nick Nykerk. Courtesy Lakewood Construction

A construction firm in the region has a new generation of leaders.

Holland-based Lakewood Construction said this month it made key changes to its executive leadership team, effective immediately.

Scott Nykerk will serve as chairman of the board after stepping down from the role of president.

Nick Nykerk will replace Scott Nykerk as president of the firm and give his previous position of VP to Kyle Engbers.

Engbers previously served as a project manager and director of safety at the firm.

“The success of Lakewood was the result of smart leadership, dedication and commitment to being the best at what we do,” Scott Nykerk said. “Both Nick and Kyle have an energy and the drive for taking Lakewood to the next level of innovative and leading-edge advances being used in the construction industry today.”

Nick Nykerk has 15 years of construction experience, originally entering Lakewood as a project coordinator/intern for several summers during college. He started working for Lakewood full-time in 2013 as a project supervisor, gradually climbing the ranks until moving into an ownership role. He holds a B.S. in construction management from Michigan State University.

Engbers has 10 years of construction experience. He joined Lakewood in 2015 as part of the company’s leadership transition plan. He has also revamped the company’s safety program by implementing new policies and procedures. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Calvin College.

The previous chairman of the board, Jim Stroop, has also become chairman emeritus. Stroop was president of the company until 2016, when he became chair and sold his shares to Nick Nykerk and another unnamed partner who is no longer with the company.

Scott Nykerk and Nick Nykerk are co-owners of the firm, which was founded in 1971.

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