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Construction firms partnering on $25M senior living project
Two West Michigan construction firms are joining forces on an out-of-state project.
Zeeland-based Midwest Construction Group and Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., or O-A-K, out of Grand Rapids will be working together on Cloudberry Lodge at Burnt Store Presbyterian, a $25-million retirement community in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Construction is expected to start in November, with completion in late 2020.
The city of Punta Gorda is a “retirement haven,” the firms said, located 100 miles south of Tampa and about 25 miles north of Fort Myers.
Cloudberry Lodge will have 102 units on a five-acre campus. The lodge will include dining rooms, a lounge, a theater and a spa, as well as physical therapy, massage and exercise facilities.
The three-story, 92,000-square-foot residential and assisted living center is being built for Florida-based George Mueller Development Group.
O-A-K will provide the on-site construction work, while Midwest Construction Group will be responsible for supervision and construction management of the project.
Cloudberry Lodge is Midwest Construction Group’s first joint venture with O-A-K and its first construction management project in Florida, said Scott Geerlings, partner and president, Midwest Construction Group.
“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,” Geerlings said. “We saw it as a project that would bring our mutual skills together.”