People and ProjectsMay 17

EV Construction Announces Joe Novakoski Board Appointment

HOLLAND, Mich., May 11, 2023EV Construction, a leading provider of construction services in West Michigan, is excited to announce the appointment of Joe Novakoski, Vice President of Operations to the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan Chapter (ABCWMC) Board of Directors.

EV Construction has been a long-standing member of ABCWMC. Found in 1957 as a chapter of the national organization, the trade association was founded for the advancement of the merit shop construction philosophy to encourage free enterprise and award contracts based solely on merit, not labor affiliations. EV Construction has been a long-time supporter of the organization. At the board level, prior to Novakoski’s appointment, Tony Roussey, Chief Operating Officer, served from 2015-2022.

Novakoski joined EV Construction while studying civil engineering at Michigan Technological University in 1995. He first worked as a Project Coordinator during the summer and, following graduation in 1999, became a full-time staff member. Novakoski quickly raised through the ranks from APM to project manager, senior project manager and vice president of operations. In January 2022, he expanded his role to also become the company’s safety director.

Aside from being a vice president and board member at EV Construction, Novakoski is a board member and past chair for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, a board member of the Allegan County Economic Development Commission, on the Industry Advisory Board for Michigan Technological University and a member of the Saugatuck Township Board of Review. Novakoski is also a lifelong learner, continuing his education at Grand Valley State University where he earned his MBA, and graduating from programs at the Dale Carnegie Institute and Stagen Foundational Leadership.  He holds his license as a professional engineer (P.E.), a certified professional constructor (C.P.C) and a Certified Healthcare Constructor through the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), among others.

Of his appointment, Novakoski stated, “I feel privileged to be appointed to the ABC Western Michigan Chapter Board of Directors. I look forward to assisting the organization in advancing merit shop ideology for all West Michigan Chapter members. I am a firm believer in the merit shop philosophy and anticipate many opportunities to promote its benefits in our industry.”

About EV Construction
EV Construction is a leading provider of construction services. Headquartered in western Michigan, the company specializes in delivering the highest quality construction management and consulting services to a wide variety of industries across the U.S. EV Construction is built around people: clients, employees and community members. For its appreciation of employees and the community, EV Construction has been named a regional “Best and Brightest Company to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years in a row and as a national “Best and Brightest” designee for each of the twelve years that the national honor has been awarded, even winning the coveted “Best of the Best for a Mid-Sized Company” award. Founded in 1945 as Elzinga & Volkers Construction, the company celebrated 78 years in business this April.


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