Cook & Associates Construction Company, Inc.      

Mark Cook | Mark Ousnamer | Jennifer Baker | Charmaine Cook


Mark Cook, the president of Cook & Associates Construction Company, Inc., started his career in the construction industry in 1985 working for a local contractor that specialized in upscale apartment restoration in the Plaza area of Kansas City, Missouri.

His career soon led him to the management side of business where he learned the importance of the communication between the construction and management sides of each and every project. There he cultivated his ability to bring both sides together on every project to work as a team. He soon became the Project Manager with another development firm and worked with construction projects exceeding 1.3 million dollars his first year.

Mr. Cook soon became the Vice President of Multi-Family Construction and was responsible for projects totaling more than 50 million dollars in construction costs. These projects consisted of new construction and rehabilitation on sites containing from 40 to over 250 units.

With his proactive management style and talent in understanding the special requirements of each project, Mr. Cook set out to create a company based on solid reputation, respect, fairness, and honesty. With strong leadership, Cook & Associates Construction Company, Inc. has achieved its goals and continues to set the pace for growth and success.

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Senior Engineer

As the Senior Engineer, Mr. Ousnamer is responsible for all technical aspects of client acquistion and communication for the company.

Mr. Ousnamer’s professional career consists of more than 22 years of applied industrial, commercial, and field experience balanced with University level laboratory research and  engineering lab teaching experience. Mr. Ousnamer’s varied background and work experience coupled with his ability to effectively communicate complex technical considerations has led to extensive use of his talents for overall project management, troubleshooting, and design in a array of technically challenging projects.  Mr. Ousnamer brings a clear sense of how to create cost-effective solutions while successfully addressing life and safety issues in both design and implementation on the job site.

A Registered Professional Engineer in Arkansas and Missouri, Mr. Ousnamer holds both a  Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas.  His ability to work seamlessly with engineers, architects  and code administrators in local jurisdictions enables the company to cost-effectively handle projects. 

Mr. Ousnamer is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers as well as a member of several local and state chapters of other engineering organizations. In 2004, he was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering for outstanding work and contribution to the engineering field.

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Account Manager, CPA

As the company accountant, Jennifer Baker handles all of Cook & Associates financial considerations including receivables and payables from clients and subcontractors as well as job ledgers, payroll, and company taxes and state registrations. In addition, she ensures that the proper lien waivers are utilized.

Ms. Baker began her career in taxation and accounting in 1991 and earned her CPA license for the state of Missouri in 1997. During her career, she worked for accounting firms in both Kansas and Missouri and has specialized in the Commercial and Residential Construction and Contracting industry since 1999.

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Office Administrator

As Office Administrator and therefore responsible for all administrative functions of Cook & Associates, Charmaine Cook maintains subcontractor certificates of insurance, vendor records, and the safekeeping of all legal documents. She is responsible for all electronic and physical filing as well as file retrieval, research, and general document control.

Mrs. Cook proofs and compiles all sensitive documents and reports and monitors the status of office equipment and supply inventory as well as assisting with any marketing efforts. She possesses over 15 year’s administrative experience in the legal field working with companies to ensure that policies and procedures are being properly adhered to.

Mrs. Cook brings her legal experience, training, and professionalism to Cook & Associates to make certain that the company operates smoothly and efficiently and that each client is quickly and effectively assisted at any time.

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Mark Cook | Mark Ousnamer | Jennifer Baker | Charmaine Cook

Our Promise to Our Clients:

To serve our clients at all times with professionalism, to be proactive in managing each project, and to always search for the solution to any issue that may arise.

Our Mission Statement:

To provide innovative design and construction solutions that exceed our clients' expectations.


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