Michael D. Novakoski

CEO, Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals

Michael Novakoski is Chairman, President and CEO of Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals (E&V), one of the Lakeshores’s largest, most innovative and award winning construction management companies. Novakoski joined E&V in 1988 as a project coordinator and has served in nearly every aspect of the business. Novakoski holds membership in a number of regional and construction trade organizations including Construction Management Association of America, American Institute of Constructors, Associated Builders and Contractors, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – West Michigan Chapter and the Contractors Forum in the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He has trained extensively in Innovation Management and has work diligently to instill his learned concepts into the culture of E&V. Novakoski is a highly sought-after speaker on the topics of building corporate culture, employee recruitment and retention and building a best and brightest company. Novakoski holds an MBA in finance from Grand Valley State University and a BS in construction management from Ferris State University.


Become Unmistakable

Publication Date: May 2018

As the CEO of the construction company Elzinga & Volkers, Mike Novakoski had a vision for how he wanted his business to operate. Unlike other companies, Novakoski engineered Elzinga & Volkers to be unmistakably different and unlike its competitors. The company functions under a culture that puts people before profit and this is the driving force behind the thriving business. With contributions from Novakoski’s business partner, John Parker, Become Unmistakable exists to show readers how using their heart and right-brain traits can bring great business success and how changing your leadership can completely change your company.

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