Meet Mike Nova


Mike Novakoski is a CEO and entrepreneur with over 30 years growing successful businesses in the construction, staffing and leadership industries. In addition to an undergraduate degree in Construction Management, Mike holds an MBA, completed 240 hours of intense study to receive an “Innovation Management Certification” and most recently completed a 3-year Owner/President Management program through Harvard Business School. As President & CEO of EV Construction, Mike has led the company through 13 consecutive years as a recipient of West Michigan’s “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” award – with 11 of those years as an Elite Award Recipient. Mike thoroughly enjoys sharing the unique approach to the company’s success and helping other companies to achieve their full potential.

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Mike as a Speaker

Drawing from 30+ years of experience as a businessman and entrepreneur, Mike Novakoski uses dynamic storytelling to excite and engage audiences around the topics of right-brained business transformation and employee-centric company culture.

Achievements, Affiliations & Accolades

Author of “Become Unmistakable: Start the Journey from Commodity to Oddity”

Author of “Unmistakably Elzinga & Volkers: 70 Years of People, Projects and Passion.”

West Coast Chamber | Current Board Chair for 2020-2021

Harvard Business School | OPM Graduate 2020

New North Center | Innovation Management Certification

Grand Valley State University, Michigan | MBA in Finance

Ferris State University, Michigan | BS in Construction Management

Young President Organization (YPO) | International Committee Member & West Michigan Chapter Member, 2010-2011 Life Long Leadership Regional Education Award

Graduate of Leadership Connect Chamber of Commerce Programs in Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven and West Michigan

Two-time recipient of West Michigan’s 200 Most Influential Leaders