Grounds for Success



Featuring Ambrea and Kevin Mikolajczyk from Ark Restoration & Construction

Join EPIC Toledo when we hear from Ambrea and Kevin Mikolajczyk, owners of Ark Restoration & Construction.  Attendees will learn more about the Mikolajczyk’s who quit their corporate careers to follow their passion-revitalizing Toledo.  The event will be held in the Wonder Bread Building that they are converting into twenty-six luxury condos.  Ambrea and Kevin will also give an update on downtown Toledo development and other projects that are in the works.       


Ambrea Mikolajczyk

Ambrea is a creative Christian mother of 4 who wears multiple hats which include being a real estate developer, property manager, owner of ARK Restoration & Construction a construction company and motivational speaker.  Ambrea recently left corporate America after 15 years as a pharmaceutical sales business manager to pursue her passion of restoring old architecture.  Ambrea decided to dedicate her skill set fulltime to the growth and well-being of the companies she owns, with her husband Kevin.  To date they have renovated over 15 homes and buildings throughout Toledo and the surrounding areas.  Ambrea is obsessed with designing and creating something special from “undesirable properties” in underserved communities — to restore and beautify buildings that have been forgotten about paying close attention to quality and detail.

A Toledo native, Ambrea is committed to the success of her hometown.  She attended Start High School and graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree where she played Volleyball.  A board member of The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, she is committed to the success of local business in the area as they are the heartbeat of the economy.  She also coaches boys travel basketball for the Toledo Thunder and serves on their board.  Ambrea and Kevin reside downtown Toledo in the Warehouse District and is proud to be a part of the ongoing revitalization of the city. She serves on the Toledo Warehouse District Advisory Board to help ensure continued success.

Ambrea strives to make the world a better place one building at a time.  Her mission is to serve the community through development, construction, and motivation.  To encourage others to leave their mark by using the natural gifts they were given.  We can all improve our communities and create an environment in which we thrive by living our BEST SELVES.  



Kevin is the most hard-working, creative, innovative, results-driven, visionary you will ever meet.  He is always thinking completely outside the box which has served him well over the 12 years he’s been operating his companies.  Kevin’s background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance to which he worked Corporate Finance for ProMedica, a major healthcare institution in Northwest Ohio.  He helped to manage the finances for close to 10 years at the company.  At ProMedica, Kevin was tasked with creating clear and comprehensive financial reports in order to track trends, analyze and problem solve analytics based on data, and perform extensive research on missing data to ensure everything was accounted for.

Kevin has been pursuing his real estate passion full-time for the past 7 years, investing in run down properties for the betterment of the community. Overseeing and Managing the restoration of buildings that have been forgotten about paying close attention to quality and detail.  Kevin has transferred his ProMedica Finance experience, expertise and skill set to the daily operations of the companies he owns including ARK Restoration and Construction.

Kevin and Ambrea started the development company 11 years ago after the purchased a duplex and house at auction, both fixer-uppers in which they managed the renovation of the properties. Throughout the years they have purchased, renovated and redeveloped numerous single-family homes, duplexes and multi-family dwellings.  The newest project includes the former Continental Baking Company Building, better known as the former Wonder Bread Building.  Awarded both federal and state historic tax credits, the building is the 10th to receive that honor in the City of Toledo. The historic building will be converted into 25 loft apartments with 4 commercial spaces.