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BX Weekly Newsletter

Updated: 8/17/2018


Annual Open House & Silent Auction Fundraiser

Open House & Silent Auction
Sept. 6 (4 – 7:30 p.m.)



Make plans to join us for the annual BX Open House and Silent Auction!

Our sports and entertainment themed auction provides members with a chance to bid on OSU football tickets, Columbus Blue Jackets hockey tickets, theatre shows, fine dining and much more! Also, a traditional BBQ dinner will be served by your BX and BXF Boards of Directors.

Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit The Builders Exchange Foundation, which helps to fuel efforts in construction workforce development, industry image enhancement, expanded education opportunities and improved business practices.

This event is free for ALL BX members, but you must RSVP to For more information, contact Pam Austin.


Make sure your company is well represented, donate a tax-deductible auction item.




Thank You to our Sponsor

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BX Outreach Program Volunteers Needed


Outreach Presenter Training Session
Wednesday, Sept. 19 (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)



School is back in session and the BX Student Outreach Program needs your help for the 2018/19 school year.

The program is presented by professionals in careers ranging from architects, to construction managers, to carpenters. The goal is to interest future generations of boys and girls in jobs they may never have previously considered. Since the start of the program, more than 93,000 central Ohio students have been reached.

Presentations occur during the school year and you volunteer when it fits your schedule. After a brief training session, speakers visit middle and high school classrooms in teams of two and present the structured 35-minute program.

You can make a difference – volunteer today!

For more information about the program, contact Pam Austin.

Practical Solutions for Jobsite Mangers

Field Supervision & Jobsite Management II
Sept. 11, 13, 18 & 20 (4 – 6 p.m.)


$360 BX member firms
$460 Non-member firms


Field supervisors need to be expert jobsite managers in addition to being experts in their trades. The Field Supervision & Jobsite Management II course will provide jobsite leaders with practical management techniques and solutions for project problems.

Over the course of four sessions, attendees will learn advanced scheduling techniques, risk management strategies and how to manage a team with varying needs. Course topics include:

  • Negotiation and motivation
  • Project start up, job meetings and self-management
  • Scheduling and contingency planning
  • Documentation and risk management
Prerequisite: The BX course, Field Supervision & Jobsite Management I or at least six months of experience in a leadership role.

For more information about this course, contact Shauna Byrne.

Last Golf Outing of the Year!

BXYP Golf Outing
Oct. 4 (8 a.m. – golfer check-in; 9 a.m. – shotgun start)    
The Golf Club of Dublin
5805 Eiterman Rd., Dublin 43016


$580 Foursome
$150 Individual
$680 Foursome/Hole Sponsor Combo


End your golf season on a high note at the BX Young Professionals Golf Outing. Join fellow construction industry professionals at the Golf Club of Dublin for a day of networking and friendly competition.

Register with a team of three coworkers or customers, or register alone and we will pair you with fellow industry golfers. Your registration includes a day of golf, two complimentary drink tickets, breakfast, lunch and a mid-afternoon buffet!  

Is your company looking to reach the millennial crowd?
The Young Professional Golf Outing has sponsorship opportunities available to help you get acquainted.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • †  Platinum- $1,500
  • †  19th Hole Sponsor- $750
  • †  Lunch Sponsor- $500
  • †  Beverage Sponsor- $300
  • †  Hole Sponsor- $150

For information about the golf outing or to reserve your sponsorship, contact Shauna Byrne.

2018 BX Safety Achievement Award Winners

Recently, the Builders Exchange proudly announced the winners of the 23rd annual BX Safety Awards. Twenty-three companies were honored with a Safety Achievement Award for outstanding safety statistics and jobsite performance and will be recognized at the 126th BX Annual Meeting in November.

For more information about the BX Safety Awards, visit the BX website at, or contact Shane Van Bibber.


Congratulations to this week's featured BX Safety Achievement Award Winners!

BX Safety Achievement Award Winner Debra-Kuempel/Dynalectric logoDebra-Kuempel/Dynalectric

  • Type of work: Debra-Kuempel/Dynalectric is a full-service commercial electrical contractor.
  • Senior leadership:  Joe Clark, president and Brad Baker, branch manager  
  • Safety staff:  Mike Piecuch, safety director and John Laemmle, safety manager
  • Average number of employees: 1,100
  • Year company was founded: 1982
  • Company facts: Debra-Kuempel/Dynaletric has multiple divisions which include electrical, HVAC service, plumbing, pipefitting, sheet-metal and building automation.
  • BX safety accolades: This is the fourth BX safety achievement award that Debra-Kuempel/Dynalectric has received.


BX Safety Achievement Award Winner - Elford, Inc. LogoElford, Inc.   

  • Type of work: Elford, Inc. is a commercial general contractor and construction manager.
  • Senior leadership: James W. Smith, CEO and Mike Fitzpatrick, president
  • Safety staff: Scott Ritter, safety manager and Tim Hatcher, field safety specialist
  • Average number of employees: 245
  • Year company was founded: 1910
  • Company facts: Elford, Inc., is the oldest commercial construction company in central Ohio, the largest with local ownership and one of the Top Five local builders annually.
  • BX safety accolades: This is the 17th BX safety achievement award that Elford, Inc. has received.


George J. Igel & Co., Inc.BX Safety Achievement Award Winner George J. Igel & Co., Inc. logo

  • Type of work: George J. Igel & Co., Inc. is a heavy civil contractor.
  • Senior leadership: John Igel, president
  • Safety Staff: Mary Logan So, director of safety and employee development; Liz Pyles, human resources manager; Collins Cranmer, safety/dispatch coordinator; Dan Feeney, site-safety coordinator; Susie Geer, safety coordinator and Ed Hammond, safety coordinator
  • Average number of employees: 400
  • Year company was founded: 1911
  • Company facts: George J. Igel & Co., Inc. is a fourth-generation, family-owned business.
  • BX safety accolades: This is the sixth BX safety achievement award that George J. Igel & Co., Inc. has received.


2018 BX Craftsmanship Award Recipient Crew from Adena Corp.

The Craftsmen: Dave Koelbl, Dustin Koelbl and Jeff Weiser of Adena Corp.
The Winning Work: Restorative finish carpentry at The Ohio State University Pomerene Hall


The detailed carpentry work of the crew from Adena Corp. is showcased throughout the Ohio State University Pomerene Hall.

The crew was responsible for the removal, refurbishing and modifying of over 60 doors originally crafted in the late 1890s. A makeshift workshop was set up on site to eliminate risk of further destruction. Varying degrees of damage and unrepairable wood existed on each door. The crew was careful to ensure exact wood species and stain colors matched the original. Each door took an average of four hours to modify. Some doors also had to be modified to fit into new frames due to the redesign of the space. Another challenge for the team was the removal of old hardware, some of which had been in place for over a century.

This is the first crew award for Adena Corp. The craftsmen will receive their award at the 126th BX Annual Meeting in November.

BX Job Board – Your Online Employment Resource


Are you looking for an estimator, someone to work in the warehouse or maybe an office manager?

Post your job opening on the BX job board! With more than 2,800 visits in July, the BX job board is the place to have your job openings seen by individuals looking specifically for construction jobs.

It’s easy to post your job opening:


  • Complete the fill-in-the-blank form
  • Click “submit to BX”

That’s it – your next employee may be just a click away! Contact Sanda Elkins with any questions.


BX Job Board Rates:

  • 2-week posting: $105 BX members; $205 non-members
  • 4-week posting: $130 BX members; $230 non-members
  • 6-week posting: $155 BX members; $255 non-members

Scheduling 101 – Build and Use a Better Schedule


Introduction to Scheduling
Oct. 3 & 4 (4 – 6 p.m.)


$360 BX member firms
$460 non-member firms


Are you new to scheduling or need a refresher course? In the two-day Introduction to Scheduling course, experienced industry professionals Karl Hasenstab and Bill Rhoads (Continental Building Co.) will instruct attendees on the fundamental techniques of scheduling, methods of organizing data and schedule assembly.

Course topics and scheduling methods discussed include:

  • Evolution of planning and scheduling
  • Bar chart principles and practices
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Critical path method (CPM)
  • Arrow diagram method (ADM)
  • Precedence diagram method(PDM)
  • Program evaluation & review technique (PERT)
  • Using the schedule as a tool

For more information about this course, contact Shauna Byrne.