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2019 BX President’s Award Recipient


2019 BX President's Award Recipient - Parr Peterson (Paul Peterson Co.)Parr Peterson (right) received the news that he's been named the 2019 recipient of the BX President’s Award from BX Board President Mark Setterlin (Setterlin Building Company).


The Builders Exchange is pleased to announce Parr Peterson, president of Paul Peterson Co., as the 2019 recipient of the BX President’s Award.

Initiated in 1979, this honor is given to an individual who has volunteered countless hours behind the scenes to develop Exchange programs and impact the industry. While the award is presented to just one person, it represents and salutes the thousands of BX members who have donated their time and talents to the BX through the years.

Peterson has been a strong supporter of the Exchange and the industry for several decades. He served nine years on the BX board of directors, and was president of the association in 2004. He was also a member of the Builders Exchange Foundation board of directors from 2003 to 2005. He received the BX Gold Coat Award for membership recruitment in 2006. Peterson served as a champion for the BX Rising Leaders Institute and as chair of the BX Cornerstone Review Committee. He is a speaker for the BX Student Outreach Program and gives presentations several times a year for the BX OSHA 30-Hour course. The President’s Award will officially be presented to Peterson during the 127th BX Annual Meeting Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

If you would like to become more actively involved in the industry, the BX offers members numerous opportunities to network and volunteer. These opportunities include serving on committees, judging safety and craftsman awards or speaking to students about careers in construction. For more information, contact Pam Austin.


2019 BX Craftsmanship Award Winning Crew from Mill-Tech, LLC.

The Craftsmen: Jim Allen, Mike Dotson, Bruce Frebault, Jacob Fromerth and Jesse Webb of Mill Tech, LLC
The Winning Work: Architectural woodwork at the OSU Student Athletic Development Center


The customized millwork on display at the new OSU Student Athletic Development Center is the work of the crew from Mill Tech, LLC. 

The 110,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is home to several OSU student athletic teams. Multiple construction methods were used and a variety of materials and design aspects can be seen throughout the space. A total of 266 locker units were designed with specific options unique to each room and sport. The reception desks on the main floor and second story, wood wrapped stairs, cabinets, countertops and taping seating units were custom made to meet the University’s expectations. Consistent communication with the owner was key to producing high quality products that could be used for many years to come.

This is the first crew award for Mill Tech, LLC. The craftsmen will receive their award at the 127th BX Annual Meeting in November.

Invest in Your Company’s Rising Leader


Rising Leaders Institute - Class of 2020
Feb. 12 - Nov. 12


Entering its 14th year, The Rising Leaders Institute has become one of the most sought after professional development programs in our industry. Developed in partnership with The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, The Rising Leaders Institute is an intensive program that includes classroom time, case studies, projects and networking. Sessions are taught by faculty members from the Fisher College of Business, along with local industry experts.

Class size for this prestigious program is limited and there are very few seats remaining. Consider investing in your company’s future leaders – reserve a seat in the Rising Leaders Institute Class of 2020.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, contact Caroline Whitaker.

Do You Have a Qualified Lift Trainer?


Forklift & Aerial Lift Train-the-Trainer Course
Oct. 29 - 31 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)


$1,000 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms
$1,100 per employee of BX member firms
$1,200 per person for non-member firms


Develop a fully-qualified, in-house forklift and aerial lift trainer in this three-day class. This course is an excellent option if you want to keep your training budget low, need extra training flexibility, have unique or complex equipment or experience turnover of trained employees.

Each day will have classroom training at the BX, with operations and final hands-on evaluations conducted at Straight Up Equipment Co. This class will allow trainers to:

  • Learn to identify and correct equipment safety problems
  • Participate in an actual operator training session
  • Receive full documentation of their scores and participation
  • Receive support for as long as they are with your company
  • Receive instruction on rough terrain, telescopic handlers and aerial work platforms

Credentials received during this training do not expire, so your trainers can continue to train indefinitely with no further investment.

For more information about this course, contact Shane Van Bibber.

Put A Plan In Place For Your Confined Space


Permit Required Confined Space Training
Oct. 31 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)


$300 per employee of BX member firms
$400 per person for non-member firms


Confined spaces may contain hazards including insufficient oxygen, toxic (poisonous) air or an explosive atmosphere. These spaces may also have physical hazards that could result in workers falling, being crushed or buried, or drowning. Learn how to protect yourself and your employees in this one-day course taught by Brian Basabagill (Safex, Inc.).

This training session is an excellent resource for confined space entrants, attendants, entry supervisors and non-entry rescue personnel. The course is designed under the recommendations of ANSI Z490.1-2009 “Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training.” Upon completion, attendees will be able to:

  • Properly demonstrate the methods to conduct air monitoring with a gas monitor prior to and during entry into a permit required confined space
  • Determine ventilation requirements for a given confined space
  • Properly set up an emergency retrieval device
  • Properly complete an entry permit
  • Demonstrate proper care and wear of required PPE
  • Identify energy sources and explain means of de-energizing each source

For more information about this class, contact Shane Van Bibber.

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course – Define Your Safety Baseline


OSHA 10-Hour Training Course
Nov. 12 & 14 (8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)


$169 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms
$209 per employee of BX member firms
$369 per person for non-member firms


Educate your new employees and refresh your seasoned crew on the most common safety risks they could face on the jobsite with this course designed to establish a baseline of safety. 

This two-day course teaches OSHA requirement basics, including compliance issues for 10 of the most common and deadly hazards in construction, including:

  • Fall protection
  • Electrical safety
  • Scaffolding
  • Trenching

For more information about this course or to schedule a company-specific class, contact Rosie Leuby.

Develop Your Crisis Plan Before You Need It


Communicating in a Crisis: Perception is Reality
Nov. 13 (8 - 11:30 a.m.)


$389 per employee of BX member firms
$489 per person for non-member firms
Or send 3 for $999!


A building collapse, a crane crashing to the ground or natural disasters like tornados, floods and hurricanes. These aren’t things you plan for, but you can plan how to respond so you’re ready when a crisis happens.

In this workshop, Anthony Huey (Reputation Management, LLC) will help attendees understand why a crisis communications plan is vital, what it should include and how to successfully communicate during a crisis situation.

Attendees will also learn:

  • Key tips for surviving a news interview
  • Four response techniques to answer any question, from anyone
  • What makes a good message and how to stay on it
  • How social media has transformed crisis communications and how to use it properly

Don’t let a crisis destroy your organization’s hard-earned image, develop a reputation-saving crisis communications philosophy and be ready before disaster strikes.

For more information about this program, contact Deb Murphy.


About the instructor:

Anthony Huey (Reputation Management)Anthony Huey is an international speaker and communications consultant who offers session attendees pragmatic communications tools, tips and techniques they can use immediately. His career includes tenures as a news reporter, magazine senior editor, crisis management specialist, media relations consultant and executive speech coach.

Huey has presented thousands of keynote speeches, workshops and seminars on a number of communications topics that executives can incorporate into both their professional and personal lives. His clients include Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Eli Lilly, Nationwide Insurance, The Kroger Company and Procter & Gamble.

Huey has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University.

Law & Finance Group Q4: 2019 Court Cases That May Impact Your Company


BX Law & Finance Group Q4 Meeting
Nov. 12 (4:30 - 6 p.m.)


Free for employees of BX member firms, but registration is required.

Are you interested in how recent court decisions may impact your company and your current projects?

Join us at this quarterly meeting to stay informed on the potential changes in the coming year. Peter Hahn (Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLC) and Barbara Jordan (Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP) will discuss key 2019 cases and their potential impact.

The BX Law and Finance Group is an opportunity for professionals from any facet of the industry to network and hear about important current topics that will impact your company.

For more information about the meeting or the Law & Finance Group, contact Caroline Whitaker.


Meet the Presenters:

 Peter Hahn (Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP)  headshot

Peter Hahn
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

 Barbara Jordan (Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP) headshot

Barbara Jordan
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


Are You Registered for the BX Annual Meeting?


2019 BX Annual Meeting
Nov. 21 (Networking - 5 p.m., Program - 6:45 p.m.)
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High St., 43215


$70 – Registration through Nov. 10
$80 – Late registration begins Nov. 11
** Parking passes will be provided to all attendees at the event. **


With nearly 700 guests expected to attend, the BX Annual Meeting is the perfect opportunity to socialize and network with other construction professionals. It’s also a time to acknowledge our award recipients and recap a year of excellence in the central Ohio construction industry.

The program will feature the approval of three candidates to the BX Board of Directors, the graduation of the 13th class of the Rising Leaders Institute and the presentation of a variety of BX honors including:

  • Cornerstone Award
  • Craftsmanship Awards
  • President’s Award
  • Safety Achievement and Innovation Awards

For more information about the BX Annual Meeting or sponsorship opportunities, contact Pam Austin.




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Craftsmanship Awards

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Safety Awards

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New Member Reception

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Local Project Leads

Courtesy of BX Business Services Partner Dodge Data & Analytics


Subscribers to the Dodge Global Network have full access to reporting details and plans (if available) for the projects listed. To learn more about accessing this detailed project information, contact Stacy Sleeper.