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Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex)

BX Field Leadership Excellence Series Class of 2023The BXFlex Class of 2023 includes, front row from left: Ryan Rushing (Geotex Construction Services, Inc.), Ian Dunaj (Ohio Power Tool), Ben Ryan (cHc Manufacturing, Inc.), Bre Vanderpool (Marker, Inc.), Blaire Ramey (Jendco Safety Supply), Chuck Ramey (MAC Construction, Inc.), Shanon Terry (Miles-McClellan Construction Co., Inc.), Daniel Castillo Sesmas (Turner Construction Co.) and Troy Matheney (Anderson Aluminum Corp.); middle: Craig Byrne (Thompson Concrete Foundations, Ltd.), John Cahill (Elford, Inc.), Wes Moquin (Thompson Concrete, Ltd.), Jarod DiDomenico (Claypool Electric, Inc.), Drake Fleming (Claypool Electric, Inc.), Jordan Sivard (Thompson Concrete Foundations, Ltd.), Matt Penhorwood (Marker, Inc.), Andrew Bryant (Anderson Aluminum Corp.), David Bigboy (Setterlin Building Company), Mitchell Watson (Thompson Concrete, Ltd.), Kenny Scott (Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC) and Fernando Gomez (Turner Construction Co.); back: Jeremy Kight (The Superior Group), Aaron Armbrust (cHc Manufacturing, Inc.), Chad Holmes (The Superior Group), Thom Chapman (Reitter Stucco & Supply Co., Inc.), Sean Dickson (Thompson Concrete Foundations, Ltd.), Tony Love (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.), Jason Davis (George J. Igel & Co., Inc.), Donny Holloway (Converse Electric), Brandon Flick (CAW Construction & Consulting Services, Inc.), Shawn Herald (Robertson Construction Services, Inc.) and Richard Mills (Construction One, Inc.). Not pictured: Tim Mackley (Mid-City Electric / Technologies).


BXFlex logoThe BX Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex) is a five-month, eight-session program designed to transform top field force managers into high-impact leaders. More than 230 industry field leaders are graduates of the program!

Coaching and motivation, business writing, conflict resolution, diversity & inclusion, presentation skills and the role of the field in risk management are among the program topics. Like the Rising Leaders Institute and the BX Executive Leadership Experience, BXFlex features instructors recognized nationally in their subject area, along with local industry experts.

BXFlex was developed with input from dozens of industry professionals, from CEOs to foremen, who recognized the need for this type of industry education. The program continues to evolve with new topics and updated materials based on participant feedback. This is the ninth year of the leadership series with a class of 33 field leaders from BX member firms. Profiles of each participant will be featured in future editions of the BX eNewsletter.

For information about the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series contact Deb Murphy.

BX Partner Spotlight: IGS Energy


Because of their deep knowledge of our industry, the BX of Central Ohio’s preferred partner, IGS Energy, offers traditional and green solutions to help you source and manage your energy. Whether it’s electricity or natural gas, IGS can customize a pricing strategy for your business.

IGS Energy logoIGS Energy understands that every business is unique. They agree with the BX that you deserve to work with an energy partner that is committed to finding customized energy solutions. As a family-owned business in operation since 1989, IGS Energy prides itself on delivering better peace of mind when it comes to your energy supply.

If you’re looking for more transparency in your energy contract, seeking competitive pricing from a direct supplier, or are interested in working with a partner that understands your company’s unique energy usage, then the time is right for you to make a switch.

For a no-obligation cost analysis, simply share a copy of your most recent utility bill with BX Account Manager Andrea Wilkins, and she’ll follow up within three business days with customized options that make sense for your company. You can scan your bill or snap a picture with your smartphone and email it to

To learn more about IGS Energy, contact Andrea at 216.253.3207 or Beth Reed at the BX.

Are You Up to Date on OSHA’s Regulations?


OSHA 30-Hour Training Course
Jan. 13, 20, 27 & Feb. 3 | 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Builders Exchange


$505 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$535 per employee of BX member firms
$835 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.

Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services) headshot

Construction has specific hazards and gaining a better understanding of these risks can greatly improve safety for yourself and those around you. 

Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services) will guide participants through the OSHA rules and safety measures that construction employees need to understand.

This course will cover many different topics, including:

  • OSHA’s focus four hazards
  • Confined spaces
  • Tools
  • Ladders
  • PPE
  • and much more! 

Participants will receive a current OSHA code book, an OSHA-authorized course completion card. Lunch will be provided each day.

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

How Confident Are You in Your First Aid Skills?


Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Jan. 18 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM
Builders Exchange


$70 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$90 per employee of BX member firms
$120 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.

When it comes to first aid skills, it’s better to know them and not need it – than to need it and not know them!

Life can be unexpected, especially in the construction industry. Being prepared to respond to accidents and health emergencies is important. This course will provide the skills necessary to provide care until emergency professionals arrive. Topics covered will include:

  • Basic first aid skills
  • Bandaging and wound care
  • CPR skills with hands-on practice
  • How to use an AED

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) certification card, valid for two years.

For more information about this class or to schedule a company-specific session, contact Libby Tucker.

SCGC December Meeting

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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 Sean Cooper.