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Back to School: Outreach Volunteers Needed

Students will soon be heading back to class and the BX Student Outreach Program needs your help for the upcoming school year.

The program’s goal is to interest today’s students into becoming tomorrow’s industry colleagues. Professionals in careers ranging from skilled trades to construction managers, to architects are encouraged to share their passion for construction with middle and high school students in and around central Ohio.

After a brief training session, speakers visit classrooms in teams of two and present the structured program. Presentations take place during the school year (Sept. – May). The BX makes all the arrangements with the school – you simply volunteer when it fits your schedule!

You can have a great impact on a student’s career by becoming a volunteer today! For more information, contact Pam Austin.

This week's featured BX Safety Achievement Award Recipients

 

Twenty-six companies are being honored with a BX Safety Achievement Award for outstanding safety statistics and jobsite performance this year.

For information about the BX Safety Awards, contact Libby Tucker.

 

Congratulations to this week's featured recipients!

 

Custom Air Conditioning and
Heating Co.

HVAC Contractor

  • Senior Leadership: Pat Halaiko, president; Jeff Reed, VP of retail operations; Steve Wisler, VP of commercial operations
  • Safety Staff: Chris Browning, Baron Bugala, McKenzie Cameron, Scott Gischel, Chris Gould, Chad Grayson, Steven Hammer and Matt Scott, chairman
  • Average number of employees: 95
  • Year company was founded: 1984
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the 14th BX safety achievement award that Custom Air has received.
2022 BX Safety Achievement Award Recipient (Custom Air Conditioning and Heating Co.)

Pictured from left to right: Chris Gould, Mike Tharp, Corey Semo, McKenzie Cameron, Scott Gischel, Chad Grayson, Steve Hammer, Matt Scott and Chris Browning.
Custom Air Conditioning and Heating Co. logo

 


EXXCEL Project Management, LLC
General Contractor

  • Senior Leadership: F. Douglas Reardon, president/CEO
  • Safety Staff: Angie Marcum, director of process; Max Hassak, vice president of project management; Mike Cremeans, director of customer service; Joel Worth, general superintendent; Alan Moore, senior vice president/treasurer; Jill Price, marketing specialist; Elyas Jazayeri, project manager/pre-design
  • Average number of employees: 31
  • Year company was founded: 1989
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the sixth BX safety achievement award that EXXCEL has received.
2022 BX Safety Achievement Award Recipient (EXXCEL Project Management, LLC)

Pictured from left to right: Elyas Jazayeri, Alan Moore, Max Hassak, Angie Marcum, Anthony Worth and Jill Price.
EXXCEL Project Management, LLC logo

 


Lincoln Construction, Inc.
General Contractor

  • Senior Leadership:
    Greg Schmitt, president; Andrea Schmitt, vice president of marketing and human resources
  • Safety Staff: Mike Jirele, vice president of operations
  • Average number of employees: 36
  • Year company was founded: 1971
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the 11th BX safety achievement award that Lincoln Construction has received.
2022 BX Safety Achievement Award Recipient (Lincoln Construction, Inc.)

Pictured from left to right: Damon Henwood, Mike Jirele and Michael Hall.
Lincoln Construction, Inc. logo

This week's featured BX Craftsmanship Award Recipient!

2022 BX Craftsmanship Award Winning crew from cHc Manufacturing, Inc.

The Craftsman:

Aaron Armbrust of cHc Manufacturing, Inc.

The Winning Work:

Spiral metal staircase at CoverMyMeds

 


Ironworker Aaron Armbrust of cHc Manufacturing, Inc. is responsible for the spectacular spiraled steel staircase located at CoverMyMeds.

The 8-foot-wide staircase, located in the second CoverMyMeds building, connects the second through fifth floors in a continuous spiral of the stairs. Armbrust was integral during the design phase and provided a great amount of input to the design. The stairs are comprised of six spiraled stair units and three bridge assemblies. Each unit weighed 12,000 pounds and were set using 5-ton chain falls that were rigged from the roof through sleeves and false work. Armbrust developed a temporary removeable hatch assembly on the roof to allow access to the site. Due to tight tolerances, the measurements for layout had to be meticulous.

A member of Iron Workers Local Union 172, Armbrust has been in the trade for eight years and has been employed by cHc Manufacturing for six years. This is his first BX Craftsmanship Award. He will receive his award at the 130th BX Annual Meeting in November.

For information about the BX Craftsmanship Awards, contact Pam Austin.

New BX Director of Education, Kelly Stover

Kelly Stover, BX Director of Education headshot
The Builders Exchange welcomes Kelly Stover as  Director of Education. Kelly is looking forward to the opportunity to help members with their staff training needs. Contact Kelly today to schedule your fall training before the classes are full.

Ohio TechCred Program – A New Opportunity for Training

 

The Ohio TechCred program is available for businesses, including BX members, to assist with technology-focused training needs. You can turn your dedicated workforce into top tech talent.

Ohio Tech-Cred Program logoOhio's TechCred Program provides employers the opportunity to upskill current and future employees in today’s technology-infused economy. Employers who submit successful applications will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per credential, when current or prospective employees complete eligible technology-focused credentials.

Most local Ohio Technical Centers and/or Community Colleges can provide the necessary training and assist with the application process. See below for resources:

For more information about the Ohio TechCred program, visit TechCred.Ohio.gov.

TechCred Brochure          TechCred Program Guidelines

Practical Solutions for Jobsite Mangers

 

Field Supervision 201
Sept. 13, 15, 20 & 22 | 4 - 6 PM
Builders Exchange

REGISTER NOW

$360 per employee of BX member firms
$460 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


This advanced-level program is for experienced superintendents looking for management techniques, organizational methods and practical ideas on managing jobsite problems.

Field supervisors need to be expert jobsite managers in addition to being experts in their trades. Over the course of four sessions, attendees will learn advanced scheduling techniques, risk management strategies and how to manage a diverse team.

Prerequisite: Field Supervision 101 or at least six months of experience as a field superintendent.

For more information about this course, contact Kelly Stover.

Course Instructors:

  • Jonathan Dawkins (Turner Construction Co.)
  • Jimmy Fisher (Elford, Inc.)
  • Kristy Milligan (Elford, Inc.)
  • Bill Rhoads (Turner Construction Co.)
  • Mike Strickland (Turner Construction Co.)

Are Your First Aid Skills Up To Date?

 

Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Sept. 15 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM
Builders Exchange

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$50 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$70 per employee of BX member firms
$100 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Whether you have no first aid knowledge or need to get your recertification, this course will ensure you are up to date on skills needed to provide basic care until EMS arrives. Topics will include:

  • Basic first aid
  • How to properly administer CPR
  • How to operate an AED
  • How to use an epi-pen
  • And much more

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an American Safety & Health Institute certification card, valid for two years.

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

Better Understand Building Layout & Surveying

 

Surveying for Construction
Sept. 27 & 29 | 4 - 6 PM
Builders Exchange

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$270 per employee of BX member firms
$370 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Every construction manager needs to understand building layout and surveying. This course, taught by Brian Auciello (Dugan & Meyers LLC) and Jeremy Workman (George J. Igel & Co., Inc.) will provide interactive training and help develop the skills to spot problems and improve accuracy during the building layout phase, which can help prevent further costs and/or delays.

Participants will have the opportunity to use surveying equipment and other building layout tools in this course while they learn how to:

  • Peg a level
  • Establish benchmarks
  • Create a radial construction layout
  • Perform grade checks
  • Perform standard field checks
  • Read cut sheets
  • Form layouts from existing property lines
  • Properly setup and use survey equipment
  • Perform typical survey procedures
  • Read a topographic survey
  • Read civil engineering plans

For more information about this course, contact Kelly Stover.

Don’t Let Your OSHA Knowledge Get Rusty!

 

OSHA 30-Hour Refresher Course
Oct. 5 | 8 AM - 5 PM
Builders Exchange

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$200 per employee of BX member firms
$300 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Brian Basbagil (Safex, Inc.) headshot

This recent addition to our safety programs allows participants to brush up on their OSHA 30-HR knowledge in a one-day refresher course.

Taught by Brian Basbagill (Safex, Inc.), this course will equip participants with the most current information on hazards, enforcement changes and any new and/or critical changes occurring right now.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive an "OSHA 30-Hour Construction Refresher" wallet card issued by Safex, Inc.

For more information about this course, contact Libby Tucker.

You're About to Miss the BXYP Golf Outing!

 

Oct. BXYP Event: Annual Golf Outing
Oct. 3 | 9 AM - Registration; 10 AM - Shotgun Start
Medallion Club | 5000 Club Dr., Westerville (43082)

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$650 per foursome
$185 per individual golfer


Join the young and the young at heart at the BX Young Professionals Golf Outing! It’s by par one of the best events of the year!

Register your team of coworkers and clients or register alone and we will pair you with fellow industry golfers. Your registration includes a day of golf, breakfast, snacks at the turn, two complimentary drinks and lunch at the 19th hole.

For more information about this event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelly Stover.

 


Is your company looking to reach a broader audience?
The BX Young Professional Golf Outing is the perfect event for your company’s marketing investment.

Golf imageSponsorship opportunities include:

  • Platinum Sponsor - $1,000
  • Lunch Sponsor - $500
  • Beverage Cart Sponsor - $350
  • Hole Sponsor - $150
  • Prize Sponsor - $50 or prize contributions

 

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

19th Hole Buffet Sponsor

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Welcome Sponsor

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This week's featured BX Safety Achievement Award Recipients

 

Twenty-six companies are being honored with a BX Safety Achievement Award for outstanding safety statistics and jobsite performance this year.

For information about the BX Safety Awards, contact Libby Tucker.

 

Congratulations to this week's featured recipients!

 

Setterlin Building Company
General Contractor

  • Senior Leadership: Steve Setterlin, CEO; Mark Setterlin, president; Sean Morse, vice president
  • Safety Staff: Julia Badamo, safety coordinator
  • Average number of employees: 85
  • Year company was founded: 1935
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the 11th BX safety achievement award that Setterlin has received.
2022 BX Safety Achievement Award Recipient (Setterlin Building Company)

Pictured from left: Chuck Lafollette and Julia Badamo.
Setterlin Building Company logo

 


TP Mechanical Contractors
HVAC Contractor

  • Senior Leadership: Bill Riddle, president/CEO; Tim Hoover, executive vice president; Jason Finkbeiner, Cincinnati/Dayton regional manager; Aaron Scott, Kentucky business leader; Mayur Kadakia, vice president of engineering design & coordination; Steve Blust, vice president of internal operations; Mark Moler, CFO; Kelly Wilson, director of human resources
  • Safety Staff: Rick Absher, director of safety; Jaimie Absher, Cincinnati/Dayton safety manager;  Ben Smith, Columbus safety manager; Bob Campbell, Cincinnati Safety Specialist; Brittany Knue, Lexington safety specialist
  • Average number of employees: 530
  • Year company was founded: 1953
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the 12th BX safety achievement award that TP Mechanical has received.
2022 BX Safety Achievement Award Recipient (TP Mechanical Contractors)

Pictured from left: Ben Smith, Brittany Knue, Moe McClinton, Rick Absher and Jaimie Absher.
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Turner Construction Co.
General Contractor/Construction Manager

  • Senior Leadership: Brian Mooney, regional vice president/GM; Charlie Egbert, vice president/operations manager
  • Safety Staff: Brandon Herdman, BUEHSD; Cody Long, safety manager; Darren Sandstrom, PSM; Morreese Downs, PSM; Jessica Gutzwiller, PSM; Mark Alberti, PSM; Donovan White, PSA; Zack Bearden, PSA; Amy Lykkegard, PSA; Jake Levering, PEHS manager; Travis Spagnolo, PSM
  • Average number of employees: 793
  • Year company was founded: 1902
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the 20th BX safety achievement award that Turner Construction has received.

2022 BX Safety Achievement Award Recipient (Turner Construction Co.)

Pictured from left: Mark Alberti, Morreese Downs, Jessica Gutzwiller, Travis Spagnolo, Kevin Barnhart and Darren Sandstrom.
Turner Construction Co. logo

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT!

2022 BX Craftsmanship Award Winning crew from Anderson Aluminum Corp.

The Craftsmen:

Andrew Bryant, Jeremy Donahue, Jesse Fuller, Dan Hamilton and Heath Stanley of Anderson Aluminum Corp.

The Winning Work:

Unitized curtainwall at CoverMyMeds

 


The astonishing curtainwall system at the new CoverMyMeds headquarters in Franklinton is the work of the crew from Anderson Aluminum Corp.

The project includes more than 150,000 square feet of unitized curtainwall, which spans across two buildings and exterior connecting bridges. The work required a large amount of field and shop coordination to make certain all prefabricated frames arrived on site for installation as scheduled. Layout from the crew was done by hand to ensure a precise install due to the various angled walls, square corners and degree of the sloped roof. Each unit measured 8 feet by 30 inches and weighed approximately 3,200 pounds. A majority of glass was installed using a remote Ergo counter balanced glass vacuum lifter. The crew also used spider cranes, tower cranes and regular stick cranes as part of the installation.

This is the second crew award for Anderson Aluminum Corp. The craftsmen will receive their award at the 130th BX Annual Meeting in November.

For information about the BX Craftsmanship Awards, contact Pam Austin.

It’s not too late to save thousands of dollars…

There’s still time to apply for the BX Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program!

 

Group rating is designed to allow employers of similar industries to “pool” their combined workers’ compensation experience and file with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) as one “BIG” group through approved sponsoring organizations - like the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio.

https://ohiotpa.sedgwick.com/AC3/GroupRating.aspx?Organization=bxcentralNow is your chance to apply for the group rating program administrated through BX partner Sedgwick, Ohio’s largest TPA, which has generated savings for more than 40,000 Ohio employers.

Sedgwick’s multi-tiered workers’ compensation group rating program can save members more money with a variety of savings levels. Group rating members also receive companion cost control solutions provided by Sedgwick including safety services and unemployment consultation.

The first step is to complete the BWC Temporary Authorization to Review Information form (AC-3), which allows Sedgwick to evaluate prospective members for placement in the BX group. Take control of your workers’ compensation savings and complete the form today!

BX AC-3 FORM

There is no cost or obligation to apply.
For more information, contact Cordell Walton at Sedgwick, 614.827.0398.

Health Insurance Options: More Important Than Ever

 

BX Health Insurance Options
Sept. 1 | 8 - 9 AM (Alliance Saver Program - 51+ employees)
Sept. 1 | 9 - 10 AM (MEWA - Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement - 2-50 employees)

Virtual

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There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. 
A meeting link will be sent to you for participation in the session of your choice.


The past few years have shown that it's more important than ever to have a comprehensive health insurance plan. There’s never been a better time to review your current and future health care options.

Join Jason Abrams (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield) and Dean Stitz (McGohan Brabender) to learn about insurance benefits available to BX members. Whether your company is large or small, the Builders Exchange has options to ensure your employees are provided the best possible coverage.

For more information about health insurance options or this program, contact Kendall Shonkwiler.

BX Open House – The BX Party You Don’t Want to Skip!

 

BX Open House
Sept. 8 | 4 - 7 PM
Builders Exchange Backyard

REGISTER NOW or RSVP to openhouse@bx.org

FREE for all employees of BX member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal as this is a members-only event.

 


Members—don’t miss your opportunity to attend this summer’s most popular event! The BX Open House and Silent Auction is open to all employees of member firms and best of all, it’s FREE. Participate in the silent auction by viewing and placing bids right from your phone. Food and beverages will be provided to all guests throughout the evening.

2021 BXYP Cornhole Tournament photoThere are still spots open for the BXYP Corn Hole Tournament, but space is limited so sign up today! The cost to enter is $20 per team of two, and the winning team will receive a cash prize.

For more information about this event, contact Pam Austin.


Can't attend but still want to participate?

You can support the event by donating an item or sending a monetary gift to the Foundation.

SILENT AUCTION DONATION FORM

BXF DONATION

(Please note "Open House" in the Special Instructions box.)

BX Foundation logoThe BXF is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is fully tax-deductible.

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

EVENT SPONSOR

Staples logo


BEVERAGE SPONSOR

Everhart Advisors - Newport Retirement Serviceslogos

On the Field or on the Jobsite - Teamwork Drives Productivity

 

Team Building Fundamentals
Sept. 16 | 8 AM - NOON
Builders Exchange

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$400 per employee of BX member firms
$500 per employee of non-member firms
GROUP DISCOUNT: Send 5 member employees for just $1,875!
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


This time of year, when you hear the word “team” your first thought may be an image of your favorite football players.

Whether you’re on the field or on a jobsite, having a cohesive team is the key to achieving success; and making sure your team knows the basics is the first step toward a successful organization.

Using the Terra Nova™ team building model, participants will experience real-world challenges and learn how to align individual, team and organizational goals. Incorporating immediate classroom feedback, Terra Nova focuses on:

  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Change
  • Dialogue
  • Execution in the teambuilding process

For more information about this course, contact Deb Murphy.

About the instructor:

Bryan Driscoll (Driscoll Learning) headshotBryan Driscoll (Driscoll Learning) is an enthusiastic professional with a broad range of entrepreneurial endeavors. Bryan has been widely recognized for helping organizations develop management and leadership talent, build effective teams and navigate change. At the core of his programs are blended learning methods that foster self-discovery to accelerate learning, increase retention, influence a diverse audience and make the experience fun and interesting. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from West Liberty University and a master’s degree in sports management and marketing from The Ohio State University.

Get Your Drug-Free Training Done Before BWC Reporting Deadline

 

Drug Free Safety Program Training
Sept. 21 | Builders Exchange

Employee Education
8 - 9 AM

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$40 per employee of BX member firms
$60 per employee of non-member firms

Supervisor Training
9 - 10 AM

REGISTER NOW

$60 per employee of BX member firms
$80 per employee of non-member firms

When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.



Employers participating in the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) must submit an annual report by the last business day in September (for the January 1 program year) to document compliance with all program requirements, including training.

Ensure your team is trained and aware of your expectations as a drug free workplace. During their one-hour session, supervisors will learn observation techniques for common performance problems and how to properly document their observations. Employees will receive information on their company policy, their responsibilities, and the resources available to them.

Both the employee and supervisor class meet the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program and are approved for 1-hour credit in Health and Safety through OCILB. Discounts are offered for companies sending five or more participants, contact Beth Reed for details.


 

BX instructors are also available to train your company at your facility (or ours) when it’s convenient for you. This is a great way to get your entire team trained!

Contact Beth Reed to schedule your company-specific session.

School’s Back in Session – Time for Safety Training

 

OSHA 30-Hour Training Course
Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14 & 21 | 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Builders Exchange

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$495 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$525 per employee of BX member firms
$825 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Brian Basbagil (Safex, Inc.) headshot

As the new school year begins, it’s time to get your crew enrolled in the upcoming OSHA 30-HR Course. 

Join Brian Basbagill (Safex, Inc.) for a four-day course that will cover an extensive look at OSHA’s polices and expectations. Participants will gain confidence in their knowledge of workplace hazards and how to navigate around them. Topics include:  

  • Fall protection
  • Electrical safety
  • Scaffolding
  • Ladders
  • PPE
  • Confined spaces
  • Trenching
  • And much more!

Participants will receive a current OSHA code book, an OSHA-authorized course completion card and lunch.

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

Successful Project Documentation

 

Successful Project Documentation
Oct. 4 & 6 | 4 - 6 PM
Builders Exchange

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$180 per employee of BX member firms
$280 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


What should you do if you have a problem project? Are you and your employees prepared to recognize and take action if you see the warning signs?

Jason Harley (Elford, Inc.) headshotUpon completion of this two-session course instructed by Jason Harley (Elford, Inc.), attendees will have the information to help them identify project risks and manage potential damages through proper documentation.

Architects, engineers, general contractors and subcontractors will benefit from this straightforward training designed for decision-makers. They will better understand the documentation that shows the progression of a project and be prepared to protect your company if a project turns ugly.

For more information about this course, contact Kelly Stover.

MEMBER NEWS - LOEB Electric celebrates 110 years

Loeb Electric logoBX member Loeb Electric, an independent electrical distributor and service provider, is celebrating 110 years of supporting commercial construction projects in central Ohio and businesses nationwide. Founded in 1912, Loeb Electric is one of the country’s largest independent electrical and lighting distributors and remains family-owned and -operated.

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BX Open House/Silent Auction

There’s Still Time to Register!

 

BX Open House
Sept. 8 | 4 - 7 PM
Builders Exchange Backyard

REGISTER NOW or RSVP to openhouse@bx.org

FREE for all employees of BX member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal as this is a members-only event.

 


Make sure the BX Open House is on your employees’ schedule of things to do next week! It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy free food and beverages, network with industry peers and bid on some amazing silent auction packages – all to help support the BX Foundation.

The Open House is open to all employees of BX member firms, but you do need to register. For more information about this event, contact Pam Austin.

Can't attend but still want to participate?

You can support the event by donating an item or sending a monetary gift to the Foundation.

SILENT AUCTION DONATION FORM

BXF DONATION

(Please note "Open House" in the Special Instructions box.)

BX Foundation logoThe BXF is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is fully tax-deductible.

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

EVENT SPONSOR

Staples logo


BEVERAGE SPONSOR

Everhart Advisors - Newport Retirement Serviceslogos

This week's featured BX Safety Achievement Award Recipients

 

Twenty-six companies are being honored with a BX Safety Achievement Award for outstanding safety statistics and jobsite performance this year.

For information about the BX Safety Awards, contact Libby Tucker.

 

Congratulations to this week's featured recipients!

 

Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC
General Contractor

  • Senior Leadership: Paul Francois, president; Amy McNevin, vice president/corporate accounting; Jerry Noble, vice president/regional director; Scott Haddock, vice president/regional director; Candace Klepacz, vice president/regional director
  • Safety Staff: Aaron Boggs, director of safety; Chad Ross, safety engineer; John Shea, safety coordinator; Wendy Tarach, executive administrative assistant
  • Average number of employees: 102
  • Year company was founded: 2006
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the eighth BX safety achievement award that Pepper Construction has received.
2022 BX Safety Achievement Award Recipient (Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC)

Pictured from left: Chad Ross, Wendy Tarach, John Shea and Aaron Boggs.
Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC logo

 

 

 

 


Robertson Construction Services, Inc.
General Contractor


  • Senior Leadership: Christian H. Robertson, president; Jeremy Johnson, vice president; Andy Quinn, vice president; Dan Stevens, vice president of estimating; Dean Locher, vice president of operations; Mike Rodichok, chief financial officer
  • Safety Staff: Kenny Williams, safety manager/HR
  • Average number of employees: 178
  • Year company was founded: 1997
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the third BX safety achievement award that Robertson Construction Services has received.
2022 BX Safety Achievement Award Recipient (Robertson Construction Services, Inc.)

Pictured from left: Clay Keith, Mike Grady, Damon Blood, Chad Lupher, Kenny Williams, Ben Posey and Connor Crew
Robertson Construction Services, Inc. logo

 

 


Settle-Muter Electric, Ltd.
Electrical Contractor

  • Senior Leadership: Mark Muter, president
  • Safety Staff: Clay Carroll, safety director; Tony Creed, safety & training manager 
  • Average number of employees: 225
  • Year company was founded: 1995
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the 11th BX safety achievement award that Settle-Muter Electric has received.

2022 BX Safety Achievement Award Recipient (Settle-Muter Electric, Ltd.)

Pictured from left: Tony Creed, Stefanie Watkins and Clay Carroll.
Settle-Muter Electric, Ltd. logo

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT!

2022 BX Craftsmanship Award Winning crew from Corna Kokosing Construction Co.

The Craftsmen:

Matt Dauer and Tracy Mayes of Corna Kokosing Construction Co. 

The Winning Work:

MetalWorks torsion spring ceiling at the OhioHealth Performance Center

 


The combined experience of Matt Dauer and Tracy Mayes from Corna Kokosing Construction Co. is evident in their work seen at the Ohio Health Performance Center.

The crew was responsible for the decorative ceilings and soffits in the executive conference room, team lounge, film room and first team locker room. New to working with the MetalWorks materials, Dauer and Mayes worked closely with the manufacturer to help create custom pieces in the field. They also ensured the custom spring panels were ordered to precise length to avoid excessive cutting and waste of material. Special care was taken to protect the flooring, finished MEP devices and finished casework. Communication between the crew and the other trades was a key factor to the overall success of the project.

Both Dauer and Mayes have been in the trade for more than 30 years, and have been employed with Corna Kokosing Construction Co for more than 20 years. This is the third crew award for Corna Kokosing Construction Co. The craftsmen will receive their award at the 130th BX Annual Meeting in November.

For information about the BX Craftsmanship Awards, contact Pam Austin.

BX Partner Spotlight: Best Courier

 

REPUTABLE. RELIABLE. IMMEDIATE.

Best Courier is a long-time BX Business Service Partner who understands that important documents and packages need to arrive on time – all the time. No matter the job, Best’s team will concentrate on providing you with exceptional service to see that your documents and goods arrive promptly to keep your organization running smoothly.

Best Courier logoSince 1979, Best Courier has provided the people of Columbus with outstanding delivery and shipping services. From immediate courier service to out-of-town deliveries, Best can meet the needs of your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

BX members, receive a 20% discount, are you taking advantage of this benefit?  For more information, contact Kathy McClurg at Best Courier, 614.475.8900.

Practical Solutions for Jobsite Mangers

 

Field Supervision 201
Sept. 13, 15, 20 & 22 | 4 - 6 PM
Builders Exchange

REGISTER NOW

$360 per employee of BX member firms
$460 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Expand your management and organization skills with the Field Supervision 201 course. Give your jobsite leaders techniques to become practical managers who can provide solutions to project problems. Attendees will learn advanced scheduling techniques, risk management strategies and how to manage a diverse team. Course topics include:

  • Negotiation and Motivation
  • Project Start Up, Job Meetings and Self-Management
  • Scheduling and Contingency Planning
  • Documentation and Risk Management

Prerequisite: Field Supervision 101 or at least six months of experience as a field superintendent.

For more information about this course, contact Kelly Stover.

Course Instructors:

  • Jonathan Dawkins (Turner Construction Co.)
  • Jimmy Fisher (Elford, Inc.)
  • Kristy Milligan (Elford, Inc.)
  • Bill Rhoads (Turner Construction Co.)
  • Mike Strickland (Turner Construction Co.)

Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Training

 

Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Sept. 15 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM
Builders Exchange

REGISTER NOW

$50 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$70 per employee of BX member firms
$100 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Whether you have no first aid knowledge or need to get your recertification, this course will ensure you are up to date on skills needed to provide basic care until EMS arrives. Topics will include:

  • Basic first aid
  • How to properly administer CPR
  • How to operate an AED
  • How to use an epi-pen
  • And much more

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an American Safety & Health Institute certification card, valid for two years.

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

Savings Opportunities You Won’t Want to Miss Out On!

 

Are You Getting the BWC Discounts You Deserve?
Sept. 23 | 8 - 10 AM
Builders Exchange

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$59 per employee of BX member firms
$69 per employee of non-member firms
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Recovery post injury can be both time consuming and costly -- and saving money has never been so important. Lucky for you, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) offers programs to help you reduce workers’ compensation costs and save where it counts.

Three industry experts, Cathy Baxter (Sedgewick MCO), Melony Bryant (Ohio BWC) and Shane Castle (Sedgewick) will guide you through some of the programs that the BWC offers, which includes:

  • Better You, Better Ohio! – Health and Wellness Program
  • Ohio BWC Safety Grants
  • Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program (SURWSP)

These programs are designed to help you manage costs and recovery for workers’ compensation through rewards, reimbursement and financial coverage.  Join us and learn money-saving options available to you through the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

For more information about this program, contact Libby Tucker.


Meet the Presenters:

Cathy Baxter (Sedgwick MCO) headshot

Cathy Baxter
Account Executive
(Sedgwick MCO)

Melony Bryant (Ohio BWC) headshotMelony Bryant
Liaison between the minority and small business communities
(Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation)
Shane Castle (Sedgwick) headshotShane Castle
Program Manager (Sedgwick)

Building Layout & Surveying Skills for the Field

 

Surveying for Construction
Sept. 27 & 29 | 4 - 6 PM
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$270 per employee of BX member firms
$370 per employee of non-member firms
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Every construction manager needs to understand building layout and surveying. This course, taught by Brian Auciello (Dugan & Meyers LLC) and Jeremy Workman (George J. Igel & Co., Inc.) will provide interactive training and help develop the skills to spot problems and improve accuracy during the building layout phase, which can help prevent further costs and/or delays.

Participants will have the opportunity to use surveying equipment and other building layout tools in this course while they learn how to:

  • Peg a level
  • Establish benchmarks
  • Create a radial construction layout
  • Perform grade checks
  • Perform standard field checks
  • Read cut sheets
  • Form layouts from existing property lines
  • Properly setup and use survey equipment
  • Perform typical survey procedures
  • Read a topographic survey
  • Read civil engineering plans

For more information about this course, contact Kelly Stover.

Expand Your Blueprint Reading Skills

 

Construction Drawings 201
Oct. 11, 13, 18 & 20 | 4 - 6 PM
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$360 per employee of BX member firms
$460 per employee of non-member firms
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Train your employees to go beyond just reading blueprints – prepare them to interpret plans and anticipate potential problems.

Solid knowledge of construction drawings is essential to success. Local industry professionals will guide attendees through interactive skills using site, structural, HVAC, plumbing and electrical drawings.

To receive the greatest benefit from this course it is recommended, but not required, that participants have previously completed the Construction Drawings 101 course or have basic blueprint reading skills.

For more information about this course, contact Kelly Stover. 


MEET THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS:

  • Ryan Brickner (Sauer Group, LLC)
  • Pat Halaiko (Custom Air Conditioning and Heating Co.)
  • Anna Milligan (SMBH, Inc.)
  • Paul Poklinkowski (Mid-City Electric / Technologies)
  • Mitch Trucco (Trucco Construction Co., Inc.)

OSHA Training for New & Experienced Employees

 

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course
Oct. 18 & 20 | 8 AM - 2:30 PM
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$195 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms
$225 per employee of BX member firms
$375 per employee of non-member firms
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The OSHA 10 Hour Training Course is an entry-level course, designed to provide employees with the basics of construction safety.

Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services) headshotTaught by Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services), this two-day course offers a shorter, yet comprehensive overview of OSHA compliance and expectations. Participants will learn about:

  • The industries deadliest hazards
  • Proper fall protection
  • Electrical safety
  • Scaffolding and trenching protocol

OSHA recommends updating this certification every 3-5 years, making this course a perfect option for your experienced and new employees alike.

Upon completion, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach DOL 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.
The OSHA 10 Hour Training Course is an entry-level course, designed to instruct employees with the basics of construction safety

September SCGC 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 Kendall Shonkwiler.

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