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Renew Your BX Membership Today!


Your membership dues are an investment that will yield a return every day of your membership – as our nearly 700 member firms have discovered. Benefits of being a Builders Exchange member include:

  • Obtaining quality services for your business and your employees
  • Access to exceptional industry education and professional development
  • Opportunity to develop professional relationships which creates a strong, unified industry

The BX appreciates your continued participation and looks forward to another successful year together!

If your company isn’t maximizing your member benefits, let us help you! BX staff and our endorsed business partners are willing to meet with you to find ways to increase your savings. Last year, a material supplier with 10 employees enrolled in the Staples Business Advantage Program and saved $2,200!

For more information on how to get the most from your membership, contact Stacy Sleeper.


Deadline to renew dues without a late fee is Dec. 31.

2020 membership dues invoices were mailed Nov. 1. If you have not seen your invoice or need another copy, contact Lisa Graham at 614.486.9521 x226.

A New Fleet Before the New Year


Keeping your company vehicles until repairs can no longer be justified may end up costing you more money in the long run.

BX/Enterprise Fleet Program photoThrough the BX Fleet Program, members can improve their cash flow and focus on their business while Enterprise assumes fleet management responsibilities, such as:

  • Determining the right time for replacement
  • Whether to buy or lease
  • Maintenance tracking

One BX member had a savings of $6,000 per van over its lifetime. To learn how a fleet management program can save your company time and money, contact BX Enterprise representative, Jeremy Baldwin at 513.314.9633.

OSHA Insights: Understand Your Liability & Reduce Your Risk


OSHA Insights: Understand Your Liability & Reduce Your Risk
Nov. 19 | 8 - 11 a.m.


$180 per employee of BX member firms
$280 per employee of non-member firms


Incidents on the jobsite can have far-reaching implications for your company. This course will provide important insights on OSHA liability for employers, field leadership and tradespeople.

Doug Suter (Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP) will help you navigate the incident investigation process and develop a plan to reduce your exposure. Participants will:

  • Review specific case studies and developments in OSHA regulations over the last year
  • Gain an understanding of which incidents need to be reported
  • See an overview of OSHA’s active national and local emphasis programs
  • Be able to ask company-specific questions

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



Doug Suter (Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP) headshotDouglas J. Suter is a partner with Hahn Loeser who has extensive experience representing employers nationwide in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cases. This includes hearings before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and Mine Safety and Health Administration litigation. He also handles other key labor and employment matters including wrongful death defense, defense of employers in multi-employer worksite accidents and fatalities, workers compensation matters, violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR) actions, intentional tort actions and construction litigation.

Annual Meeting Registration Closes THIS Friday!


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


$80 / per person
** Parking passes will be provided to all attendees at the event. **


If you’re planning to attend this year’s BX Annual Meeting, you only have until Friday, Nov. 15 to register!

Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate 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 (Dennis Shuman)
  • 11 Craftsmanship Awards
  • President’s Award (Parr Peterson)
  • 22 Safety Achievement Awards
  • 3 Safety Innovation Awards

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




Staples Business Advantage logo


Craftsmanship Awards

IceMiller logo

Ohio Power Tool logo


Safety Awards

Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP logo

Safex, Inc. logo



CareWorks Comp logo

New Member Reception

Best Courier, Inc. logo
Pathways Financial Credit Union logo



Alston Construction Logo
Converse Electric logo
Jendco Safety Logo



BX Young Professionals: Holiday Axe Throwing


BXYP Dec. Event
Dec. 5 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Dueling Axes (309 S. 4th St., 43215)


$55 per employee of BX member firms
$65 per employee of non-member firms


We know how stressful the holidays can be, so come release that anxiety with an axe and a target! Closed-toed shoes are mandatory, but showing off your holiday spirit with a fun flannel or a jolly sweater is optional - yet highly encouraged!

Your registration includes a drink ticket, light refreshments and two hours of axe throwing. Bring a new pair of socks and we'll donate them to a local shelter for those in need this holiday season. You'll not only help spread warmth, you'll score an extra drink ticket!

For more information about BXYP events, contact Caroline Whitaker.

Safety Advisory Council: Q4 Breakfast Meeting


Safety Advisory Council: Q4
Dec. 18 | 7:30 – 9 a.m.


FREE for employees of BX member firms; not available for non-member firms.


Meet with your safety community to discuss current construction safety trends and happenings. This quarterly breakfast meeting is an informal roundtable discussion, and is a great opportunity to network with other safety professionals.

Contact Shane Van Bibber with topic suggestions and/or questions.

In this season of giving thanks, give a tax-deductible gift with lasting impact

2019 BX Foundation Scholarship RecipientThe 2019 recipient of the Donald W. and David M. Righter Scholarship for Civil Engineering and Construction Management was Terry Johnson (right), pictured with Brad Nadolson (The Righter Co., Inc.).


In this season of giving, one gift you can make that has lasting impact is to the Builders Exchange Foundation.

BX Foundation LogoThe Foundation – a 501(c)3, charitable organization – supports endeavors to develop the current and future workforce in central Ohio construction. Contributions, which are tax-deductible, go to efforts like the Builders Exchange Scholarship Program.

This year, 48 area high school seniors and current college students received a combined record total of $110,000 in scholarships from the Builders Exchange Foundation.

“Both two- and four-year college tuition is expensive and student debt continues to rise, so student financial need is higher than ever,” said Mark Muter (Settle-Muter Electric, Ltd.), Foundation board president.

“Over the Foundation’s 20-year history, more than $1.5 million has already been distributed, impacting countless individuals in the community,” said Muter.

Contributions of all sizes to the Foundation are appreciated! Every year, the fund receives gifts from $25 and up – and every dollar is put to good use to impact the future of the commercial construction industry.

Thanks to generous donations from central Ohio industry leaders, the Foundation is able to touch lives in the following areas:

  • Construction workforce development
  • Industry image enhancement
  • Employee education opportunities
  • Improved industry business practices    

For more information about the Builders Exchange Foundation or to make a gift, contact Mary Tebeau at 614.486.9521 ext. 234.

BX Job Board – Your Online Employment Resource


Are you looking for a project manager, a safety coordinator or maybe somone to work in the office?

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:

  • Go to
  • 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 Young Professionals Dec. Event


BXYP Dec. Event
Dec. 5 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Dueling Axes (309 S. 4th St., 43215)


$55 per employee of BX member firms
$65 per employee of non-member firms


Swap out that work attire and show off your holiday spirit with a fun flannel or a jolly sweater and enjoy some axe throwing at the Dec. BX Young Professionals event! Network with colleagues and meet new construction connections, while releasing your holiday stress with an axe and a target.

Closed-toed shoes are mandatory, but displaying your festive cheer is optional - yet highly encouraged! Registration includes a drink ticket, light refreshments and two hours of axe throwing. Bring a new pair of socks to be donated to a local shelter, and receive an extra drink ticket!

For more information about BXYP events, contact Caroline Whitaker.

Ohio Mechanics' Lien Law: Do You Understand Your Rights?


Ohio Mechanics' Lien Law: The Hows & Whys of Paperwork
Dec. 10 | 8 - 10:30 a.m.


$200 per employee of BX member firms
$300 per employee of non-member firms


Lien Law documentation can be complicated, let the BX help you understand the requirements needed to preserve lien rights in the upcoming Ohio Mechanics’ Lien Law course.

Don Leach (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP) will provide attendees with information, examples and guidance for keeping lien rights. All participants will receive sample lien forms and learn firms’ rights and responsibilities under the law.

For more information about this course, contact Caroline Whitaker.

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.