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BX Weekly Newsletter

Updated: 7/13/2018


2018 Craftsmanship Award Recipients Announced


For more than five decades, the BX Craftsmanship Awards Program has recognized the importance of craftspeople for the quality work they provide to the local construction industry. This year, one individual and nine crews will be honored with a 2018 BX Craftsmanship Award.

The recipients were selected from 36 nominations of work completed throughout the central Ohio area during the past year. Profiles of the winners and their work will be published in upcoming editions of the BX eNewsletter and recognized during the 126th BX Annual Meeting on Nov. 15.

The 2018 BX Craftsmanship Award winners are:

Individual Award:

  • Rick Collins (Midstate Contractors, Inc.) For the architectural ornate sheet metal work at the Licking County Courthouse.

Crew Award:

  • Dave Koelbl, Dustin Koelbl and Jeff Weiser (Adena Corp.) For the restorative finish carpentry work at The Ohio State University Pomerene Hall.
  • Sonny App, Jim Brumfield, Quincy Jones, Mike Pepper and Jordan Sturgill (Anderson Aluminum Corp.) For the exterior curtain wall, glass handrail and interior and exterior aluminum doors at the AC Hotel by Marriott.
  • Marco Diaz, Jake Henry, Rodger Hochradeh, Eric Howard and Rick Owens (Bruner Corporation) For the mechanical installation and cooling tower relocation work at Grant Hospital.
  • Kirt Baker, Jim Large, Dave Mathis, Kevin McCoy and Don O’Neal (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.) For the structural steel frame work at St. Mary’s Church.
  • Abdon Galarza, Juan Hernandez, Victor Juarez, Luke Keiderling and Albino Lopez (Lang Masonry & Restoration Contractors) For the interior and exterior masonry work at The Ohio State University Pomerene Hall
  • Tom Bowman, Scott Cameron, Gary DeLong, Rocky Hatfield and Shawn Saxton (Mock Woodworking Co.) For the architectural woodwork at the Marriott Residence Inn.
  • Steve Hawkins and Clayton Wescott (Sauer Group, Inc.) For the pipefitting work at The Ohio State University Pomerene Hall.
  • Donald Detlor, James Foit, Mike Graham, Mark Gunderson and Richy Peacock (Settle-Muter Electric, Ltd.) For the electrical installation and upgrades at Mount Carmel East Hospital.
  • Chris Eplin, Dwane Eplin, Kyler Ferguson, Nick Ramey and Matt Schooley (The Superior Group) For the electrical overhead conduit installation at Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital

Thank You 2018 Craftsmanship Judges

2018 BX Craftsmanship JudgesFront row, from left: Matt Inkrott (Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc.), Jonathan Wilch (Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC), Jon Beier (SMBH, Inc.), Darryl Rogers (Rogers Krajnak Architects, Inc.), Rich Collins (V & S Columbus Galvanizing) and Ed Rainaldi (Hanlin Rainaldi Construction Corp.); back row, from left: Mike Schmitt (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.), Jason Stumbo (Equity Construction Solutions, Inc. (ECS)), Justin Schultz (Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.), Mike Ball (Engineering Economics, Inc.), Greg Schmitt (Lincoln Constuction, Inc.) and Brian Boost (Elford, Inc.). Not pictured are Mark Daniels (M+A Architects), Jeff Glavan (Glavan Group, LLC) and Mark Shy (Brexton Construction, LLC).  

BX Director of Safety Education Earns Certification


Shane VanBibber (BX Safety Education Director)Congratulations to BX Director of Safety Education Shane VanBibber for earning the designation of Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) exam.

We are very proud of Shane, please contact him for all your safety questions and staff training.

Last Chance to Earn A Rebate Through the SCGC


Safety Council of Greater Columbus LogoJoin the Safety Council of Greater Columbus (SCGC) and potentially save up to 4% on workers’ compensation premiums. Enrollment deadline is July 31. 

SCGC is an expansion of the Builders Exchange’s efforts to meet the safety training needs of all Ohio employers, regardless of their affiliation with the Exchange. With more than 250 members, the council serves Ohio employers interested in promoting and improving worker safety which results in reduced worker’s comp costs.

Together with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC), the SCGC holds monthly meetings to provide information on new techniques, products and services to help employers improve and promote safe workplaces.

For more information or to join the Safety Council of Greater Columbus, contact Rosie Leuby.

Aug. LEED: Carbon Neutrality - The Untapped Potential of Existing Buildings


Aug. LEED Meeting
Aug. 10 (8 - 9 a.m.)    
Korda/Nemeth Engineering (1650 Watermark Dr., 43215)


$35 BX member firms
$45 non-member firms


The Ohio History Center’s eight-year investment in cost-effective and incremental energy efficiency has resulted in a facility efficient enough to pursue Zero Energy Building (ZEB) status. Gregory Raffio (Go Sustainable Energy, LLC) will explain how this facility serves as a critical example to emphasize the untapped potential of existing buildings in the quest for carbon neutrality.

This meeting has been approved for 1 CE hour from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and 1 LU credit from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). For more information, contact Shauna Byrne.

BWC Payroll True-Up Reports Due Aug. 15


Ohio BWC LogoThe Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) requires that employers reconcile their actual payroll following each policy year. The 2017 payroll (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) true-up report, as well as any true-up payment, is due to the BWC no later than Aug. 15.

Your true-up must be reported on time or the BWC may lapse your coverage and/or remove your company from any alternative rating programs. The BWC considers the true-up complete when payroll is reported and any related premium payments are made.

The quickest and easiest way to complete your company’s true-up is online with a BWC e-account. If you do not have a BWC e-account, click here to create one. For questions or more information about the true-up process, contact Stacy Sleeper.

Meet Our Leadership Program Participants


Eric Kjellander (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP)

Eric Kjellander

Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Years in the industry: 9 

“I’m participating in the Rising Leaders Institute for the personal growth that comes from being taught by respected industry professionals and for the interaction with other future leaders in the construction industry."



Drew Mascioli (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.) headshot

Drew Mascioli

Project Manager, Corna Kokosing Construction Co.
Years in the industry: 11 

“All the great leaders I admire are constantly sharpening their leadership skills through education and training like what is offered in the Rising Leaders Institute."





The BX Rising Leaders Institute (RLI) is a year-long program designed to prepare high potential individuals to serve as future leaders in the construction industry. The Class of 2018 is the 12th year for the program, with 30 Rising Leaders from BX member firms.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, or to be part of the Class of 2019, contact Shauna Byrne.