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BX Weekly Newsletter

Updated: 11/9/2018


Renew Your BX membership Today!


Your membership dues are an investment that yields a return every day of your membership. Reasons for being a Builders Exchange member include:

  • Obtaining quality services for your business and 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 representatives of the BX-endorsed business partners are willing to meet with you at your convenience, to find ways to increase your savings. Last year, a general contractor with 50 employees enrolled in the Staples Business Advantage Program and saved $5,020!

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.

2019 membership dues invoices were mailed in early November. If you have not seen your invoice or need another copy, contact Lisa Graham at 614.486.9521 x226.

Dec. BXYP – Holiday Axe Throwing


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


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


Get out of your work clothes and into a lumberjack flannel for axe throwing at the December BXYP event! Network with colleagues and meet new construction connections while releasing your stress with an axe and a target.

Closed-toed shoes are mandatory, while flannels and/or holiday sweaters are highly encouraged! Your registration includes a drink ticket, light refreshments and two hours of savage axe throwing.

For more information about BXYP events, contact Shauna Byrne.


Thank You to our Event Sponsor!

Dueling Axes Logo

First Aid/CPR: Accidents Happen, Is Your Training Up-To-Date?


Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Dec. 7 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)


$45 per employee for BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$65 per employee for BX member firms
$95 per person for non-member firms


OSHA requires that employers respond to an emergency situation within a “reasonable” amount of time, which is interpreted to mean between 3-4 minutes. With the average EMS response time being 9-11 minutes, simply calling 9-1-1 isn’t going to cut it.

Regardless of experience and expertise, accidents happen. Prepare your employees to administer Standard First Aid and CPR and possibly save a life.

This course will provide attendees the skills necessary to respond to jobsite emergencies confidently. Upon completion, participants will be issued a certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute for First Aid, CPR and AED valid for two years.

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

How much could you be saving through BX Workers’ Comp Programs?

Cordell Walton (CareWorksComp) and Ed Straub (Elford, Inc.) photo
Cordell Walton (CareWorksComp), left, presents Ed Straub (Elford, Inc.) a check representing the $150,000 premium rebate Elford, Inc. received through the BX Workers’ Comp Group Retrospective Rating Program administered by BX partner CareWorksComp.


BX members enrolled in the BX Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Programs are saving an average of more than $18,000 per year on their workers’ comp premiums. Take the first step in discovering your firm's potential savings by completing and submitting an AC3 Temporary Authorization Form for a free, no obligation quote.  

The enrollment deadline for the 2019 Traditional Group Rating Program is Nov. 14 and the Retrospective Group Program deadline is Jan. 25. For more information about the BX workers’ comp programs, contact Cordell Walton (CareWorksComp) at 614.827.0398. 

Are You Registered for the BX Annual Meeting?


2018 BX Annual Meeting
Nov. 15 (5 – 8 p.m.)
Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N. High St.)


$65/per person
(Remember to donate a turkey - $25/ea.)


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 five candidates to the BX Board of Directors, the graduation of the 12th class of the Rising Leaders Institute and the presentation of a variety of BX honors including:

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

For more information about the Annual Meeting, contact Pam Austin.


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!


Platinum Sponsor  

Staples Business Advantage logo




Craftsmanship Award Sponsors

Ice Miller LLP logo




Ohio Power Tool logo

Safety Award Sponsors


Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP logo



Safex, Inc. logo


Welcome Sponsor

CareWorksComp Logo





New Member Reception Sponsors  

Best Courier Logo

Pathways Financial Credit Union Logo


Gold Sponsors

Bruner Corporation Logo

Converse Electric Logo

Eramo & Sons, Inc. Logo



Jendco Safety Supply Logo

OCP Contractors Logo





Silver Sponsors

OSHA 10-HOUR certification


OSHA 10-Hour Training Course
Dec. 18 & 20 (8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)


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


Instructor Tony Ames (Ames Safety Solutions, LLC) will discuss OSHA requirement basics including compliance issues for 10 of the most common and deadly hazards in construction, including:

  • Fall protection
  • Electrical safety
  • Scaffolding
  • Trenching

OSHA recommends current constructions workers update this certification every 3 - 5 years. Are your employees current?

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