Thank you to our website sponsors


Check back weekly for the latest happenings at your Builders Exchange!


Gifts to BX Foundation Help the Future of our Industry

2022-23 BX Scholarship RecipientsStaples contributed nearly $11,000 to the BX Foundation this year, which is a percentage of every dollar purchased by BX members through the endorsed Staples Business Advantage plan in the past year.




Each of us has an opportunity to improve the future of our industry through a contribution to the Builders Exchange Foundation!

In May, 49 area high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing a construction-related degree received a record $141,000 in scholarships from the BX Foundation.

BX Foundation logoEstablished in 1999, the Foundation supports professional development of future – and  current – employees in the local construction industry through:

  • Workforce development
  • Industry image enhancement
  • Expanded employee education  
  • Improved business practices

Because the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible. As we approach the holidays, please remember that a contribution to the Builders Exchange Foundation is an excellent way to support the future of the construction industry!


For more information about the BX Foundation, contact Executive Director Mary Tebeau.

Meet Our Leadership Program Participants


Craig Byrne (Thompson Concrete Foundations, Ltd.) headshot Craig Byrne
Years in the Industry: 4
Thompson Concrete
Foundations, Ltd.


Chad Holmes (The Superior Group) headshot Chad Holmes
Years in the Industry: 23
The Superior Group


Mike Winters (Singleton Construction, LLC) headshot Mike Winters
Senior project manager
Years in the Industry: 8
Singleton Construction, LLC



The BX Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex) is a five-month, eight-session program designed to transform top field force managers into high-impact leaders. The Class of 2023 is the ninth year of the program, with 33 field leaders from BX member firms.

The BX Executive Leadership Experience (BXLX) is a nine-month program that accepts a small group of senior-level construction professionals who are educated and coached by nationally recognized experts in construction leadership and business development. This is the 12th year of the program, with a class of 24 local industry leaders.

For more information about BXFlex or BXLX, contact Deb Murphy.

Seeking Nominations for 2023 Cornerstone Award

2022 BX Cornerstone Award Recipient

Pictured from left: BX Cornerstone Board Liaison Charlie Egbert (Turner Construction Co.), BX Board President Greg Schmitt (Lincoln Construction, Inc.), Executive Director Mary Tebeau (BX) and 2022 Cornerstone Award recipient Kathy Gatterdam (ReadingRock+CCL).


2023 Cornerstone Award Nomination Form
                   Deadline: Friday, Jan. 20


Do you know someone who exemplifies long-time, outstanding service and commitment to the local construction industry and the community? Nominate them for the 2023 BX Cornerstone Award!

Eligible nominees will be evaluated by the BX Cornerstone Review Committee on the following criteria:

  • BX involvement
  • Community & industry involvement
  • Industry impact
  • Years of service to the industry
  • Professionalism & ethics

If chosen as a semifinalist, the nominator will be contacted to provide further details. The committee will forward their final recommendations to the BX Board of Directors for confirmation of the 2023 Cornerstone Award winner.

For more information on nominating someone for this prestigious award, contact Pam Austin.

Save the Date for the 2023 Ohio Construction Conference

2022 Ohio Construction Conference photo

When:  Wednesday, March 15 | 7 AM – 5 PM    
Who:  Industry leaders from the commercial construction community – owners and facility managers, architects and engineers, contractors and suppliers, and service providers
What:  A local professional development and networking event with a great mix of programs exploring cutting edge trends and practical applications
Where:  The Ohio Union | Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom (1739 N. High St., Columbus 43210)


Ohio Construction Conference logoThe Conference features a full day of programming that will include general and breakout sessions examining the latest trends impacting the industry, and best practices being adopted locally, regionally and nationally. Detailed program information and online registration will be announced soon.

For more information on the OCC or sponsorship opportunities, contact Deb Murphy.



BX HR Group Meeting
Jan. 19 | 7:30 - 9 AM
Builders Exchange


Free for employees of BX member firms; not available for non-member firms.
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to access this member-only meeting.

Each January, the BX HR Group meets to discuss hot topics for human resources professionals. The group uses this conversation to guide their meeting topics for the rest of the year.

The HR Group gathers up to nine times a year to provide education and networking. The 2023 planning session will be held January 19, with all participants encouraged to share an HR topic they’d like to learn more about. Current members are also asked to invite a prospective new member to attend.

Employees of BX member firms who are human resources professionals – or who include HR among the many hats they wear – are invited to join this BX member only group.

For more information about the BX HR Group, contact Deb Murphy.

Introductory Blueprint Reading Course


Construction Drawings 101
Jan. 24 & 26 | 4 - 6 PM
Builders Exchange


$199 BX Members
$299 Non-Members
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.

Blueprint reading is a fundamental skill crucial to the industry, and it's important that your entire staff understand the basics.

Through lecture and interactive work with commercial drawings, this introductory course provides the fundamental knowledge of reading and understanding blueprints, so your entire team will be ready for anything.

Taught by industry veterans Brandon Hedrick (Ruscilli Construction Co., Inc.) and Mike Kray (Turner Construction Co.), this course is ideal for office personnel, field employees, new employees or anyone who is looking to learn and refine their blueprint reading skills.

For more information about this course, contact Deb Murphy.



Brandon Hedrick (Ruscilli Construction Co., Inc.) headshotBrandon Hedrick
(Ruscilli Construction Co., Inc.)
Mike Kray (Turner Construction Co.) headshotMike Kray
(Turner Construction Co.)

Managing from the Middle Filling Fast for 2023


Managing from the Middle Series
April 4, 8 & May 2 | 8 AM - NOON
Builders Exchange


$1,700 BX members
$2,000 Non-members
Group Discount: Send three BX member employees for $4,500
Tuition fees are non-refundable; however, they are transferable to another member of your firm with no penalty.

Middle managers are the fabric of a company’s leadership pipeline and require the same access to professional development as the team members they’re supervising and reporting to. In this three-part series, participants will explore the key attributes of middle management MUSCLES:

Motivation  Understanding  Strategy  Communication  Leadership  Empathy  Success

The series provides a deep dive on each of the middle management concepts that comprise the acronym. At the end, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the attributes of the MUSCLES method for Middle Managers
  • Identify the "exercises" needed to build their own strength
  • Build upon each session to extend their MUSCLES for the future
  • Develop tools for personal growth and development
  • Create a leadership path for next step managers

The Class of 2023 is already more than half full. Make sure your entire middle management team is prepared to lead - send three participants and receive a group discount! (Must register together to receive discounted pricing.)

For more information about this course, contact Deb Murphy.


Marc Ankerman (Ankerman Training Solutions) headshot
Marc Ankerman
is president and CEO of Ankerman Training Solutions and specializes in employee retention, assimilation and onboarding and creating customized training solutions for his clients. He has designed, developed, and implemented a variety of educational sessions including motivation, time management, supervisory and leadership development seminars.

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.