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Andrea Pruneau Honored with 2024 BX Cornerstone Award

2024 BX Cornerstone Recipient - Andrea Pruneau

Andrea Pruneau, past president of the BX Board of Directors, has been named the 70th recipient of the Builders Exchange Cornerstone Award.

Pruneau, senior project manager at Barton Malow Builders, was selected based on her leadership contributions to the community, the industry and the Exchange. Considered to be the highest honor presented in the central Ohio construction industry, the Cornerstone Award has been given annually since 1954. Pruneau becomes the third female in the history of the award to receive this honor, joining Cathy Blackford (2016) and Kathy Gatterdam (2022).

2024 BX Cornerstone Recipient - Andrea PruneauA dedicated BX member since the early ‘90s, Pruneau has significantly contributed to the organization, including a decade on the board of directors and a term as president in 2005. Her involvement extended to serving on the Builders Exchange Foundation board of directors as well.

Her involvement at the Exchange includes participation on the Board Nominating Committee, Cornerstone Review Committee, member of the SCGC Steering Committee, a Scholarship Trustee and Craftsmanship and Safety Awards judge. Pruneau has also served as a panelist for BX Young Professionals Group events and has been an active volunteer for the Student Outreach Program since its inception.

Outside her BX involvement, Pruneau’s impact on the future of the industry can be seen through her participation in the OSU CSM Industry Advisory Council and as an instructor for the OSU CSM program. She has chaired, or served in various capacities, for several local charities and organizations including Women Inspire Construction, Clintonville Area Commission Zoning and Variance Committee, International Facility Management Association, COGENCE Alliance and Habitat for Humanity.

Pruneau was selected to receive the Cornerstone Award by the BX board of directors, based on an initial review by the Cornerstone Award Review Committee. Members of the committee were Matt Greenwood, BX board liaison (Construction Systems, Inc.), Jamie Fields (Elford, Inc.), Don Gregory (Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter), Karl Hasenstab (Renier Construction Corp.), Dean Locher (Robertson Construction Services, Inc.), Ken Miller (Messer Construction Co.) and Mark Setterlin, chair, (Setterlin Building Company).

The Cornerstone Award will officially be presented to Pruneau on November 19 at the BX Annual Meeting.

Meet Our Leadership Program Participants

 

Brandon DePouw (Environmental Management, Inc.) headshot Brandon DePouw
Commercial Account Manager
Years in the Industry: 16
Environmental Management, Inc.

| RLI |

Dallas Kramer (Lehman Daman Rudolph Libbe Group) headshot Dallas Kramer
Field Manager
Years in the Industry: 39
Lehman Daman Rudolph
Libbe Group

| BXFlex |

Dillon Overman (Miles-McClellan Construction Co., Inc.) headshot Dillon Overman
Senior Project Manager
Years in the Industry: 10
Miles-McClellan Construction
Co., Inc.

| BXLX |

 

 


  • 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 2024 was the 10th year of the program, with 33 field leaders from BX member firms. Applications for the Class of 2025 are now available. | CLICK HERE |

  • 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 13th year of the program, with a class of 24 local industry leaders.

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

  • The Rising Leaders Institute (RLI) has become one of the most sought-after professional development programs in our community. Developed in partnership with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, this is the 18th year for the program, with a class of 29 future industry leaders.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, contact Kelly Stover.

You Are Cordially Invited to the Next BX Membership Breakfast!

 

Join us for breakfast at the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio to learn more about Making the Most of Your BX Membership!

Featured presenters, Jerome Buckner (Buckner and Sons Masonry, LLC), Josh Corna (Continental Building Co.) and Cheryl Frizzell (Key Companies), will share their experiences as a BX member, the benefits their companies have received from participating in BX Partner programs and more.

BX Service Partners will provide information on how your company could be saving money through exclusive BX programs and BX staff will outline marketing and networking opportunities, as well as upcoming classes and programs.

Both existing and prospective members are invited to join us. To accommodate all interested, registration is limited to a maximum of two (2) attendees per company.

For more information about this program or your BX membership, contact Sean Cooper.


Member Breakfast
May 7 | 7:30 - 9 AM
Builders Exchange

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There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 



MEET THE PRESENTERS:

Jerome Buckner (Buckner and Sons Masonry, LLC) headshot Jerome Buckner
(Buckner and Sons Masonry, LLC)

Josh Corna (Continental Building Co.) headshot  Josh Corna
(Continental Building Co.)

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Cheryl Frizzel

(Key Companies)

First Aid Training for Everyday Heroes

 

First aid responders are the first line of defense in an emergency. Learn lifesaving skills and other valuable information to become an everyday hero.

Attendees will leave this training feeling confident in their ability to provide assistance if an emergency occurs, whether on the job or off. Topics covered include: 

  • Basic first aid skills
  • Bandaging and wound care
  • CPR skills
  • How to use an AED

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) certification card, valid for two years.

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


Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
April 26 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM
Builders Exchange

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$70 BX Workers' Comp Group
$90 BX members
$120 Non-members
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.

Do You Understand Your Lien Rights & Responsibilities?

 

 

All employees involved in the lien process need to know the documentation requirements under the law. Who can file a lien? How do you file? Do you know what it takes to protect your company’s lien rights? These are all very important questions that the Ohio Mechanics’ Lien Law for Subcontractors course will help you understand!

Christopher Vonau (Decker Vonau & Carr LLC) will provide attendees with the information and guidance needed to understand your lien rights and responsibilities.

For more information about this course, contact Kelly Stover.


Ohio Mechanics' Lien Law for Subcontractors
May 2 | 8 - 10 AM
Builders Exchange

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$225 BX members  |  $325 Non-members
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.

 

 


MEET THE INSTRUCTOR:

Christopher Vonau (Decker Vonau & Carr LLC) headshotChristopher Vonau
(Decker Vonau &
Carr LLC)

Chris is a partner with Decker Vonau & Carr LLC. He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from Capital University Law School. Chris' practice areas include estate planning and probate matters; business formation, operation, transactions as well as residential, commercial and investment real estate matters; guardianships; construction related disputes. Chris is a member of both the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations. Chris co-authored Ohio Mechanics' Lien, a book published for fellow practitioners and contractors as a guide through the various topics of Ohio mechanics' lien law.

Step Up To the Plate With the BXYPs!

 

Join the BX Young Professionals as we cheer on the Columbus Clippers!

The evening will kick off with a pregame happy hour hosted by Dupler Office. Build meaningful connections and enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious appetizers before getting caught up in the excitement of America’s favorite pastime!

Your registration includes drinks and appetizers during happy hour, your game ticket, a $10 concessions voucher and a koozie.

For more information about this event, contact Kelly Stover.


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May BXYP: Columbus Clippers Game
May 2

Pregame Networking | 4:30 - 6 PM
Dupler Office - 330 W. Spring St. #150 (43215)

Game | First pitch at 6:16 PM
Huntington Park - 330 Huntington Park Ln. (43215)

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$45 BX members | $55 Non-members
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.

Create Scroll-Stopping Content & Target Your Ideal Audience

 

 

If you wouldn’t operate without a website in 2024, you shouldn’t be operating without active social media content.

Social media is your company’s virtual storefront. Your ideal customer should have a similar experience when they visit your social platforms and website as they have the moment they step into your facility or call your business.

A local team of marketing experts will show you how to make a great first impression by implementing the right social media presence for your audience.

For more information about this program, contact Deb Murphy.


Social Media 101
May 8 | 8 - 10 AM
Builders Exchange

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$45 BX members  |  $55 Non-members
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.

 

 

 

 


PRESENTED BY:

The Social Hour Presenters photo

The Social Hour: a local team of women carving and curating space for businesses just like yours on the internet. They specialize in each aspect of social media marketing––photography, video production, copywriting, graphic design, community engagement, influencer marketing and more––to The Social Hour Media logohelp ease the burden of social media so you can fixate on your trade, not your TikTok.

Empower Your Team to Conquer Scheduling Challenges

 

 

Provide your employees the necessary training to build and maintain efficient schedules that work well for everyone.

Scheduling 101 will equip your employees with the skills to develop and manage effective schedules, ensuring project timelines are met with efficiency. Ideal for project administrators, engineers, managers and superintendents, this course is open to anyone interested in mastering the art of project scheduling.

Course topics and scheduling methods to be discussed include:

  • Evolution of planning and scheduling
  • Bar chart principles and practices
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Arrow Diagram Method (ADM)
  • Precedence Diagram Method (PDM)
  • Program Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)
  • Using the schedule as a tool

For more information about this course, contact Kelly Stover.



Scheduling 101
May 9 | 3 - 6 PM
Builders Exchange

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MEET THE INSTRUCTOR:

Brice Clawson (Hill International) headshotBrice Clawson
(Hill International)