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OCP Contractors has been an integral part of the Ohio construction community for over 50 years. To follow stories of our community outreach, award-winning projects, office happenings and more view posts below.

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On Friday, September 27th the OCP Columbus team supported a casino night for After-School All-Stars (ASAS). ASAS is dedicated to creating a world where all kids have the support they need to fully develop both socially and emotionally, becoming the most confident and adaptable adults they can be.

Volunteers serve low-income middle school youth and provide them with the tools they need for academic readiness, STEM, health &...

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OCP CEO Matt Townsend provided a testimony on misclassification in the construction industry to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor Workforce Protections Subcommittee at 10:15 a.m. EDT on September 26th, 2019.

The testimony at the hearing titled, Misclassification of Employees: Examining the Costs to Workers, Businesses, and the Economy was shared via live stream through the...

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OCP attended the BGSU career fair on September 20th in search of talented individuals for our growing organization. Many of OCP's award-winning team consists of BGSU graduates. BGSU's Construction co-op program is one of 12 accredited co-op education programs in the nation.

Interested in joining an award-winning construction company devoted to excellence?...

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Employees of the Month

Jose Barajas, Kyle Brubaker, and Steven Rice.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute to the betterment of the team....

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Prefabrication provides many benefits to a project, with one of the major, yet sometimes overlooked benefits, being project safety. With prefabrication, there is a dramatic reduction in

  • Fall hazard exposure
  • Wall panel fall hazard exposure
  • Structural steel fall hazard exposure
  • Roof decking fall hazard exposure

Prefabrication being done in a...

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Since 1968, we’ve been led by a mission to construct with integrity, safety, and excellence in mind. Our team is not only dedicated to living out that mission within OCP’s practices but externally as well, taking our forward-thinking initiatives outside of our organization and sharing them within the construction organizations we serve. Many people within our team serve on organizations dedicated to supporting the construction industry such...

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Join us in congratulating our very own CFO, Pamela Hepburn, CCIFP, for recently being named Executive Treasurer of the Construction Financial Management Association. CFMA is "The Source & Resource for Construction Financial Excellence" and the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of today's construction financial professionals. CFMA's general members represent various contractors including general...

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Over 250 OCP team members and their families celebrated summer with a picnic at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Zoombezi Bay Waterpark on Sat., July 27th. The event was an excellent opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshine while meeting each other's families.

At the zoo, employees explored permanent exhibits including the Heart of Africa, Asia Quest, Congo Expedition, Australia and the Islands, and North...

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Employees of Choice

Matt Ciha, Adrian Stawn, and Manuel Maldonado.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute to the betterment of the team....

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OCP Contractors is the Contractor of Choice because of the hard work and dedication of each one of you. Three years ago, when we made the strategic decision as a company to hire a Human Resources Manager, we had the vision to have a more engaged workforce.

Since the end of 2016, our Human Resources Manager Shreya Trivedi has implemented multiple initiatives in line with that vision. Initiatives such as Employee of Choice or this...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Beat the Fatigue from Summer Heat with These Tips

Heat-related illnesses can be deadly, follow these tips to stay cool on the job.

With temperatures in our area rising rapidly it is critical to revisit the importance of recognizing heat-related injuries and understanding how to prevent them. It takes between 4-14 days for the human body to get acclimated to...

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Employees of the Month

Frankie Quintero, Fernando Marquez, and Bruce Slusher.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute to the betterment...

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Employees of the Month

Yadiel Alvarez, Ben Finkel, and Brandon Arthur.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute to the betterment of the...

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It’s not every day that we receive the proper recognition for the outstanding service and quality that our field provides to our customers on each and every project. However, it isn’t difficult to see when walking projects and looking at the work being put in place that we live up to our motto of being The Contractor of Choice on a daily basis. Recently, we have received the following feedback:

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Northeast Ohio's magazine on reality, construction and architecture, Properties Magazine has featured OCP Contractors' award-winning project, the Samson Pavillion Health Education Campus as their cover story.

OCP proudly provided custom millwork, wall panels, desks, casework, solid surface countertops and railings for the 477,000 state-of-the-art facility.

Congratulations to the entire team that collaborated on this...

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Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity's Project Playhouse Blitz Build is a program designed to teach young children the pride and joy of homeownership.

Volunteers work for 5-6 hours to build a playhouse customized for a family based on their hobbies and interests. Young children and their families are then presented with the playhouse at the conclusion of the Blitz Build.

When the OCP Toledo team learned of this family's love of...

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OCP Toledo 2019 Heart Walk

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this year's American Heart Association Heart Walk in Toledo.

By participating in the Heart Walk, you’re joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation raising funds for lifesaving science. Science that can teach us all how to live longer and be healthier.

We look forward to walking together again next year to continue the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke.

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Employees of the Month

Thomas Bouch and Rich Nowotka Sr.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute for the betterment of the team. Thanks to the...

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We asked, and you responded!

One of our core beliefs at OCP is that our High-Quality Engaged Employees are critical to our success

As a part of our 2019 strategic plan, we sent a survey to all employees to find out what we can improve.

We were amazed at the response!

40% of our employees answered the survey with both high praise and constructive criticism. We are in the process of...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

OCP implemented a pre-task analysis program in January 2019 on a mobile application called Industry Safe and on paper called the Ready Sheet. Each employee is expected to take time every morning looking over their immediate work area and utilize either the written form or the mobile app to ensure their area is safe and ready to work in. If a job site needs additional ready sheets, please...

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Employees of the Month

Troy Holliday, Jeff Clelland, and Derrick Newmeyer.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute for the betterment of the...

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Matt Vander Hooven

It’s hard to believe we’re already into the 2nd quarter of the year! By now, it’s no secret that through our Corporate Strategic Planning efforts, we’ve decided to DOUBLE DOWN on our Lean initiatives! To kick things off, all 3 OCP locations and The Choice Group, have engaged in the book entitled, “2 Second Lean” by Paul Akers.

I’m excited to see and hear the buzz that’s surrounding...

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OCP Columbus WIC Week 2019

The OCP Columbus office celebrated Women In Construction week with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Columbus Chapter at their annual luncheon.

The guest speaker for the luncheon was Kayleen McCabe from the DIY television series “Rescue Renovation." Kayleen spoke on the importance of highlighting the hard work that women are contributing to the...

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The OCP Toledo office celebrated women in construction, with the aims to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry and to empower them personally and professionally.

In observation of Women in Construction Week, we invited the women from the field and office for an afternoon of fun and learning. OCP hosted a lunch and learn session with a representative from Toledo/Lucas County Care Net who spoke about general...

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In celebration of Women in Construction Week, the OCP team visited with the hard-working women of the OCP skilled labor team to learn more about their work in the field and to educate others on the job site about the power of women in the construction workforce.

The mission of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to further the success of women within the industry and emphasize the growing role of women within the industry. WIC Week...

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