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

To follow our 50th anniversary celebration, search the hashtags #OCPTurns50 and #50ReasonsWhy50 on social media.

Employees of the Month

Anthony Nail, Brodrick Parker, and Trevor Househoulder.

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 Townsend

Happy New Year, Team OCP! I hope you each enjoyed spending time with friends and loved ones over the holidays. And thank you all for making us a part of your holidays by partaking in your local office’s party (Toledo, we’re excited for next month!).

In 2018 we were fortunate to celebrate 50 years as the Contractor of Choice, largely in part to you. After hearing your feedback throughout the year, the management team met in early January...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Happy New Year, Team! As we’ve begun working towards 2019’s successes, we’ve been reminded of one thing, winter is officially upon us. While we love Ohio, it’s extreme winter weather conditions bring unique risks to the jobsite that it’s important to always be aware of.

In this month’s Toolbox Talk we discuss how to work safely in cold weather conditions to avoid cold stress, hypothermia,...

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We had a blast celebrating the holidays with our Columbus field team. In the spirit of the holidays, the OCP team gathered great gifts in participation with the local fire department's Toys for Tots drive and enjoyed dinner, raffles and games. Thank you all for helping to make our 50th year a success. We look forward to a safe and successful 2019 with each of you!

Thank you for celebrating with us Columbus! If you have photos from the...

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We had a blast celebrating the holidays with our Columbus field team. In the spirit of the holidays, the OCP team gathered great gifts in participation with the local fire department's Toys for Tots drive and enjoyed dinner, raffles and games. Thank you all for helping to make our 50th year a success. We look forward to a safe and successful 2019 with each of you!

We’re looking forward to finishing the year strong as we head into safe...

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Employees of Choice

Nick Clark, Wayne Clelland, and Mike Graham.

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....

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Congratulations on 43 years of hard work and success in the construction industry, Darrell! For 21 years Darrell has contributed expertise, leadership, guidance and friendship to the OCP Contractors’ team. Darrell’s willingness to assist co-workers and peers is highlighted throughout his illustrious career.

As OCP's Project Architect and Senior Estimator, Darrell has been a part of skyline defining work in each of OCP's key markets....

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“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

For the last 50 years, OCP has relied on teamwork to become the Contractor of Choice. Just as with any team, OCP’s strength comes from the dedication that each of you shows daily. From the 1st Stage Apprentice to the CEO, each and every one of us has an important role that is crucial to our...

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Employees of Choice

Steven Diem, Jeff Coldren, and Shane Goodrich.

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....

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

For the past year, OCP’s safety committee and team have been working on developing a workable Pre-Task Analysis form. We thank the many of employees who have helped us in developing and using the Ready Sheet on projects in each city.

Currently, we are working on developing a phone app to complete these sheets. Using the data collected we will be able to develop processes to help in the...

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Ed Sellers

We’re always looking for new ways to improve construction techniques to make our processes safer and more efficient. Through the use of technology, we’re able to serve our clients better and optimize workflow in the field and office.

As you’ve all experienced on the job site and in the office, we’re on the cutting edge of technology in the construction industry through our use of programs and tools like Plexxis, AutoCAD, Revit,...

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OCP Columbus

Columbus' leading publication, Columbus Business First, has featured OCP Contractors in their latest published edition. In celebration of OCP's 50 years of success, the article looks to the employees, technology, and clients that have propelled the firm towards success for 50 years. Additionally, the article highlights the history of OCP, and details the efforts that have made OCP the Contractor of Choice in Northeast Ohio.

Thank you to...

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Employees of Choice

Jason Cullison, Chad Senita, and Raul Quiroga.

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....

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Matt Vander Hooven

Innovation is the process of delivering new methods, new ideas, and new products. As a core practice at OCP Contractors, innovation helps us to lead the way in our industry. As we constantly introduce new ideas and technologies we strive to provide our client’s with the highest quality service and maintain our reputation as the #ContractorofChoice. Below I have listed just a few of the most noteworthy innovations that set us apart in the...

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Employees of Choice

Rob Harris, Matt Surovy, and Charles "C.J." Mercer.

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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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

September is declared as Home Eye Safety Awareness Month in an effort to remind everyone of the potential hazards within the home that could damage sight. While this declared awareness month focuses on home safety, it also acts as a reminder for us to appropriately guard our eyes in the field.

In the field you will begin to see magnetic wands at cut stations. The idea behind the wand is...

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Matt Townsend

Here at OCP Contractors we implement processes and set goals to continually provide our clients with successful projects and our employees with an enriching, safe work environment. Each process, policy and goal are formed with one objective in mind, to continue to be the Contractor of Choice for employees and clients alike.

By strategically aligning ourselves within the construction community with affiliations that share in our mission...

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As the Contractor of Choice, OCP is continually advancing processes to deliver quality construction to clients and occupants. Through proven innovation OCP strives to elevate the construction industry to new standards. In our continued efforts to elevate the industry OCP has become an affiliate of SWACCA. We are proud to be affiliated with an association dedicated...

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Employees of Choice

David Gordon, Lynn Campbell, James Ladosky, and Raul Areco.

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...

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Barney Paskiet

In 1968, Barney Paskiet began Ohio Ceiling and Partition Company as a small lath and plastering company in Toledo, Ohio. Barney was a lather by trade, with a thorough understanding of the construction process. His hands-on, “get-it-done” personality, natural business instinct, and genuine love for the work are to thank for the thriving business we all recognize today as OCP Contractors.

Initially, Barney’s passion for people and...

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Article written by Katie Schuerger of CEA.

Jeff Loyall, Executive Vice President of the Donley – Turner Team, was recently visited by two women from United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). They came over to thank the construction workers for taking time to talk to one of their children that was outside the other day. They mentioned that was all he talked about the rest of that day!

After hearing this, the team thought...

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Article written by Victoria Idoni of WTOL.

A Toledo tradesman was a guest at the White House Thursday, where President Trump signed an executive order focused on workforce development.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters presented to the president a plan to hire 50,000 carpenters nationwide over the next five years.

This workforce development initiative is meant to build the economy with skilled American...

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Article written by Mark Rosenberg of the Toledo Blade.

In June, 2017, Ricky Estis graduated from Whitmer High School and within weeks he was on a crew building apartments in downtown Toledo’s Fiberglas Tower.

On Thursday, just over a year later, the 20-year-old Toledo resident was sitting in the White House, listening to President Donald Trump unveil an executive order on workforce development.

Mr. Estis is just...

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Ed Sellers

One of the many reasons OCP has been successful for the past 50 years is that we are continually training, to further develop all of our employees and processes. It is our strong belief that our employees are our greatest asset, and that by consistently providing on the job training we are able to place each of you in a better position to thrive.

We provide strict safety training for all employees, ensuring that everyone makes it home...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

While training is at the core of OCP Contractors, I often find myself wondering if that training resonates. Recently while speaking to an OSHA On-Site representative I learned that our rigorous training does in fact resonate with the great men and women we employ in the field.

OSHA On-Site is the consultation component of OSHA, whose main goal is to assist employers in maintaining...

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