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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.

Employees of the Month

Richard Brown, Patrick Young and Cody Newman

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

I would like to thank every employee for the success of 2019's safety program. In 2019 all offices met the goals for total injury rates and we had the lowest recordable rate ever overall.

Safety is at the core of OCP’s culture and always should be our first thought before we start any task. Each day we must continue to strive for zero accidents. This can and has happened in two...

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At OCP, we recognize our ultimate success depends on our talented and dedicated workforce. We understand the contribution that each employee makes to our accomplishments as a team. During our yearly review of benefits, it was determined that we have an opportunity to further support our employees through supplemental benefits.

We are excited to announce that OCP will be offering AFLAC disability and accidental plan to our employees...

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SWACCA Video Series Explains Benefits of Construction

SWACCA is a national alliance of signatory wall and ceiling contractors, that are committed to protecting and growing the industry through the promotion of union contractors and careers. OCP's very own CEO, Matt Townsend is the current President.

Throughout SWACCA's video series OCP employees share their first-hand experience developing through the construction industry and in the...

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At OCP, our team is just as dynamic as the company they work for. Get to know the OCP team members dedicated to making your project a success.

Each month in the blog we'll introduce you to a featured employee. This month, meet Rodney Kilbury, who has been with OCP since 2015 and was recently promoted to Senior Project Manager.

Rodney chose to work for OCP because the company represents similar values to his own, reliability,...

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At OCP, our team is just as dynamic as the company they work for. Get to know the OCP team members dedicated to making your project a success.

Each month in the blog we'll introduce you to a featured employee. This month, meet Kelli Smigelski, who has been with OCP since 2018 and was recently promoted to Subcontractor Administrator.

Before working for OCP, Kelli worked in the banking industry for several years. Kelli is also a...

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Tyler Thomas Deployed

Tyler Thomas, an OCP Columbus Project Manager, is currently stationed overseas. He will be there until July of 2020 and will not be home for the Holidays. To send him some cheer, the team sent him a stocking full of treats and a card. The OCP team greatly misses Thomas and are all wishing him a safe return home.

Thank you, Tyler for all you are doing to protect our Nation! (Tyler is pictured in the photo centered below.)

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Employees of the Month

Dan Hartsel, José Us and Bryan Stone.

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. Thanks to...

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Matt Townsend

Thanks to each of you, in 2019 we reached our highest revenue ever in our 52-year history. Our backlog of projects is healthy and the economy is strong. This year, OCP focused on building our Enterprise Value. Enterprise Value is simply defined as “the entire or total value of a business entity”. OCP has focused on building our Enterprise Value, focusing and managing our growth, costs, brand, financing and most importantly our employee...

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OCP Columbus Field Party

We had a blast celebrating the holidays with our Columbus field team on December 6th. In the spirit of the holidays, 80 field team members gathered at Hoffbrauhaus Columbus. They were treated to a buffet meal with dessert and drinks along with a ticket raffle of tools, gift cards and a 50” tv. Congratulations to Brent Montgomery (pictured) who won the television.

Thanks to our field employees, 2019 was OCP's most successful year yet! We...

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OCP Columbus participated in two toy drives in celebration of the holiday season. One, through Turner Construction, provides toys for children at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Nationwide Children's Hospital, founded in 1894, upholds a mission to "provide the highest quality patient care, in the safest possible environment, in...

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OCP's Cleveland office took half the day on Wednesday, December 4th to volunteer at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. 23 team members and one spouse went through all of the produce that was recently donated. Team members repackaged 6,752 pounds of food in 1 ½ hours.

Throughout Northeast Ohio, one in six people is food insecure – meaning they may not know where their next meal will...

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The OCP Columbus office purchased and stuffed 45 Thanksgiving bags on Friday, Nov. 15th for the After-School All-Star families whose children attend Moler Elementary in Columbus. After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides programs, transformative experiences, and mentoring that support students in developing skills and habits needed to succeed in life, school, and their future...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Home safely at the end of every day is our motto and prevention is key to safety success. OCP Contractors places safety at the foundation of all processes. As Lean initiatives are emphasized more, we want you to understand that safety is always a time saver, not a time waster.

We strongly encourage employees to report jobsite hazards to prevent injuries. Our policy for reporting...

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One of my favorite parts of my role as the new Human Resources Manager for OCP has been meeting employees in the field and office. Your dedication to each other and superior craftsmanship despite any challenges, is inspirational.

Know that I am always here as a part of your support system in terms of relations, compensation, benefits, and development. I can be reached by phone at 419-865-3312, or at...

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Employees of the Month

Timothy Gowern Jr., Joshua Theisen and Tom Smith.

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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Faith Mission Shelter and Services

On November 4th, OCP Columbus supported National Women in Construction (NAWIC) Columbus dinner benefitting Faith Mission Shelter and Services.

Each year, Faith Mission in Columbus provides more than 84,578 individuals shelter including men, women and veterans. The organization also serves three meals a day to anyone who is...

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On November 12th-13th, 8th-grade students, sophomores and seniors from Toledo Public Schools were immersed in technology and exposed to over 30 career technology programs and their connected fields. OCP attended the event, and shared with students the excitement and development opportunities the construction industry has to offer.

All of the proceeds from the Career Connect Expo were used to fund a scholarship program for eligible...

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Sophomores from Kenmore Garfield High School in Akron took a field trip to the Church+ State project in Ohio City. The students learned first hand from OCP's Brian Exl, Cleveland General Manager, Skip Powell, Safety Director and Rodney Kilbury, Project Manager the benefits of working within the carpentry and electrical trades by seeing the work first hand being performed on the job....

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At OCP, our team is just as dynamic as the company they work for. Get to know the OCP team members dedicated to making your project a success.

Each month in the blog we'll introduce you to a featured employee. This month, meet Jenni Harris, previously Accounts Payable associate for Choice Group and employee for over 19 years.

Join us in congratulating Jenni in her new role as Project Assistant in our Toledo office. Jenni's...

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OCP was a proud sponsor of the 2019 Summa Health Sapphire Ball that occurred on September 21st.

Named for the precious gemstone that symbolizes wisdom, virtue and good fortune, the Sapphire Ball supports Summa Health’s clinically excellent care and life-saving programs. Since its inception, the gala has raised more than $11 million to benefit Summa Health patients.

This year's event raised nearly $1 million alone for patient...

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At OCP, our team is just as dynamic as the company they work for. Get to know the OCP team members dedicated to making your project a success. Each month in the blog we'll introduce you to a featured employee. This month, meet Sandy Webb, Business Manager and employee of OCP for over 23 years.

Sandy joined OCP in 1996 as a receptionist. She quickly advanced to accounts payable due to her willingness and ability to learn and achieve...

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Matt Vander Hooven

Throughout the years we have truly “defined the skyline” and made a major impact on the lives of individuals living in the communities we have worked in. For example, this month we are highlighting The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Main Branch, a project OCP worked on in the past and was invited back to renovate. Children will delight in the new...

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Employees of the Month

David Gaines III, Steve Walton, and Jason LaPointe.

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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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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