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.
We'll walk in memory of Erica Hernandez, niece of Jenni & Kevin Harris, who passed in 2017 - her heart unable to handle the strain of her pregnancy. Heart disease and defects affect people of all ages. Bringing awareness allows for greater efforts to make improvements in areas of research.
Now in the middle of the second quarter of our 50th year, I wonder where the first three months of 2018 went. As we move forward in our fast-paced industry, there are exciting things happening in our Toledo office! We are starting to see the results of the emphasis placed on efficient Project Management; with thanks to the efforts of Craig Paskiet, Dan Bartolet, Chris Gunderman, and our part time BGSU student, Haley Theus.
Carl W. Fausze, an OCP Foreman since 2010, has been in the Carpenters Union for 14 years. He is known for his wisdom and creativity in keeping his projects cost effective, working on mid to large sized projects. A man of few words, he gets the job done without complaint. Carl keeps a professional attitude and is highly respected by our GC clients.
Paul Wingate, an OCP Plasterer of 31 years and...more
Diversity is a part of OCP’s culture, and continually drives the company forward. This month as we celebrated Women In Construction Week we were reminded of the many people that come together to make projects successful. I want to personally take the time to thank the women of OCP whose hard work is one of the reasons we have become the Contractor of Choice throughout Northeast Ohio.
Diversity in gender, race, and age means that OCP can...more
Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS
OCP Contractors has always put safety at the forefront, whether it’s on or off the job sites. In line with our safety values, OCP has set up an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Megellan Healthcare.
The EAP is a service offering workers and their family members professional guidance during difficult times such as, loss of a loved one, family relationships, emotional wellness,...more
Of the many facets OCP attributes its success to, this month we focus on the diversity that has driven the culture and success of the firm. Diversity in gender, race, and age means that OCP can utilize the ideas of many to cultivate a bigger variety of voices in the working environment, and most importantly, a culture of equality.
Organizations employing a diverse workforce supply a greater variety of solutions to problems in the...more
Of the over 10 million workers that make up the United States’ construction industry, only 9.1% of the workforce consists of women. Whether working in trades, administration, general contracting, subcontracting, or other professional services, these women are vital to the construction process.
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...more
Cleveland's leading publication in the construction space, Properties Magazine, has featured OCP Contractors in their latest 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. Additionally, the article highlights the history of OCP, and details the efforts that have made OCP the Contractor of Choice in Northeast Ohio.
As we celebrate 50 years of success, we reflect on the goals we have been able to accomplish as a part of this significant milestone. Of the many things we contribute our success to, this month we focus on teamwork.
As the interior Contractor of Choice, OCP understands that for a project to be genuinely successful teamwork is essential. Teamwork in our skilled workforce, teamwork in the office, and teamwork with our many partners that...more
Anthony Corrado, a 310 laborer with OCP since 2012, was quickly promoted to laborer foreman due to his exceptional work ethic and leadership qualities. Anthony has been laborer foreman on several high profile projects such as the Aloft Hotel, CSU The Edge and Centric Apartments.
Matt Rutledge started with OCP in 2006 as an apprentice, working up to foreman. Matt is currently the exterior foreman on the...more
An exciting new year is upon us in 2018, OCP is celebrating 50 years in business! This is a major milestone in our history. Thank you to all of our employees for making OCP a success.
In February of 1968, Barnard (Barney) Paskiet founded Ohio Ceiling and Partition Company in an old farm house on Central Ave in Toledo, Ohio. Over a short period of time Barney secured enough work to steadily grow and hire new employees. In 1976, OCP...more
Logan Spohn, a 4th year apprentice, has been with OCP since 2015. As a foreman on the Beatty Building, a $5M+ project, he continually accepts responsibility assisting in layout and framing. His knowledge and management style are cornerstones to his professional development.
Jeff Boysel started with OCP in 2011 as a Carpenter Journeyman, quickly advancing to foreman. He is proactive and leads by example,...more
The new year is starting quickly. Many contractors have their strategic plans in place for work in progress and sales goals set for 2018. There is optimism in most markets. If we can achieve the margins we want, it should be good year—unless we have “that job,” the one we wish we didn’t have.
It’s usually at this time of year that we are energized to meet plan expectations. The challenge is being able to consistently hold the line on...more
The past three years in Columbus have been very exciting. We have had tremendous success as a business unit and have learned a lot along the way. This success would not have been possible without the team members that we have. I remember the first the project to get kick off after I started down here; it was the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Faculty Office for Corna Kokosing. Collectively, we applied a lot of pressure to ourselves to ensure...more
It’s time to start fresh; a new year is upon us. There is a different feeling in the air. Opportunities abound as I, your association’s president, can attest after attending a number of AWCI-related events and gatherings since my term began in the summer.
My sense is that it seems the glass was a little fuller in many regions this past year. With the uptick in the economy, backlogs are healthier, members tell me. Granted, they also say...more
The AC Hotel by Marriott is a premier hotel designed to be the featured cornerstone of the Bridge Park Development in Dublin, Ohio. The hotel will be the hub for entertainment and local flare within the development. The 8-story hotel’s unique design features floor to ceiling windows, and a rooftop bar with a spectacular view of the Scioto River and surrounding area.
The unique design of the project provided a specialized scope of work...more
Ron Spikes, a 12 year OCP drywall finisher & foreman, has run crews on many large, high profile jobs including Eaton World HQ, Hilton Hotel, Tri-point Hospital, Southwest General Hospital. Ron's excellent work quality and his development of skills within his crews has further built OCP’s leading reputation. As Ron plans his late 2018 retirement, we look back on his accomplishments and know his dedication and work ethic...more
One of the main goals of OCP is that every employee makes it home to their families safely every day; the holidays are no exception. We realize that being safe in today’s environment is a cumbersome task and often time consuming, but a goal worth striving to achieve in all facets. We are fortunate to have a team of safety professionals that take this goal to heart, and assist in guiding us through the ever-changing landscape of job site...more
Here at OCP Contractors, our membership in AWCI is defined as "contractor at-large." That is because Ohio does not have a local chapter, as many regions do, nor does the state have a chapter executive.
From my experience on the AWCI board of directors and executive committee, member companies that join AWCI through a local chapter receive additional beneftis. Some chapters provide education and resources for members, and they, through...more
Zach Kraut started his career with OCP in 2005 as a First Year Apprentice, working his way up to foreman. He is proactive, organized, and a good communicator. Zach looks for more productive ways to complete a task. His professionalism has earned him a reputation with GC's of quality and timeliness.
Dan Guerra, a painter foreman, has been with OCP since 2011. His work quality and vast knowledge of...more
With the holidays upon us and 2017 quickly drawing to a close, it’s a great time to look back at this remarkable year. Together we have reached new heights with our innovative practices and complex projects. I’m immensely proud of the work that our field and office teams are doing to make OCP a force for progress within the construction industry in our region, both through our lean practices, as well as our dedication to safety and...more
AWCI held its Industry Executives’ Conference & Committee Meetings in Tucson, Ariz., last month, and there were a number of seminars, committee meetings and discussions that significantly impact AWCI members and the entire industry. One of those is the recent launch of the rule regarding respirable crystalline silica from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
This standard is an enforcement policy for our industry, but...more
Josh Henning exudes a positive attitude and strong work ethic that manifest in any task he performs. Josh's ability to perform work safely, while maintaining productivity is exemplary.
Chris Gunderman leads in his ability to educate those around him, while managing various roles and maintaining strong client relationships. His dedication and work ethic are guiding attributes in his...more
Seeing OCP Contractors grow as a company throughout my time here has been exciting. OCP is a company that refuses to sit idle while the industry changes all around it. OCP forces itself to stay on the cutting edge. These continued efforts have certainly had an impact on field operations. The men and women that we employ in the field have not always had it easy when these changes come through. We always find a way to work through the issues...more
I am writing this on September 11, the anniversary of that catastrophic day in our nation’s history 16 years ago. Many people just refer to the event simply as 9/11. Many died, and our first responders ran to aid the injured—even at the risk of their own lives. I am humbled by the memories of what occurred on that day. Our nation and our lives changed dramatically.
This is also a time the citizens of our country are pulling together...more