Employees of the Month

Employees of Choice - December 2019

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 the hard work of these individuals, OCP has proudly become the interior Contractor of Choice.


Dan Hartsel

  • Position: Carpenter
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 4 Years
  • Industry Tenure: 4 Years
  • Training: Total Station, First Aid, ICRA

“Dan started his apprenticeship with OCP and has proven to be a great asset to our company. Dan is a talented carpenter with a fantastic work ethic and is a highly motivated individual who knows how to get the job done right and the quickest way possible. I appreciate the opportunity to have Dan on my crew.” - Jason Van Devender, Superintendent Cleveland

  • What is your favorite aspect of your job?
  • I like that you do something different each day. I take pride in my work. I’m proud to drive around Cleveland and know I worked on that building.
  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay?
  • I’ve always been interested in working with my hands. Even as a child I would take toys apart and put them back together again. I cannot see myself at a desk job. I enjoy the camaraderie amongst the team.
  • What hobbies do you have outside of work?
  • Shooting. Hanging out with my buddies. I built my own AR-15.

José Us

  • Position: Carpenter
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 1 Year

“José always keeps attendance, production and safety in mind. He is always stepping up to the task at hand and makes the best of everything with a positive attitude. Thank You, José ! " - Jay Waltz, Columbus Superintendent

  • What is your favorite job that you have worked on?
  • A/C Marriott
  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay?
  • I like working with my hands.
  • What would you tell your peer/coworker is the key to your success?
  • Always look for ways to improve. Look to get the best opportunity for your family.

Bryan Stone

  • Position: Drywall Finisher
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 6 Months
  • Industry Tenure: 11 Years

"Bryan came to us as a new hire this year. He has proven to be a great employee. His craftsmanship and attention to detail are great, helping OCP maintain a commitment to be the Contractor of Choice. Thanks, Brian for your continued effort.” - Chris Gunderman, Toledo Superintendent

  • What brought you to the industry and what made you stay?
  • Making something out of nothing.
  • What made you select OCP as your employer?
  • Close to home and a good reputation within the community.
  • What would you tell your peer or coworker is the key to success?
  • Being consistent about the work that is performed.