Employees of Choice

Employees of Choice - July 2018

James Prosser, Drew Boysel, Dan Guerra, and Tom Cramer.

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


James Prosser

  • Position: Interior and Exterior Framer
  • Industry Tenure: 12 Years
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 3 Years

“James Prosser is a very dependable, highly skilled employee. James has gained a great deal of respect from his peers in his 3 years of employment with OCP. James is a highly motivated employee committed to completing the task at hand on time and within budget.” - Jason Van Devender, Cleveland Superintendent

Whats your favorite aspect of your job?

I like to do a lot of the framing and the soffits that are intricate and have a lot of detail to them.

What hobbies do you have outside of work?

I like to do a lot of hunting and fishing. I spend a lot of time outdoors. I mainly hunt deer.

Who inspires you?

My father-in-law inspires me a lot. He’s a very hard worker and he’s very determined in what he does. He doesn’t quit, and he always motivates me to push harder.

What would tell another person interested in joining the industry?

Show up on time, work hard, pay attention, and take in everything that you can.

What is one thing you want to learn in the next year with OCP?

Actually, I’m getting into it a little bit now, but this is the first job I’m going to take over and run. I’m excited to get into that atmosphere of trying to run work and hopefully I can grab the ropes and take on the challenge.


Drew Boysel

  • Position: Carpenter
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 3 Years

“Columbus would like to recognize Drew Boysel. Drew has been with OCP for 4 years & we would like to congratulate him on completing the apprentice program & reaching journeyman status. Drew has always been outspoken & honest on items when needed & asked of, Has a positive attitude, Is always willing to work with others & looking out for alternative & faster ways to complete the work assigned. He has been a great asset to the OCP team.” - Jay Waltz, Columbus Superintendent

What is your favorite aspect of the job?

My favorite aspect of working here at OCP and being a carpenter is being able to walk away after you build something, and feeling accomplished when looking back at it, I'm consistently proud of the finished project.

What would you tell someone getting in to the industry now?

Be open to everything and be willing to learn because there are multiple ways to complete work, just find out what works best for yourself.

What advice would you give a new employee starting at OCP?

Show up to work, show up to work on time, be willing to learn even though you think you already know something, and be your best everyday.


Dan Guerra

  • Position: Painter Foreman
  • Industry Tenure: 34 Years
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 8 Years

“Very talented in all things painting. Dan goes above and beyond to get the job done ahead of schedule and to the customer's satisfaction. It's consistently a high-quality, productive paint project when Dan is present.” - Jeffrey Feller, Toledo Superintendent

What has been the highlight of your career in construction?

Being able to come to work every day for a good company and have insurance and pension and at the end of the day go home safe.

What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay?

I came to the construction industry because I was young and I needed a job and I was just starting a family. Painting was a way to get a good pay and benefits. So, I just went ahead and started and I liked it so much with the division that I stayed with it.

What advice would you give a new employee?

I will tell them to show up on time every day, be clean cut and drug free and work hard every day.


Tom Cramer

  • Position: Carpenter Foreman,
  • Industry Tenure: 22 Years
  • Length of Employment at OCP: 15 Years

“Excellent all around Carpenter. Does it all and does it very well. Metal Studs, Drywall, Ceilings, Floors, Cabinets, Doors, and Specialties to name a few. I do not think he has been asked to do a project that he could not do from start to finish.” - Jeffrey Feller, Toledo Superintendent

What is your favorite aspect of your job?

To work with new employees and apprentices to teach and train them about the success of our careers.

You have been nominated for employee of the month. What do you have to say about that?

It’s pretty exciting that the office people actually go out of the way to realize what employees do for them and to nominate us. So, I think it’s pretty awesome.

What do you value most about OCP?

Working with the superintendents that have been in the field and have been in our shoes to understand the problems we have and help us resolve them.