Employees of Choice

Employees of Choice - October 2018

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


Jason Cullison

  • Position: Journeyman Carpenter
  • Industry Tenure: 18 Years
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 4 Years

“Jason is one of those guys that shows up every day, does what is asked of him to the best of his abilities with quality and safety in mind, and is always willing to give extra for the betterment of the job. Additionally, he will always take the time to assist in training/teaching the next generation of carpenters. We are extremely fortunate to have Jason as an employee.” - Jayson Waltz, Columbus Superintendent

  • What has been the highlight of your career in construction?

  • The sense of pride and accomplishment in being able to see a project through from start to finish, and knowing that others will be able to enjoy the project.
  • What is your favorite aspect of your job?

  • Being able to be versatile installing all aspects of the trade rather than specializing in one item.
  • What is your favorite project you have worked on?

  • The Wexner Performing Arts Center
  • Who inspires you?

  • My family and all of the older or retired carpenters before me.


Chad Senita

  • Position: Journeyman Carpenter
  • Industry Tenure: 18 Years
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 12 Years

“Chad has always been a team player and well respected by his peers. Chad is well known for his positive attitude and determined personality and is often the go-to guy on difficult tasks. I have personally worked with and around Chad since his first day as a carpenter apprentice and he has been a pleasure to work with.” - Jason Van Devender, Cleveland Superintendent

  • What is your favorite aspect of your job?
  • My favorite aspect of this particular job is flying the prefabricated panels. I enjoy working with the cutting-edge technology that OCP is using with the panel systems. We’ve never done this before, and most companies don’t, so I like getting to learn the ins and outs of the prebuilt panel systems we’re using now.
  • What do you value most about OCP?
  • Honestly, I’ve worked here a long time, and my paycheck is always paid, my money is in my benefits, and they’ve always kept me working. Just the reliability of always being able to work, I’ve never had time off since I’ve been here. There are companies out there that you struggle to get paid, but since being with OCP money is never an issue. And if by some chance there’s a mistake it’s always fixed.
  • What is your favorite project you’ve worked on?
  • Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. It was probably one of the most diverse projects I’ve ever worked on. There were 7 different types of grid ceilings, colors, different pads, 4 different type of wood ceilings and metal ceilings. We built the infant unit, and it was designed to look like an outdoor scene. So we built trees and clouds out of aluminum and the floor was made to look like there were rivers running through it. I also really enjoyed the Med Mart Convention Center, I enjoyed doing the ceilings. It was a big giant puzzle, with so many corresponding pieces. They’re both projects I’m really proud to show off.
  • What advice would you give to a new employee?
  • Be on time every day, listen, be willing to learn, and just have a drive. You always have to have the drive to be the best and to learn more. That’s what’ll make you and the team good.
  • What hobbies do you have outside of work?
  • Synchronized swimming.

Raul Quiroga

  • Position: Carpenter Foreman
  • Industry Tenure: 29 Years
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 19 Years

“I have had the opportunity to work with Raul on site for many years and have witnessed his true dedication to this industry. You can’t say commercial drywall without thinking about Raul. He truly understands the importance of training our apprentice to help move OCP into the future.” - Chris Gunderman, Project Manager & Toledo Superintendent

  • What is your favorite aspect of your job?

  • Working around the union carpenter brothers and teaching young people how to do the job. That way when I retire I know I have a pension that will still be there. Haha.
  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay?

  • My older brother brought me into the carpenter construction union. And I stayed because of the good pay and the benefits that you get with it.
  • What are some of your hobbies?

  • Watching sports. I coached football for a long time, for players from 5th grade up to 8th grade. I stopped 4 years ago when my son went to high school because I made a promise not to miss any of his games.
  • What encouraged you to work with OCP?

  • My brother told me to come over to OCP when I got laid off by another company. OCP has always been dependable. You never have to worry about your checks and you’re always given a good opportunity to work. When Barney was around, he was mean but he was fair, as long as you gave 40 hours of hard work, you got 40 hours of great pay.