Employees of the Month

Employees of Choice - October 2019

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

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David Gaines III

  • Position: Journeyman Carpenter
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 8 Years
  • Training: OSHA 40, Rigging Training, Lift Training, Scaffolding Training

"David' has a strong work ethic, a great attitude, he's a very talented carpenter and an overall great guy."”-Toby Baker, Foreman

  • What is your favorite project that you have worked on?
  • Edgewater beach was one of my favorite jobs, nothing was typical there, everything was on a radius where there were no straight cuts and you had to utilize critical thinking. I prefer tasks where I can be challenged.
  • What makes you stay in the industry?
  • I cannot see myself sitting at a desk all day. I enjoy doing something different each day.
  • Who inspired you to become a carpenter?
  • Basically all my male family members are carpenters. I am a fourth-generation carpenter and I enjoy working with my hands.
  • Words to live by?
  • A quote from my father, “Son, we’re not rich, so if you want anything you have to work for it.” My dad is a really hard worker.
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Steve Walton

  • Position: Journeyman Carpenter
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 4 Years
  • Training: OSHA 10 & 30, Boom Lift, ICRA, Fall Arrest, Forklift

"Steve has always been very forthcoming in safety, productivity & willingness to help out others as well as take time to teach employees the trade & pass on knowledge to the next generation." -Jay Waltz, Columbus General Superintendent

  • Who inspires you most?
  • Mike Ross
  • What has been the highlight of your career in construction?
  • Being OCP Employee of Choice
  • What is your favorite aspect of your job?
  • After a job well done, wrapping up the end of the day.
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Jason LaPointe

  • Position: Journeyman Carpenter
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 23 years

"Jason and I have worked together on several jobs, I have known him for most of my career here at OCP. He is one of the best carpenters we have working for us. Jason's attention to detail, self-motivation, and overall work ethic sets him apart. I cannot thank Jason enough for all of his hard work throughout the years!" -Chris Gunderman, Toledo General Superintendent

  • What is your favorite project that you have worked on?
  • Toledo Hospital
  • What is your favorite place to visit?
  • Hawaii
  • What hobbies do you enjoy?
  • Billiards