In 1968, Barney Paskiet began Ohio Ceiling and Partition Company as a small lath and plastering company in Toledo, Ohio. Barney was a lather by trade, with a thorough understanding of the construction process. His hands-on, “get-it-done” personality, natural business instinct, and genuine love for the work are to thank for the thriving business we all recognize today as OCP Contractors.
Initially, Barney’s passion for people and community introduced OCP to small commercial jobs and even residential jobs within the Toledo area. After repeated project success, the opportunity to work on high-profile jobs became standard within the business. With each show of skilled workmanship, OCP’s reputation grew into the commercial market allowing for expansion into northeast and central Ohio.
As I know my words can only go so far in explaining the great man that Barney was, I reached out to other long-term employees that knew and worked with Barney and asked them to express what they would write about Barney given the opportunity. The following are their remarks:
Many thanks to the great man who started it all, our founder, Barney Paskiet!