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OCP Contractors has been an integral part of the Ohio construction community for 50 years. To follow stories of our community outreach, award-winning projects, office happenings and more view posts below.

To follow our 50th anniversary celebration, search the hashtags #OCPTurns50 and #50ReasonsWhy50 on social media.

Employees of Choice

Steven Diem, Jeff Coldren, and Shane Goodrich.

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....

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

For the past year, OCP’s safety committee and team have been working on developing a workable Pre-Task Analysis form. We thank the many of employees who have helped us in developing and using the Ready Sheet on projects in each city.

Currently, we are working on developing a phone app to complete these sheets. Using the data collected we will be able to develop processes to help in the...

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Ed Sellers

We’re always looking for new ways to improve construction techniques to make our processes safer and more efficient. Through the use of technology, we’re able to serve our clients better and optimize workflow in the field and office.

As you’ve all experienced on the job site and in the office, we’re on the cutting edge of technology in the construction industry through our use of programs and tools like Plexxis, AutoCAD, Revit,...

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OCP Columbus

Columbus' leading publication, Columbus Business First, has featured OCP Contractors in their latest published edition. In celebration of OCP's 50 years of success, the article looks to the employees, technology, and clients that have propelled the firm towards success for 50 years. Additionally, the article highlights the history of OCP, and details the efforts that have made OCP the Contractor of Choice in Northeast Ohio.

Thank you to...

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Employees of Choice

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....

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Matt Vander Hooven

Innovation is the process of delivering new methods, new ideas, and new products. As a core practice at OCP Contractors, innovation helps us to lead the way in our industry. As we constantly introduce new ideas and technologies we strive to provide our client’s with the highest quality service and maintain our reputation as the #ContractorofChoice. Below I have listed just a few of the most noteworthy innovations that set us apart in the...

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Employees of Choice

Rob Harris, Matt Surovy, and Charles "C.J." Mercer.

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...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

September is declared as Home Eye Safety Awareness Month in an effort to remind everyone of the potential hazards within the home that could damage sight. While this declared awareness month focuses on home safety, it also acts as a reminder for us to appropriately guard our eyes in the field.

In the field you will begin to see magnetic wands at cut stations. The idea behind the wand is...

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Matt Townsend

Here at OCP Contractors we implement processes and set goals to continually provide our clients with successful projects and our employees with an enriching, safe work environment. Each process, policy and goal are formed with one objective in mind, to continue to be the Contractor of Choice for employees and clients alike.

By strategically aligning ourselves within the construction community with affiliations that share in our mission...

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As the Contractor of Choice, OCP is continually advancing processes to deliver quality construction to clients and occupants. Through proven innovation OCP strives to elevate the construction industry to new standards. In our continued efforts to elevate the industry OCP has become an affiliate of SWACCA. We are proud to be affiliated with an association dedicated...

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Employees of Choice

David Gordon, Lynn Campbell, James Ladosky, and Raul Areco.

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...

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Barney Paskiet

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...

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Article written by Katie Schuerger of CEA.

Jeff Loyall, Executive Vice President of the Donley – Turner Team, was recently visited by two women from United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). They came over to thank the construction workers for taking time to talk to one of their children that was outside the other day. They mentioned that was all he talked about the rest of that day!

After hearing this, the team thought...

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Article written by Victoria Idoni of WTOL.

A Toledo tradesman was a guest at the White House Thursday, where President Trump signed an executive order focused on workforce development.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters presented to the president a plan to hire 50,000 carpenters nationwide over the next five years.

This workforce development initiative is meant to build the economy with skilled American...

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Article written by Mark Rosenberg of the Toledo Blade.

In June, 2017, Ricky Estis graduated from Whitmer High School and within weeks he was on a crew building apartments in downtown Toledo’s Fiberglas Tower.

On Thursday, just over a year later, the 20-year-old Toledo resident was sitting in the White House, listening to President Donald Trump unveil an executive order on workforce development.

Mr. Estis is just...

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Ed Sellers

One of the many reasons OCP has been successful for the past 50 years is that we are continually training, to further develop all of our employees and processes. It is our strong belief that our employees are our greatest asset, and that by consistently providing on the job training we are able to place each of you in a better position to thrive.

We provide strict safety training for all employees, ensuring that everyone makes it home...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

While training is at the core of OCP Contractors, I often find myself wondering if that training resonates. Recently while speaking to an OSHA On-Site representative I learned that our rigorous training does in fact resonate with the great men and women we employ in the field.

OSHA On-Site is the consultation component of OSHA, whose main goal is to assist employers in maintaining...

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Employees of Choice

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...

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According to Webster’s Dictionary, quality has several meanings. It can refer to a degree of excellence or grade; a distinguishing attribute or characteristic; or an acquired skill or accomplishment.

At OCP, we pride ourselves on the constant pursuit of quality in all of these areas. We focus on the excellent quality of work put into each project that exceeds our customers’ expectations and provides a personal satisfaction to each...

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Employees of the Month

Barb Betz, Jacob Riffe and Jason Shumaker.

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...

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50 Reasons Why 50

According to Webster’s Dictionary, quality has several meanings. It can refer to a degree of excellence or grade; a distinguishing attribute or characteristic; or an acquired skill or accomplishment.

At OCP, we pride ourselves on the constant pursuit of quality in all of these areas. We focus on the excellent quality of work put into each project that exceeds our customers’ expectations and provides a personal satisfaction to each...

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Please join us in congratulating Brian Stone on his recent promotion to General Manager of the OCP Columbus office. Brian has over 15 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, and has been an integral component of growth in the Columbus market. Brian will continue to drive efforts that have positioned OCP as the #ContractorofChoice in Northeast Ohio.

Brian attended Roberts Wesleyan College, a private institution in...

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Employees of the Month

Juan Zamarripa, Javier Marquez, Dan Smith and Mike Turi.

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...

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Matt Townsend

OCP has many things to be passionate about; our high-performance culture, our safety-driven methods, our people, our means, methods, and procedures, innovation, and the buildings we build. One of my most passionate effects of OCP is the variety, size, and sheer complexity of our robust portfolio of projects. From bridge control houses to 1.5 million-square-foot convention centers and malls.

You can drive through any of our downtown and...

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In honor of our 50th Anniversary, each OCP office is dedicating 50 hours of service to give back to the communities we've been a part of for 50 years.

This week OCP Columbus dedicated time and materials to local elementary school, Valley View. A fresh coat of paint in the hallways and a US Map to bring learning to the playground.

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Last year, OCP began offering Board of Certified Safety Professionals training to become a Safety Trained Supervisor in Construction (STSC) to all Foreman, Superintendents, and Project Managers in order to ensure safety is thoroughly understood and enforced by all. Currently, OCP consists of 36 individuals who have obtained this prestigious title. As OCP continues to prioritize safety in all...

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We'll walk in memory of Erica Hernandez, niece of Jenni & Kevin Harris, who passed in 2017 - her heart unable to handle the strain of her pregnancy. Heart disease and defects affect people of all ages. Bringing awareness allows for greater efforts to make improvements in areas of research.

  • When: May 12, 2018, 8:00am
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Matt Vander Hooven

Now in the middle of the second quarter of our 50th year, I wonder where the first three months of 2018 went. As we move forward in our fast-paced industry, there are exciting things happening in our Toledo office! We are starting to see the results of the emphasis placed on efficient Project Management; with thanks to the efforts of Craig Paskiet, Dan Bartolet, Chris Gunderman, and our part time student intern, Haley Theus.

We have...

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Employees of the Month

Carl W. Fausze, an OCP Foreman since 2010, has been in the Carpenters Union for 14 years. He is known for his wisdom and creativity in keeping his projects cost effective, working on mid to large sized projects. A man of few words, he gets the job done without complaint. Carl keeps a professional attitude and is highly respected by our GC clients.

Paul Wingate, an OCP Plasterer of 31 years and...

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Ed Sellers

Diversity is a part of OCP’s culture, and continually drives the company forward. This month as we celebrated Women In Construction Week we were reminded of the many people that come together to make projects successful. I want to personally take the time to thank the women of OCP whose hard work is one of the reasons we have become the Contractor of Choice throughout Northeast Ohio.

Diversity in gender, race, and age means that OCP can...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

OCP Contractors has always put safety at the forefront, whether it’s on or off the job sites. In line with our safety values, OCP has set up an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Megellan Healthcare.

The EAP is a service offering workers and their family members professional guidance during difficult times such as, loss of a loved one, family relationships, emotional wellness,...

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50 Reasons Why 50

Of the many facets OCP attributes its success to, this month we focus on the diversity that has driven the culture and success of the firm. Diversity in gender, race, and age means that OCP can utilize the ideas of many to cultivate a bigger variety of voices in the working environment, and most importantly, a culture of equality.

Organizations employing a diverse workforce supply a greater variety of solutions to problems in the...

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Of the over 10 million workers that make up the United States’ construction industry, only 9.1% of the workforce consists of women. Whether working in trades, administration, general contracting, subcontracting, or other professional services, these women are vital to the construction process.

The mission of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to further the success of women within the industry and emphasize the growing role of women...

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Cleveland Leadership

Cleveland's leading publication in the construction space, Properties Magazine, has featured OCP Contractors in their latest edition. In celebration of OCP's 50 years of success, the article looks to the employees, technology, and clients that have propelled the firm towards success. Additionally, the article highlights the history of OCP, and details the efforts that have made OCP the Contractor of Choice in Northeast Ohio.

Thank you...

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50 Reasons Why 50

As we celebrate 50 years of success, we reflect on the goals we have been able to accomplish as a part of this significant milestone. Of the many things we contribute our success to, this month we focus on teamwork.

As the interior Contractor of Choice, OCP understands that for a project to be genuinely successful teamwork is essential. Teamwork in our skilled workforce, teamwork in the office, and teamwork with our many partners that...

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Employees of the Month

Anthony Corrado, a 310 laborer with OCP since 2012, was quickly promoted to laborer foreman due to his exceptional work ethic and leadership qualities. Anthony has been laborer foreman on several high profile projects such as the Aloft Hotel, CSU The Edge and Centric Apartments.

Matt Rutledge started with OCP in 2006 as an apprentice, working up to foreman. Matt is currently the exterior foreman on the...

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Matt Townsend

An exciting new year is upon us in 2018, OCP is celebrating 50 years in business! This is a major milestone in our history. Thank you to all of our employees for making OCP a success.

In February of 1968, Barnard (Barney) Paskiet founded Ohio Ceiling and Partition Company in an old farm house on Central Ave in Toledo, Ohio. Over a short period of time Barney secured enough work to steadily grow and hire new employees. In 1976, OCP...

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Employees of the Month

Logan Spohn, a 4th year apprentice, has been with OCP since 2015. As a foreman on the Beatty Building, a $5M+ project, he continually accepts responsibility assisting in layout and framing. His knowledge and management style are cornerstones to his professional development.

Jeff Boysel started with OCP in 2011 as a Carpenter Journeyman, quickly advancing to foreman. He is proactive and leads by example,...

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Ed Sellers- AWCI President

The new year is starting quickly. Many contractors have their strategic plans in place for work in progress and sales goals set for 2018. There is optimism in most markets. If we can achieve the margins we want, it should be good year—unless we have “that job,” the one we wish we didn’t have.

It’s usually at this time of year that we are energized to meet plan expectations. The challenge is being able to consistently hold the line on...

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Clark Townsend

The past three years in Columbus have been very exciting. We have had tremendous success as a business unit and have learned a lot along the way. This success would not have been possible without the team members that we have. I remember the first the project to get kick off after I started down here; it was the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Faculty Office for Corna Kokosing. Collectively, we applied a lot of pressure to ourselves to ensure...

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Ed Sellers- AWCI President

It’s time to start fresh; a new year is upon us. There is a different feeling in the air. Opportunities abound as I, your association’s president, can attest after attending a number of AWCI-related events and gatherings since my term began in the summer.

My sense is that it seems the glass was a little fuller in many regions this past year. With the uptick in the economy, backlogs are healthier, members tell me. Granted, they also say...

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2017 AGC Build Ohio Specialty Category Winner

The AC Hotel by Marriott is a premier hotel designed to be the featured cornerstone of the Bridge Park Development in Dublin, Ohio. The hotel will be the hub for entertainment and local flare within the development. The 8-story hotel’s unique design features floor to ceiling windows, and a rooftop bar with a spectacular view of the Scioto River and surrounding area.

The unique design of the project provided a specialized scope of work...

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Employees of the Month

Ron Spikes, a 12 year OCP drywall finisher & foreman, has run crews on many large, high profile jobs including Eaton World HQ, Hilton Hotel, Tri-point Hospital, Southwest General Hospital. Ron's excellent work quality and his development of skills within his crews has further built OCP’s leading reputation. As Ron plans his late 2018 retirement, we look back on his accomplishments and know his dedication and work ethic...

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Matt Vander Hooven

One of the main goals of OCP is that every employee makes it home to their families safely every day; the holidays are no exception. We realize that being safe in today’s environment is a cumbersome task and often time consuming, but a goal worth striving to achieve in all facets. We are fortunate to have a team of safety professionals that take this goal to heart, and assist in guiding us through the ever-changing landscape of job site...

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Ed Sellers- AWCI President

Here at OCP Contractors, our membership in AWCI is defined as "contractor at-large." That is because Ohio does not have a local chapter, as many regions do, nor does the state have a chapter executive.

From my experience on the AWCI board of directors and executive committee, member companies that join AWCI through a local chapter receive additional beneftis. Some chapters provide education and resources for members, and they, through...

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Employees of the Month

Zach Kraut started his career with OCP in 2005 as a First Year Apprentice, working his way up to foreman. He is proactive, organized, and a good communicator. Zach looks for more productive ways to complete a task. His professionalism has earned him a reputation with GC's of quality and timeliness.

Dan Guerra, a painter foreman, has been with OCP since 2011. His work quality and vast knowledge of...

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Brian Exl

With the holidays upon us and 2017 quickly drawing to a close, it’s a great time to look back at this remarkable year. Together we have reached new heights with our innovative practices and complex projects. I’m immensely proud of the work that our field and office teams are doing to make OCP a force for progress within the construction industry in our region, both through our lean practices, as well as our dedication to safety and...

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Ed Sellers- AWCI President

AWCI held its Industry Executives’ Conference & Committee Meetings in Tucson, Ariz., last month, and there were a number of seminars, committee meetings and discussions that significantly impact AWCI members and the entire industry. One of those is the recent launch of the rule regarding respirable crystalline silica from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

This standard is an enforcement policy for our industry, but...

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Employees of the Month

Josh Henning exudes a positive attitude and strong work ethic that manifest in any task he performs. Josh's ability to perform work safely, while maintaining productivity is exemplary.

Chris Gunderman leads in his ability to educate those around him, while managing various roles and maintaining strong client relationships. His dedication and work ethic are guiding attributes in his...

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Clark Townsend

Seeing OCP Contractors grow as a company throughout my time here has been exciting. OCP is a company that refuses to sit idle while the industry changes all around it. OCP forces itself to stay on the cutting edge. These continued efforts have certainly had an impact on field operations. The men and women that we employ in the field have not always had it easy when these changes come through. We always find a way to work through the issues...

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Ed Sellers- AWCI President

I am writing this on September 11, the anniversary of that catastrophic day in our nation’s history 16 years ago. Many people just refer to the event simply as 9/11. Many died, and our first responders ran to aid the injured—even at the risk of their own lives. I am humbled by the memories of what occurred on that day. Our nation and our lives changed dramatically.

This is also a time the citizens of our country are pulling together...

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Employees of the Month

Chris Hawk, a painter with OCP for over 6 years, was very instrumental in completing the ProMedica Steam Plant in Toledo, a difficult project start to finish. He maintained the aggressive schedule with a small crew of four for 95% of the project. Chris's strengths are his patience & dedication to his work.

Nick Rogier, a carpenter with OCP for over 2 years, has been working at the Tower on the...

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Matt Townsend

Innovation has always been a part of OCP’s culture, and continually drives the company forward. In 2010, OCP officially began our Lean Construction initiative, and today we continue to take Lean to the next level by implementing Operational Excellence managers, daily production tracking, 6-week look ahead schedules, wasted elimination, and increased productivity. Our next phase of advancement in Lean is training our managers in Six Sigma...

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Employees of the Month

Dan Bradford, a Cleveland Carpenter, for over 11 years of dependability and solid work ethic. His contagious enthusiasm brings energy to the crew and his personal commitment to quality is obvious in his work.

Danielle Carpenter, on her first project acting as Cleveland Project Manager, and Patrick Walling, Cleveland Estimator, for sucessfully completing, start to finish, their first...

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Ed Sellers

In the past, we published a newsletter, today, we renew our commitment to openly communicate with our employees. For me, it is especially important to reach out to the men and women on the jobsites, where the real action and purpose of our company takes place. It is my opinion that we employ the best of the best. Our company is known for having the ability to understand and execute complex projects quickly, efficiently, and timely; that is a...

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