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

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OCP Columbus participated in two toy drives in celebration of the holiday season. One, through Turner Construction, provides toys for children at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Nationwide Children's Hospital, founded in 1894, upholds a mission to "provide the highest quality patient care, in the safest possible environment, in...

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OCP's Cleveland office took half the day on Wednesday, December 4th to volunteer at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. 23 team members and one spouse went through all of the produce that was recently donated. Team members repackaged 6,752 pounds of food in 1 ½ hours.

Throughout Northeast Ohio, one in six people is food insecure – meaning they may not know where their next meal will...

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The OCP Columbus office purchased and stuffed 45 Thanksgiving bags on Friday, Nov. 15th for the After-School All-Star families whose children attend Moler Elementary in Columbus. After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides programs, transformative experiences, and mentoring that support students in developing skills and habits needed to succeed in life, school, and their future...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Home safely at the end of every day is our motto and prevention is key to safety success. OCP Contractors places safety at the foundation of all processes. As Lean initiatives are emphasized more, we want you to understand that safety is always a time saver, not a time waster.

We strongly encourage employees to report jobsite hazards to prevent injuries. Our policy for reporting...

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One of my favorite parts of my role as the new Human Resources Manager for OCP has been meeting employees in the field and office. Your dedication to each other and superior craftsmanship despite any challenges, is inspirational.

Know that I am always here as a part of your support system in terms of relations, compensation, benefits, and development. I can be reached by phone at 419-865-3312, or at...

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Employees of the Month

Timothy Gowern Jr., Joshua Theisen and Tom Smith.

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....

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On November 4th, OCP Columbus supported National Women in Construction (NAWIC) Columbus dinner benefitting Faith Mission Shelter and Services.

Each year, Faith Mission in Columbus provides more than 84,578 individuals shelter including men, women and veterans. The organization also serves three meals a day to anyone who is...

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On November 12th-13th, 8th-grade students, sophomores and seniors from Toledo Public Schools were immersed in technology and exposed to over 30 career technology programs and their connected fields. OCP attended the event, and shared with students the excitement and development opportunities the construction industry has to offer.

All of the proceeds from the Career Connect Expo were used to fund a scholarship program for eligible...

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Sophomores from Kenmore Garfield High School in Akron took a field trip to the Church+ State project in Ohio City. The students learned first hand from OCP's Brian Exl, Cleveland General Manager, Skip Powell, Safety Director and Rodney Kilbury, Project Manager the benefits of working within the carpentry and electrical trades by seeing the work first hand being performed on the job....

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At OCP, our team is just as dynamic as the company they work for. Get to know the OCP team members dedicated to making your project a success.

Each month in the blog we'll introduce you to a featured employee. This month, meet Jenni Harris, previously Accounts Payable associate for Choice Group and employee for over 19 years.

Join us in congratulating Jenni in her new role as Project Assistant in our Toledo office. Jenni's...

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OCP was a proud sponsor of the 2019 Summa Health Sapphire Ball that occurred on September 21st.

Named for the precious gemstone that symbolizes wisdom, virtue and good fortune, the Sapphire Ball supports Summa Health’s clinically excellent care and life-saving programs. Since its inception, the gala has raised more than $11 million to benefit Summa Health patients.

This year's event raised nearly $1 million alone for patient...

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At OCP, our team is just as dynamic as the company they work for. Get to know the OCP team members dedicated to making your project a success. Each month in the blog we'll introduce you to a featured employee. This month, meet Sandy Webb, Business Manager and employee of OCP for over 23 years.

Sandy joined OCP in 1996 as a receptionist. She quickly advanced to accounts payable due to her willingness and ability to learn and achieve...

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Throughout the years we have truly “defined the skyline” and made a major impact on the lives of individuals living in the communities we have worked in. For example, this month we are highlighting The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Main Branch, a project OCP worked on in the past and was invited back to renovate. Children will delight in the new...

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Employees of the Month

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...

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On Friday, September 27th the OCP Columbus team supported a casino night for After-School All-Stars (ASAS). ASAS is dedicated to creating a world where all kids have the support they need to fully develop both socially and emotionally, becoming the most confident and adaptable adults they can be.

Volunteers serve low-income middle school youth and provide them with the tools they need for academic readiness, STEM, health &...

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OCP CEO Matt Townsend provided a testimony on misclassification in the construction industry to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor Workforce Protections Subcommittee at 10:15 a.m. EDT on September 26th, 2019.

The testimony at the hearing titled, Misclassification of Employees: Examining the Costs to Workers, Businesses, and the Economy was shared via live stream through the...

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OCP attended the BGSU career fair on September 20th in search of talented individuals for our growing organization. Many of OCP's award-winning team consists of BGSU graduates. BGSU's Construction co-op program is one of 12 accredited co-op education programs in the nation.

Interested in joining an award-winning construction company devoted to excellence?...

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Employees of the Month

Jose Barajas, Kyle Brubaker, and Steven Rice.

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....

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Prefabrication provides many benefits to a project, with one of the major, yet sometimes overlooked benefits, being project safety. With prefabrication, there is a dramatic reduction in

  • Fall hazard exposure
  • Wall panel fall hazard exposure
  • Structural steel fall hazard exposure
  • Roof decking fall hazard exposure

Prefabrication being done in a...

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Since 1968, we’ve been led by a mission to construct with integrity, safety, and excellence in mind. Our team is not only dedicated to living out that mission within OCP’s practices but externally as well, taking our forward-thinking initiatives outside of our organization and sharing them within the construction organizations we serve. Many people within our team serve on organizations dedicated to supporting the construction industry such...

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Join us in congratulating our very own CFO, Pamela Hepburn, CCIFP, for recently being named Executive Treasurer of the Construction Financial Management Association. CFMA is "The Source & Resource for Construction Financial Excellence" and the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of today's construction financial professionals. CFMA's general members represent various contractors including general...

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Over 250 OCP team members and their families celebrated summer with a picnic at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Zoombezi Bay Waterpark on Sat., July 27th. The event was an excellent opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshine while meeting each other's families.

At the zoo, employees explored permanent exhibits including the Heart of Africa, Asia Quest, Congo Expedition, Australia and the Islands, and North...

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Employees of Choice

Matt Ciha, Adrian Stawn, and Manuel Maldonado.

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....

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Ed Sellers

OCP Contractors is the Contractor of Choice because of the hard work and dedication of each one of you. Three years ago, when we made the strategic decision as a company to hire a Human Resources Manager, we had the vision to have a more engaged workforce.

Since the end of 2016, our Human Resources Manager Shreya Trivedi has implemented multiple initiatives in line with that vision. Initiatives such as Employee of Choice or this...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Beat the Fatigue from Summer Heat with These Tips

Heat-related illnesses can be deadly, follow these tips to stay cool on the job.

With temperatures in our area rising rapidly it is critical to revisit the importance of recognizing heat-related injuries and understanding how to prevent them. It takes between 4-14 days for the human body to get acclimated to...

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