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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.

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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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 working in the heat. The key to successfully...

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Employees of the Month

Frankie Quintero, Fernando Marquez, and Bruce Slusher.

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...

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Employees of the Month

Yadiel Alvarez, Ben Finkel, and Brandon Arthur.

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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It’s not every day that we receive the proper recognition for the outstanding service and quality that our field provides to our customers on each and every project. However, it isn’t difficult to see when walking projects and looking at the work being put in place that we live up to our motto of being The Contractor of Choice on a daily basis. Recently, we have received the following feedback:

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Northeast Ohio's magazine on reality, construction and architecture, Properties Magazine has featured OCP Contractors' award-winning project, the Samson Pavillion Health Education Campus as their cover story.

OCP proudly provided custom millwork, wall panels, desks, casework, solid surface countertops and railings for the 477,000 state-of-the-art facility.

Congratulations to the entire team that collaborated on this...

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Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity's Project Playhouse Blitz Build is a program designed to teach young children the pride and joy of homeownership.

Volunteers work for 5-6 hours to build a playhouse customized for a family based on their hobbies and interests. Young children and their families are then presented with the playhouse at the conclusion of the Blitz Build.

When the OCP Toledo team learned of this family's love of...

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OCP Toledo 2019 Heart Walk

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this year's American Heart Association Heart Walk in Toledo.

By participating in the Heart Walk, you’re joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation raising funds for lifesaving science. Science that can teach us all how to live longer and be healthier.

We look forward to walking together again next year to continue the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke.

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Employees of the Month

Thomas Bouch and Rich Nowotka Sr.

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...

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We asked, and you responded!

One of our core beliefs at OCP is that our High-Quality Engaged Employees are critical to our success

As a part of our 2019 strategic plan, we sent a survey to all employees to find out what we can improve.

We were amazed at the response!

40% of our employees answered the survey with both high praise and constructive criticism. We are in the process of...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

OCP implemented a pre-task analysis program in January 2019 on a mobile application called Industry Safe and on paper called the Ready Sheet. Each employee is expected to take time every morning looking over their immediate work area and utilize either the written form or the mobile app to ensure their area is safe and ready to work in. If a job site needs additional ready sheets, please...

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Employees of the Month

Troy Holliday, Jeff Clelland, and Derrick Newmeyer.

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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Matt Vander Hooven

It’s hard to believe we’re already into the 2nd quarter of the year! By now, it’s no secret that through our Corporate Strategic Planning efforts, we’ve decided to DOUBLE DOWN on our Lean initiatives! To kick things off, all 3 OCP locations and The Choice Group, have engaged in the book entitled, “2 Second Lean” by Paul Akers.

I’m excited to see and hear the buzz that’s surrounding...

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OCP Columbus WIC Week 2019

The OCP Columbus office celebrated Women In Construction week with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Columbus Chapter at their annual luncheon.

The guest speaker for the luncheon was Kayleen McCabe from the DIY television series “Rescue Renovation." Kayleen spoke on the importance of highlighting the hard work that women are contributing to the...

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The OCP Toledo office celebrated women in construction, with the aims to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry and to empower them personally and professionally.

In observation of Women in Construction Week, we invited the women from the field and office for an afternoon of fun and learning. OCP hosted a lunch and learn session with a representative from Toledo/Lucas County Care Net who spoke about general...

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In celebration of Women in Construction Week, the OCP team visited with the hard-working women of the OCP skilled labor team to learn more about their work in the field and to educate others on the job site about the power of women in the construction workforce.

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 within the industry. WIC Week...

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Females comprise 47 percent of the country's workforce; however, that rate is just 9 percent in the construction industry and just under 3 percent in production roles, according to the National Association of Women in Construction. As the industry faces a skilled workforce shortage, it is imperative to actively address the lack of female talent within the construction industry.

OCP values diversity in the workforce and is consistently...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

I have visited all three cities within the past month and have begun to see issues with guardrails and fall protection plans throughout the state. The issues encountered include maintenance of guardrail systems, planned use of retractable lifelines/swing fall and fall protection plans involving warning lines.

Fall protection violations remain in the top two citations issued by OSHA and...

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Employees of the Month

Scott Staebler, Vince Stiles, and Chayna Young-Wallace.

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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I’d like to start by telling you how much I appreciate each member of the OCP team and that I recognize we wouldn’t be where we are without the contributions made by each one of our employees. Thank you.

With the core team in place and with the help of our awesome employees, we are really making strides in achieving our strategic goal of being “The Contractor of Choice”. This year we will be focusing on Lean Construction. The primary...

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Employees of the Month

Anthony Nail, Brodrick Parker, and Trevor Househoulder.

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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Matt Townsend

Happy New Year, Team OCP! I hope you each enjoyed spending time with friends and loved ones over the holidays. And thank you all for making us a part of your holidays by partaking in your local office’s party (Toledo, we’re excited for next month!).

In 2018 we were fortunate to celebrate 50 years as the Contractor of Choice, largely in part to you. After hearing your feedback throughout the year, the management team met in early January...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Happy New Year, Team! As we’ve begun working towards 2019’s successes, we’ve been reminded of one thing, winter is officially upon us. While we love Ohio, it’s extreme winter weather conditions bring unique risks to the jobsite that it’s important to always be aware of.

In this month’s Toolbox Talk we discuss how to work safely in cold weather conditions to avoid cold stress, hypothermia,...

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Please join us in congratulating Brian Exl on his recent appointment to General Manager of the OCP Cleveland office.

Upon completing studies at Arizona State University, Brian began working in the interior trades industry in 1998 beginning as a project engineer on the new Cleveland Browns Stadium. Brian has additionally worked as Project Manager on projects with contracts as large as $8.5 million.

In his tenure with OCP, Brian...

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