August 8, 2019

Righter to Complete Repairs to the Goodale Park Fountain

Columbus City Council recently approved $330,000 to fix the Goodale Park Fountain with two bronze elephants on top.  The fountain is in the middle of the park’s pond in an active and visual spot.  The Righter Company will be the General Contractor on the project.  Commissioned by The Friends of Goodale Park in 2007, the fountain pumps were installed under the surface of the pond.  Since that time, the pumps installed underwater have proven to be difficult to maintain and have since failed.  Righter will remove the existing underwater system and install a new pump system within an underground pit outside the pond edge. This will not only provide a better pump system, but will also allow the capability to maintain it as necessary, according to Brian Hoyt, spokesman for the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks.


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July 30, 2019

Righter Crews Hear of Ways to Prevent Heat Disorders

Through Weekly Safety Talks, Righter crews have recently been reminded of ways to prevent heat stress, heat stroke and the importance of staying hydrated.

During the summer, we must all take precautions to ensure our bodies do not become overheated.  The following are ways to prevent heat stress disorders:

• Use general ventilation, cooling fans, and evaporative cooling whenever possible.

• Shield furnaces and other heat producing equipment including steam leaks.

• Wear loose, lightweight, light colored clothes.

• Drink water steadily before and during work in the heat.

• Drink about 16 ounces before starting

• Drink 5 to 7 ounces every 15 or 20 minutes during hot work.

• Eat well-balanced meals. Eat more smaller/lighter meals rather than large meals.

• Avoid drinks with alcohol and caffeine.

• Work at a steady pace, minimizing overexertion.

• Take regular breaks in a cool, well-ventilated area.

• Know your own limits and ability to work safely in heat.

• Take extra precautions with certain medications. Several medications can affect your body’s ability to stay hydrated. Check with your doctor.

• Avoid sunburn. Having a sunburn reduces your body’s ability to rid itself of heat.

Pictured above are Ben Sullivan, Ben Sullivan, Jr., and Robert Ward, currently working under the supervision of Dwayne McVey at West Water Street Bridge Repair and Waterline Relocation, in Fairfield County.

Pictured above are Danny Wilson, Pete Fink and Jeff McGuire, currently working under the supervision of Jerry McVey at ODOT 180301 – Washington County (Marietta Bike Path).



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July 23, 2019

Employee Spotlight — Jacobi Schmalenberger


Hometown: Wapakoneta, Ohio

Current Position: Intern

Time Served: 2 months

Favorite Quote: “You Never Fail Until You Stop Trying.” — Albert Einstein

Something Memorable: AAA Grandview is the first project that I was given some responsibility in the field.  I had to ensure that the helicals met capacity and record the given values.  This project sticks out to me because it was the first time I was given that role and involved as an Intern.

Hobbies: Golf, Cornhole, and hanging out with family.


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July 16, 2019

Righter Supports A Kid Again

For many years, The Righter Company has joined the Central Ohio Construction Community to support A Kid Again families raising children with life-threatening illnesses.  The first Full Throttle Open golf outing was in 2005.  This is a milestone year as over $1,000,000 has been raised for A Kid Again families right here in Central Ohio.  The founder of the golf outing, Pete Miller, was recognized for his inspiration for the outing, along with generous support of his time, talent, and treasure that has provided nearly 30,000 adventures.

A Kid Again provides ongoing hope for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.  Throughout the year, A Kid Again provides adventures that enable kids to get out of the hospital, forget about being sick and just be A Kid Again.

Righter employees who enjoyed a day on the green:  Chris Thompson, Project Manager; Brad Nadolson, President; Nick Miller, Project Manager; and Bill Wyner, Estimator.







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June 5, 2019

2019 Recipient of The Donald W. and David M. Righter Scholarship for Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Congratulations to Terry Johnson, the 2019 recipient of The Donald W. and David M. Righter Scholarship for Civil Engineering and Construction Management.  The scholarship honors the late founders of The Righter Company, Donald W. Righter, and his son, David M. Righter.

A record $110,000 in scholarships were awarded to 48 students who are pursuing a two or four-year construction-related degree! Since 1959, the BX Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $1.5 million in awards to students seeking careers in construction-related fields.

Pictured is Bradley R. Nadolson, President of The Righter Company, and Terry Johnson, 2019 scholarship recipient.  Terry will be a Junior at The Ohio State University in the Fall and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Systems Management.  The Righter Company wishes Terry much success in his future endeavors!


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May 28, 2019

Kickoff Held for CoGo Bikeshare Expansion

Bradley Nadolson, (L), Righter President, and Michael Killilea, (R), Righter Vice President, were among those in attendance at the kickoff and ribbon cutting held on May 14, 2019, to celebrate an expansion project that started Fall 2018. CoGo added 9 bike share stations to the existing Columbus CoGo system. The new Columbus stations were part of a 26 station expansion that inflated the CoGo Bike Share system from 46 stations to it’s current total of 72 stations and 600+ bikes. The Righter Company was excited to be part of this expansion.

CoGo Bike Share is designed to be a fun and convenient way to get around town. Join as a member or buy a 24-hr or 3 day pass. Bikes are available 24/7/365 within Columbus, Bexley, Grandview Heights, and Upper Arlington. Grab a bike from any station and re-dock at any other station near your destination. Take out a new bike as many times as you’d like!—with unlimited 30 minute trips. Release a bike at any station kiosk or with the Transit app. Visit for details on annual memberships and to learn more about the CoGo Bike Share system. New expansion Columbus stations include: Front St & Town St High St & Lane Ave Summit St & 17th Ave Cleveland Ave & 4th Ave High St & Hudson St High St & Crestview Rd Summit St & Hudson St North Bank Park Thompson Park at Hunter Ave.


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