This morning, Righter employees attended its annual mandatory meeting. Employees listened to individuals talk about Righter’s health care program, 401k retirement plan, short and long term disability options and its employee assistance program. Employees received an updated employee handbook and the Affirmative Action, EEO and Sexual Harassment policies were reviewed. In addition, it was publicly announced that Michael D. Killilea, II, became an officer of the company earlier in the year, joining Jerry E. Yantes as Vice President. The crews who worked on the Wyandot County Covered Bridge projects were recognized as was Brandon Lowery, for his stand-out performance on recent projects. The Righter Company values, appreciates and is thankful for the hard work and contributions made by all its employees, many of whom have been on board for many, many years!
With fall and football season here, we are reminded of our founders. We are reposting this from 9/15/17 — “So often throughout the year, but especially during the Buckeye football season, our thoughts turn to David Righter, who, along with his late father, Donald, founded The Righter Company on August 19, 1976. Dave was a Buckeye fan through and through. This Buckeye tree stands at the entrance to our home office and was planted to honor the life of and contributions and sacrifices made by Dave.” These words still ring true today! Below are pictures taken this morning of our beautiful Buckeye tree! GO BUCKS!!!!!!
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Righter Vice President Michael D. Killilea, II, was a presenter at the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges & New York State Covered Bridge Society Covered Bridge Tour, held in Ashtabula County, Ohio. Mike discussed the challenges of rehabilitating timber covered bridges. Great job addressing this topic, Mike!
September 25, 2018 is National Voter Registration Day!
The construction industry and the millions of workers it employs have much at stake this November. It is critical that we elect local, state, and federal leaders who are willing to work for common-sense solutions to the challenges facing the construction industry and its workforce.
In order for our voices to be heard in this ever-changing political landscape, we must register to vote and cast our ballots early or on Election Day. The Associated General Contractors of America make it very easy to receive election reminders via email or text, register to vote, and apply for an absentee ballot using the TurboVote tool. Sign up today at agc.turbovote.org.
On August 21, 2018, The Righter Company’s Vice President, Michael D. Killilea, II, accepted two Historic Bridge Awards for the Parker and Swartz Covered Bridges, located in Wyandot County, Ohio, that Righter recently completed. Righter has received numerous Historic Bridge Awards over the years but is especially proud of the craftsmanship exhibited on these two bridges as well as the challenges that the crews faced and overcame. Righter has enjoyed working with the Wyandot County Engineer on this project and hopes to work together again in the future. Mike Killilea was the Project Manager and Clay Slevin was the Foreman on both bridges. The crews consisted of Brandon Lowery, Bill Bunner, Rob Richmond, Jim Richmond, Blake Osborne, Steven Lavender, Robert “Bub” Groves and Andy Ferguson. Congratulations to our hard-working field personnel. A job very well done!
Favorite Quote: “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you’re going to remember about me.” – Al Capone
Favorite Project to Date & Why: My favorite project to date is the ODNR Lock 4 Repair. This was a unique project in that ODNR contacted Righter for recommendations on how to repair an eroding island near the low head dam. If it was not fixed, the island would wash away causing issues at the dam. Righter contacted an engineering firm and performed the project as a Design/Build. Righter installed sheet piling and poured concrete, which provided a seal around the end of the island.
Hobbies: Riding motorcycles, auto racing and target shooting
THE RIGHTER COMPANY APRPECIATES NICK’S DEDICATION, HARD WORK AND GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR!
Later this summer, The Righter Company, Inc., will commence work on this new, exciting project that consists of adding 26 new docking bikeshare stations and 232 matching dockable bikeshare bikes. Righter is very pleased to again be working with The City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks, and helping to enhance this mobility option for the residents of the City of Columbus and all of Franklin County.