The Righter Company is proud to have received recognition and the plaque pictured below for achieving zero accidents and injuries during 2018. This is the result of each and every employee being careful and vigilant. Congratulations to Jerry Yantes, our Safety Director, and all of our staff for working hard to make this happen!
At the annual Employee Christmas Party on Friday, December 14th, Righter recognized the following individuals for continuous time served:
Mike Killilea, Vice President, pictured above with Joe Mendenhall, Carpenter. (An astounding 30 years of service – WOW!!!!)
Mike Killilea, Vice President, pictured above with Mark Chicoine, Laborer. (15 years of service)
Mike Killilea, Vice President, pictured above with Chris Thompson, Project Manager. (10 years of service)
Bill Bunner, Carpenter. (5 years of service – not present/pictured)
Thank you, Joe, Mark, Chris and Bill! Righter appreciates the commitment and contribution of every employee and is especially proud when talented individuals such as these (and so many others) choose to make Righter their home for the long haul.
The Righter Company Christmas tree
Do it while there is still time! Polls close at 7:30 pm here in Ohio!
On Friday, October 19, 2018, the CoGo Bike Share Expansion 2018 project was completed with the final location installed in Grandview! It joins a long list of projects where Righter has enjoyed working with the City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks, to improve the quality of life for Central Ohioans. The original contract sum on this exciting project was $1,593,794. Mike Killilea was the Project Manager and Marvin Kemmerer was the Project Supervisor. The crew was comprised of Mike Tackett, Trevor Welch, Mark Chicoine, Vince Gaus and Brad Guiniling. Great work by our crew and our project partners!
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 September 18, 2018, a Righter Company crew placed a 55′ x 8′ Pratt H-Truss bridge adjacent to West Central Avenue in Delaware.
Chris Thompson is the Project Manager and Clay Slevin is the Project Supervisor for this exciting project.