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.
Great job by Estimator Bill Wyner, Project Manager Mike Killilea, Foreman Clay Slevin and his field crew!
Read the press release here: Press Release
Photo Credit: Nick Miller, Project Manager
Each year, on August 11, parents across the United States participate in National Son’s and Daughter’s Day. On this day, spend time with the joys of your life!
Employee Spotlight – Mike Killilea
Current Position: Project Manager
Quotes: “Don’t confuse me with the facts” & “If you don’t know, I am not going to tell you”
Years of Service: 15
Favorite Project to Date: All the covered bridges and Alum Creek Trail Projects. These projects are all unique and take a lot of planning, creative solutions, and teamwork with everyone involved in the projects.
Hometown: Pataskala, OH
Hobbies: Any sports that my daughters will play with me, motorcycles, golf, tennis, racquetball, jogging, bicycling, and skiing.
THE RIGHTER COMPANY APPRECIATES MIKE’S DEDICATION, HARD WORK AND CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING!
The Righter Company is very excited about rehabilitating two historic covered bridges in Wyandot County. The Swartz Covered Bridge was built in 1878, rehabilitated in 1998, and is a 98′ Howe Truss design. The Parker Covered Bridge was built in 1873, caught fire on May 17, 1991, was restored in 1993, and is a 162′ Howe Truss design. Both bridges are over the Sandusky River and are posted to the National Register of Historic Places. Mobilization has begun and the work is scheduled through the end of this year. Upon completion, this will be the 56th and 57th covered bridge rehabilitation/repair by Righter!
Click here for an article and video regarding these two bridges:
On July 20th, The Righter Company joined Columbus’ Mayor Ginther, Brad Westall of the Parks & Recreation Department, as well as many others, at the celebration for the official opening of the Wilson Road Trailhead. The Righter Company’s work on the Camp Chase Trail consisted of over 4 miles of Trail, which included the path leading up to the trailhead, and small bridges throughout. The Righter Company was proud to be a part of such an important project that promotes a healthy lifestyle and connects neighborhoods throughout Central Ohio!
The Righter Company was pleased to help Columbus Preparatory Academy make a new community playground on their campus a reality.
The Righter Company purchased the right to name Field A at the Milford Center facility through the Fairbanks Summer Ball Association. The association participates in the Midwest Buckeye League along with the Plain City, West Jefferson and London communities. The funds from Righter were used to keep the expenses low for the families so more kids can participate in summer ball. This was also done in memory of Tracy’s mom, Pamela Meihls, who fought a long, courageous battle with cancer. Pictured with the banner are two nephews and a niece of Tracy Ferguson, Righter’s Controller.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Alum Creek Marina was held on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The marina has all new piles, floating docks and aluminum gangways. The boat slips are larger than the previous marina and some have electric and water utility connections. The Righter Company is proud to have been the general contractor on this important and exciting project!