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!
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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!
The Righter Company is proud to have a bridge it worked on featured on the front cover of the 2017 Clermont County Road Atlas. Righter performed a major rehabilitation on the bridge in 2015 and a minor repair due to vehicular damage in 2017.
Congratulations to Grant McHugh, the 2017 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.
Altogether, the Builders Exchange Scholarship Trustees awarded $80,000 in scholarships to 37 area high school seniors and current college students pursuing degrees in construction-related fields of study for the 2017/2018 school year.
Pictured is Bradley R. Nadolson, President of The Righter Company, and Grant McHugh, 2017 scholarship recipient.
Righter recently contributed time, equipment, labor and financial resources to assist Columbus Preparatory Academy (CPA), a Westside charter school, in its quest to build a neighborhood playground. Last November, the school was awarded a challenge grant in the amount of $15,000. The grant had two conditions – the school would need to raise $9,000 in matching funds and the actual playground would need to be built by the community. On Saturday, May 20, otherwise known as ‘Build Day,’ ground was leveled and the new playground equipment was assembled and installed.
Righter is proud to partner with UPS, The Hollywood Casino, Big Lots and many others in helping CPA make the playground a reality. Students of CPA asked that the playground be dedicated to missing children — “All Missing Children Come Home and Play.” As a contributor, a stone recognizing Righter has been placed on the playground.