Employee Spotlight: Vince Gaus
Hometown: Westerville, Ohio
Current Position: Leadman
Years of Service: 32 Years
Favorite Quote: “You can’t hardly blame her. She’s only human.”
Favorite Project to Date (& Why): Highland Park & Aquatic Center on Spring Street in Westerville. It was a waterslide project that Righter completed around 1990. Jerry Yantes was the Supervisor. Righter constructed a wooden tower and platform, footers and supports and assembled and installed a fiberglass waterslide. It was a fun job! The crew members participated as test dummies at completion!
Hobbies: Golf, bowling and target shooting
THE RIGHTER COMPANY APPRECIATES VINCE’S DEDICATION AND HARD WORK!
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 5. The switch signals the start of dark afternoons.
Most computers and cell phones now change automatically, but you will still need to adjust your watch, microwave and most likely your car. It is also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Daylight Saving Time has been practiced off and on in the United States since 1918. Daylight Saving Time starts the 2nd Sunday of March and ends the first Sunday of November. Hawaii and Arizona do not observe Daylight Saving Time so no springing forward or falling back for them! U.S. territories such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not make the change, either.
We will move the clocks again on March 11, 2018, springing forward an hour.
Hot, iced, or somewhere in-between, have a cup (or three!) on National Coffee Day!
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!