February 28, 2018

Project Update: Swartz Covered Bridge (Wyandot County, OH)

Truss rehabilitation has been completed.  Timber decking installation is ongoing.  High water had us worried for awhile!





The crew has completed installation of the floor beams and timber deck.  The old cedar shake roof has been removed, and work has begun to prepare for the new roof system. We are excited to be part of bringing extended life to this historic structure!






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February 23, 2018

Righter Project Manager Participates In BX Executive Leadership Experience

“Leadership development is more important than technical expertise in an industry that relies on its people and relationships. The BX Executive Leadership Experience is an opportunity for me to learn about business fundamentals, while improving my leadership capacity to be the best leader I can be for the people at our company.” — Mike Killilea

Mike Killilea, Project Manager with The Righter Company, Inc., since March 2002, is participating in the BX Executive Leadership Experience (BXLX), a nine-month program in which industry professionals are educated and coached by nationally-recognized experts in construction leadership and business development.  This is the seventh year for the program, with a class of 24 executives from BX member firms.  Mike is the second member of the Righter office staff to participate in this program.  Tracy Ferguson, Controller, is a 2017 graduate.  We are excited about the value this program brings to the team!




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February 19, 2018

Drone Flies Over Righter’s Klondike Road Culvert Project

Check out the aerial videos captured by Delaware County’s drone of Righter’s crew working on the Klondike Road Culvert project.

Installing and taking a journey through the CON/SPAN®  

Innovative Water Diversion System

The project involved replacing the existing deficient corrugated metal pipe culvert with a three sided arch culvert and approximately 50′ of roadway work.

Jerry McVey was the Field Supervisor, Mike Killilea was the Project Manager, and Bill Wyner was the Project Estimator.  The project was completed November 2017.

Congrats to Bill, Mike, Jerry and the Crew for a job well done and a project that you can be proud of!



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February 2, 2018

Buckeye Chuck and Punxsutawney Phil Are In Agreement!


Pictured:  Buckeye Chuck

Sigh…Six more weeks of winter is what they predict.  Both have been wrong before so there IS hope!!!  Read on…

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lists Groundhog Day predictions since 1988. Only six of Phil’s last 30 predictions were correct, the NOAA reported.  That’s a 20 percent accuracy rate.  Last year Ohio’s own Buckeye Chuck also saw his shadow and predicted more winter. Here in Cincinnati temperatures for February and March stayed above average. But if you are going to pick a groundhog prognosticator, you may want to be a homer. Since 2006, Ohio’s own Buckeye Chuck has been twice as accurate as Phil, with six correct predictions to Phil’s three.”  — Source:  WLWT5 (


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January 22, 2018

Honoring the Life of Bessie “Bess” F. Righter

Bessie Righter, age 95, widow of Righter co-founder Donald Righter and mother to Righter’s other co-founder David Righter, also deceased, passed away following a stroke on Thursday, January 18, 2018.  We recognize Bessie for her contributions and sacrifices both as a wife and as a mother, which couldn’t have been easy in the early days of The Righter Company.

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December 11, 2017

Righter Celebrates the Upcoming Holidays and a Retirement! A Video Tribute, too!

On Friday, December 8, 2017, employees of The Righter Company, and some of their family members and guests, joined together in the shop area for Der Dutchman food (and pies!!!), fellowship, games and service awards.  This year, we also celebrated the upcoming retirement of one of our longtime employees, Richard Fink.  His total time of service to the company is just over 30 years.  Richard has worked as a Carpenter, Foreman and, in recent years, as a Field Supervisor.  His last project with Righter was Kingston Water System Improvements, which consisted of installing replacement chemical feed equipment, minor piping/metering improvements/electrical and control improvements and installation of standby power facilities at the existing village WTP and wellfield.

We wish Richard much relaxation and happiness in the years to come!

Watch the video tribute to our hard-working field employees!


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