Elford Construction issues bid notice for City of Columbus Health Department Renovation Rebid

Bids are due on May 30th at 2:00 pm. Bids should be submitted to Proposals@elford.com This project includes renovating the 3rd and 4th floors of the existing City of Columbus Public Health Building as Administrative Office Space. HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical systems will be upgraded throughout the building as well. Approximate sf is 62,000. Limited work will be performed on the 5th and 6th floors including structural repairs, extension of new elevator up to the 5th floor and extension of utilities to the 5th and 6th floors for future renovations. Limited renovation work will be performed on the 1st and 2nd floors. The 1st and 2nd floor public and clinic areas must remain operational during construction.

There will be 2 phases of renovation:

  1. Phase 1 – Renovation of 3rd and 4th floors – 13 months
  2. Phase 2 – Renovation of 1st and 2nd floors – 3 months.

This project has an MBE/WBE participation goal of 20%.

Estimator Contact Information:
Aaron Daman
(614) 545-3129

SBLA @OBDC: Understanding Estate Planning: Wills & Trusts for Entrepreneurs

A complimentary online workshop designed to help business owners create an estate planning strategy for their unique goals and needs.

Attorney Ambrose Moses will discuss the following:

Planning For Everyone

Estate planning is not only for the wealthy – everybody can benefit from ensuring their assets and finances are properly taken care of after their death.

Avoid Unnecessary Taxes & Fees

Without the proper planning in place, your kids and your wealth may be exposed to taxes & probate fees that could be reduced or even eliminated.

Legal Safeguards

Avoid court-administered guardianship and ensure your family members or trusted friends have the legal rights to fulfill your wishes.

Register online at OHBDC.eventbrite.com

Kokosing Construction seeks subs/suppliers for CRAA-Taxiway C Relocation Phase 2 Project #24044

“Attention DBE Companies”

Kokosing Construction Co., Inc. is preparing a bid for the CRAA-Taxiway C Relocation Phase 2 Project #24044 at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.  We are seeking quotes for any portion of the project listed that you are qualified to perform or provide supplies, which includes the following:

Asphalt Pavement Removal, Excavation, Drainage Work, Cement Stabilization, Pavement Milling, Asphalt Paving, Pavement Grooving, Pavement Markings, Topsoil, Seeding, Lighting/Electrical, and Erosion and Sediment Controls.

Copies of the bidding documents can be obtained from the B2GNow website, https://columbusairports.diversitycompliance.com/ or Key Blueprints, 614-228-3285, www.keycompanies.com.  Documents are on file at  McGraw Hill Construction, The Builders Exchange or at 6235 Westerville Rd., Westerville, OH  43081 for viewing.  Please submit quotes to Ryan Davis via e-mail at  rad@kokosing.biz by 4:00 p.m., May 31, 2023 or fax at 740-957-9227.  Mr. Davis may be contacted at 740-497-8966.

“Kokosing Construction Company is an equal opportunity employer.”

OBDC Construction Academy celebrates graduate and mentors

The OBDC Construction Academy celebrated contractors and local organizations participating in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 business training courses.  The Franklin County Board of Commissioners Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosted a graduation ceremony. County Administrator Ken Wilson provided remarks.  OBDC assisted over 40 Black and small contractors in developing better business skills.  They received instruction and mentorship from local general construction companies Elford, Ascension Construction Solutions, HC Inspections, HH&M Masonry, and Smoot Construction. 

Class topics included: estimating, how to read blueprints, understanding the specification book, scheduling, bonding, legal contracts, and accounting. 

Local entrepreneurs Attorney Ambrose Moses, Wanda Curry-Shephard, and Nicole Simpson provide information on legal issues, accounting, and insurance. 

Terri Wise, with Columbus City Schools; Marliese Ryan,  Gilbane Building Company; Cathy Holloway, HH&M Masonry; and Damita Brown, National Church Residences, are advisory board members.

The next session of the OBDC Construction Academy will begin on May 24.  Registration is online at OHBDC.org