On Thursday, April 20, the Building Contractor’s Association honored area companies for their efforts in both safety and excellence in construction. K&H Construction, Inc., along with eight other area contractors, received a Safety Recognition Award for its efforts in maintaining and achieving a workplace that focuses on safety for all of its employees and associates. In addition, K&H Construction, Inc. superintendent Kendall Ringger, along with 13 other area company employees, received a Supervisor Safety Award for his efforts in creating and managing the safest workplace possible on K&H Construction’s American Electric Power jobs. K&H Construction says the following about Kendall:
Kendall Ringger has served as the Superintendent for nearly all K&H Construction, Inc.’s American Electric Power jobs. In this role, Kendall is impeccable – filling out detailed, daily JSA’s which are submitted to AEP and into the K&H Construction’s Safety file. All of this reporting gets submitted with the appropriate pay applications, and payment is contingent upon safety records being perfect. Kendall not only oversees that the K&H Team completes their jobs with the highest quality and workmanship, but also that safety requirements are met day in and day out. AEP has an employee on site 100% of the time with Kendall and the team, and often, sends a safety superintendent to visit the work site, so Kendall must be constantly prepared. He ensures that the entire team is abiding by all AEP and K&H Construction safety requirements at all times. In addition, Kendall has formed excellent relationships with our partners at AEP. These partners truly enjoy working with him and believe that he leads the K&H Construction Team in the most professional manner, to deliver the best finished project, while constantly exceeding the safety requirements. At K&H Construction, we are thankful to have Kendall leading these efforts and believe that he is well deserving of this nomination for his endeavors. We look forward to seeing his continued success at leading and completing complex projects in the safest manner.
Even with the cold weather approaching, K&H Construction is beginning new projects:
-This week, we began a new communications shelter for AEP in Plymouth, Ohio.
-Within the next month, we will beginning a new communication site for Blue Sky Tower in Ontario, New York.
K&H Construction believes in community involvement. Employees from K&H Construction partnered with Joe Hartman of Troop 365 based at Central Lutheran School in New Haven to create a monument as part of his quest to become an Eagle Scout. The monument that Joe created is an especially significant one, as it marks the 5000th Acre purchased by the ACRES Land Trust. All 5,000 of the acres in this area will be preserved in their natural state – they include deep ravines, over 3,000 feet of frontage along the Maumee River, mature hardwood forests, and diverse plant life. This property also has several springs whose waters contain a blue cast. For his work on this project, Joe was awarded Eagle Scout in January of 2015. The 5000th Acre monument is located at 21412 Bluecast Road in Woodburn, Indiana. For more pictures of this project, see the project page.
K&H Construction recently donated over 300 bottles of water to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. The Northeast chapter will use this water for attendees at their support groups and education programs.
K&H Construction is currently working on and beginning several projects. See below for project updates:
-Multiple tower foundations in Michigan for ERS Telecommunication Properties.
-New Tower Sites for Blue Sky in Marissa, IL and and Buncombe, IL.
-Various types of tower construction for AEP in Van Wert, OH, Findlay, OH, and Fort Wayne, IN.
-Asphalt paving, bollards, and final grading for Crown Castle at Trotter’s Chase.
-Fabric and stone site, shelter and fence grounding, landscaping, and final grading and stone work for ERS in Terre Haute, IN.
K&H Construction recently donated and handed out more than 600 bottles of water at the Down’s Syndrome of Northeast Indiana Buddy Walk. More than 1,500 walkers represented their “buddies” while raising awareness and funding for individuals in the Northeast Indiana area with Down’s Syndrome. K&H Construction was proud to be a sponsor for this growing event.
On July 17, K&H Construction was a sponsor for the first ever “CW’s Team Golf Outing” to help raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which does research on and provides scholarships for survivors of brain cancer. This golf outing honors Conner Wagler – the son of K&H Construction’s Nathan Wagler – who passed away from an incurable brain tumor in May, 2013 at the age of seven. Last year, CW’s Team raised more than $5,700 through various events such as t-shirt sales, soup stew and brew, and give back programs at restaurants. K&H Construction was honored to be a part of this special event.
K&H Construction has several exciting, upcoming projects starting over the next month. See below for project updates:
-New Communication Tower Site in White Cloud, Michigan for ERS Telecommunication Properties.
-New Guide Tower Foundations for Newkirk Electric in Adrian, Michigan.
-Tower Base Modifications for Keystone Concrete in Churubusco, Indiana.
K&H Construction recently worked in Pleasant Bend, Ohio to upgrade an existing communication site for American Electric Power.