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Walbridge firm wins Build Ohio Award for the Lake High project
Rudolph/Libbe Inc. has earned a 2012 Build Ohio Award for its work on the new Lake High School, according to a company press release. The awards were announced on November 16 by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio in Columbus.

The project won top honors in the category of New Construction over $20 million. It was, unofficially, Ohio’s first construction reform project, using the design/build delivery method. This project delivery process was permitted under an urgent necessity provision for construction in an emergency situation.

Soccer Support  Baumann Auto Group, Genoa, sponsored the
Genoa Youth Soccer league for 2012 by donating $500 and pop
up goals, yellow and blue jerseys and t-shirts with a Chevy logo,
cones and equipment bags.

Construction began in April 2011, but the project truly began June 5, 2010, when a killer tornado destroyed most of the existing high school.  Rudolph/Libbe Inc. responded within an hour after the storm to assess damage to the high school. A full crew mobilized before dawn the next day to begin securing the site and cleaning up debris. School officials wanted the new 144,980-square-foot high school ready for students in July 2012. 

Under the construction management delivery system, they would have waited three years or longer to obtain occupancy. However, the design/build delivery method gave school officials the high-tech, cost-efficient high school they wanted in 15 months.

“We’re pleased to receive this recognition for our work on the Lake High School project,” said Tim Alter, president of Rudolph/Libbe Inc. “We had a great client in Lake Local Schools.  We also had outstanding people – the project team, craftspeople, subcontractors and suppliers – providing the skill, dedication and hard work that are integral to a successful project.  It’s an honor to have worked on a building which means so much to our community and serves as an example of the importance of Ohio Construction Reform to the owners of public improvement projects.”

Build Ohio is an annual awards competition that honors members of the Associated General Contractors of Ohio for excellence in construction.  A panel of retired construction professionals selected winners based on excellence in project management, innovation in construction techniques or materials, client service and meeting project challenges.

The Rudolph/Libbe Companies is among the region’s largest contractors, and employs nearly 1,500 construction trades associates, with offices in Toledo, Walbridge, Lima and Cleveland, Ohio, and Plymouth, Michigan. 

This is Rudolph/Libbe’s ninth Build Ohio Award.

Gold stars
Six radiology professionals were recognized recently in observance of National Radiologic Technology Week.

The six were: Alexa Stroud, Rising Star Award; Quentin Moore, Educator Award; Kevin Hedges, Clinical Excellence Award; Dr. Jonathan Nadaud, M.D. Physicians in Medical Imaging and Therapy Award; Jill Jaynes, Leadership Award and Roberta (Bobbi) Miller, Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards were presented by the Medical Imagers and Radiation Therapists from Northwest Ohio who met with radiologists, students and guests to celebrate their professions at Owens Community College.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Manufacturing and Technology Small Business Development Center (MTSBDC), both housed locally at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, were recently recognized in Columbus by the State of Ohio’s Department of Administrative Services for their work on behalf of area small businesses.

The small business center received the 2012 Economic Impact Award for Job Creation, an award given annually to the SBDC with the highest number of jobs created during the fiscal year, as reported by the businesses served. The center was credited with creating 331 jobs and retaining an additional 548 jobs.

Charlie Chambers received the MTSBDC Director of the Year award given to the highest performing center director for work with manufacturing and technology companies. During the past fiscal year, Chambers assisted clients in accessing over $3.8 million in loans and other capital for their businesses.

Dr. Amanda (Matheny) Zahn was among 1,377 initiates from around the world to become Fellows of the American College of Surgeons during ceremonies held recently at the College’s annual Clinical Congress in Chicago.

Dr. Zahn practices at Oregon Surgical Group, 2702 Navarre, Suite 310 in Oregon. She specializes in endoscopy, colonoscopy and breast, gall bladder and hernia surgery.

Mary Serra, a skin therapist, has relocated to Crimson Renee Salon at 3458 Navarre in Oregon.

Serra specializes in facials, skin treatments and anti-aging treatments. She has seven years experience.

Her hours are Mon. and Tues. Noon to 7; Wed. 10-3; Thur. and Sat 10-2. She can now be reached at 419-693-2010

Opportunity knocks
Chris Egli has joined First Federal Bank’s Wealth Management Division as a financial advisor. Egli is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in finance and holds a designation as a Certified Retirement Counselor. He has over 13 years of financial planning experience and 23 years experience in the financial industry. His office is located at 417 W. Dussel Dr. in Maumee.

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