Entries by Nick

Project Spotlight: Wean Park Site for the George Shuba and Jackie Robinson Statue

Several members of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania were involved in the preparation and construction of the George Shuba and Jackie Robinson commemorative statue site, which celebrates the historic handshake between baseball teammates.  Youngstown native George Shuba extended his hand to congratulate Robinson as Robinson crossed home plate following a 3-run […]

Project Spotlight: Builders Association Members Help Revitalize a Critical Piece of the Mahoning Valley’s Economy

It’s no secret that the landscape of retail shopping in America and across the globe has been changing rapidly in recent years. Across the country, shopping centers, strip malls, traditional malls, and standalone retail spaces alike have all faced challenges in maintaining relevance, foot traffic and profitability. For these reasons, the Columbus-based Washington Prime Group […]

Build vs. Buy Your Commercial Property: What Will Work For Your Business?

Whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an established company, you need a building! But the question is, should you try buying a pre-existing commercial property and make it your own, or should you do a custom commercial property buildout to fit your needs? Like any major decision, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The answer […]

When is it Time for Commercial Renovation? Here are the 7 Questions to Ask.

Is your commercial space no longer meeting your needs? Do you prefer meeting customers away from your job site? Maybe it’s time to consider a commercial renovation.  Commercial remodeling can make your building look and feel up-to-date, which, in turn, improves the impression you give your customers, increases the morale of your employees, enhances the […]

Member Highlight: Adolph Johnson & Son Co.

In the second half of the 19th century, Sweden–like many nations–was experiencing a dramatic economic and societal transformation. Between 1850 and 1910, a million Swedes emigrated to the United States. One of them was a young Adolph Johnson who, in 1900, decided it was time to leave his homeland in search of better opportunities. 

How the Skilled Construction Trades Provide Opportunity for the Workforce of Tomorrow

It’s no secret that the nature of employment opportunities is constantly evolving. Although no one knows precisely what the American job landscape will look like ten years from now, one thing is certain–skilled construction trades will continue to offer high quality careers. The demand and search for skilled labor is a constant concern for construction […]

The Crucial Benefits of Hiring Local Commercial Contractors

If you’re just starting to price your next commercial construction project, you may notice that national contractors sometimes appear to be cheaper than local construction companies. That’s typically because national companies can leverage their size to get better rates on materials, equipment and (sometimes) labor.  However, there’s a lot more to completing a construction project […]