Why should you support The
Builders Exchange Foundation?
answer depends on how you feel about your career, your coworkers and your
time to pay back the industry that invested in me."
"When I was a student, the
Builders Exchange scholarship program got me through engineering
school at Ohio State and exposed me to people who later helped me
grow my own business. This industry has been great to me; I
want to pass along that same opportunity and encouragement to future
(left), CEO, Bruner Corp., 1972, '73 and '74 scholarship
winner with Monty Montgomery, program founder from 1959 and
Kayla Zeigler, a 2002 BX scholarship recipient.
want to keep a quality industry for our next generation."
"I support the
Builders Exchange Foundation because through it, I'm doing my part
to keep advancing our industry in a positive direction. Our
family has been operating this company in central Ohio since 1888 —
if I want to see the quality of
our workforce stay strong and our business stay secure for the sixth
generation, it's my turn to step up."
Gatterdam, General Manager,
Columbus Coal & Lime Company, and the "Sixth Generation," Kate, 8, and Emily, 6.
make an impact right here, on Central Ohio construction."
"There are many national
foundations doing great things for the construction profession, but the BX Foundation will create results on our home turf. We all want to see continuous improvement and more opportunity in our industry, but individually, we can't make a big difference. Together — with all our gifts, large and small — we can.
Dublin Building Systems
owe my career to this industry."
Founders Circle was my personal 'thank you' to the industry I've
worked in for over 20 years. It's a way to show my hope and
belief that the future will be as bright — or even brighter —
for Central Ohio construction companies and their people 20 years
Blackford (left, seated), Executive Director
Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, with The 2002 BX Board at the Children's Fountain.
the right thing to do."
Builders Exchange asked me to co-chair the Foundation's first
campaign, I didn't hesitate to say yes ... and to offer financial
support. All the goals of the new organization reflect the
personal and company values of Smoot Construction, and we know our
investment will reap a better, stronger industry."
R. Smoot, Sr., CEO,
Smoot Construction, and friends.