SIDNEY — Following a strong year and finish in 2019, Ferguson Construction Company headed into 2020 with a healthy backlog and the resources to continue the momentum. Despite the challenges faced throughout the year, Ferguson was able to adapt to a changing environment by staying focused on safety, quality and customer service.
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors Mick Given has submistted the following report:
The Sidney regional office constructed a variety of projects in 2020 including a 185,000 manufacturing addition for Kosei St. Marys (Formally AAP St. Marys), a manufacturing and warehouse addition for Midmark Corporation in Versailles, a 37,000 square foot expansion to Waco Warehouse in Troy and a new machining center at Tooling Tech in Fort Loramie. A 112,000 square foot warehouse for Bensar Developments along with (2) 20,000 square foot speculative buildings for J&M Investments were constructed, both projects in Piqua. A 16,000 square foot event center was designed and constructed for 19 Hawthorne in Lima. The end of 2020 marked the finish of a 550,000 square foot expansion to Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen.
Ferguson’s Dayton regional office continues to build and maintain relationships throughout the region. The noteworthy projects for Dayton include Trimble, Modula, Daybreak and Twist. The Dayton office continues to perform many large and small projects at the University of Dayton and Miami University.
After a record year in 2019, Ferguson’s Ohio Central regional office (Columbus) continues to establish themselves as an industry leader in Central Ohio. Area manufacturing firms put their trust in Ferguson’s Central Ohio regional office to help them grow and improve many industrial spaces. World leader in advanced prosthetics- WillowWood partnered with Ferguson to renovate and modernize its production space to increase efficiency and profitability. The Central Ohio regional office also completed construction on a four-story mixed-use office building for Franklin Peak and a brewery for Edison Brewery in Gahanna. Construction was completed on the new Easton Central Block Expansion. Other commercial projects include Nestle, Abbott Labs, and the Limited. An exciting 2021 is ahead for the Ohio Central Regional office as they look to continue to partner with some of the most successful companies in Central Ohio.
Ferguson’s Indianapolis regional office has settled into the new office and continue to add staff for both the office and the field. The Indianapolis regional office continues to build relationships with current customers constructing projects for Honda Manufacturing of Indiana and Koenig Equipment’s new Franklin, Indiana facility. They have also continued to foster new relationships and complete projects for Layman Fabrication, Enterprise Products, and Indiana University. Ferguson’s Indianapolis regional office outlook for 2021 is positive as they will continue to build on the success from 2020.
Ferguson Construction’s commitment to be involved in the local communities looked different from previous years due to the continued COVID-19 outbreak. Ferguson was still able to sponsor many virtual events including Goodwill’s Miracle Clubhouse event. Miracle Clubhouse helps those in the community with mental illness to lead productive lives. Ferguson also was a part of Habit for Humanity’s efforts to help build a new house in Sidney, Ohio. In addition, Ferguson’s Relay for Life team hosted their annual Touch-a-Truck and Garage Sale.
2020 marked a major milestone for Ferguson Construction as they celebrate their 100-year anniversary as a company. In September, Ferguson hosted a customer event with the assistance of the local health department and Wilson Health. The event included refreshments and self-guided tours of the Sidney office along with an out-door dedication ceremony of the new shelter house. A Ferguson employee celebration was held at the Columbus Zoo in October sponsored by the company.
2020 was an eventful year for many reasons. Overcoming the many challenges were made possible by having tremendous customers, strong and adaptive Ferguson team members and staying true to our core values. The same reasons that made 2020 a success has held true for 100-years.