SIDNEY — Ferguson Construction Company has seen another strong year in 2016 and this again is a tribute to the many talented people we have on the Ferguson team.
“It is all about having a strong team and we are fortunate to have one of the best. Ferguson prides itself in staying focused on working safe, providing a top quality project as well as providing the best customer care in the construction industry,” said Martin L. “Mick” Given, company president.
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Ferguson continues to operate in four different geographic areas with offices located in Sidney, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio as well as Columbus, Indiana. In each of these four locations Ferguson continues to build new customer relationships along with maintaining our existing customer base.
Here are a few highlights from each of our locations.
In the Sidney office much of the work has been closely tied to a strong automotive, truck and RV market with projects for Honda, Advanced Composites, KTH, Jackson Tube, SAPA and Airstream. Warehousing projects for Bensar Developments, Dannon, Hartzell Hardwoods and Norcold were a part of the continued investment in the area. Other notable projects were completed for Whirlpool, Hobart Welding Institute, Electro Controls and Bluelick Bible Church. In keeping with repeat business, Ferguson was proud to be named the General Contractor for the Shelby County Libraries project in Sidney.
Our Dayton office saw various successes with new and repeat customers. The Special Projects Group established record revenues as they continue to build relationships. The industrial market has rebounded and appears to offer strong opportunities. We also see a favorable time ahead in the healthcare market along with commercial construction.
Our Columbus, Ohio office, continuing with this positive trend, saw increased activity in 2016 with not only volume but diversification of projects for companies such as Honda of America, American Electric Power, Nationwide Realty, Ohio Health, Ball Corporation, The Ohio State University, and Steiner & Associates. 2017 is looking to have another level of opportunities for growth in all our focused market areas.
The Columbus, Indiana, office is continuing to show steady sales and new customer growth. 2016 was a year of balanced work load between design/build and plan/spec projects. In 2017 we plan to improve our market share in the design/build industrial market. Additionally, the commercial market is another area our Indiana office is looking to expand in 2017.
We are continuing to progress with our healthcare initiative with projects either completed or ongoing for The Ohio State University East Hospital, Wilson Health, Premier Health Partners, Wayne Health, Ohio Health and Good Samaritan Hospital.
Ferguson’s four Special Project groups continued to grow in 2016. This division handles miscellaneous projects including small additions, renovations of all types, in-plant mezzanines, concrete and carpentry. This provides us an essential service for our customers while developing and maintaining customer relationships.
Strategic planning was another 2016 focus. As we continue to look at future growth opportunities for Ferguson we must develop a plan to support this effort. We will continue to pursue our current markets consisting of industrial, commercial, Universities, and health care as well as our Special Projects group. We have added staff and resources to handle this effort as we head into 2017 with expectations of increasing our market shares.
The year 2017 looks to be a good one for business opportunities and as Ferguson enters its 97th year of business we want to thank each and every one of our employees for helping us achieve these goals as well as all of our customers that have the confidence and trust in Ferguson Construction by allowing us to be a part of their construction team.