Building Blocks | June 2020

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2020 in eNewsletters.
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    June 2020

    “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” - Donald Rumsfeld

    Even though it wasn’t said about COVID-19, I think this quote summarizes the past eight weeks as well as anything I have read or heard in the news. Like every business, we are striving to understand the best way to get back to normal while protecting the health of our employees and their families.  

    In the markets where we operate, construction has been confirmed as an essential business, so for the past two months, we have continued to safely manage our projects—generally from our homes following the guidelines that were established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Online meetings have become the norm. On-site, subcontractors and suppliers have been working closely with our superintendents. Despite the upheaval, I am pleased to report that all our projects have continued to make good progress.

    As everyone returns to work, we are working through a new reality. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we operate and are likely to operate well into the future. I would like to thank our customers, staff, and subcontracting partners for continuing to find new ways to keep our projects moving forward, despite the difficulties.  

    We look forward to a return to the good old days of February, when it was possible to have lunch in a restaurant, embrace an old friend or even see smiles that are not currently visible behind the masks. We are looking forward to getting together with everyone in the not too distant future!


    Hemmer Wraps Up New Facility for CA Industrial

    Paul Hemmer Company has completed CA Industrial’s first project in Greater Cincinnati. The 140,000 sq. ft. building was completed in Hebron, Kentucky. Hemmer is also overseeing the construction buildout of the project’s first tenant, KeyMe. KeyMe is a New York-based company that provides an app for copying keys and robotic kiosks for new key fabrication.  

    Strategic Capital Development Nearing Completion

    Construction is nearing completion for Strategic Capital Partner’s multi-building development in Springdale, Ohio. Springdale Commerce Park is a speculative industrial development that will ultimately include 1.1 million sq. ft. of Class A industrial space. Phase 1 includes two buildings totaling 576,800 sq. ft. of space.

    TGT Transport Construction Continues in Hebron

    While the country struggled with COVID-19, the walls were going up at TGT Transport's new facility in Hebron, Kentucky. Paul Hemmer Company has been selected by TGT Transport to design and build a 25,000 sq. ft. transportation facility in Hebron, Kentucky. The new facility will include maintenance operations, offices, and driver lounge areas and will be completed later this summer. TGT Transport provides transportation services for the international freight industry.

    Matt Curtin

    Paul Hemmer Company is pleased to announce that Matt Curtin has joined the company as Business Development Manager. Matt’s focus will be to build Hemmer’s corporate client base and strengthen Hemmer’s regional construction sales efforts. Matt is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Thomas More University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters in Business Administration respectively.  

    Kevin Markesbery

    Join us in congratulating Kevin Markesbery. Kevin was recently promoted to Vice President of Construction Operations. Kevin’s new duties will include overseeing day-to-day construction operations, including office and field staffing, administration, and safety. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

    Staci Leiker

    Building Management Partners, an affiliate of Paul Hemmer Company is pleased to announce that Staci Leiker has joined the company as Business Development Manager. In her new role, Staci will be focusing her efforts on building BMP’s relationships with local and regional businesses. Staci has more than 8 years of experience in the building care industry.

    Building Management Partners provides personalized maintenance services to businesses throughout the region, including preventative maintenance, building care, inspections, as well as on-call and emergency services. Building Management Partners currently provides facility management, maintenance HVAC/R and construction services to 80+ customers with more than 20 million sq. ft.

    Blake Beiting

    Blake Beiting has joined Paul Hemmer Company as a Project Engineer. In his duties with Hemmer, Blake will be responsible for assisting Hemmer’s Project Managers and Superintendents on a variety of project matters, including project estimating, scheduling and subcontractor coordination, as well as administrative duties, such as daily reports, safety reports and document management. In addition to working full-time at Hemmer, Blake is currently a full-time student at Northern Kentucky University, where he is a senior in the construction management program. He is also on the NKU fishing team.

    Cody Kahmann

    Cody Kahmann has joined Building Management Partners as a Project Engineer. Building Management Partners is an affiliate of Paul Hemmer Company and provides project management services for capital projects throughout the region.

    In his duties with Hemmer, Cody will be responsible for assisting Hemmer’s Project Managers and Superintendents on a variety of project matters, including project estimating, scheduling and subcontractor coordination, as well as administrative duties, such as daily reports, safety reports and document management. Cody is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management.

    Zak Bowen

    Paul Hemmer Company welcomes Zak Bowen, who has joined Hemmer as one of its newest co-ops. Zak is currently a junior at Northern Kentucky University, where he is majoring in Construction Management. Zak is a graduate of Pendleton County Memorial High School and enjoys working on the family cattle farm, playing guitar, and being involved in his church. He is pictured with his dog, Sam.

    From the Archives

    Did you know that the current Joseph U. Meyer Center for Workforce Development was originally constructed by Jon Hemmer Construction for Seiler Motor Company was the later home of Robke Chevrolet.

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