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  • April 28, 2017 8:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Lima-based Tuttle Construction and its sister company Touchstone CPM is proud to welcome five new employees to their staff.  

    The safety department has added two Safety Coordinators to the team with the hiring of Wayne Lutz and Jared Evers. Lutz who is a seasoned safety professional brings extensive experience to oversight of safety protocols at project jobsites and Evers, a recent University of Findlay graduate, was a co-op student with the organization in 2016 and since been hired as a fulltime employee. Lutz has an A.A.S. degree in Environmental, Health & Safety. Evers earned a B.S. in the Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management. 

    The project management teams for Tuttle and Touchstone have added three Project Engineer positions to help with project coordination and oversight. Project Engineers, Doug Gattshall and Jason Howard will concentrate their efforts in support of Tuttle Construction projects while Tanner Calvelage will undertake project engineer responsibilities for Touchstone CPM initiatives in the educational and health care sector. Both Gattshall and Howard are experienced in the construction industry and bring over 50 years of combined professional experience to Tuttle. Calvelage is a graduate of the University of Toledo where he earned a B.S in Civil Engineering and also was a co-op student with the organization.

    Paul S. Crow, President/CEO of the parent company Tuttle Services stated, “We are very pleased to welcome these individuals to the Tuttle and Touchstone teams. Adding these well-educated and experienced professionals to our team will ensure we continue to meet our client’s expectations by providing high quality services delivered by outstanding employees.”  

    About Tuttle Construction and Touchstone CPM
    Since its origin in 1928, Tuttle has built a strong reputation throughout the region by consistently exceeding customer’s expectations.  Tuttle offers a wide range of construction services for the industrial, institutional and commercial markets.  Construction Management services are also provided through Tuttle Services’ subsidiary, Touchstone CPM.  Operating on a philosophy based on professional ethics and high standards, Tuttle is driven to provide successful projects that include value-added intangibles, which foster long-term relationships.

  • April 24, 2017 9:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Shook Touchstone, a joint venture between Lima-based Touchstone CPM and Dayton-based Shook Construction, will provide construction management services for the $2 million Lorain County JVS facility expansion and renovation project.

    The project scope currently includes the relocation of the Allied Health Science Program and expansion/modification to the Early Childhood Education Program within the existing vocational school.

    The project will begin summer 2017 with completion prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year. This is the second consecutive project Shook Touchstone has provided construction management services to Lorain County JVS. The architect on the project is Columbus-based MKC Architects.

    Shook Touchstone has performed over $1 billion in PK-12 construction work since its inception in 2007.

    About Touchstone CPM
    Touchstone CPM was founded in 2003 and is a professional construction planning and management firm based in Lima, Ohio. Having completed over $1.3 billion in public building projects, Touchstone CPM, a subsidiary of Tuttle Services, Inc., specializes in utilizing various project delivery methods and disciplines of construction management. Operating on a philosophy based on professional ethics and high standards, Touchstone CPM is driven to provide successful projects that include value-added intangibles, which foster long-term relationships. For more information, visit www.touchstonecpm.com.

    About Shook Construction Co.
    Founded in 1926, Shook Construction Co. provides construction expertise that spans the industry in size and scope. With a 2015 revenue of over $215 million, the company focuses its work in six market sectors: education, healthcare, industrial, mission critical (data centers), retail and water resources. Engineering News-Record ranks Shook as one of the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors.” With 250 employees, Shook serves clients in 13 states from its offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

  • April 24, 2017 9:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Rudolph Libbe Group is ranked among the largest contractors in northeast Ohio and southeast Michigan.  Crain’s Cleveland Business listed our Independence office in 8th place, and Crain’s Detroit Business listed our Plymouth office in 25th place.  The 2017 lists, published in April, were based on 2016 revenue.  

    The Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG) is a one-stop provider of construction services that range from site selection and financing to ongoing facility management. The full-service contractor, comprised of Rudolph Libbe Inc., GEM Inc., GEM Energy, Lehman Daman and Rudolph Libbe Properties, operates as one team. RLG is headquartered in Toledo with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Plymouth, Michigan. Markets served include automotive, chemical, food processing, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, institutional, metals, power/petrochemical, refining, educational, commercial/retail, hospitality/recreation and warehouse/distribution. For additional information, visit RLGBuilds.com and @RLGbuilds.

  • April 24, 2017 9:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that Apollo Career Center’s recent renovation and new addition project has achieved LEED Gold certification. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sets standards for building construction and operation that will have the least negative impact on the environment and the greatest benefit to the community and the building occupants. LEED certified buildings save money for not only the school district, but also the taxpayers through the numerous environmental and energy efficiencies incorporated into the building design and construction.

    Shook Touchstone, a long-time construction management joint venture between Lima-based, Touchstone CPM and Dayton-based Shook Construction, was the construction manager for the $52.8 million renovation and new addition building project. Shook Touchstone has performed over $1 billion in PK-12 construction work since its inception in 2007. Partnering with Shook Touchstone for the Apollo Career Center building project was Minster based architectural firm, Garmann Miller & Associates.

    Apollo officially dedicated their new and improved career technical training facility to the public in September 2016 as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. “We are proud to have played a role in Apollo’s renovation and new addition building project with this construction project achieving LEED Gold certification,” said Nate Neuenschwander, President of Touchstone CPM, “Achieving this certification demonstrates Apollo’s commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.”

    LEED certification is determined by a point system, with points given for each environmentally sound construction or operational process. Achieving LEED certification requires the project design team and construction manager work to maximize the number of beneficial environmental and energy efficiency techniques incorporated into the design and construction of the project.


    About Touchstone CPM
    Touchstone CPM was founded in 2003 and is a professional construction planning and management firm based in Lima, Ohio. Having completed over $1.3 billion in public building projects, Touchstone CPM, a subsidiary of Tuttle Services, Inc., specializes in utilizing various project delivery methods and disciplines of construction management. Operating on a philosophy based on professional ethics and high standards, Touchstone CPM is driven to provide successful projects that include value-added intangibles, which foster long-term relationships. For more information, visit www.touchstonecpm.com.

    About Shook Construction Co.
    Founded in 1926, Shook Construction Co. provides construction expertise that spans the industry in size and scope. With an average revenue of $200 million, the company focuses its work in five market sectors: education, healthcare, industrial, mission critical (data centers), and water resources. Engineering News-Record ranks Shook as one of the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors.” With 250 employees, Shook serves clients in 13 states from its offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

  • April 06, 2017 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rudolph Libbe Group has been honored with a Starrco Partnership Silver Award for a strong commitment to offering Starrco’s modular systems to customers who need the ease, speed and flexibility of modular construction.

    Starrco manufactures pre-engineered modular building solutions for offices, cleanrooms and equipment enclosures.

    Mike Thomas, business development manager for the Rudolph Libbe Group, received the award from Steve Schmidt, Starrco’s national sales manager and Greg Lerdahl, Starrco’s territory manager.

    “It’s a great partnership because Rudolph Libbe Group is strongly committed and uniquely positioned to present the Starrco modular building product line as a viable solution for customers,” said Schmidt.

    “Rudolph Libbe is one of a very short list of dealer partners to achieve silver level sales in its first year as a Starrco partner dealer. It demonstrates the company’s ability to work in close collaboration with its vendors so that together, we can bring both superior quality products and the highest level of customer care and service to clients,” Schmidt added.

    “Starrco is a great partner,” said Thomas. “We deal with many subcontractors and other companies on projects and Starrco is among the best. They respond quickly to questions, they stand behind your product, and they are good partners to us.”

    Starrco’s products, which are pre-engineered at the Starrco factory, help customers avoid the mess and disruption of conventional construction. The company is committed to preserving customers’ uptime - from the initial quote to the final installation. Starrco modular pre-engineered systems offer a clean, expedient and high-quality solution that revolutionizes the concept of construction.

    For more information about Starrco, visit Starrco.com.

    The Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG) is a one-stop provider of construction services that range from site selection and financing to ongoing facility management. The full-service contractor, comprised of Rudolph Libbe Inc., GEM Inc., GEM Energy, Lehman Daman and Rudolph Libbe Properties, operates as one team. RLG is headquartered in Toledo with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Plymouth, Michigan. Markets served include automotive, chemical, food processing, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, institutional, metals, power/petrochemical, refining, educational, commercial/retail, hospitality/recreation and warehouse/distribution. For additional information, visit RLGBuilds.com and @RLGbuilds.
  • March 28, 2017 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Paul Kwapich, of Monclova, has accepted the position of licensed real estate consultant for Rudolph Libbe Properties, of the Rudolph Libbe Group. He is responsible for real estate development, site selection and business development.

    Kwapich is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and board member of the Ohio Chapter of the CCIM Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, specializing in real estate, from The Ohio State University. Before joining Rudolph Libbe Properties, Kwapich worked for The University of Toledo Foundation where he managed the organization’s real estate portfolio.   Paul is a 7th grade basketball coach at St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy and a construction volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. 

    Rudolph Libbe Properties
    Rudolph Libbe Properties (RLP) is a full-service real estate company offering site selection, building acquisition, consultation, real estate development, leasing and property management. For more than 30 years, RLP has helped clients research options and make informed decisions from the earliest planning stages of a project.

    Rudolph Libbe Properties is part of the Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG), a one-stop provider of construction services that range from site selection and financing to ongoing facility management. The full-service contractor, comprised of Rudolph Libbe Inc., GEM Inc., GEM Energy, Lehman Daman and RLP, operates as one team. RLG is headquartered in Toledo with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Plymouth, Michigan. For additional information, visit RLGBuilds.com and @RLGbuilds.

  • March 01, 2017 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join us in congratulating Rudolph Libbe Group’s Dan Stark for being selected 2017 Engineer of the Year

    A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Dan has been a Project Manager for GEM Inc. (a member of the Rudolph Libbe Group of companies) for over 10 years.

    Many of you have worked with Dan, so you won’t be surprised to hear he was selected after being evaluated by a committee of five local professional engineers for his technical knowledge, professional interests & habits, personal character, leadership, public relations, civic spirit, and contributions to the community and state.

    • Dan also volunteers his leadership to the Toledo MATHCOUNTS middle school competition, which under his guidance has become one of the most successful programs in the state.
  • March 01, 2017 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Steven Johnson II, of Detroit, has accepted the position of project engineer in Rudolph Libbe Group’s Michigan office.  Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management in technology from Bowling Green State University. He is a member of the Detroit Branch NAACP.  


    Rudolph Libbe Group

    The Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG) is a one-stop provider of construction services that range from site selection and financing to ongoing facility management. The full-service contractor, comprised of Rudolph Libbe Inc., GEM Inc., GEM Energy, Lehman Daman and Rudolph Libbe Properties, operates as one team. RLG is headquartered in Toledo with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Plymouth, Michigan. Markets served include automotive, chemical, food processing, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, institutional, metals, power/petrochemical, refining, educational, commercial/retail, hospitality/recreation and warehouse/distribution. For additional information, visit RLGBuilds.com and @RLGbuilds.


  • February 21, 2017 9:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Rudolph Libbe Group has added new team members to its northeast Ohio office. Jaime Hart, of Strongsville, has been named business development manager, and Jim Paulitzky, of Seven Hills, has joined the Rudolph Libbe Group as account manager.  

    Hart has over 20 years of experience working with general contracting, architecture and engineering firms, and specialty contractors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Ohio University and is a member of the Cleveland Engineering Society, Women in Manufacturing northeast Ohio chapter, the Association for Iron and Steel Technology and Women Leaders of Economic Deve
    lopment. 


    Paulitzky is a member of Pipefitters Local Union #120 and has over 25 years of experience in mechanical contracting, strategic and healthcare accounts. He attended the West Side Institute of Technology and is a member of the Mechanical Contractors' Association and the Mechanical Service Contractors Association.

    “Expanding our business development team will strengthen our ability to seamlessly deliver RLG services to our customers,” said Dave Boyer, general manager for Rudolph Libbe Group Cleveland operations.

    Rudolph Libbe Group’s northeast Ohio office is located at 5505 Valley Belt Rd., Suite F, Independence, OH.


    Rudolph Libbe Group
    The Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG) is a one-stop provider of construction services that range from site selection and financing to ongoing facility management. The full-service contractor, comprised of Rudolph Libbe Inc., GEM Inc., GEM Energy, Lehman Daman and Rudolph Libbe Properties, operates as one team. RLG is headquartered in Toledo with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Plymouth, Michigan. Markets served include automotive, chemical, food processing, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, institutional, metals, power/petrochemical, refining, educational, commercial/retail, hospitality/recreation and warehouse/distribution. For additional information, visit RLGBuilds.com and @RLGbuilds.






  • February 20, 2017 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GEM Energy appoints solar project coordinator  

    Stephanie Andrews of Toledo has joined GEM Energy as a solar project coordinator. Andrews holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Toledo. She is immediate past president and a current alumni advisor for The University of Toledo’s chapter of Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society. Andrews also currently serves as junior varsity head softball coach at Maumee High School.



    GEM Energy Service Group appoint s business development manager 

    Jeremy Damstra, of North Canton, has been named business development manager with GEM Energy’s Service Group based in the Cleveland area.    Damstra holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Ferris State University’s HVAC engineering program. He joined GEM Energy in 2010 as an applications engineer. Rudolph Libbe Group’s northeast Ohio office is located at 5505 Valley Belt Rd., Suite F in Independence, OH.

    About GEM Energy

    GEM Energy provides comprehensive services and technologies to improve customer business performance and reduce facility operation costs. GEM Energy’s expertise encompasses engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance. Services include combined heat and power (CHP) systems, HVAC and plumbing, facility management, utility procurement, solar development, building automation controls and energy efficiency solutions. Facilities served are commercial, industrial, institutional and mission critical.

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