Employees of the Month

Employees of Choice - August 2020

Nick Cantwell, Zach Lawson, and Roy Zimmerman.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute to the betterment of the team. Thanks to the hard work of these individuals, OCP has proudly become the interior Contractor of Choice.


Nick Cantwell

  • Position: 1st Year Painter Apprentice
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 1 Year
  • Industry Tenure: 7 Years

"Nick is a painter apprentice that started with us a little over a year ago. Nick had years of experience with residential paint but not as much on the commercial side. He has adjusted very quickly and is always eager for the next challenge. Nick had no problem when asked to take lead on The Sandusky Pavilion this summer. Like most projects, it had a fast-paced schedule with little room for delays. Nick did a great job with his crew of great painters that we have and delivered the job to the GC ahead of schedule and with no punch list. Thanks Nick!" - Matt Maas, Project Manager Toledo

  • What hobbies do you have outside of work?
  • I like to game a lot. Also, I enjoy getting outdoors to camp, hike, or go fishing.
  • Where’s your favorite place in the world?
  • A couple of years I visited Yosemite National Park and it had amazing views that I will never forget.
  • What will you tell your peer/coworker about your key to success?
  • Be willing to be taught and learn. Ask questions when you don’t know and never assume. It pays to work hard.

Zach Lawson

  • Position: Carpenter Foreman
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 6 Years
  • Industry Tenure: 14 Years

"Zach is a Foreman for OCP and just wrapped up the Nationwide Children's Hospital project for us. Zach is a Journeyman Carpenter & has been with OCP for 6 Yrs. Zach is always willing to help others, keeps safety and productivity in mind, keeps communication open, is direct and honest. Zach takes on new challenges with skill and a mindset to achieve the best quality for all. Thank You Zach for everything." - Jay Waltz, General Superintendent Columbus

  • What is your favorite aspect of your job?
  • I really like to see the result of the hard work that the team puts in over the life of the project.
  • What hobbies do you have outside of work?
  • My family loves to go camping.
  • What advice would you give a new employee?
  • Listen to advice as it is given. You must be able to understand what’s being taught for this kind of work. I find this to be a valuable tool for success.

Roy Zimmerman

  • Position: Labor Foreman
  • Length of Employment with OCP: 13 Years
  • Industry Tenure: 31 Years

"Roy Zimmerman has been an employee with OCP for 13 years. He is always looking for ways to help push the job, always exceeds expectations of daily tasks, and helps drive the job to get done on time." - Bill Giet, Superintendent Cleveland

  • What brought you to the construction industry and what made you stay? Back in the day my neighbor (a plasterer) kept telling me about the trades and to join. Eventually, I applied and I have been in the industry for 31 years.
  • What hobbies do you have outside of work?
  • Target shooting and riding bikes with my family
  • What advice would you give a new employee?
  • Pay attention on the job. This type of work is financially rewarding and a great career.