Noteworthy Happenings

Here’s the latest on some of our project partnerships, as well as news about what our employees are up to:

Rob Johnson Makes Dublin Better

Rob Johnson Makes Dublin Better

December, 2018

Jezerinac Geers’ Principal and Vice President, Rob Johnson, is the 2018 recipient of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce President’s Award and we couldn’t be more proud of his effort to make the community a better place to live and work! You can see a video highlight his work with the Chamber, https://bit.ly/2PtYggb. Below is Rob’s letter to the Chamber thanking them for the honor and outlining his accomplishments. We hope you’ll take a minute to read it. To the Dublin Chamber: I am honored, humbled, and excited to receive this years’ Presidents Award from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.  My involvement … Continue Reading »

Rob Johnson Makes Dublin Better
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight

June, 2018

Meet Corey Smith, Design Engineer Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University M.Eng., Structural Engineering, Lehigh University   What makes you tick? Anything that challenges me. How did you survive the 10-month, compressed schedule to get your M.Eng. in structural engineering? Good friends and coffee! If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I’d love to learn how to make everyone happy. If money were no issue, where would you travel and why? I would travel to every FIFA World Cup for the rest of my life because I could never get enough soccer. Do … Continue Reading »

Employee Spotlight
And, the John Schaad Achievement Scholarship Winner is ...

And, the John Schaad Achievement Scholarship Winner is …

May, 2018

Cole Earich believes in putting in the extra effort. You know, giving that little added push even when you think you’re at your limit. Cole applied that philosophy on the football field and in academics, and the results paid off. Cole not only received accolades for his work on the field, he also saw the effort transferring to his grade point average. As a scholar athlete, Cole is this year’s recipient of this year’s John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship. The scholarship honors John, a long-time, valued engineer with our firm, who lost his courageous battle with cancer in 2013. Jezerinac … Continue Reading »

And, the John Schaad Achievement Scholarship Winner is ...
Hubbard Park Place -- Not Your Typical Mixed-Use Development

Hubbard Park Place — Not Your Typical Mixed-Use Development

May, 2018

by Jonathan Spiker, PE   Hubbard Park Place, a mixed-use development in the Short North, is in the final stage of construction as it prepares to open this summer. The development features 101 apartments, 12,000 sq. ft. of office space, 145 underground parking spaces and a magnificent rooftop pool. Victorian elements characterize the buildings and reflect the aesthetic of the neighborhood. The tower portion of the development includes five levels of residential units over one level of office space, which is over two levels of parking. An 8,000 sq. ft. second-floor courtyard sits in the center of the site separating … Continue Reading »

Hubbard Park Place -- Not Your Typical Mixed-Use Development
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight

March, 2018

Meet Danny Ruffley, Project Engineer and Jezerinac Geers’ Newest Employee University of Cincinnati, Bachelor and Master of Civil Engineering Originally from Grove City and now living in Grandview   What makes you tick? Coffee. Waay too much coffee. Why did you decide to become an engineer? I always wanted to know how and why. Sometimes pursing those questions takes you down a deep well. When I learned that going down that well was engineering, the decision was easy. What’s the last good book you’ve read? A Crown of Swords – Robert Jordan If money were no issue, where would you … Continue Reading »

Employee Spotlight
220 Pounds of Peanut Butter and Dog Biscuits!

220 Pounds of Peanut Butter and Dog Biscuits!

December, 2017

Jezerinac Geers staff is all smiles dropping off treats and scratching some ears at Columbus Humane! Pictured with us are the volunteer managers for the organization, as well as adoptable dogs Saint (left) and Felicity (right). A Good Scratch and 220 Pounds of Treats Treats It’s the season of giving and when Jezerinac Geers heard that Columbus Humane was running out of peanut butter and dog biscuits, and as dog lovers, we just couldn’t let that happen! Those puppers need their treats! Employees were asked to bring in the goodies, with a promise that Jezerinac Geers would match the amount … Continue Reading »

220 Pounds of Peanut Butter and Dog Biscuits!
17 Professional Engineers!

17 Professional Engineers!

December, 2017

Jezerinac Geer’s number of professional engineers just grew by one as Mike Barr passed his licensure exam! Congrats, Mike! We’re happy when one of our staff reaches a professional milestone, and what better way to celebrate than with ice cream and ballons!

17 Professional Engineers!
Are You Prepared for Code Changes that Require Storm Shelters?

Are You Prepared for Code Changes that Require Storm Shelters?

October, 2017

by: Stan Fuller, P.E., Principal A Summary:  The Basics of Storm Shelter Design, Construction, and Operation Introduction Put on your seat belts! The new Ohio Building Code goes into effect on November 1. One of the most impactful sections of this code can be found in section 423, titled “Storm Shelters.” Occupying less than one page of text, this section invokes the ICC-500 code and now requires these bunker-like structures in most new critical facilities and K-12 buildings throughout Ohio. In trying to understand the magnitude of this change, we recently invited an expert in storm shelter design, Cory Schultz, … Continue Reading »

Are You Prepared for Code Changes that Require Storm Shelters?
Recchie Award Honors Buildings That Make Columbus Better

Recchie Award Honors Buildings That Make Columbus Better

October, 2017

Working on projects that have a positive impact on community is at the heart of what Jezerinac Geers stands for. Recently three of our projects were finalists for the James B. Recchie Design Award bestowed by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation. The award celebrates projects that add to the distinctive character and improved quality of life in Columbus and the designers responsible for them. Congratulations to all five finalists and especially to three of our clients who invited us to be part of the design team for these impactful buildings. 2017 James B. Recchie Award Winner Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Tower … Continue Reading »

Recchie Award Honors Buildings That Make Columbus Better
Lessons in Leadership

Lessons in Leadership

September, 2017

Note: on August 31, Paula Ryan, Jezerinac Geers Director of Marketing, finished her term as past president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), culminating seven years of leadership on the organization’s eight-member board of directors. This article appeared in the July issue of the Society’s magazine. There Isn’t a Single List of Leadership Traits When I was asked to contribute my thoughts on leadership for this issue of the Marketer, honestly it was a bit paralyzing. The lessons I have learned have been so many, so deep, and on so many different levels that it’s hard to pick … Continue Reading »

Lessons in Leadership