Noteworthy Happenings

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

Bringing STEM Education to the Ohio State Fair

Bringing STEM Education to the Ohio State Fair

August, 2017

by Dale Schiefer, E.I.T. I’m fortunate to work for a company where an engineer’s professional responsibility extends beyond the workday, and the commitment to developing a community relationship is strong. On Sunday, August 6, I participated in the Ohio Technology and Engineering Showcase presented at the Ohio State Fair. The showcase provides a variety of opportunities for youth and their parents, educators and Fair visitors to engage in hands-on technology and engineering activities. Through my affiliation with the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio, and working with SSI Consulting Design Engineer, Amy Coffield, P.E., we organized an exercise to teach youth … Continue Reading »

Bringing STEM Education to the Ohio State Fair
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight

June, 2017

Meet John McWilliams, Project Engineer The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Originally from Upper Sandusky and now living in Delaware   What makes you tick? Problem solving.  Honing in on effective structural solutions is what keeps me coming to work every day.  That, and I assume the direct deposits would stop if I quit showing up. Why did you decide to become an engineer? Age old story…  Boy likes math, boy thinks, “What job should I do if I like math?”  Boy is routed into an engineering degree. If money were no issue, where would you travel … Continue Reading »

Employee Spotlight
Two is Always Better Than One!

Two is Always Better Than One!

May, 2017

Thanks to the Design and Construction Community Two Scholarships are Awarded Commitments to inspiration and leadership are two good reasons to award multiple John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarships this year! Thanks to the Central Ohio design and construction community, our efforts to raise more funds for the John Schaad Achievement Scholarship at our annual golf outing and Movember events were successful. Jezerinac Geers & Associates is proud to be able to pass those gifts on and provide two scholarships in honor of John. Emma Heigley and Mikayla Mayle are the recipients of this year’s Achievement Scholarship, which was founded three … Continue Reading »

Two is Always Better Than One!
A Little Good Goes a Long Way

A Little Good Goes a Long Way

April, 2017

Practicing compassion is a character trait that, among many things, signifies a caring heart. Jezerinac Geers is proud (and not surprised!) that our own Steve McClarren is being recognized for his volunteer work to feed the hungry. For the past two years, Steve has been working with Heart to Heart, a food pantry program founded by First Community Church, and has been named their volunteer of the month for April. The community outreach program provides more than 117,000 meals to families in central Ohio and Steve helps make that happen by picking up frozen foods at a local grocer every … Continue Reading »

A Little Good Goes a Long Way
1.4 Million Pounds = No Problem

1.4 Million Pounds = No Problem

December, 2016

“Can you design the structure to support an additional 1.4 million pounds for the rooftop pool we want to include?” While the question wasn’t posed exactly this way, Jezerinac Geers, as always, didn’t shy away from the challenge in designing Park’s Edge, a two-building condominium project located in the Arena district in downtown Columbus. With views of the Columbus skyline, the elevated pool deck is one amenity that will make Park’s Edge a coveted address when it’s west building is completed in the spring of 2017. The deck, located on the roof of the attached, four-story parking garage, includes a … Continue Reading »

1.4 Million Pounds = No Problem
No Melt Your Face Off Chili

No Melt Your Face Off Chili

October, 2016

Fortunately Stan Fuller’s chili wasn’t the “melt your face off” kind that he had hoped would win first prize in the Jezerinac Geers annual Chili Cook-off! Although Stan’s chili was certainly spicy, our faces fortunately stayed intact as we tasted and debated the merits of all seven entrants in our annual chili making contest. In the end, John Ketteman, CAD/BIM designer, took his third title as Jezerinac Geers’ Chili Champion! What’s his secret? This year John claims that ground sausage and pork, along with fennel from his garden were his secret ingredients compared to tweaking his recipe last year with … Continue Reading »

No Melt Your Face Off Chili
Thankful to Support Pelotonia

Thankful to Support Pelotonia

July, 2016

by Alain Kabbara, PE I’m writing to you today to ask for your help.  On August 5th 2016 I have committed to ride 50 miles in Pelotonia 2016 to raise money for cancer research.  This will be my first Pelotonia ride and am extremely excited.  I’ve lived in Columbus for nearly 10 years and have great love for this city and pride in its work towards the great goal of curing can cancer. In 2012, my brother-in-law was diagnosed with Leukemia, both chronic and acute.  He, my sister, and their two sons live here in Columbus and I am very … Continue Reading »

Thankful to Support Pelotonia
Head, Heart, Hand, Health Make an Impact

Head, Heart, Hand, Health Make an Impact

June, 2016

by Sarah Beam, John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship Winner “Head, Heart, Hands, Health”, four common words that when joined together, hold great meaning for me. For the last twelve years, these four words, which represent the foundation of 4- H, have helped me move from an extremely shy little girl to a confident young woman. 4-H teaches “learn by doing,” which has allowed me to develop m y skills and confidence to become the organized leader that I am today. I went from being too timid to give a   presentation to six friends about my cooking project, to standing in … Continue Reading »

Head, Heart, Hand, Health Make an Impact
John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship Awarded

John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship Awarded

June, 2016

Hi friends, meet Sarah Beam. She’s a 2016 graduate of Morgan High School in McConnelsville, Ohio, and is the 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 Geers & Associates, Inc., along with John’s family, started the scholarship to honor his compassion for others, tireless work ethic, and the inspiration he provided to those who surrounded him. John and his wife, Erin, both graduates of Morgan High School, benefited from local scholarships as they pursued their college degrees, … Continue Reading »

John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship Awarded
Thinking About Winter Already?

Thinking About Winter Already?

May, 2016

Spring weather is barely here, but a team of engineers at Jezerinac Geers is already thinking about winter. Working with Thomas & Marker Construction, we’re on the design-build team to replace Mad River Mountain’s ski lodge, which was lost to a fire last September. The new 46,000 sq. ft. lodge features a loft area on the second level, with elevator access, a live music stage, slope side deck offering views of the mountain, seating for over 300 skiers and snowboarders, and is scheduled for completion in December. Mad River is the largest ski resort in the state annually attracting over 150,000 visitors … Continue Reading »

Thinking About Winter Already?