The Columbus BURG opened in 1994 with 15 co-workers. In the beginning, we earned approximately $2 million in revenue annually. Today, we have close to 200 co-workers and earn about $55 million per year.
We started out doing place-and-finish, warehouses and structural concrete projects. Now we have the competency to build a variety of projects in the middle concrete construction market. We focus on adding new talent, giving co-workers added responsibilities and watching their concrete careers grow.
The Riverside Hospital Neuroscience Institute was a pivotal concrete construction project for us. We put up 180-foot cores before the building, using a hydraulic form system. The customer was very pleased with our work and referred Lithko for concrete projects in other geographic areas. Another memorable project was a large warehouse for Macy’s department store with a 400,000-square-foot, F-minimum (Fmin) slab floor. Allen Face, who developed the Fmin measurement for floor tolerance, tested the floors every night. Our team went on a mission for the perfect slab. Typically, grinding five to 10 percent of the floor is necessary. Our work on this project required less than one percent grinding.
Industry Awards & Recognition
Project of the Year (2012)
Project: Tansky Toyota
Presented By: Ohio Concrete