Every year, Shook partners with hundreds of organizations in the fulfillment of our Mission, To Dramatically Improve the Communities We Serve. We've selected four of those organizations from the regions we serve to participate in the Happy Shooksgiving Challenge, where you can vote to help us give back where it's needed most in the communities where we live, work and play. While each organization participating will receive a donation from Shook, the organization that receives the most votes will get the biggest check. Voting is open through November 25 and the winner will be announced on November 29. Thank you for helping us carry out our Mission!
Shook was awarded a Build Ohio Award for our effort to restore Dayton Phoenix Group's 630,000 SF manufacturing facility after it was hit by the Memorial Day tornadoes in 2019. For the last three years, a multitude of people from Shook and our great team of partners poured their hearts into rebuilding this facility. With no notice, no plans, and no budget set, the swift mobility of our team as well as out-of-the-box thinking were required to adapt to every challenge uncovered. Working ~600 days in the facility (with all but 45 being tenant-occupied) and yielding 300,000+ manhours, Shook and our subcontractors had zero lost time injuries and delivered a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to our client. Thank you to DPG for turning to us in your time of need and being the most incredible client that became family, and to AGC of Ohio for recognizing the great effort of our team and honoring us with this award!
We are humbled and thrilled to announce that Shook has been named the 2022 Community Supporter of the Year by the Dayton Business Journal! From the launch of The Shook Foundation to executing our second company Mission Trip to numerous community outreach and workforce development initiatives across the company, this nomination is a testament to all our employees who live out our Mission each day, To Dramatically Improve the Communities We Serve.
Shook wins the Auman Award for Excellence in Safety
We are excited to share that Shook won the Auman Award for Excellence in Safety at the 70th Annual Dayton/Miami Valley Safety Council Safety Conference & Symposium. Scoring at the Platinum level, Shook was the top winner in the category for the Construction Industry – 250+ employees. We are so proud of our Safety team for their tremendous efforts and the entirety of Shook for working hard to be best in practice and prioritizing safe work environments. Thanks to the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce for recognizing these efforts!
ENR Midwest Top Young Professionals
Randy Beck Named an ENR Midwest Top Young Professional
We are excited to announce that Shook's Randy Beck, Senior Project Manager, has been named one of ENR Midwest's 2023 Top Young Professionals! Only 20 professionals under 40 were selected across the Midwest region based on their talent, leadership and service in the AEC industry. Randy joined Shook full-time after graduating college, quickly identified himself as a leader, and became a Project Manager at the age of 29. In his current role, Randy oversees $20M in water resources projects per year. In his lifetime, he has worked on $200M+ of new or improved water/wastewater treatment facilities. Congratulations, Randy, on this well-deserved achievement!
We recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Reid Health's new medical office building in Connersville, Indiana. This 177,000-square-foot, $90 Million facility will include an emergency department, imaging, primary and specialty care services, and a helipad. We are excited to team with Skanska on this project to improve healthcare access for the residents of Fayette County. Congratulations, Reid Health, on reaching this great milestone for your new campus!
Brecksville-Broadview Heights PK-5 Elementary School
We recently celebrated the opening of Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District's new PreK-5 elementary school and fieldhouse. This 145,000 SF school consolidates the District's four existing elementary buildings and sits on approximately 55 acres. Unique features are incorporated throughout the building, including a stamped concrete courtyard with a functional pond and boardwalk, an interior corkscrew slide from the second floor to the media center, window alcove seats, and collaboration areas. Hexagonal shapes are also carried throughout the building in the windows and finishes to celebrate the school’s Bee mascot. The 33,000 SF fieldhouse attached to the school is jointly owned by the City Of Brecksville to house athletic tournaments and community events outside of school hours.
The results are in and Shook's Dayton office has been named a 2022 Best Places to Work Honoree through the Dayton Business Journal! Only 50 companies in the region received this honor, which was based solely on feedback offered through an employee survey. We feel truly thankful that our employees at all levels continuously strive to make Shook a top workplace.
Northwest Regional Water Treatment Plant Expansion
We are humbled to have the opportunity to work with the Greene County Sanitary Engineering Department (GCSED) to expand the capacity of their existing Northwest Regional Water Treatment Plant. On July 7, we broke ground on the upgrades that will include 4,000 cubic yards of concrete, 300 tons of rebar, 300 tons of process piping, over three miles of piping, and over 20 miles of wiring. It has been a pleasure collaborating with GCSED, Arcadis and AECOM on this project that will become one of the largest reverse osmosis membrane softening plants in Ohio when complete.
On June 22, 2012, our Raleigh office opened its doors. This year, we celebrate 10 years in the region. Over the past 10 years, we have grown to over 50 employees and serve various water resources clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our tenure in Raleigh is a testament to our employees that strive to live our Mission, Vision and Core Values every day, and ultimately deliver successful projects for our clients. Moving forward, we are excited to continue our water resources efforts in the region and expand upon our service offerings in the industrial, healthcare and education markets. Over the next few months, our Raleigh team will be celebrating this great milestone. Namely, they will be carrying out 10 Acts of Service for 10 Years of Service to further our Mission, To Dramatically Improve the Communities We Serve. Stay tuned for more on this exciting initiative!
Journeying to Mozambique, East Africa
2022 Mission Trip
Our 2022 Mission Trip is complete! Eight Shook associates recently traveled to Mozambique, East Africa to construct teacher apartments for a remote school. This was our second company Mission Trip in an effort to make our Mission global. Our Mission Trips send a group of Shook employees to a part of the globe where people truly lack the infrastructure that we can help provide. Not only do they assist a struggling community, but they also instill a global perspective in our employees, continuing to embolden our core values of Passion, Balance, Courage, Opportunity, Responsibility, and Fun.
We are excited to announce that Shook has once again been named a Top Workplace in Cleveland! This is the fourth year in a row that we have been honored with this award, which is based on anonymous employee surveys and feedback. It attests to our employees' dedication to living our Mission and Core Values, which drive our culture. Our Cleveland office celebrated this award with a luncheon to thank all of our employees for their efforts to make Shook a top place to work.