A Memorable Year
After a record year in 2019, Ferguson Construction Company headed into 2020 with a strong tailwind and matching expectations. Moreover, 2020 marked the 100th year in business, fueling an excitement and energy within the company.
As tailwinds do, they shift, blowing in COVID-19 and the resulting adjustments that we all needed to make in our lives- personally and professionally.
As the world around us shut down, we were very fortunate at Ferguson to continue working, providing an element of normalcy in an otherwise uncertain and anxious time. The short-term goal was to educate and communicate about how to navigate and manage this newly imposed environment. The longer-term and overarching directive was that the show must go on.
And indeed it did.
Our Dayton regional office completed a significant expansion for Trimble Navigation and took on several projects for the University of Dayton and an expansion for Twist, Inc. In the Central Ohio (Columbus) regional office, projects were completed for Banyan Food Services, Franklin Peak, and Edison Brewery. The Indianapolis regional office began projects for Honda, Layman Fabrication, Enterprise Products, and Koenig Equipment. In Sidney 2020 marked a busy year at Crown Equipment, picking up projects for Waco Warehouse, Midmark Corporation, Bensar Developments, and Kosei St. Marys.
The virtual world became the real world as business meetings and community events such as Dayton’s Goodwill Miracle Clubhouse (helping those with mental illness lead lives that are more productive) were experienced virtually. However, there were events where smiles could be shared in person such as passing out donuts to front-line medical personnel at OSU East Hospital, working with Habit for Humanity, and our annual “Touch-a-Truck” fundraiser for the Relay for Life.
In September, working with Wilson Health and the Shelby County Health Department, Ferguson was able to have a very successful customer and community 100 -year anniversary celebration at the Sidney office with an outdoor dedication ceremony of a new park shelter. In October, Ferguson sponsored a trip to the Columbus Zoo for employees and their families.
2020 was a tough year, a year that brought many challenges. Yet through the many difficulties, Ferguson was able to not only persevere but also succeed, largely because of people that make up the Ferguson community – associates, family members, customers, and fellow contractors. 2021 marks a new dawn but will undoubtedly carry a hangover from 2020. Ferguson will continue the good fight. Thank you for your continued support as we look to the next 100 years.