Who We Are

Timeline

1948

Bill Burgett, founder, graduated from Johnsville High School and started working for Clever Brothers in 1948. He learned to pour concrete, tend masonry, lay concrete blocks, frame farm buildings, jack up houses, buildings, new foundations, finish woodwork, and build new homes.

1950

At the end of 1950, Clever Brothers decided to quit the construction business, leaving Bill and co-worker, Lester Rinehart, unemployed. They were able to pick up some unfinished construction work from a local neighbor.

1951

William Burgett Builder & Concrete Work (WBB&CW) was formed in 1951, in Fredericktown, Ohio when Perry Township trustees hired Bill to remove the lath and plaster from the walls and ceiling of their building.

1951

Lester Rinehart was the first employee of William Burgett Builder & Concrete Work. Bill’s wife, Shirley Burgett kept the books.

1952

A new Ferguson tractor with a Shawnee backhoe and a skyline loader was purchased. This was the second rubber tired backhoe in Knox County. It was used not only for company work, but for custom work like installing underground fuel tanks for a local fuel distributor.

1954

The company name was changed in 1954 to Kokosing Construction Company after the Kokosing River that runs next to the office. The original logo was a crest with KCC in the middle.

1954

In 1954, one acre of land was purchased on Waterford Rad in Fredericktown, Ohio and an office and shop were built. This building had two desks in the front office and the balance of the building was used as a shop. The shop floor was dirt.

1956

Equipment was scarce and employee, Dave Singrey, assembled the company’s first mobile crane from a re-built WWI army crane and mounted it to a WWII army truck.

1956

Kokosing starting making precast concrete panels used as walls for buildings. The first jobs using these concrete panels included Guy Simmons’ ice cream store in Johnsville, Ohio, the Burgett house addition, and a milk parlor.

1957

By 1957, the workforce numbered 8 employees, Bill, Lester, Harold Cole, Waldo Stringer, Lee Keyes, John Squires, Jim Schoenfelt, and Dave Singrey.

1959

Kokosing Construction Company was incorporated in May 1959, and continued to grow in the commercial and industrial markets. The legal name of the company is The Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.

1959

Where did “Kokosing Orange” come from? An Allis Chalmers HD6 bulldozer was purchased and came from the manufacturer painted orange. Over a period of time, Kokosing started painting other equipment and trucks orange. This eventually led to orange becoming the signature color for Kokosing.

1960

With the growing commercial and industrial markets, Kokosing couldn’t give the precast panels work the attention it needed. The decision was made to sell the precast business due to the shortage of time to dedicate to the work.

1963

An additional two acres was purchased for $1,000 beside the Waterford office to allow for expansion of the Kokosing yard.

1964

A new 50’ x 191’ storage building and maintenance shop was constructed on the Waterford Road site using a steel frame building that Kokosing dismantled from a construction site north of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

1964

Kokosing became a union contractor. Work expanded to surrounding counties in central Ohio and included a combination of building and utility work.

1965

Kokosing buys the world’s largest hydraulic crane, a Grove 25 ton crane. Kokosing builds the tag axel and enlarges the front wheels to drive the crane legally in Ohio. This is the second Grove crane sold in Ohio.

1965

Kokosing joined the Ohio Contractors Association (OCA). The OCA was the union bargaining association for the Operating Engineers.

1969

Kokosing bought two Bucyrus Erie model 30H backhoes and one John Deere 644 loader for expansion into the sewer construction.

1970

Kokosing purchased an additional 16 acre tract adjoining the original office site for more office and shop expansions.

1970

Kokosing is awarded the design/build contract for the Tappan Computer Center for a warehouse site development (80,000 sq. ft.) and railroad in Ontario, Ohio, contracted for $1,446,564.00.

1971

The first computer system was installed in 1971, an IBM System 3 for $56,513.00. Prior to that, all the payroll and job quantities were done by hand.

1972

The logo was changed to the now familiar K and owl’s eye that were inspired by the nearby Kokosing River. The Indians that lived in the area called the river Kokosing (Wise Owl), but the White settlers called it Owl Creek.

1973

Brian Burgett joins Kokosing fulltime in June 1973, after graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

1974

Kokosing builds a new maintenance shop behind the original office building. It contains a 800 sq. ft. sand blast room 800 sq. ft. washroom, 8,400 sq. ft. maintenance and welding shop, 15 ton overhead crane, eight 1 ton jib cranes, and 4,000 sq. ft. parts and supply storage area.

1974

Shirley Burgett creates the name "Hoot Owl" for the company newsletter. The first Hoot Owl is printed and sent to all the employees.

1974

Kokosing enters the water treatment business by building its first water treatment plant at Wadsworth, Ohio. Its contract was for $2,174,000.

1975

Bill Burgett and Les Rinehart celebrate Kokosing’s first 25 years at the Brown Derby in Ontario, Ohio with a dinner and dance for the employees and their spouses.

1976

Kokosing purchased the assets of The Wander Company in Columbus, Ohio in 1976, and enlarged the capabilities in the treatment plant and bridge building areas of construction. This acquisition set the stage for major expansion in both treatment plant and highway work.

1976

In 1976 a new office building was built around the existing office that had been built in 1954 on Waterford Road. This expansion added nearly 17,500 square feet to the original 3,200 square feet of office space. This was finished in 1978.

1977

Kokosing enters into the dirt moving business in 1977 with the Portsmouth Slip Repair on Route 23. Kokosing has a D8 dozer with ripper and purchases three 621 scrapers in Florida for this project.

1977

Kokosing becomes a member of the National Utility Contractors Associations (NUCA)

1978

Kokosing receives the first William H. Feather Memorial Safety Award at NUCA’s annual convention in New Orleans.

1980

Affiliated company, Kokosing Materials, Inc. (KMI) was incorporated in January 1980. The original company consisted of the first asphalt plant and the first sand and gravel operation located in Fredericktown. KMI mixes asphalt for Kokosing’s highway operation and also sells to private customers.

1980

In July 1980, Kokosing finished a $10 million office building for Shelby Mutual Company in Shelby, Ohio. It included 160,000 square feet of building construction, site development work, and concrete parking facilities.

1981

Brian Burgett, was appointed President of Kokosing Construction Company and Bill continued as Chairman of the Board.

1981

Owl Creek Contracting was incorporated as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) in December 1981 to provide independent trucking services for Kokosing and other companies.

1982

Kokosing Construction Company Inc. started its Western Operations in Arizona.

1982

The World’s Fair was in Knoxville, Tennessee in the summer of 1983. To show appreciation for the employee’s hard work and dedication, on August 12-13th, 370 Kokosing employees and spouses boarded 9 busses for a weekend at the fair.

1983

In May 1983, The Olen Corporation in Hilliard, Ohio was acquired as an affiliated company of Kokosing.

1983

In April 1983, The Adena Corporation was incorporated. This company built small commercial and industrial projects. The company was sold in 1997.

1985

Bill Burgett is installed as president of Ohio Contractors Association for the 1985-1986 fiscal year.

1986

Kokosing receives the Smooth Pavement Award on the Hayden Run Road Bridge project in Columbus, Ohio for the “Best Long Span Bridge Constructed” in 1984-1985.

1986

The Cross County Highway project in Cincinnati is Ohio’s largest ODOT project to-date. This job includes 19 bridges, 10 retaining walls, 2,000 cu. Yd. of excavation, and a major concrete paved channel relocation.

1987

KMI continued to grow, opening the Mansfield plant in October 1987.

1987

The assets of Griffith Asphalt are purchased and become the KMI Sheffield Asphalt Plant.

1988

A two-year project began to construct a sand and gravel plant on the land of the Hartman Farm, just south of Columbus.

1989

Olen purchased the Fredericktown gravel plant from KMI and began construction of its Columbus sand and gravel operations at Hartman Farms Plant #3.

1989

Kokosing closed operations in the Arizona Division.

1990

Kokosing is awarded the largest ODOT contract to-date for the relocation of US 22 in Steubenville, Ohio. This project is contracted for $74,000,000 and remains the world’s largest tied-back retaining wall system.

1991

In January 1991, Kokosing purchased the assets of Newark Asphalt Paving Co. and opened an office in Newark, OH. The asphalt plants were merged into KMI and all the asphalt lay down equipment was merged into Kokosing’s asphalt operations.

1992

The assets of McGraw Construction in Middletown were purchased in July 1992 and a new company was formed – McGraw/Kokosing, Inc. M/K provides heavy industrial maintenance for steel, power, paper, and petrochemical plants in southern Ohio, northern West Virginia, and Kentucky.

1993

In April 1993, the assets of Concrete Construction were purchased. The entire operation was merged into Kokosing’s Heavy/Highway division. This got Kokosing started in the concrete paving business. This division was moved to McKinley Avenue in Columbus, Ohio in the former Concrete Construction offices.

1993

In August 1993, Kokosing purchased the assets of Scioto Erectors and merged it into Kokosing’s Building Division. This provided Kokosing with the resources to expand into self-performing steel erection both in the Heavy Highway and Heavy Industrial areas.

1993

Kokosing received the AGC Build Ohio Award in the Industrial/Heavy category for the construction of the California Water Treatment Plant in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1993

A new truck and storage building (100’ x 365’) and form shop is built west of the old truck and storage building that was built in 1982.

1995

In July 1995, acquisition of the assets of Corna & DiCesare Construction Company added substantial capabilities and diversification in the full service building construction business. This company, Corna/Kokosing specializes in self-performing work for well known commercial and industrial customers.

1995

In December 1995, Olen Corporation purchased Dry Creek Sand & Gravel in St. Louisville and Vanatta, Ohio and started processing Sand & Gravel at St Louisville as Plant #5.

1996

Lester Rinehart retires from Kokosing after 45 years. A large retirement party is held in his honor.

1996

Kokosing erects two 75 ton handles of the Longaberger Corporate headquarters in Newark, Ohio. They are 200 feet above the first floor and lean inward at 63 degrees. Kokosing also erects 1,100 tons of structural steel & 412 facade panels to give the basket appearance to the building. The project is completed March 18, 1997.

1997

Kkosing received the 1997 AGC Build Ohio Award, New Construction Under $10 Million Category, for the erection of handles on the Longaberger Home Office in Newark, Ohio.

1998

Construction of the Butler County Highway was ODOT's largest project in history to-date.

1998

In November 1998, KMI purchased 100 acres on the Ohio River at Wheelersburg to build the first liquid asphalt terminal. With the last of the construction completed in 2000, it has a total capacity of 2 million gallons of liquid asphalt. The system has the capability to mix various blends of asphalt.

1998

Construction of an employee training facility began. It was built out onto a lake on sheet piling driven into rock. A portion of it was built on spread footers. Training of employees in Kokosing’s own facilities became a reality with the 2000 opening of the Kokosing Training Center.

1998

Kokosing constructs the Putnam Street Bridge in Marietta, Ohio. It is a 700’ long post tensioned box segmental structure crossing the Muskingum River. This is the first structure of its kind in Ohio.

1998

Kokosing is awarded the Columbus Crew Stadium project.

1999

In August 1999, land was purchased at I-270 and Westerville Road in Westerville, Ohio to form the Westerville Industrial Park. It is the current site to the Kokosing Heavy Industrial Division office and affiliated company, Corna/Kokosing. KMI established new asphalt plant #5.

1999

In December 1999, the assets of Environmental Pipeliners in Dublin, Ohio were purchased and it became the first subsidiary of Kokosing. This company repairs and refurbishes existing underground utility lines using the latest in remote technology.

1999

Kokosing received the 1999 AGC Build Ohio Award in the New Construction over $10 million category for the construction of the Columbus Crew Stadium.

2000

On August 12, 2000 Kokosing began the celebration of 50 years in business by inviting affiliated companies, clients, subcontractors, suppliers, employees and friends to the Polaris Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio. Entertainment included the rock band “America” and country singing legend Kenny Rogers.

2000

In March 2000, Kokosing purchased the holdings of Halesada Holding Company, Inc., which included Dyno Construction, H & L Underground, Inc. and Advanced Boring Technologies, all in Dayton, Ohio. They were merged with Kokosing Construction Co.’s Underground Utility Division.

2000

The Olen Corporation purchased C.H. McCarthy Corporation, McCarthy Concrete Company and Upper Asphalt Company in April 2000.

2000

Kokosing was awarded the 2000 BX Safety Innovation Award. This award recognizes companies for their safety efforts and accomplishments and who have gone “above and beyond the call of duty” by implementing unique safety ideas and practices.

2000

Kokosing’s Highway Division was awarded the 2000 AON Build America Award for the SR 129, Butler Regional Highway project in Hamilton County from the Associated General Contractors (AGC).

2000

Kokosing received the OCA Move Ohio Award in the New Construction Over $5 Million category for the construction of State Route 129, Michael A. Fox Highway, in butler County.

2000

Kokosing received the OCA Move Ohio Honorable Mention Award in the New Structure over $5 Million category for the construction of the Putnam Street Bridge in Marietta, Ohio.

2001

Kokosing received a Move Ohio 2001 Award from the Ohio Contractors Association for the Treatment Facility category for the Alum Creek Water Reclamation project.

2001

Kokosing received a Move Ohio 2001 Award from the Ohio Contractors Association for the New Construction Over $5 Million category for the Local Flood Protection Phase II project.

2001

Kokosing received the AGC Build Ohio Award in the New Construction over $10 million category for the concrete out build of the OSU Stadium renovation project built by the tri-venture of Kokosing/Baker/PJ Dick.

2001

For Kokosing’s dedication to safety first on the West Columbus Local Flood Protection project in Columbus, Ohio the Department of the Army awarded Kokosing with the Commander’s Award for Public Service.

2001

Kokosing received the AON AGC Build America Award in the Highway New Construction Category for the construction of the Putnam Street Bridge project in Marietta, Ohio.

2002

Kokosing announced the formation of the Durocher Marine Division in Cheboygan, Michigan providing marine construction throughout the country. This became Kokosing’s sixth division.

2002

June 1, 2002, Kokosing and Fru-Con Construction joint together to build the $222 million Marmet Lock and Dam project in Belle, West Virginia. The project involved the Huntington District Corp. of Engineers. On January 22, 2008, Kokosing/Fru-Con officially opened the lock and dam to river traffic.

2002

Kokosing received the AGC Build America Award in the Municipal and Utilities category for the construction of the Alum Creek Water Reclamation project.

2002

Kokosing sets company record by laying 1,100,000 tons of asphalt from Lake Erie to the Ohio River.

2003

The partnership of Shook Heavy and Environmental Group and Kokosing Construction (Shook/Kokosing) won the 2003 OCA Move Ohio Award in the treatment facility category for the Baldwin Water Works Filter Rehabilitation project in Cleveland, Ohio.

2003

Kokosing receives four of the seven Flexible Pavement Awards: Fairfield USR 33 By-pass, Franklin USR 40 & 16 Bexley, Ohio, Westbrook Country Club, Richland SR 39 & 430 project.

2003

The construction of the Alum Creek Water Reclamation Project won Kokosing the AGC Build Ohio Award in the Municipal and Utilities Category.

2003

Kokosing becomes a certified AISC steel erector.

2004

The Olen Corporation joined forces with Prairie Land Sand and Gravel to create Wooster Aggregates, LLC located in Wooster, Ohio. The transaction gave Olen a customer base in Wayne County.

2004

Kokosing received the AGC Build America Merit Award for the construction of Baldwin Water Works Plant Filter Rehabilitation Project in Cleveland, Ohio (Shook/Kokosing).

2004

Kokosing received the OCA Move Ohio Award in the Utility Category for the construction of the Scioto Main Sanitary Sewer Lining Project.

2005

KMI celebrated its 25th anniversary. KMI at this time had 11 hot mix asphalt plants and a full time staff of quality control technicians. They had built two liquid asphalt terminals, Wheelersburg and Mansfield, and completed a SBS Polymer Plant in Mansfield.

2005

Kokosing received the 2005 Build Ohio Award in the Industrial/Heavy category for the Haverhill North Coke Facility.

2005

Kokosing is awarded the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course improvements project in Lexington, Ohio. The project includes 71,000 sq. yd. of pavement planning, removal of 3,250 sq. yd. of concrete patches, and installing 10,000 tons of temperature sensitive polymer modified asphalt. The track is reopened on April 8, 2006.

2006

KMI acquires the assets of C & S Limestone, Inc. in Columbia Station, Ohio in January 2006. This acquisition included one 300 TPH counter-flow drum mix plant, 31 various sized dump trucks and 86 acres of industrial property. This subsidiary of KMI was renamed C & S Limestone, LTD.

2006

Kokosing purchased the assets of Vincennes Steel Corporation on March 1, 2006 to form a new company, Wabash Steel LLC. Located in Vincennes, Indiana, this company manufactures steel bridge girders for contractors all over the Midwest.

2006

Kokosing employees were recognized by the Ohio Contractor’s Association for the best safety record and were awarded the 2006 Jerry Keller Memorial Safety Award in the “Super” division.

2006

The Kentucky Sanitation District #1 presented a safety award to Kokosing Construction for the Alexandria Kentucky Sanitation project. This crew was chosen based on their safety compliance, cooperation and professional service on the job.

2006

Kokosing received the AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) annual convention. AGC recognized the leaders in construction safety nationwide.

2006

Kokosing’s Highway Division received the Ohio AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award for over one million hours worked safely.

2006

Kokosing received the Move Ohio Award in the $5-$10 million category for the Bliss Run Relief Trunk Sewer Phase 2 Restoration project.

2007

A new building on Salem Avenue Ext. in Fredericktown, Ohio was added to the Kokosing’s Fredericktown complex. The form shop, electrical, supply, accounting, payroll, and IT departments completed a move into their new home on January 12, 2007, known as Kokosing East.

2007

Kokosing was presented the AGC 2007 Ohio Construction Safety Excellent Award (CSEA) for the Heavy Division. The AGC looks at the overall safety and health programs, management and employees’ commitment to safety, excellent safety record, training programs, and innovative safety practices.

2007

Kokosing received the “Best of the Best” Willis/AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) for 2007. Kokosing was selected from 16 first place divisional winners to receive the Grand Award.

2007

Kokosing was awarded First Place in the Heavy Division category of the Construction Safety Excellence Awards.

2007

Kokosing was presented the Ohio Construction Safety Excellent Award (CSEA) for the Heavy Division over one million safe work hours from Associated General Contractors of Ohio.

2007

The Ohio Contractors Association recognized five heavy/highway projects who demonstrate excellence in construction activities, timely completion, and quality of work each year. In 2007, Kokosing received the Move Ohio Award for the Bliss Run Relief Trunk Sewer project in Bexley, Ohio.

2008

Kokosing Maintenance received the 2008 Fleet Masters Award for Top Maintenance Division for a private fleet in the country.

2008

Kokosing received a Move Ohio Award from the Ohio Contractors Association, for its work at the Haverhill North Coke Company in Haverhill. Kokosing won for best construction practices in the over $20 million category, in constructing Phase II of the Haverhill North Coke project for Tennessee-based SunCoke Energy Inc.

2008

Kokosing received the 2008 Business of the Year Award from the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce. This award was presented to Kokosing, recognizing its continued commitment to Mt. Vernon and the residents of Knox County.

2008

Lester D. Rinehart passed away on August 31, 2008. Les was the very first employee of Kokosing. He worked 45 years helping to build not only construction projects, but a company that operated based on good solid principle.

2008

Kokosing implements Safety 24/7. The goal is to have everyone think Safety 24/7 whether at work or at home. Kokosing wants everyone to think Safety for their Family, Co-Workers, Life, and for Themselves 24/7.

2008

Kokosing’s first Indiana highway project. The noisewall project is on I-465.

2009

Kokosing receives the 2009 Construction Safety Excellence Award for outstanding safety performance in the Heavy Division over One Million Man Hours from the ACG of Ohio.

2009

Kokosing receives OSHA VPP Star Level. The VPP program is a cooperative program between OSHA, the labor unions, and the employer where everyone works together to meet the stringent safety and health management system requirements, and continue to achieve incident results far better than national average.

2009

Kokosing is awarded the Wood County Project in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The project requires three sets of twin bridges to be constructed.

2010

In February, Kokosing purchases the stock of Ahern & Associates and Black Diamond Construction from West Virginia. Ahern becomes Kokosing’s West Virginia Highway office and Black Diamond becomes another affiliate of the Kokosing Group of Companies.

2010

Kokosing is awarded the Pennsylvania American Water Treatment Plant project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The plant will produce 160 million gallons of water per day.

2010

Associated General Contractors of Ohio (AGC) recognized Kokosing as the winner of the Industrial/Heavy Build Ohio 2010 Award for the Main Street Bridge Project.

2011

Kokosing celebrates 60 years in business. The celebration was held at the Fairfield Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio. Kokosing employees and their families enjoyed a day full of fun with rides, games, competitions, entertainment, food, and more. The special guest entertainer was Blake Shelton.

2011

Wm. Brian Burgett was inducted into the Ohio Contractors Association Hall of Fame.

2011

The May 2011 issue of Engineering News Records (ENR) ranked Kokosing #57 on the Top 400 Contractors in 2010.

2011

The Kokosing History book is released.

2012

Kokosing enters a partnership with Integrity Pipeline Services. This new company is Integrity Kokosing Pipeline Services, LLC.

2012

The Marine Division completed work on the 3,000 foot long stone breakwater marina on the Chicago Lakefront at 31st Street. Over 500,00 tons of various size rock were used in the construction.

2012

Many Kokosing employees and their families volunteered to help build The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields. It is a two-field handicap friendly baseball complex serving children and adults with disabilities, veterans, and senior citizens.

2012

Kokosing Construction & Kokosing Materials were recognized by Flexible Pavements of Ohio with seven 2011Quality Asphalt Paving Awards. The awards went to the following projects: Wyandot US 33, Richland US 30, Perry/Hocking SR 668, City of Heath, CR 9 Wyandot Co., Northmor Parking Lot, &Heart of Ohio Trail Knox Co.

2012

The Main Street Bride project receives the 2012 Prize Bridge Award for Major Span from the National Steel Bridge Alliance.

2013

Kokosing won the Associated General Contractors of Ohio's "Build Ohio" award for most outstanding industrial project for a Metallurgical Coke and Cogeneration Power Facility.

2013

Kokosing won the Associated General Contractors' "Build America" award for most outstanding industrial project for a Metallurgical Coke and Cogeneration Power Facility.

2013

The Rich Street Bridge and the Main Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio were awarded the 2012 James B. Beechie Design and Preservation Award by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation.

2013

Kokosing's MOT 75/SR 4 project won the Don Conaway Partnering Award.

2013

The Keyser McCoole Bridge project was awarded the 2012 Quality Concrete Award for Structural Concrete Excellence by the Contractors Association of West Virginia and the West Virginia Division of Highways.

2013

CH2MHill recognized Kokosing with the 2012 Excellence in Safety Program Award for the Apogee project.

2013

AGC of America honored Kokosing as the winner of the AGC In the Community Award for Miracle League Fields Project in Fairfield, Ohio.

2014

Kokosing's Marine Division received the 2011-2012 Safety in Marine Construction Award by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd.

2014

AGC of America and AGC Charities, Inc. awarded Kokosing the 2014 AGC In the Community Award for Kokosing’s Annual Food Drive.

2014

The Marine Division was awarded the 2013 Superior Safety Award for the Mississippi River Emergency Dredging project.

2014

Two of Kokosing’s projects, The Hays Mine and Aldrich Waste Treatment Plant Upgrades in Pittsburgh, PA and The UV Disinfection and Reservoir Improvement Project in Fort Wayne, IN were recognized in The Water and Waste Digest Magazine top ten Water and Wastewater project for 2013.

2014

The Quality Excellence Award for Best West Virginia Concrete Bridge Structure in 2014 was presented to Kokosing for the Dick Henderson Bridge project in Kanawha County.

2014

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) presented McGraw/Kokosing the Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction Safety and Health.

2014

AGC Build Ohio Award, Industrial/Heavy Category for the I-71 / I-670 Interchange, Columbus Crossroads project.

2015

On January 16, 2015, Kokosing finalizes the sale of Wabash Steel to Lenex Steel of Indianapolis.

2015

The Kokosing Group of Companies is now Kokosing, Inc. Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. is split into two companies: Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. (highway & asphalt) and Kokosing Industrial, Inc. (heavy industrial and marine).

2015

McGraw/Kokosing is awarded the Zero Injury Safety Award (ZISA) by the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC).

2015

USR 33 Nelsonville Bypass was recognized by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) with two awards: America’s Best Use of Innovation Award and the President’s Transportation Award in Environment.

2015

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio awarded Kokosing Industrial the esteemed Build Ohio Award in the Industrial category for the Springfield, Ohio WWTP project.

2016

Kokosing Industrial along with Citizens Energy Group won the 2016 CCS Outstanding Project Safety Award for the Earlham-Thompson and Morris-Tibbs Septic Tank Elimination Project (STEP).

2016

Kokosing Industrial received the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio 2016 Build Ohio Award in the Industrial/Heavy category for the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Land Application Facility project for the City of Columbus, Ohio.