AGC Central Ohio Brexton Scholarship

AGC Central Ohio Timothy P. Galvin Brexton Scholarship.

Congratulations to Shawn Malone for receiving the AGC Central Ohio Timothy P. Galvin Brexton scholarship.

The AGC of Ohio Scholarships are administered through the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio Education Foundation – a nonprofit organization designed to promote and improve the construction industry by providing scholarships to students.

AGC divisions and members sponsor scholarships under the auspices of the Education Foundation. This year the AGC of Ohio Education Foundation awarded  $30,000+ in scholarships.

To date, the Foundation has given out more than $330,000 since its first awards in 2000.

Brexton LLC Construction Manager for ‘Cargominium’ Project

New developer seeking to resume ‘Cargominium’ project in east-side opportunity zone

By Tristan Navera  – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First

The nonprofit Nothing Into Something Real Estate is building a 25-unit housing complex out of recycled shipping containers in Columbus.

One of Columbus’ most creative affordable housing development ideas could move forward again soon.

Graham Allison and Brian White have formed a new Columbus-based entity, Opportunity Zone Development Group, which has submitted a Form D to the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $4.2 million to resume work on the “Cargominium” development at 1562 Old Leonard Ave.

First proposed by faith-based Nothing Into Something Real Estate Inc., that development would feature recycled steel shipping containers turned into affordable homes, a workaround to rising housing costs. The 25-unit project was to have 640-square-foot, two-bedroom units serving homeless and at-risk people.

NISRE Inc. had envisioned the development in 2016 with AES Development LLC, ChelsiTech and some other partners, but work didn’t proceed after problems arose with the developer. Michele Reynolds, NISRE Inc.’s principal, said her group started talking with Allison last fall.

“Because it’s a unique type of project that hasn’t been done in Ohio, there were some barriers and code things we weren’t expecting,” she said. “But it actually helped us get ahead of the curve because the timing lined up with the opportunity zone program.”

A federal tax program, opportunity zones are an economic incentive tool to promote investment in disadvantaged areas, including this tract of land northeast of downtown just off I-670.

Some initial work has been done on the project, and it’s had a shorter development time than other projects, Allison said.

“This project is tailor-made for opportunity zones,” he said.

Brexton LLC will be construction manager for the project, which could resume work as soon as significant funds are raised.

Reynolds said the cargominiums will be useful especially given the shortage of affordable housing. An estimated 54,000 households already spend 30% or more of their income on housing, according to the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio. And the shortage of housing supply drives up the cost of existing housing, even without a specific focus on affordable development.

Brexton sponsors Grandview Pelotonia Team

Brexton is excited to participate in Pelotonia 2019 as a sponsor for Team Grandview Heights!!

Pelotonia was founded in 2008 with one goal: End Cancer.

The weekend of cycling brings more than 10 thousand riders to Central Ohio. 100% of every dollar raised by riders, virtual riders, and volunteers goes directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Brexton is proud to be sponsoring this fundraising event again for 2019!

First Woman Elected on Central Ohio AGC Board!

Congratulations Mary Beatty, President of Brexton, for being the first woman  elected to serve on the Central Ohio AGC Board!

The Associated General Contractors of Ohio is a commercial construction trade association governed and directed by building contractors. It is a full service AGC Chapter chartered by the Associated General Contractors of America, the oldest and largest national commercial construction trade association in the United States.

Mary Beatty is responsible for the day to day operations of Brexton. She is responsible for executing the strategic business plan with the support of the Brexton Leadership Team. Mary started her career at Brexton in 2007 as the Accounting Manager and worked her way through the ranks on the accounting side of the business and was promoted to President in December of 2017. She is also responsible for handling Investor Relations. READ MORE >