ABOUT TURNER CONSTRUCTION
For more than 50 years, Turner has been providing commercial construction management and general contracting services for our clients throughout central Ohio and the surrounding counties. In central Ohio, we have a full-time staff of over 200 employees who complete close to $1 billion of construction annually.
Turner’s Columbus office opened in 1965, a time when urban high-rise construction was booming and the experience of a proven commercial builder was in demand. As the builder of choice, Turner's first prominent projects in Columbus included the iconic LeVeque Tower's historic renovation, the Rhodes Office Tower – the city's tallest downtown high-rise at 41 stories - and the JP Morgan Chase McCoy Center at Polaris.
Vanessa Jester, Workforce Development Manager
Vanessa Jester has extensive experience developing workforce and diversity programs which promote economic self-sufficiency among low income and underrepresented populations through entry routes into high-wage, high skill careers. She serves as the focal point for workforce initiatives for Turner Construction in central Ohio and is a member of Metro Schools' Business Advisory Committee.
Ian Mincey, Project Executive & Director of Pre-Construction
Ian Mincey is responsible for the pre-construction process, from project inception through start of construction. He serves as the lead contact for client, developer, architect, engineer and subcontractor relationships related to pre-construction efforts. His duties also include oversight of special studies, conceptual, schematic, design development estimates, Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMPs), and Lump Sum bidding. Mr. Mincey serves as Chair of Metro's Business Advisory Committee.
Josiah, Class of 2020
After mastering the core high school requirements at Metro, Josiah selected to participate in the Design Early College Learning Center at Metro. As part of the Design program, he interviewed and was selected for an internship position with Turner Construction in the fall of 2018. Once he turned 18, Josiah was offered an internship position at Turner. He will be working with Turner's team at the Facebook facility in New Albany during the summer of 2019.
Matthew, Class of 2017
Matt always had an interest in how buildings were constructed. He participated in an internship at a local construction company in Grandview during his junior year. His Senior Capstone at Turner focused on how the construction and trades can recruit new employees with 21st century tools like social media. Matt took college classes in Construction Management his senior year and on turning 18, he began a paid internship at Turner. He has returned from college each summer to work with Turner at the Facebook facility in New Albany.