Messer was ranked in the February 2014 issue of Columbus CEO as Central Ohio’s No. 2 general contractor, in terms of total 2013 contract value. The company’s Central Ohio contracts totaled $360 million ($28M in general contracting; $332M in construction management projects) in 2013, with project work in several market segments, including office, education, health care, industrial and warehouse construction. In 2012, Messer ranked No. 6 on the list, with $96.1 million in contracts.

Messer’s 105 Columbus employees are led by Vice President Rob Verst, who says he believes the company has a bright future in the region.

“We at Messer are very proud to be among the top general contractors in Central Ohio,” Verst said. “We’ve continued to stick to our strategic plan for growth in the area, all the while building trust and forging strong relationships.

“We’re very excited that, even with this substantial growth, our regional capacity remains such where we’re very much able to take on new opportunities. This allows for a healthy amount of continued growth, all while keeping alive our investment in the future of Central Ohio.”

Below are a few of Messer’s most notable Central Ohio projects awarded in 2013:

  • The Ohio State University – North Residential District Transformation
  • Nationwide Realty Investors – NiSource/Columbia Gas office building
  • OhioHealth Doctors Hospital – NICU and Well Baby renovations

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