Happy Holidays from Clouse Construction 
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Donated Building Transformed to a
State-Of-The-Art Training Facility!

The Fostoria Learning Center initiative began in Fostoria, Ohio in 2010 with two goals: one, offer in-demand, career-focused training and two, collaborate with local businesses to fill job positions with skilled and qualified individuals.
When the Fostoria Learning Center acquired a donated building, they sought out Clouse Construction to manage the project. Even though many factors had to be considered before a shovel could hit the ground, the Clouse team was eager to get started.
  • The building had to be adaptive to many different training environments
  • Technologies had to be upgraded
  • HVAC needed to accommodate different zones
  • Sound control in the various learning environments needed to be considered
  • Existing floor elevations and roof lines needed to be adjusted
  • Load bearing walls needed to be supported to open up classrooms
There was a protocol set up to address these issues and provide a way to control quality. First, onsite supervisors of all trades met to determine a course of action. Then, a second meeting with the design team, the engineers, and the architect was held to determine if the suggested course of action could be implemented or if additional modifications were needed. All teams worked together to provide solutions and add value to the building. 
As is the case with most building projects, difficulties arose with both the physical structure and the construction schedule; however, all the contractors were passionate about completing the Fostoria Learning Center so that classes could begin at the start of the 2017 school year. Many contractors donated time, resources, and supplies to complete the state-of-the-art training center. Companies were eager to be a part of the building that could eventually provide highly trained workers for them.
The Fostoria Learning Center is vital in providing a continued source of newly skilled workers to support a growing economy. Clouse Construction was honored to take the lead in the project and complete a state-of-the-art training facility with so many committed contractors. 
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Commercial Space Renovation -vs- New Build

Your business is growing and you need a new building. Consider these factors when determining if an existing space can be retrofitted or if a new build would best meet your business needs: 
  • Does the current interior layout need to be restructured to meet business operations?
  • Will current ceiling heights accommodate specialized machinery or can ceilings be raised?
  • What spaces will be used for supply storage and manufacturing processes?
  • Does the building exterior reflect the vision of the business? 
  • Is there asbestos that needs to be removed?  
  • Is the property conveniently located or difficult to find? 
  • Is there adequate parking for customers and employees?
  • How many shipping and receiving docks are available?
  • Will the building accommodate the potential for future growth?
  • Are there adequate refuse facilities/equipment available?
  • Will a hazardous waste disposal area be needed? 
  • What building security measures are in place?
  • Does the building qualify for affordable insurance protection? 
  • What is the timeline for building renovations or a new build? 
If the existing structure can be retrofitted and still meet the vision you have for your business, a renovation may be best. However, over time, building from scratch can be more profitable for your business as you can customize features and make the property work for your business and customer's needs.  

Visit the Clouse Construction website to learn about our projects and services. 

Information collected from: What to Consider When Making Business Facility Decisions

Upper Sandusky Land Available!

This land is an ideal location for manufacturing and warehousing. 
It is conveniently located just off of St Rt 23/30, situated north of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

Parcel: Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Located just off of St Rt 23, Ohio 
Acreage: 5.1700
Zoned: Commercial
Utilities: Yes (Sewer, Water, Gas, Electrical and Internet)
Highway Location: Less than 800 ft.  

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Lenny Clouse Given Outstanding Citizenship Award

Clouse Construction President Lenny Clouse, with his wife Lynn, was recently given the Outstanding Citizenship Award by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services’ for his commitment to Seneca County. Kim Newman, owner of Tiffin Aire, recognized Lenny as professional, hard-working, dedicated, and generous. Lenny humbly accepted the honor and immediately thanked his family and coworkers.

“It is the goal of Clouse Construction to try to do right for Seneca County and all of our customers,” stated Lenny. “I thank all of our employees who are not only engaged in their work but also in the community.”

Lenny’s passion for Seneca County and Clouse Construction’s desire to improve the community are evident in vast projects including Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers, Tiffin University, Mercy Health, Seneca and Hancock County Fair, Good Shepherd Home, University of Findlay, Arnold Machine, Kalmbach Feeds, Wyandot County EMS, Wyandot County Engineers, Ag Credit, Shook Funeral Home, Luckey Farmers, Mennel Mill, Roppe Rubber, Seneca County Courthouse, Sunrise Co-Op, TH Plastics, Tiffin East Green, Werk Brau, and Tri County Vet.

Lenny, we congratulate you on this well deserved distinction! You lead Clouse Construction with vision and integrity, and it is joy to see you recognized for your hard work and diligence. 

For more information, see the full story here: Chamber Honors 2 Civic Leaders
Wishing you the Happiest Holidays and
a wonderful New Year!
4382 West Township Road 90
New Riegel, OH 44853

Tel: (419) 448-1365 / Fax: (419) 447-0602

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