19th ANNUAL CELEBRATION of CONSTRUCTION GALA
SPIRIT OF CONSTRUCTION HONORS LIFETIME ACHIEVERS
Spirit of Construction Foundation honored Lifetime Achievers of
the construction industry at the annual Celebration of Construction dinner
banquet on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
This year's honorees were Rich Homan, Bill Krul, and Tom Keckeis,
and Jim Perin was honored posthumously. Rich Homan is executive vice president
of Turner Construction. Bill Krul is CEO of Miller-Valentine Group. Tom
Keckeis is CEO of Messer Construction. Jim Perin was a Senior Officer at Messer
Construction before he retired.
The 19th annual celebration banquet was at the Duke Energy
Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. Earl K. Messer, chair of Taft Law’s Construction Law Practice Group, chaired the event. 1,100 guests attended the gala. The gala generated $409,000 in gross revenue.
The mission of SOC is to recognize and celebrate the
construction industry and its many contributions to the civic, aesthetic, and
economic well-being of the Greater Cincinnati region. Proceeds from the banquet
will benefit the SOC Foundation’s Construction Careers Initiative, which
focuses on college scholarships and career education programs for schoolchildren.
2014 Gala Chair, Earl Messer,
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