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The Spirit of Construction Foundation supports outreach initiatives that seek to engage young people in construction careers. Over the past 5 years (in addition to scholarship funding), the SOC Foundation has contributed over $760,000 towards outreach and $1.2 Million since its founding. The initiatives have a construction component to them and are geared for the most part towards middle school and high school youth. 


Tim Beischel, SOC Outreach Ambassador, brings our efforts full circle by helping the grant-funded programs meet their needs as well as engaging the construction Industry. 


Each year, The Spirit of Construction Foundation awards grants to a number of deserving organizations that focus on construction education. 

2021 grant recipients:

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Take a look at this video of young construction professional with an inspiring story.


John Strawser, one of our board members, had the opportunity to meet Ne’Onnie Napier through the Spirit’s Outreach initiatives. This is the kind of success that our Foundation helps make possible.   

Dear Mr. Burson,

I would like to thank you for accepting my application into your architecture camp. I very much enjoyed the program. It helped me learn many skills I believe will help me become an architect later on in life. I just thought you should know that you have made architecture the most fun thing in the world for me, and changed my opinion on how I see architecture for the better. Thank you for helping me get closer to my dream of becoming an architect, and I hope to see you next summer at camp.



West Hills Middle School

Congratulations on being a 2020 Spirit of Construction Scholarship recipient!


The Spirit of Construction is about honoring the past and present industry leaders and helping to cultivate future leaders. Contributions assist the Spirit Foundation in awarding scholarships to deserving Tri-State area college students pursuing a degree in a construction-related field. 


All the recipients are pictured below except for the University of Cincinnati’s Christopher Taylor who was on military training when the photos were taken. Christopher is 2020 Spirit Military Scholar.


Megan Bostic and Samuel Schneider

They both attend Cincinnati State and study construction management. Samuel is a SOC Military Scholar.



Anthony Painter and 

Jacqueline Romo, 

Anthony and Jacqueline attend Northern Kentucky University. Anthony is from California Kentucky and Jacqueline hails from the Commonwealth’s city

of Shelbyville. Both students are studying construction management.

(L to R) Fleet Fangman, Abby King, Michael Salzler, Mihali Sevastakis, Kassidy Bushor, and Dennis Phillips

The above students attend the University of Cincinnati.

Kassidy is a Military Scholarship recipient and is co-oping at Danis Construction. She and Mihali are studying civil engineering. Michael plans for a degree in construction management and Abby is pointed towards architectural engineering.


(L to R) Fleet Fangman, Melissa Scheel,  Dennis Phillips

Melissa studies construction management at Cincinnati State. She enjoys working on construction sites not in the office.