Publications Archive

Navigating the Complex Landscape of Small, Disadvantaged + Minority Business Goals in Ohio’s Heavy-Highway Industry

Tom Pannett, in an article for the November/December 2024 Ohio Contractor Magazine, highlights the challenges in small, disadvantaged, and minority business programs in the heavy highway industry. With over 30 years of experience, he explores the ever-shifting landscape of regulations and nuances, emphasizing the importance of understanding programs like DBE, MBE, VFBE, WBE, SBE, EDGE, […]

The Spearin Doctrine in Ohio Government Contracting, Part 2

Don and Tom authored Part II of this article (page 22) for Ohio Contractor Magazine, sharing why the Spearin Doctrine can be a contractor’s saving grace on public projects.

The Spearin Doctrine in Ohio Government Contracting, Part 1

Don and Tom authored Part I of this article (page 10) on the Spearin Doctrine for Ohio Contractor Magazine, outlining the history of the concept, how it affects public works disputes, and how it can be used as both a “shield” and a “sword” when a project fails.

How Form Construction Documents Can Ease the Stress on Your Next Project

Peter, featured in Smart Business, gives insight to form construction documents. You can read the article here to learn about how to best use these documents, the advantages and how they can save you money.

Mechanic’s Liens are a Patriotic Product of Our ‘Founding Fathers’

Don is a regular contributor to the Ohio Asphalt Magazine. For the October Issue, Don discusses the history and importance of mechanic’s liens. Read Don’s full article.