We started as a team of five working from a basement and got our big break within our first week of business. Jobes Henderson & Associates put their trust in us to complete the total renovation of the historic Mound School Building in Newark. From there, we established ourselves as the premier industrial contractor in Licking County and continued to expand over the years across Ohio. Watch our 25th Anniversary Video to learn more.
Christian H. Robertson founded Robertson working from the basement of his home. with his wife Michele and two others who remain with Robertson today.
Dan Stevens, Vice President of Estimating, leads our team in procurement and all things involving numbers. Steve Sabo, Senior Superintendent, leads complex building projects and teams across central Ohio. In the months following Robertson’s founding, several more associates joined the team and have either retired from Robertson or remain committed to the firm today.
Robertson started its fleet of work vehicles with just one truck and backhoe in 1997. It has now expanded to over 100 trucks, trailers and other pieces of construction equipment.
Robertson awarded total renovation of the historic Mound School Building in Newark to become the home of Jobes Henderson & Associates. Bonded first public project for Licking County Commissioners. Year ended with 10 employees and $3.8 million in sales.
Robertson awarded the first new, ground-up K-12 school for Heath City Schools. Clients grew to include Englefield Oil, Denison University, Southgate Development, Mid-Ohio Development, Gutridge Plumbing, Momentive Materials, Kaiser Aluminum and Owens Corning. 25 associates and $10.4 million in sales.
Robertson won the new John L. & Christine Warner Library at the Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University Newark Campus. Completed 10 K-12 educational projects and purchased 32 acres in Heath to build Robertson’s future corporate office and shop. 75 associates and $37.5 million in sales.
Robertson’s industrial clients grew along with municipal police and fire station projects. Became licensed in West Virginia and constructed the Englefield Store in Ripley. Completed Newark High School additions and renovations, along with its 50th K-12 educational project. 90 associates and $38.5 million in sales.
Robertson moved to its new corporate office in Heath and added its 100th associate.
Robertson completed Licking Memorial Hospital – West Campus Medical Office Building at 1717 West Main Street. 75th K-12 school completed, along with the Park National Bank North 3rd tower and Alford building renovations. Historic renovations to Licking County Courthouse and Granville Inn completed, as well as the Michael D. Eisner performing arts center for Denison, The Works Sci-Dome and the Canal Market District in Newark. 145 associates and $95.9 million in sales.
Robertson opened its new Dublin, Ohio office.
Robertson celebrated 25 years in business. 90th K-12 educational project completed, along with projects for Englefield Oil and Southgate development every year and projects throughout Ohio. 180 associates and $160 million in sales for a total of $1.3 billion dollars over 25 years.
We continue to grow our team’s capabilities, employ new technologies and improve upon safety.
Over the years, we’ve added more specialized teams, including carpenters and crews for steel, concrete and excavating services. We also introduced construction management as a service line in 2012 to further diversify ourselves. But one thing will always stay the same: Our approach to putting relationships with our associates, clients and partners first.
We’ve built and maintained a family-focused culture that respects, celebrates, and rewards hard work. Our focus on putting people first is the foundation of our success and will continue to be moving forward.