Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas Greetings

We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year!

From all of us at Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC

If you are searching for a gift that keeps on giving, I recommend giving a goat (or a pig, or a flock of geese.)  Heifer International is an organization that is fighting to end world hunger by teaching families to raise animals that will keep providing for them on an ongoing basis. They receive life sustaining products, such as milk or eggs, and they agree to pass on an offspring to another person in need. 

Remember Christ's birth this Christmas season. Be Blessed!
~Roberta Yoder

Monday, September 30, 2013

CPR/AED training completed

On August 20th, two of our employees, Josh Legge and Richard Smith, successfully completed a CPR training course offered by the Macochee Joint Ambulance District at the Green Hills Community in West Liberty.  Yoder Concrete Construction encouraged its employees to attend this life saving training right in our community by offering to pay for the course and also by paying their regular wages for the time spent in training. These two employees offered to go, and spoke very highly of the training they received. They also requested to attend the First Aid course offered later this month. 

Thank you to our employees to attending this potentially life saving class, not only for their fellow employees, but also for their family members and members of the community.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Grand Re-Opening July 24, 2013!!

Join us in celebrating our Grand Re-opening at the new location of Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC, 8874 N. US Hwy 68 in West Liberty! The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce  will open the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Another ribbon cutting with the Logan County Chamber of Commerce will occur at 4:30 p.m.  Enjoy refreshments, door prizes and self-guided tours until 6 p.m.

After 21 years of operating from the family farm south of De Graff, OH, Yoder Concrete Construction finds a new home just south of West Liberty. For President and co-owner Jeff Yoder, "it is like coming home."  Considering the family homestead where he was raised is only three miles away from the new facility, it really is coming home. And it is a location we have been eying for a number of years due to the size and location. It is an ideal spot for our growing business.

One of the fun attractions of the new location has been the yellow sign placed in front of the business. Being right on US Highway 68 is great for visibility. Having an eye catching sign that changes weekly has created quite a buzz in the community. Every week someone comments on the statement placed on the sign. Often we run out of letters, but it doesn't stop us from saying what we want to say, even with letters missing.  It becomes a puzzle to figure out what is trying to be conveyed. Here it appears we ran out of w's, but you understand that we placed a heck of a lot of concrete during these two weeks.  

Photo: The south side of the sign today.
Mark your calendar and stop by for a quick visit next Wednesday afternoon for our Grand Re-opening. We'd love to see you. Make sure you sign in for a chance at a door prize!

Have an awesome weekend! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hiring Project Estimator - Concrete Construction

Good morning on this wet, chilly Wednesday in February in Ohio. Such is the typical weather here this time of year. But the good news is, we have a crew out working this week in spite of it. That is a good sign that spring is right around the corner!  I'm ready, are you?

It is now time to us to begin our search for a replacement for our Project Estimator that departed ways with us late last fall.  Jeff and I have filled the gap during this winter lull (mostly by Jeff, I must admit) but we need to find someone to devote their full attention to this position going into spring and beyond.  We are eager to find a new person to help move our company forward and continue our success in building relationships and providing great customer service.

Below is a description of the position as it is posted on LinkedIn:

Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC - West Liberty, OH (Dayton, OH area)  *Note: we are located about 45 minutes west of Columbus and about the same distance north of Dayton between Urbana and Bellefontaine.

Job Description
Compiles bids for commercial, industrial & residential projects. Does quantity takeoffs from blueprints and/or visits site and obtains measurements and data necessary to prepare accurate bids. Negotiates pricing from vendors. Reviews and analyzes estimate to actual for reporting. Conducts special studies by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Utilizes web services to locate and track commercial projects and bids on appropriate jobs. Contacts, develops and maintains good relationships with direct customers and general contractors. Confers with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates. Attends meetings to network, develop relationships and generate business opportunities. Assists with project management and scheduling.

The Project Estimator is an integral part of our management team and must be a self directed team player. He/She must have excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude.

Desired Skills & Experience
Must be computer literate with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Good communication skills both written and spoken are essential. Analytical and statistical knowledge using general mathematical skills with the ability to read and interpret blueprints, specifications and other construction related documents. Must be able to work under time and budgetary pressures. Must be able to meet deadlines. Must be able to interface with all types of people.

Company Description
Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC is a premier provider of concrete construction and related services for industry, business and homeowners. Established in 1991, Yoder Concrete strives for excellence in customer service, responsiveness, and superior quality in materials and workmanship.  We employ ACI certified finishers and maintain ACI standards. We are WBE/SBE, State of Ohio EDGE and Federal DBE certified.  Equal Opportunity Employer

If you or someone you know has the qualifications and characteristics we are seeking, contact me via email at  We hope to have the position filled by the end of March.  Thank you for your help!

I will post updated pictures of our office relocation/remodeling project soon.  We are almost done and ready to move into the new office space.  Exciting!!
Have a blessed day.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Office / Construction Trailer for sale

Happy February!  All of us at Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC, are so excited about our new space in West Liberty, Ohio. We are almost done with the remodeling, and are getting the shop organized. We are in the process of recruiting for a new Project Estimator that will bring new blood and energy to the organization. 2013 is looking to be a fantastic year!

Who do you know that is in need of new office space?  On our farm we have an almost empty construction office trailer that is for sale.  It is a 1990 trailer, and we put new flooring in it when we took ownership in 2007. The main area and one office has stained concrete flooring, and one office is carpeted. One office even has concrete walls! We wired cat5 phone and internet throughout the trailer. This would be great space to get that office out of your home or barn.  There is wall mounted electric heat and AC that works well. There is even a 1/2 bath if you want to hook up plumbing.  Email me for more details at or call 937-465-1500 or 937-508-5003.

Best wishes to you. May God shine His peace and love upon you always!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Renovations underway!

As I sit here, I listen to the buzzing and pounding of saws and hammers. Yesterday it was the roaring of a dump truck, skidsteer and compactor. We have purchased gravel, lumber, nails, paint brushes, rollers and cans (and cans and cans) of paint. Renovations are finally underway here at our new location in West Liberty. This is the first week we have been able to pull a few guys from the concrete crews to work on the new place. In the shop, shelves have been built and walls are being painted.  A drain was placed in the driveway and new gravel spread. A shed is even being expanded, all done to make room for all of our vehicles, equipment, tools, forms, concrete blankets and various materials. It has been a flurry of activity. 
Here in the main office, we have cleared desks out the "showroom" section to begin the first phase of office remodel. Next week we will begin to tear into the various shades of siding and roofing from the previous tenant to make room for a reception area, two new offices, and a conference room.  Mary, our admin person, was moved into a little office that is barely larger than a closet, but we assured her - it is only temporary.

I spent the good part of a day this week trying to locate websites on which we are listed to make sure our company information is updated since the move.  I still have a long way to go, but I think I have a good start.  The way I found to catch each one of them is to go down my list of passwords.  For each website on which I have "claimed" our business listing, I have created a password.  What a great way to find them again!  It is going to take quite a bit of time to update all of them. I am also finding that I should have done this on a regular basis. Many of them were pretty outdated. I would encourage you to review your listings as well.  You want to make sure your customers are seeing the most current information for you and your business.

We are planning an open house and ribbon cutting in March once renovations are complete and warmer temperatures are in the forecast more often. I will keep you posted when it is scheduled.  I hope to you see you then! In the meantime, feel free to stop by and say hi.  Just pardon the construction. :)