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October's SMBH Core Values Award Goes to Founder, Bill Lantz

Posted on October 03, 2018

A new month means a new SMBH Core Values Award Recipient! This time, it was founder Bill Lantz.

Bill and his partner Tom Jones started our company in 1972, under the name of Lantz and Jones. Three years later, in 1975, they took on another partner, Jim Nebraska, and the firm updated it's name to Lantz Jones & Nebraska.

With offices in Charleston, West Virginia and Stuart, Florida, the home office has always been in Columbus, Ohio.

During the past 2 decades, the ownership has transitioned, prompting another name change to Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk, which was most recently simplified as SMBH.

Bill Lantz has been at the company since the beginning, and still serves as a Senior Project Engineer on many of our projects.

Thank you, Bill, for building a company that can last and that we love working for!

SMBH Annual Golf Outing 2018

Posted on September 20, 2018

Our yearly golf outing never disappoints, even when the weather is super hot and humid. We do a scramble every year - 2018 winners were Jeremy Lewis, Lisa Connelly, and Nathan Miller. Longest drive went to Dawn Becker (her first year of playing!), closest to pin was Brent McCreedy, and longest putt was Nathan Miller. 

Congratulations to all the winners, and a big thanks for everyone who came out and made it a great day at SMBH!

Top to bottom, left to right: Joe Noser, Jon Beier, Dave Murray, Jerry Marselle, Scott DeGan, Nathan Miller, Stephen Metz, Murtadha Al-Shaikhli, Kara Hendren, Ebiji Akah, Anna Milligan, Dawn Becker, Lisa Connelly, Phil Mesker, Brent McCreedy, Greg Barsch, Bob Baumann, and Jeremy Lewis.

Stephen Metz, Greg Barsch, Dawn Becker, and Ebiji Akah celebrate a great shot!

Kara Hendren and Dave Murray agonize over a very near miss.

Ebiji Akah and Greg Barsch drive between holes. 

COBUG Inaugural Meeting a Success!

Posted on September 19, 2018

Last night was the inaugural COBUG meeting. Thank you to Jamie Oliver of Advanced Solutions for presenting, M+A Architects for hosting, and everyone who attended! There was such a great turnout that COBUG is already planning the November meeting. Stay tuned for details!

SMBH Summer Fun Photo Contest

Posted on September 13, 2018

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we did the last Summer Fun Photo Contest, but here we are voting on fun pictures again! This year's categories were Most Fun, Best Overall, and Most Unique. Here's how the winners stacked up:

Most Fun - Meghan Ralston's photo of Lisa playing volleyball at the SMBH Employee Appreciation BBQ

Best Overall - Lisa Connelly's photo of her view while flying in the rain

Most Unique - Anna Milligan's photo of the staircase in an old lighthouse. 

You can see them here in this photo!

AIA Architecture and Engineering Volleyball League Wraps for 2018 Season

Posted on September 07, 2018

The 2018 season of the AIA Architecture and Engineering Volleyball League is finally over. While we're sad the season is done, we had a great time this summer with all of the companies that took part. We wrapped our final game, a tournament, with lots of food and fun at the accompanying social. 

Thank you to our sponsors of the social:

  • King Business Interiors
  • Cambria
  • Haworth

A big thanks goes out to all the participating firms:

  • CEC
  • Design Collective
  • Dynamix
  • GPD
  • Greenberg Farroe
  • Heapy
  • Jonathan Barnes Architecture
  • MKC Architects
  • Pizzuti
  • Schooley Caldwell
  • Trinity
  • Whiting-Turner