PEOPLE

Bridges are our passion.  Building them without injury is our priority. 
OSBC was incorporated in January 2008, by founders and owners Craig Gries and Rick Silbernagel, who worked closely together for 15 years at a local, well-respected construction company; Craig, as a Lead Estimator and Project Manager, and Rick as the Field Operations Manager.  Upon receiving notice that their employer was retiring, Craig and Rick chose to start a new company – carrying forward their passion with integrity.  Today, they are intimately involved in every project by supporting the company's highly skilled, family of employees.     

EFFORTS THAT MATTER

  • Donated time and materials to place a new foundation for a new Career & Technical building at Scio High School

  • Donated time, material, and equipment to construct a new pedestrian, trail bridge

  • Employees volunteered time and resources to improve local high school track

  • Participated in MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) summer camp in Portland - a week long program for girls intended to inspire a career in construction

  • OSBC project manager led the efforts to develop and launch a new mentoring program on a national basis for professional women throughout the industry

  • Seasoned employees averaged 2,000 hours, annually, sharing knowledge with apprentices

  • Company apprentices, superintendents, estimators, and project managers hit the road to expand their insight on new technologies at a recent CONEXPO, the world's largest construction exposition