Business Notes Featured

10:01am EDT July 22, 2002

PeopleServe Inc.’s subsidiary, EduCare-America, has acquired The Citadel Group Inc. The Citadel Group, an Austin, Texas-based company, helps people with behavioral challenges and serious and chronic mental illness be active members in their communities. PeopleServe, formerly known as VOCA, is a Dublin-based company that provides services to people with disabilities. EduCare-America specifically helps people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities become self-efficient and gain job skills to enter the workforce.

Dublin-based Interstate Gas Supply has purchased a 45 percent share in Columbus-based Hopco Resources Inc.

Norman Jones Enlow & Co. has merged with Henretta & Associates of Linworth.

Therma Seal Inc. has broken ground at its new 24,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in northeast Columbus.

Home Depot Inc. has hired Dublin-based Gioffre Construction Inc. to build its West Broad Street/I-270 location, and Toyota Direct has hired Gioffre to perform $350,000 in renovations at its Morse Road location.

Sevell + Sevell Inc. has added to its client list New Jersey-based Johanson Manufacturing Inc.

Worthington-based Midwest Communication Technologies Inc. has merged to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Lawrence, Pa.-based Black Box Corp.

St. Ann’s Hospital has broken ground for a new medical office building on its existing hospital campus.

Red Roof Inns Inc. has opened locations in Stockton, Calif., Fresno, Calif., and Clarksville, Tenn.

RMD Advertising has added the National Association of Home Builders Remodelors Council to its list of clients.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals Columbus chapter has honored Genuine Parts Company/NAPA Auto Parts central division offices, distribution center and Columbus company-owned stores for demonstrating support for office professionals.

Westerville-based M-E Cos. Inc. has opened an office in Canton.

Dover Elevator Co. has received an honorable mention from Elevator World Inc. magazine for elevators it provided for The Longaberger Co.’s home office building.

The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio has honored 12 area builders and architects, including Dean Wenz Architects, Best Whole-House Renovation; J.S. Brown Co., Best Kitchen; Owens Construction Contracting, Best Historic Renovation; Wyscarver Builders, Best Family Living Space; Kresge Contracting, Best Use of Existing Space; R.J. Landis Design & Construction, Best Creative Use of Space; Georgetown Builders, Best Architectural Innovation; and Fry Contracting, Best of Show. Goldthwaite and Co., Renovations Unlimited, Rob Ruhl Contracting and Brice/Downey Inc. were also honored with Outstanding Entry Awards.

The Ohio Board of Regents has approved Ohio University Lancaster’s agriculture science certificate program, which will coordinate with several agricultural-related degree programs offered by The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster.

Custom Coach Corp. has opened a sales office in Orlando, Fla.

Brown/Calabretta Architecture Inc. has purchased the building at 1165 West Third Ave. for new office space with the assistance of National Realty Services Inc.

Reitter Stucco has been awarded a contract with TCWeiser Construction Co.

The Ohio Staffing Services Association has received the Superior Merit Award from the National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services.

Prologue Research International Inc. has relocated to the Smith Bros. Building.

Bill Patterson, formerly of HMS Partners, has formed a new public relations firm, Reputation Management Associates.