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Construction Employers Association

The Construction Employers Association (CEA) appointed Ed Sellers its new chairman of the board while also announcing a new slate of board officers for the 2016-2017 term.

“We welcome our new board leadership to CEA,” Construction Employers Association CEO Tim Linville said. “Ed and the board bring significant experience and passion that will serve both CEA and our members. We are looking forward to working together and continuing to strengthen and improve Cleveland’s construction industry.”

Sellers recently served on the CEA board as treasurer. He brings more than 35 years of experience in the interior contracting business. As president of OCP Contractors, Inc., Sellers has managed a portfolio of more than $160 million in healthcare work, including the interior construction of signature structures including the world headquarters of Goodyear, Eaton, American Greetings and the Global Center for Health Innovation-Cleveland Convention Center and the downtown Cleveland Hilton complex.

In addition to his work with CEA, Sellers is a past president of AGC Cleveland, AGC Ohio, and the Carpentry Contractors Association. He is currently vice president of Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industries.

The CEA board is:

  • Chairman: Ed Sellers, President of OCP Contractors, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Jim Fox, Great Lakes Construction Company
  • Secretary: Jason Jones, Turner Construction
  • Treasurer: Tony DiGeronimo, Precision Environmental
  • Immediate Past Chair: Don Dreier, Donley’s









CEA recently celebrated its centennial anniversary. As part of its celebration, CEA inducted 11 construction industry professionals into to its inaugural Hall of Fame and donated $100,000 to the Cleveland Foundation to endow a mentoring program for students with an interest in construction, architecture and engineering. For more information about CEA, visit

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