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OPFMA Annual Conference & Trade Show

2008 OPFMA Annual Conference and Trade Show
October 27th and 28th
Crowne Plaza North - Columbus, Ohio


The OPFMA Annual Conference provides a forum to present and discuss aspects of energy efficiency, renewable energy, updated technology and solutions, protecting the environment as well as health and safety policies - regulatory legislation and codes guideline. 

You can choose from (24) educational and informative presentations - excellent speakers and successful implementers of the presented topics will be teaching and answering your questions during the workshops throughout the conference.

The Grand Ball Room is packed with exhibitors from Ohio and other states presenting you the latest in their field of expertise and ready to answer your questions. Visit the Trade Show to gain new knowledge, make new contacts and friends that could be beneficial to you and your facility long after the Conference is over.

Attendees looking for certification renewal, by participating in this well designed event - that meets the 3rd Millennium new requirements - will gain credit hours toward the renewal. Make sure you turn in the workshop evaluation form completed with your input and your name – as a proof of your participation to that workshop.

But whether or not you need CE credit renewal units you will leave the conference with valuable knowledge and contacts that will benefit your facility and your job performance as well as gain an enlarged network of peers that could support you for years to come.

The Conference offers not only terrific speakers and the best exhibitors around the state, but we tailored the conference to provide an open and collegial atmosphere to promote networking. There are also many raffles to spark the days with fun, the best food the Plaza Hotel could offer, and we have added live entertainment with magic and clean humor at dinner time!

Come advance your knowledge and skills - be ready to absorb a wealth of information pertinent to facilities maintenance in a demanding new era! 


Questions / Registration

You may register by email, fax or regular mail:

PO Box 835
Cleveland, OH 44070

Fax: (440) 716-8519

For assistance call our office at: (440) 716-8518 or (866) 570-7880

Register Early and by Email for Special Gifts and Raffle Entry!

Special Note: Please don’t wait for your purchase order. To ensure that your registration arrives in time, register today then send the PO number when you receive it!

Attendee Registration Fees:
(Institutional Members Only Eligible for Multiple Attendee Discounts)

Member Fee: $295 each
Non-Member: $350 each
3-4 Attendees from Same Facility: $275 each
5-9 Attendees from Same Facility: $250 each
10+ Attendees from Same Facility: $225 each
One Day Registration (+dues if not member): $200 each

If your facility is an institutional member in good standing, you may send multiple people at these discounted rates. If you need any assistance – just call our office!

Location and Accommodations:

Crowne Plaza North is our host – we have the special conference rate of only $109/night plus applicable taxes. Available rooms at this rate are limited so please call early for reservations to Crowne Plaza North hotel at (614) 885-1885. Remember to ask about the OPFMA special conference rate!


From north: take I-71 south to Exit 117 (Rte 161, E. Dublin-Granville Rd.), one exit south of the I-270 outer belt. (You also may take I-271 to I-71 south then take the above exit.) Turn right on Rte 161 and go west about half a mile. Then turn right on Busch Blvd. and go north for a little less than a mile. Turn right on Kingsmill Parkway and go east for less than half a mile until you run into the hotel.

If traveling from any other direction: take I-71 north to Exit 117, turn left on Rte 161 and follow the directions above.

The hotel web site, Crowne Plaza North, has maps and driving directions along with more information about the hotel.

2008 Schedule and Session Titles

Day 1, Monday, October 27, 2008


Safety & Security

Salon 1

Professional Development

Salon 2

Energy & Sustainability
Salon 3

Facility Operations 

Salon 4

7:15am Registration 7:15 am - 8:15 am 
Continental Breakfast sponsored by The Brewer-Garrett Co.

Welcome: Keynote Speaker - Dr. Mark Shanahan, 
Energy Advisor to Governor Ted Strickland

9:30 am


Sick Building Syndrome and Related Issues

Patrick Herbert

EA Group

Building Oper. Certification
Level 1&2

Ted Howell

Energy Instruction Group

Energy Dollars Out the Window 

Kelly Tisdale

The Brewer-Garrett Co. 

Building Envelope/ Restoration

Sergio E. Pagés




Jarod's Law - Abatement

Amanda Burkett

Ohio Department of Health

Affordable Technology to Manage Energy

Bryan Coble


BOCC Impact & Success Story - Panel Discussion

Reed Tarkington 
Four Seasons Env.
Steve Wolfe

Adams Co./Ohio Valley SD

Roofing 101

Ken G. Louisignau


Lunch sponsored by Johnson Controls


Emergency Response Options

Randy Crossley
Lima City Schools
Greg Crane

Response Options

Developing a Master Energy Plan

Julio Rovi 

The Cadmus Group

O & M Energy Savings Strategies

Ted Howell

Energy Instruction Group

Selecting Control Services 

Todd Vandenbusche

Johnson Controls, Inc.

5:15pm Cash Bar Reception and Networking
6:00pm DINNER (Raffle Drawing Before) - Buckeye Room
7:00pm AWARDS AND ENTERTAINMENT (Raffle Drawing After)

Day 2, Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Safety & Security

Salon 1

Professional Development

Salon 2

Energy & Sustainability
Salon 3

Facility Operations 
Salon 4

7:30am Breakfast and Business Meeting


Suspicious Objects and What to Do

Dennis Jolly

Security Division of Franklin County PFM

LEED Overview

Robert Kobet

Sustainaissance International, Inc.

Annual Boiler Startup and Inspection 

Bob Winstel 

Perfection Group 

Integrated Pest Management - Turf

Pam Sherratt

Ohio State University



Access Control

John Pierangeli

Northwestern Ohio Security Systems, Inc.

LEED for Existing Buildings

Reed Tarkington

Four Seasons Environmental, Inc.

Energy Deregulation -
What to Expect

J. Verdile


Landscaping Pests

Joe Boggs

Ohio State University



Video Surveillance and Blind Spots

Richard Harold


Kitchen Equipment - Maintenance and Repair Solutions Online

Dan Farmer
Commercial Parts & Service, Inc.

Setting up Energystar / Portfolio Manager

Julio Rovi 

The Cadmus Group 

Protecting the Building Environment with Cleaning

John Walker

ManageMen, Inc.

12:15pm LUNCH - Buckeye Room
1:30pm Conference Ends


2008 Annual Conference Exhibitors

County Fire Protection
John Lubinski: (330) 633-1014 / john@county-fire.com

Full Service Fire & Safety company providing Sales and Service of the following: Fire Extinguishers, Fire Alarms, Sprinkler Systems, Kitchen Hood 
Suppression, Exit/Emergency lights, FM-200/Halon systems, etc.



Chad Reynolds 419-227-4004 / reynoldsc@allied-environmental.com

Comprehensive professional environmental testing and consulting, as well as total remediation services. Committed to meeting client needs by providing a professional staff and cutting edge technology.


Commercial Parts & Service
Dan Farmer,CFSP (614) 221-0057 x310 / dfarmer@cpsohio.com

Offering "Total Support for Your Commercial Kitchen Equipment". Commercial Parts & Service has been providing OEM parts and service for over 35 years. With over 45 technicians throughout the state, we are prepared to meet all of your equipment needs. 


Patrick Herbert (440) 951-3514 / pherbert@eagroup-ohio.com

Environmental, Health and Safety Consulting including Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Inspection & Management / Compliance Consulting / Indoor Air Quality Assessments / Phase I & II Env. Site Assessments / Sustainable Design Support Services (LEED EQ Credits)


Four Seasons Environmental
Reed Tarkington: (513) 539-2978 / rtarkington@fseinc.net

Energy Management / Facility Management Services



Bryan Coble (877) 868-3833 / bryan@schooldude.com

SchoolDude is the nation’s #1 provider of online tools designed exclusively for the unique needs of educational facility professionals. Our broad suite of web-native applications is revolutionizing the business of managing educational facilities.


Service-Tech Corporation
Alan Sutton: (440) 735-1505 /

Air Duct System and Kitchen Hood Exhaust System Cleaning
"When it comes to fighting dirty indoor air, Service-Tech Cleaning has what it takes to help everyone breathe easier and feel better in the workplace"


Kris Bazali (269) 353-9944 ext. 121 / kvb@structuretec.com

Specializing in the restoration of building envelopes and roofs, providing solutions for the entire building envelope - our Total Building Envelope Management Solution. Assisting clients with their facility needs since 1992.


The Brewer-Garrett Company

Kelly Tisdale: (440) 243-3535 / mwebster@brewer-garrett.com

Award winning, guaranteed and self-funded energy savings programs that integrate total building commissioning services with LEED certification and management. Quality assured with our in-house ability to design/build and service all aspects of HVAC.


Tremco Incorporated
Dick Farnsworth:
(800) 628-7501 / dfarnsworth@tremcoinc.com

For over 75 years, Tremco Incorporated has been the leading innovator and provider of roofing and weatherproofing solutions.



Mary Crespy: (614) 473-3500 / mecrespy@trane.com

     Total Building Comfort Solutions 
"Trane provides indoor comfort systems and comprehensive facility solutions for residential, commercial and industrial building needs"


Zesco Incorporated
Ed Sustersic: (440) 526-0603 / sales@zescoinc.com

     ABB Variable Speed Drives and Firetrol Pump Controllers
"Specialists in Electrical-Mechanical Motion Control"


Mark Gresham: (614) 751-4118 / Mark.A.Gresham@jci.com

     Controls and Facility Management
"The Controls Group of Johnson Controls invites you to 
"Unstructure Your Thinking" about your facilities"


Tandus US, Inc.
Susan Rowlance (800) 241-4902 / srowlance@tandus.com

Tandus creates floorcovering solutions that enhance spaces for learning, working, healing, and living through inspired design, leading-edge technology, unprecedented achievement toward sustainability, and an absolute commitment to continued leadership.


Northwestern Ohio Security Systems, Inc.
John Kostelac: (614) 527-7037 / kosteacjohn@nwoss.com

Solutions for security, fire, access control, video surveillance. and U.L. listed 24 hour state-of-the-art monitoring station.  We can service and support any system.  Our factory trained and certified technicians are available 24 x7, 365 days a year.


GraybaR Electric

John Zotis: (412) 320-2510 / john.zotis@graybar.com

Established in 1925, Graybar procures, warehouses, and delivers just about any kind of electrical or communications and data product, component, or related service to its customers.



Jim Pier: (330) 745-9069 / jpierjr@pierhvac.com

Pier Associates represents a wide variety of HVAC and process cooling equipment manufacturers in Northeast Ohio. We utilize a systems type approach to focus on all your project requirements.


Perfection Group, Inc.
Jim Duckworth: (614) 557-9977 / jduckworth@perfectionservices.com


LawnGreenKeeper, LLC

Jeff Dine: 740-389-5959 / jeff.dine@lawngreenkeeper.com

Greenkeeper Solutions is a well-established property maintenance company with a reputation for integrity, workmanship, and excellence.


The Garland Company
Bill Oley: (800)762-8225 ext. 603 / email

Commercial roofing, flat roofs, built up roof, metal roof, modified bitumen, standing seam, and asphalt roof solutions.


Engineered Systems
Michael Gottron:
(800) 836-7663 / engineeredsys@aol.com

Engineered Systems represents a full line of quality roofing, roofing accessory, acoustical, insulation and waterproofing products. Many of our products Energy Star products or qualify for the LEED program.


Ted Howell: (330) 677-2223 /

Energy Instruction Group, LLC (EIG) provides energy reduction services. Our services range from staff training to project consulting.


M Tech Company

Dan Soukup (440) 646-0996 / dsoukup@mtechcompany.com

Serving the marketplace since 1975 for creative tools and required safety procedures in the confined space industry.


Dan Anderson: (414) 355-2600 / danderson@ritehite.com

Rite-Hite Revolution High Volume/Low Speed industrial ceiling fans helps reduce energy costs and increase comfort. Available in diameters from 8' to 24'.


H.E.A.T. Total Facility Solutions
Mark Rubcich: (614) 436-5155 /

Energy Management Specialists 
... delivering comfortable, energy efficient buildings.



Nathan Stechschulte: 419-991-8040 /



Tony Smith: (614) 602-2051 /

Fire and Life Security Systems



Ohio Public Facilities Maintenance Association
P.O. Box 835
Cleveland, Ohio 44070
(440) 716-8518 – phone
(866) 570-7880 – toll free
(440) 716-8519 – fax

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