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TECH selects Jeff Hudepohl as 2010 distinguished alum

l-r: Jeff Hudepohl and Jordan Brooking

EKU's Department of Technology is pleased to announce that Mr. Jeff H. Hudepohl has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2010.

Mr. Hudepohl was honored during a presentation on Friday, March 26, 2010, at the annual College of Business and Technology College to Careers senior recognition luncheon.

The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.

Mr. Hudepohl graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. 

He is the president of Valley Interior Systems in Cincinnati.  Valley Interior Systems is an award winning interior subcontracting firm specializing in drywall, framing, acoustical ceilings and plastering.  Just a few of their project spotlights include the Miami Valley Hospital Southeast Addition, the Bryan Community Hospital and Wellness Center in Findlay, the Childrens Hospital in Columbus, and the Great American Tower at Queen City Square in Cincinnati.  Queen City Square will not only be the tallest but will also be the ‘greenest’ and most environmentally sensitive office building in the Cincinnati Business District.  LEED certified, it is set to open the first quarter of 2011.

Mr. Hudepohl first moved to Valley Interior Systems as an estimator and project manager in 1983 and moved up to minority partner in just three years.  From that time on, they grew the company from a $3 million company to a $75 million company volume.

By 1997, Mr. Hudepohl and two partners decided to purchase the company and still operate it together today.  They have offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Findlay, Ohio.

Harboring a firm belief in duty to community support through meaningful contributions to local and national organizations, Mr. Hudepohl’s company is generously involved with Habitat for Humanity, People Working Cooperatively, Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, the Greg Terhar Memorial Foundation, and several high schools in the area.

Because the company has experienced tremendous growth since their inception in 1981 and are the oldest and most established union specialty contractor in Ohio, the partners are also keenly aware of the value of human resource development. Several of their employees’ careers span decades with an average leadership team tenure in excess of 15 years.  They believe in promoting from within and have developed an active apprentice program, opportunities in the skilled trades, and career opportunities in construction management.

Mr. Hudepohl is married to his wife, Beth, and they have two children who are both in college.

Congratulations Mr. Hudepohl on being selected as the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus representing the Department of Technology.

The college also honored distinguished seniors for the year as selected by their respective departments within the College of Business and Technology. Mr. Jordan L. Brooking was selected as the TECH departmental distinguished senior. In addition, recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2009-10 academic year were recognized. Students were honored for outstanding achievement and more than 40 area employers were on hand to engage in networking activities with college graduating seniors.

Published on March 26, 2010

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