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1 Company OGB Architectural Millwork Industry Woodworking Company Size 78 Location Albuquerque, New Mexico USA Website www.ogb-am.com Project for Del Norte Baptist Church Project Length 8 months Project Value $110,000 On Center Software Solution On-Screen Takeoff F ounded in 1925, OGB Architectural Millwork (OGB) was purchased in 2000 by Rick Thaler. He began his career in construction as a house framer and quickly determined that indoor construction was a more preferable trade for upstate New York (particularly in the winter). After relocation to New Mexico, Rick worked in Trim Carpentry and soon started his own business with a focus on cabinetry and one-of-a- kind furniture. Moves within the industry eventually landed him in the role of estimator, project manager, general manager, and finally owner (of OGB). AU TO M AT I O N S U C C E S S OGB has been an early adopter of automation. From the adoption in the '70s of an automatic edge-bander and an industrial wide-belt sander to casework equipment and panel saws, automation was a focus. Under Rick's leadership, the last decade has set the stage for differentiating OGB in its market place. Microvellum and other solutions were brought in to automate the shop floor. The project side of the business was automated using On Center Software's On-Screen Takeoff®. A major factor in advancing the company was the identification of a way to perform the highest quality work at a fair market value. The burden of printing plans shifted from the architect to the contractors and costs in excess of $1,000 per month fell to OGB. Automating to digital plans and online quantity measurements allowed OGB to dramatically improve the accuracy, costs, and time associated with takeoff— delivering a quick and tangible return on investment. Automation improved the accuracy in takeoffs and managing the ongoing change requests that typically accompany financial, non-profit, corporate, government, healthcare, and retail projects. With a client base that provides greater than 50% repeat business, trust and quality are essential DNA components for OGB Architectural Millwork. D E TA I L E D C H U R C H P R O J E C T In woodworking, there is a prominent element of art and creative expression. Construction opportunities that have these unique demands are where OGB excels Conceptual Church Design BU I LT AT H I G H E S T S TA N DA R D U S I N G K E Y AU TO M AT I O N P R O C E S S E S

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