CEO and Founder of Compton Construction
Olde Towne East
I love Columbus because…
Columbus is a collaborative community. From neighborhood revitalization to supporting the arts and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, Columbus is full of individuals working together to move the city forward creativity and structurally.
I believe young professionals are important to our city because…
The young professionals in Columbus are ready and willing to work together to create a stronger community. We are starting companies, creating jobs and collaborative. This “we’re in it together” spirit is energizing and motivating. I want to help build a better city that empowers entrepreneurs and makers to thrive. The city’s young professionals are an important group who are creating momentum around the causes and companies that strengthen the fabric of Columbus.
- AIDS Resource Center Ohio: Volunteer
- Cloudhaus: Outreach Coordinator & Volunteer
- Columbus Idea Foundry: Community Liaison
- Connor Senn Memorial Board, Chairman & Committee Member
- PinchFlat Columbus: Committee Member
- Society of Marketing Professional Services: Membership Director, Membership & Communications Committee, Volunteer Coordinator for Membership & Golf Committees
- Wild Goose Creative: Community Murals Committee Leader
- The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio: PR Committee and Strategic Communications Sub-Committee Member
Community Involvement – Professional/Company Driven
Compton Construction values the community and believes in serving our city. Volunteer Time Off (VTO) allows employees to take up to 8 hours paid time off to give back to the community per year. These activities are separate from the Company’s volunteer activities.
Under Blake’s leadership, Compton Construction contributed nearly $25,000 to various nonprofits in 2015. Here are some of the high profile projects:
- Glass Axis: Compton oversaw the renovation of Glass Axis’ new headquarters in Franklinton and donated $10,000 to help support the organization’s overall mission of fostering a sense of community between local artists and community members who visit the space.
- Girls on the Run of Central Ohio – Compton sponsored LUNAFEST 2015, an annual event that connects women, their stories and their causes through film, while raising money for the organization that inspires girls to be healthy and confident through running.
- LeaderSpark – The YIPPIE (Youth Igniting Purpose Passion Inspiration & Excellence) Awards celebrate and promote positive images of young people in Central Ohio who are achieving as individuals and inspiring others to do the same. Blake has sponsored and supported the awards, and has worked to bring in other donors.
- The Women’s Fund: In addition to his work on the PR Committee and Strategic Communication Sub-Committee, Blake has also supported The Women’s Fund financially. As a Corporate Sponsor for their annual “Keyholder” fundraiser for the past three years, Compton has donated $7,500. In 2015, Blake also signed on as The Women’s Fund #GivingTuesday match sponsor – a partnership that helped The Women’s Fund triple #GivingTuesday contributions year-over-year.