May 11, 2016 


In conjunction with the Create Columbus Commission, Columbus City Council names their second YP to be recognized in 2016, an quarterly initiative honoring young professionals who are making an impact and helping to create a better future for Columbus. This Monday a joint resolution will recognize the second honoree of this co-creator initiative.

“Blake is a quintessential co-creator, even in the literal sense,” Create Columbus Commissioner Jay Clouse said. “As you drive through Columbus and look at businesses such as the Idea Foundry, Land Grant, Lineage Brewing, Pursuit, and more, you literally see the impact of what he has built in Columbus.”

Blake Compton will be recognized with a Resolution at the Columbus City Council Meeting on Monday, May 16th.  Compton was selected for this recognition because of his passion for building businesses, as well as the community home to these ventures, Columbus, OH.

“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,” commented Compton, “The young professionals in Columbus are ready and willing to work together to create a stronger community. I want to help build a better city that empowers entrepreneurs and makers to thrive.”

Compton is the CEO and Founder of Compton Construction, one of the fastest growing companies in Central Ohio. His integrated approach to commercial construction helps emerging businesses design and build out environments that bring brand experiences to life. Blake is a creative builder, an innovative leader, empowering advocate, a philanthropist and passionate community member who dedicates his time, talent, and resources to building a better Columbus.

Under Blake’s leadership, Compton Construction contributed nearly $25,000 to various nonprofits in 2015. High profile projects include, Glass Axis, an organization committed to creating community between local artists and community members who visit the space, Girls on the Run of Central Ohio, inspiring young girls to be healthy and confident through running, and The Women’s Fund, a public foundation committed to advocating for and convening voices to create gender equality and influence.

Compton attended Granville High School and studied Business Management, Psychology, and Real Estate at Columbus State Community College.