(Posted Dec. 15, 2011)
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce awarded its 2011 Bell Ringer Award to David Joslin.
The annual award goes to a Chamber member who exemplifies the organizations aims and purposes and gives unselfishly of his or her time, efforts and resources for the betterment of the Madison County community.
“Mr. Joslin is the model for engagement in ones community, said Sean Hughes, Chamber executive director.Dave is the type of person that you dont even have the time to ask for help because he has already volunteered. His contributions to our county truly come from the heart.
Joslin owns Jay-Car Construction in Mount Sterling. He began his construction career in 1976 at the family-owned company founded in the previous decade by his father Jay Joslin and his grandfather Carlos Joslin.
He became vice-president of field operations in 1981 and president of the corporation in 1998. Jay-Car was a charter member of Ohio Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) which later split into regional chapters. Joslin is a past-president of the Central Ohio Chapter.
He is a current or past board member of the Chamber of Commerce (past president), Madison County Hospital Foun-dation, Ohio High School Rodeo Association and Madison County Hospital Trustees.
Joslin has been a volunteer or member of the Mount Sterling Rotary Club, Central Ohio Farm Bureau, Mount Sterling Youth Athletic Association, Madison-Plains Athletic Boosters, Little Britches Rodeo Association, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Mount Sterling Community Center, Madison-Plains FFA, National FFA and Mount Sterling First United Methodist Church
His honors include: American Subcontractors Association 1996 General Contrac-tor of the Year, 1999 ABC Don Ball Memorial Award, Butler Manufacturing 10 High Performance Builder Award, $2 Million Builder Award, and various community awards and appreciations.