Mosser helps honor local legend Charles Woodson

A Fremont-based company with deep ties in the community literally placed a local legend on a pedestal.

Mosser, a leading building contractor, donated its services toward the erection of a bronze statue honoring football great Charles Woodson at Fremont Ross High School. The unveiling of the statue took place on September 4 prior to the Fremont Ross football game at Don Paul Stadium, with Woodson and his family in attendance.

For Mosser, established in Fremont in 1948, community partnership is embedded in the culture and mission of the company, which is committed to improving the social and economic welfare where it works.

“We want to make a difference in communities, so it’s important for us to show our support for these types of initiatives,”

said Matt Otermat, an estimator with Mosser who worked on the project.

The company’s efforts included pouring and building the concrete pedestal, and then setting the new statue on top. Mosser also donated its time with installing the blocks and columns for the new arch and gates at the entryway, aptly named Woodson Way.

A handful of other community partners also donated their time and efforts toward the project.

Woodson enjoyed an incredible and successful football career, first being named “Mr. Football” as Ohio’s top high school player while at Fremont Ross in 1994. From there, he went on to the University of Michigan where he won a National Championship and was awarded the coveted Heisman Trophy. He then would play 18 years in a storied NFL career with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers, where he won a Super Bowl, NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, and retired as arguably the greatest defensive back in the history of the game. He was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame this past August.

With offices in Fremont and Maumee, Ohio, Mosser has been building quality projects for clients since 1948. K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, highways, commercial, manufacturing facilities, and water treatment plants are just the start of its capabilities. Mosser gets the most complex projects done because it offers a variety of services and has built a skilled workforce that keeps the company competitive in a busy market. As an employee-owned company (ESOP), Mosser literally takes ownership in the quality workmanship it delivers on every project.

Photos courtesy of Sonny Workman and Matt Otermat

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