Rushlight Assets Unveils Groundbreaking Event to Inaugurate New Headquarters

Published: February 15, 2024

Leap Day will mark a significant leap forward for the Rushlight Assets enterprise as it prepares to break ground on its new headquarters on Washington Church Road in Miami Township. Scheduled for February 29, this event celebrates a transformative journey nearly 30 years in the making.

The groundbreaking ceremony will occur in two parts at the existing CRG headquarters at 8821 Washington Church Road.

The first part will take place outdoors at 12:30 p.m. in the outer portion of the parking lot, where attendees will witness the symbolic commencement of construction for the new Rushlight Assets headquarters. It is poised to become the epicenter of community engagement, technological advancement, and entrepreneurial spirit.

The second part will be an indoor celebration expected to begin at approximately 1 p.m. The program will feature distinguished speakers who will shed light on the vision and significance of Rushlight Assets as the holding company for Cornerstone Research Group (CRG), Rushlight Ventures, and additional wholly owned subsidiaries. The celebration will continue with a guided tour of the new CRG headquarters, offering insight into the future of aerospace and defense innovation, followed by a reception.

Expected speakers include

  • Pat Hood, CEO and founder of the Rushlight enterprise
  • Andy Cothrel, president of Rushlight Ventures
  • Joseph Zeis, Ohio’s Senior Advisor for Aerospace and Defense and retired USAF Colonel
  • Alex Carlson, director of community development for Miami Township.

The new Rushlight Assets headquarters will be 25,763 square feet over two stories. The first floor includes 10,373 square feet of office space and 6,090 square feet of community space; the second floor will have 9,300 square feet of office space. Partners in the project include Construction Managers of Ohio, First Commonwealth Bank, KPFF Consulting Engineers, and Roll & Associates, Inc. Architects & Planners. The project is expected to cost $9.5 million with an anticipated completion date of February 2025.

Rushlight Assets is committed to giving back to the region, with an emphasis on cultivating philanthropy, building community, and growing businesses. Its new headquarters will include dedicated space to fulfill this mission.

“It is my wish that the open spaces within the new headquarters will be a premier free venue for nonprofits to host fundraisers,” said Hood, who began this enterprise single-handedly when he founded CRG in 1997. “In this respect, we are not looking to gain revenue, but to give back to the community where we live and work.”