COLUMBUS, Ohio (COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST) — The U.S. Small Business Administration has named a Columbus construction company owner Ohio’s 2023 Small Business Person of the Year.

“For the first time I was probably speechless,” said Jeanna Hondel, president and founder of Ascension Construction Solutions.

Hondel founded Ascension in 2017 and has grown the company from a three employees to 20. She said she takes on projects that cost $30,000 to $400 million.

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