Force Construction received the Business of the Year Award on Thursday at the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. Harold Force, company president, accepted the award.

The company is a full-service general contractor that started as a “mom and pop” company in 1946 and continues to be family owned. The company has built many of the structures in the Columbus area, such as schools, office buildings, medical facilities and churches. It designed and contributed financially to the transformation of the Chamber’s boardroom space into co-working space (called the Fish Tank) for entrepreneurs.