Doll, Elliott Named Bluecoats Champion Award Recipients

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Bluecoats LogoOn Sunday, at the fourth-annual Bluecoats Party in the Plaza Bluecoats CEO Mike Scott announced that the Bluecoats board of directors had named Jeff Doll and Darren Elliott the winners of the 2024 Champion Award. FOunded in 2022, the Champion Award is an honor awarded by the Bluecoats organization to leaders in the Northeast Ohio community whose leadership and service to the community through the arts, culture, and/or community leadership disciplines has positively impacted their community.

These two outstanding leaders made the completion of the EN-RICH-MENT Arts Education Center possible. Both longtime business leaders in Stark County, Darren Elliott and Jeff Doll immediately recognized this ambitious capital project as important to their community, and needing philanthropic leadership. Both offered their company, their time and their resources to the project.

Earlier on Sunday, the Bluecoats and EN-RICH-MENT organizations jointly celebrated the grand opening of the Arts Education Center, which will now provide a permanent home for the free programming of EN-RICH-MENT.

Jeff Doll

Jeff Doll (left) accepts the Champion Award at Bluecoats Party in the Plaza.

Many know Jeff Doll as the owner of Jeff’s Motorcars. However, Jeff is indeed one of the top general contractors in Stark County, specializing in resurrecting old vacant buildings. One of his well-known projects is the mansion that he salvaged and turned into “The Social at the Stone Mansion” restaurant. When Bluecoats started construction on the new EN-RICH- MENT building, Jeff was the first person to volunteer his company’s assistance to do the demolition work. Additionally, he started calling other sub-contractors and building material suppliers and was instrumental in getting them to also donate labor and materials. This resulted in over $200,000 savings on the project. Jeff’s contribution of labor and expertise has definitely helped make the construction of the EN-RICH-MENT Arts Education Center a reality.

Darren Elliott

Darren Elliott (left) accepts the Champion Award at Bluecoats Party in the Plaza.

Darren Elliott, the president of R.T. Hampton Plumbing & Heating (one of the largest HVAC contractors in Stark County), has been instrumental in building the new EN-RICH-MENT Arts Education Center. He donated all the labor and materials for installing the plumbing system, including the fixtures. This resulted in over $300,000 savings on this project. However, he did not stop there. He made phone calls to other sub-contractors and building material retailers he works with and got them to also donate to the project resulting in additional savings. His enthusiasm for helping EN-RICH-MENT’s students has encouraged others to donate. Darren’s contribution of his expertise, labor, and materials contributed greatly to making the EN-RICH-MENT Arts Education Center a reality.

Posted by on Saturday, July 6th, 2024. Filed under Current News, DCI World, FrontPage Feature.