2019 Hall of Fame Inductee: Joe Ostrowski

After graduating from the Masonry program at Lawrence County Vo-Tech in 1978, Joe Ostrowski was ready to create a solid foundation for himself. After working in the field for 10 years, Joe formed his own company Ostrowski Masonry.

Joe’s company grew from an emphasis on home construction to venturing into a mix of light commercial buildings. Over the past 20 years, he has employed over 50 people, and with a desire to give back to the school that trained him in his career, he has hired many LCCTC cooperative education students.

Since 2014, Joe has served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 746, and he received the Founders Award from the National Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society which recognizes those who live lives of cheerful service. In 2016, he received the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to the BSA

In 1983, Joe married his high school sweetheart, Laura Rossi, also a LCVT graduate. Joe and Laura have 6 children: Sara Simmons, Frances Kusnierz, Kate Ostrowski, Allison Ostrowski, John Ostrowski and Anthony Ostrowski, and two grandchildren.

Joe’s commitment to Lawrence County has been demonstrated through his successful business, his generous service to BSA, and through the numerous opportunities offered to students from his alma mater.

Carolyn McVicker