About Us

The Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association (OLICA) is a trade association representing small, family-owned contractors from across the state who are actively involved in the professional conservation of soil and water. OLICA contractors are involved with:

  • Farm Drainage
  • Tile Drainage
  • Road Drainage
  • Tile Plowing
  • Dewatering
  • Basements
  • Erosion Control
  • Open Ditching
  • Deep Trenching
  • Excavating
  • Land Forming
  • Land Clearing
  • Landscaping
  • Grading
  • Demolition
  • Waterways
  • Ponds & Dams
  • Lagoons
  • Home Sewage
  • Sewer & Water Lines
  • Trucking & Hauling
  • Driveways

OLICA is the Ohio affiliate of the Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA). LICA can trace its beginnings to a state association organized in Missouri during 1951. The following year additional states joined the new association and it became LICA. There are now active chapters in nearly every state. Visit the Land Improvement Contractors of America website for more information on individual chapters.

Interested drainage contractors in Ohio worked with Ohio State Ag. Engineering Instructors to conduct annual schools and seminars. This group became the Ohio Drainage Contractors, which became the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association (OLICA) upon joining LICA.

OLICA’s members are involved in a variety of construction projects. The common thread uniting so many activities is each member’s dedication to soil and water conservation. OLICA and LICA are a group of land improvement and conservation contractors, support businesses, scientists, and individuals interested in soil and water conservation. OLICA programs and services, unless otherwise indicated, are available only to OLICA members within the state of Ohio. The political and other positions expressed in these pages represent OLICA positions on various issues as they relate to Ohio. The positions of national LICA are expressed through LICA, whose website can be found at www.licanational.org. OLICA and LICA emblems are registered service marks owned by OLICA and LICA, respectively.

View our roster of the current officers and directors.

Learn more about our LICA creed, vision, and objectives.

Click here to see the classifications of members.

Read about priority issues Ohio LICA has pursued on behalf of our members.

Learn about Ohio LICA featured member Fred Galehouse.