Service, Integrity, Community Values
President and CEO, Jude Hehman founded Furlong Building Inc. at the height of the recession in 2010. The company was founded on one simple principle, to be fair and open with its clients. Now a $20 million award-winning company, Furlong’s focus on the customer, looking out for their best interests, has resulted in repeat business and strong referrals, and ultimately growth.
A Beechwood High School Class of 1993 alumnus, Jude graduated from Thomas More College where he studied business and furthered his studies at Northern Kentucky University in construction management. Jude played on the Beechwood High School football and tennis teams.
Elected mayor of Fort Mitchell in 2014, Jude is committed to his community and public service; having served for 10 years on the Fort Mitchell City Council and chaired and served on several committees including the Safety and Public Works Committee during his time on council and is the founder of the Fort Mitchell 5K Run/Walk which benefitted police and safety programs.
Jude was a board overseer on a facility expansion for Redwood Rehabilitation Center and in additional to his service at Blessed Sacrament, he is the finance chair for Holy Cross Parish Finance Council. Jude Hehman was named to the 2013 Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 List of young business and community leaders. His company has earned several awards including the Tri-State Success Award and being included in the Cincinnati Fast 55 List.
Jude resides in the Sunnymede neighborhood with his wife Katie and their four children. He is a life-long member of Blessed Sacrament Church. His children attend Beechwood School and his oldest son Matt attends Covington Latin School.
As mayor of Fort Mitchell, Jude serves as the elected chairman of the Kenton County Mayor's Group and is on the Board of Directors of the OKI Regional Council of Governments.
OKI is a regional economic development agency that plays an important role in transportation, economic and growth issues for Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.