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About Us

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2014 & 2017 National Ice Carving Champion

2014 & 2017 Tour Champion

Certified Master Ice Carver

Certified Ice Carving Educator

Rock On Ice was established in 1993 in Columbus, Ohio. Greg Butauski, owner and sculptor, strives to wow his customers in every way imaginable. From dependable customer service to high quality ice sculptures, we promise to be there for you.

 

Throughout the years Greg Butauski has acquired an outstanding name for himself in the ice sculpting industry. From the first time Greg picked up a chainsaw in college (1991), he knew that ice would be his lifelong passion. After years of hard work and dedication, Greg has become one of only 6 Certified Master Carvers (by NICA) in the country. He was the captain of team USA at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and competed and won the World Ice Art Championships in 2005 as Team Ohio. He also earned the title of National Champion in 2017, and 2017 Tour Champion.

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Jeff Petercsak is part owner of Rock On Ice and has been with the company since the beginning. Jeff carves for our festivals, special events, and demonstrations. Even though he has a "desk job" he still helps Rock On Ice out whenever he has the chance. He has been an integral part of helping the company expand with our Columbus and Cincinnati locations, providing expertise in business and mechanical solutions.

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Jason Bartlett

Lead Ice Sculptor

 

Jason has been with Rock On Ice since 2017. He started out delivering and setting up our ice sculptures. He also carves fruit and pumpkins as he studies the art of sculpture under Greg.

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Cameron May

Cocktail Ice Production

Manager

 

Cam keeps our crafted ice process running smoothly  and efficiently. He works directly with clients and schedules deliveries in both our Columbus and Cincinnati locations.

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Jon Maggard Global Director of Sales Self-proclaimed best director of sales for the best ice company in Ohio; Rock on Ice. Jon met Greg Butauski, the best ice sculptor in the world in the year 2000. They formed a team the likes of which no one had ever seen before. One a great ice carver (Greg), the other a bona fide hype man (Jon). They traveled the world kicking ice and taking names. Even meeting his beautiful wife of 10 years when Rock On Ice was the opening act for Willie Nelson. They worked together for years before Jon, a recovering chef, left the culinary arts to pursue a career in saving lives as a nurse. About 10 years later, Jon decided to earn his MBA and forced Greg to hire him as the Global Director of Sales for his company. Jon has since proven to be an indispensable asset to the company and is poised to become the greatest salesman in history.

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Maria handles all things administrative and loves helping all our wedding clients with ice for their special day. Her motto is the best booze deserves the best ice and if you're a bourbon-lovin' Old Fashioned drinker like Maria, you know exactly what she means! Want to make your special day extra memorable with the perfect sculpture or custom craft cocktail ice? Maria's got you covered!

Jill Butauski

Website Design & SEO/Marketing

With an extensive background in marketing, design, and art—Jill is involved in all aspects of Marketing campaigns, design and branding; Email marketing; Website design/SEO; and Advertising.

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Raea Blackburn

Artist/Production Assistant

 

Raea joined Rock On Ice in 2022 in production. She also helps with pumpkin carving, chalk drawing, and ice festivals.

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Titus Arensberg

Certified Professional Ice Carver and Master Pumpkin Carver.

Titus will work with clients on Food art displays and will help out with our huge pumpkin carving season in October.

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