ABC selects Excellence in Construction Awards recipients

1362486936Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has selected the winners of its annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration, a competition which recognizes the top construction projects and the firms that displayed exemplary commitment to safety and diversity in 2012.

ABC congratulated the winners on February 20 at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The competition consists of three awards: Excellence in Construction, National Safety Excellence and National Diversity Excellence.

The Excellence in Construction award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

The Excellence in Construction awards include Eagle Winners and Pyramid Winners, each consisting of specialty contractor categories and general contractor/construction management categories.

The Eagle Winners for the specialty contractor categories are Helix Electric in Kapolei, Hawaii; Starr Electric Company in Winston­Salem, North Carolina; ISC Constructors in Carville, Louisiana; ISC Constructors in Geismar, Louisiana; Interstates Companies in Hallock Minnesota; KPOST Company in Dallas, Texas; Lasco Acoustics and Drywall in Irving, Texas; TDIndustries in Fort Worth, Texas; Brockway Mechanical & Roofing in Larchwood, Iowa; Excel­Sun in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands; ACI Mechanical in Houston, Texas; KWest Group in Port Clinton, Ohio; Excel Fabrication & Construction in Norco, Louisiana; and Durr Heavy Construction in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Eagle Winners for the general contractor/construction management categories are Synergy Construction in Seattle, Washington; The Haskell Company in Alachua, Florida; Spawglass in Brownsville, Texas; Harvey­Cleary Builders in Austin, Texas; Roche Constructors in Greeley, Colorado; Brasfield & Gorrie in Fort Stewart, Georgia; Clark­Caddell, a joint venture in Fort Stewart, Georgia; Brasfield & Gorrie in Holly Springs, North Carolina; Hitt Contracting in Gaithersburg, Maryland; Spawglass in San Antonio, Texas; Turner Industries Group in Carville, Louisiana; Performance Contractors in Beaumont, Texas; Group Contractors in New Orleans, Louisiana; Brindley Construction in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee; Spawglass in Brownsville, Texas; Balfour Beatty Construction in Fort Pierce, Florida; Cummings­Balfour Beatty, a joint venture in Boca Raton, Florida; Gorski Engineering in Horsham, Pennsylvania; Flintco in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Keystruct Construction in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Municipal Builders in Edina, Minnesota; Gorski Engineering in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania; Flintco in Austin, Texas; Fite Building Company in Decatur, Alabama; Brindley Construction in Columbia, Missouri; Straub Martin Harris joint venture in Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California; and Clark ­Balfour Beatty, a joint venture in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

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The Pyramid Winners for the specialty contractor categories are Duro Electric Company in Denver, Colorado; Triad Electric & Controls in Crossett, Arkansas; ISC Constructors in Port Arthur, Texas; Starr Electric Company in Durham, North Carolina; Triad Electric & Controls in Tupman, California; King Company in New Orleans, Louisiana; Manganaro Midatlantic in Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Early Services in Madison, Alabama; RK Mechanical in Denver, Colorado; Waldrop Mechanical Services in Fountain Inn, South Carolina; Hardy Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama; Starcon International in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; HTH Companies in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Cajun Deep Foundations in Norco, Louisiana; and Wondra Construction in Hartford, Wisconsin.

The Pyramid Winners for the general contractor/construction management categories are Moon Construction Services in Huntsville, Alabama; Baird/Williams Construction in Temple, Texas; Watterson Construction in Anchorage, Alaska; KBR Building Group in Wilmington, Delaware; Niking Corporation in NCTAMS PAC, Wahiawa, Hawaii; Stronghold Engineering in San Diego, California; Stronghold Engineering in San Clemente Island California; Hoar Construction in Enterprise, Alabama; Hoar Construction in Pell City, Alabama; The Lemoine Company in Lafayette, Louisiana; Warfel Construction in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; C.S. Beatty Construction in Pine Hill, Alabama; Robins & Morton in Kemper County, Mississippi; Ibberson International in Laffiteau, Haiti; Cajun Contractors in Norco, Louisiana; Cianbro Corporation in Washington D.C. and Arlington, Virginia; B.L. Harbert International in Birmingham, Alabama; Hal Hays Construction in Sausalito, California; Adolfson & Peterson Construction in Garden City, Kansas; Flintco in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Arrighi Construction in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Moon Construction Services in Hunstville, Alabama; Forrester Construction in Washington, D.C.; Lund­Ross Constructors in Peru, Nebraska; Forrester Constructio in Washington, D.C.; C. Raymond Davis & Sons in Phoenix, Pennsylvania; B.L. Harbert International in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia; Hensel Phelps Construction in Phoenix, Arizona; and Hunt­Moss, a joint venture in Miami, Florida.

The 2012 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond and Platinum status in ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP). During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self­evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable rates, use of leading indicators, innovation in processes and training and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health & Safety Committee.

The Safety Excellence Awards consist of Pinnacle Winners, Excellence Winners and Merit­ Winners.
The Pinnacle Winners are ISC Constructors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Lebolo Construction Management in Boynton Beach, Florida; Mobley Industrial Services in Deer Park, Texas; The Mundy Companies in Houston, Texas; PCL Industrial Construction in Houston, Texas; and W.T. Byler in Houston, Texas.
The Excellence Winners are Balfour Beatty Construction in Plantation, Florida; Hendrick Construction in Charlotte, North Carolina; Performance Contractors in Irvington, Alabama; Reliable Builders in Tamuning, Guam; W.G. Yates & Sons Construction in Biloxi, Mississippi; Lauren Engineers & Constructors in Abilene, Texas; PCL Industrial Services in Bakersfield, California; Turner Industries Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Electrico in Baltimore, Maryland; HTH Companies in Union, Missouri; Interstates Companies in Sioux Center, Iowa; KWest Group in Perrysburg, Ohio; Polk Mechanical in Houston, Texas; and Starcon International in La Porte, Texas.

The Merit Winners are Clouse Construction in New Reigel, Ohio; MDI, Inc. General Contractors in Coppell, Texas; Moss & Associates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Spawglass Construction in Houston, Texas; Three Rivers Corporation in Midland Michigan; R.J. Grondin & Sons in Gorgam, Maine; RHC in Bakersfield, California; Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors in Paterson, New Jersey; G.E. Insulation in Sanford, Michigan; J & J Fire Protection Company in Butler, Pennsylvania; Maintenance Enterprises in White Castle, Louisiana; MTech Mechanical Technologies in Westminster, Colorado; Notch Mechanical Constructors in Chicopee, Massachusetts; RK Mechanical in Denver, Colorado; and Westgate in Port Allen, Louisiana.

The National Diversity Excellence Awards winners were selected for diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best­in­class recruitment policies, retention practices and training and mentoring programs.

The winners of the Diversity Excellence Awards are Sedgwick in San Francisco, California; United Rentals in Greenwich, Connecticut; TDIndustries in Dallas, Texas; and Hensel Phelps Construction in Greeley, Colorado.