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Craftsmanship, Professionalism Lauded at Annual AGC Event

Craftsmanship, excellence, attention to detail and professionalism were among the characteristics judges cited in deciding the AGC’s Keystone Awards for 2012. In addition to historic structures, contractors were recognized for their work on educational facilities, hospital renovations and a rooftop bar.

Winners of this year’s Keystone Awards were announced during a gala dinner.

An award category was established this year for the “emerging contractor.” In addition, specialty contractors were recognized in a wide variety of categories.

A panel of five judges chose the winners from among lists of finalists announced in June.

2012 Construction Keystone Awards Winners

General Contractor/Construction Manager/Prime Contractor Building Construction Project $40 million or more: Paric Corporation

Project: Peabody Opera House Owner: Opera House Redevelopment

General Contractor/Construction Manager/Prime Contractor Building Construction Project $10 to $40 million: Alberici Constructors Inc.

Project: Umrath Hall Renovation Owner: Washington University

General Contractor/Construction Manager/Prime Contractor Project under $10 million: Paric Corporation

Project: Three Sixty Rooftop Bar Owner: Lodging Hospitality Management

General Contractor/Construction Manager/Prime Contractor Industrial / Infrastructure Project over $10 million: Kozeny-Wagner Inc.

Project: Grand Avenue Viaduct Replacement Owner: City of St. Louis, Board of Public Service

General Contractor/Construction Manager/Prime Contractor Industrial / Infrastructure Project under $10 million: Power Up Electrical Contractors LLC

Project: Capitol Electric Renovations at the Jefferson City State Capitol Building Owner: State of Missouri

Specialty Contractor/Subcontractor Building Construction Project over $5 million: Guarantee Electrical Company

Project: Mercy Medical Center Patient Tower B Owner: Mercy Health System

Specialty Contractor/Subcontractor Building Construction Project $1 to $5 million: Guarantee Electrical Company

Project: Local 36 Sheet Metal Workers’ Training Facility Owner: Local 36 Sheet Metal Workers

Specialty Contractor/Subcontractor Building Construction Project under $1 million: Mays, Maune, McWard Inc.


Project: ESI Building 3 Owner: 4400 N. Hanley LLC

Specialty Contractor/Subcontractor Industrial/Infrastructure: PayneCrest Electric Inc.

Project: ConocoPhillips Coker and Refinery Expansion (CORE) Owner: WRB Refining LLC

Emerging Contractor: DUCTZ of West St. Louis

Project: Wal-Mart — Wood River Owner: Belfor Property Restoration

2012 Specialty Contractor

of the Year Awards

First Place Awards by Discipline

• Concrete/Paving: Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co. Inc.

• Earthwork and utilities: Castle Contracting

• Electrical: Guarantee Electrical Company

• Environmental remediation & demolition:?Environmental Operations Inc.

• Finishes, openings and fixtures: T.J. Wies Contracting Inc.

• Masonry: John J. Smith Masonry Company

• Mechanical: Murphy Co., Mechanical Contractors and Engineers

• Structural and finish carpentry: Waterhout Construction Inc.

• Structural and finish metals: Collins & Hermann Inc.

• Thermal and moisture protection: Kirberg Company

AGC’s 2012 Specialty Contractor of the Year: Waterhout Construction Inc.