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ABC Contractors Recognized for Construction Excellence

Wed August 10, 2005 - Northeast Edition
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Keystone Chapter, Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. (ABC) has recognized local contractor firms for work performed on area construction projects during the annual ABC Excellence in Construction Gala, held July 20, at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA.

Approximately 350 association members, project owners, design professionals and guests were in attendance to help celebrate the 2005 ABC Excellence in Construction Program. The presenting sponsor of this event was Sovereign Bank, and the Diamond Sponsors were: Frey Lutz Corporation; Harmon & Davies; and Kinsley Construction Inc.

ABC Keystone’s Awards of Excellence Gala has become a premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the state. One of the main goals of the program is to create a greater awareness within the community of the quality workmanship produced by free enterprise contractors.

Jack Zimmer, ABC Keystone president and CEO, stated, “Celebrating excellence in construction involves more than recognizing impressive projects; sharing the stories of the construction process acknowledges the skill, training, time and effort each person contributes to further the merit shop philosophy.”

This year’s program showcased 61 entries, all judged upon specific criteria relating to the quality of construction and workmanship by a panel of design professionals and members of the construction industry.

The Excellence Award, the top honor, is given to the top winner(s) of each category, provided the project earned at least 80 out of 100 points. If none of the projects in a category scored more than 80 points, then an Excellence Award will not be given. The Merit Award, second place, is automatically given to each project that scored 80 or more points. All other entrants earn a Certificate of Commendation.

Excellence Award winners receive a specially-designed sculpture of the American eagle, symbolizing free enterprise, with a bronze engraved plate, as well as a certificate for each member of the design team. Merit Award winners receive a smaller version of the American eagle trophy, with a bronze engraved plate, as well as certificates for each member of the design team. Certificate of Commendation winners receive a certificate for each member of the design team.

The entries and award won are:

Concrete Category

• Kinsley Construction Inc., of York — Excellence Award for Hersheypark Launch Coaster Foundation, Hershey.

Commercial General Contractor — Over $25 Million

• Kinsley Construction Inc., of York — Excellence Award for the Harrisburg International Airport Terminal Building, Harrisburg.

Commercial General Contractor —

$10 Million to $25 Million

• R.S. Mowery & Sons Inc., Mechanicsburg, Excellence Award for the Home Depot Store No. 4149, Carlisle.

Commercial General Contractor —

$2 Million to $10 Million

• Horst Construction Co., Lancaster, Excellence Award for the Center for Health at Garden Spot Village, New Holland.

Industrial General Contractor — Over $2 Million

• Richard D. Poole LLC, York, Excellence Award for the International Truck and Engine Corporation Warehouse/Distribution Center, Manchester.

• Kinsley Construction Inc., York, Merit Award for the Chesapeake Spice Production Facility, Belcamp, MD.

Institutional General Contractor — Over $25 Million

• Kinsley Construction Inc., York, Excellence Award for the York County Judicial Center, York.

Institutional General Contractor —

$10 Million to $25 Million

• Paul Risk Associates Inc., Quarryville, Excellence Award for the Spring Run at Willow Valley, Core Building and Residential Buildings 1 and 4, Willow Street.

• Horst Construction Co., York, Merit Award for Christian Life Assembly, Camp Hill.

• Warfel Construction Company, Lancaster, Merit Award for the Moravian Hall Square Expansion, Nazareth.

Institutional General Contractor —

$2 Million to $10 Million

• Benchmark Construction Co. Inc., Brownstown, Excellence Award for the Lancaster General Hospital Orthopedic Center, Lancaster.

• Benchmark Construction Co. Inc., Brownstown, Merit Award for the Hospice of Lancaster County Additions and Renovations, Lancaster.

• Benchmark Construction Co. Inc., Brownstown, Merit Award for the Lancaster General Hospital Overbuild and Elevator Tower, Lancaster.

• Hogg Construction Inc., York, Merit Award for The Haven at Springwood, York.

• MCA Construction, Lancaster, Merit Award for the York Township Municipal Facility, Dallastown.

• R.S. Mowery & Sons Inc., Mechanicsburg, Merit Award for the Larsen Student Union Building at Messiah College, Grantham.

• Paul Risk Associates Inc., Quarryville, Merit Award for The Tome School Additions and Renovations, North East, MD.

• Wohlsen Construction Company, Lancaster, Merit Award for the Landis Homes Retirement Community, Skilled Nursing Care Addition and Administrative Office Renovations, Lititz.

General Contractor Pre-Engineered Buildings

• Kinsley Construction Inc., York, Excellence Award for the CCX Service Center, Greencastle.

• Warfel Construction Company, Lancaster, Merit Award for the Whitmoyer Auto Group Dealership Expansion, Mount Joy.

General Contractor Public Works/

Infrastructure

• Kinsley Construction Inc., York, Excellence Award for the York Water Company Pipeline, York.

General Contractor Renovation — Over $1 Million

• Kinsley Construction Inc., York, Excellence Award for the Schmidt Library at York College of Pennsylvania, York.

• EG Stoltzfus Construction LLC, Lancaster, Merit Award, for the Three Center Square, Maytown.

General Contractor Residential

• Benchmark Co. Inc., Brownstown, Excellence Award for the Private Residence Additions and Renovations.

Sitework

• B.R. Kreider & Son Inc., Manheim, Excellence Award, for the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz.

For more information, call 717/653-8106 or visit www.abckeystone.org.