The Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC SEPA) honored the top merit contractors and construction projects in the Greater Philadelphia region at its 18th Annual Merit Construction Awards of Excellence event Nov. 19 at the Radisson Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.
“With more than 500 people in attendance, this was an excellent opportunity for our members to showcase merit construction projects. This year’s winners have demonstrated an unparalleled standard of excellence in value, safety, quality and training,” said Geoffrey N. Zeh, ABC SEPA president and CEO. “The projects represent the offices we work in, the schools our children attend and the infrastructure that brings our region together. These awards not only recognize great structures, but the dedicated companies and employees that build them.”
Top honors went to E. Allen Reeves Inc. and Adams-Bickel Associates Inc. with a tie score in the Best General Contractor Over $10 million category. Other individual company honors went to Abriola Company for the Best General Contractor Under $10 million; Worth & Company for Best Specialty Contractor Over $10 million; Thompson Masonry for Best Specialty Contractor Under $10 million; Tague Lumber Building Materials Distribution for Best Supplier Member and Davis Bucco & Ardizzi for Best Associate Member. The honorees were judged by their peers and clients based on their commitment to safety, dedication to training and loyalty to the merit philosophy.
For this year’s Merit Awards of Excellence program, ABC SEPA received 56 entries. The projects were judged by a team of 41 industry experts representing a cross-section of professionals, including architects, engineers, commercial real-estate owners, developers and industry leaders. Teams of judges visited each of the projects to evaluate the entries and determine the award winners. Excellence and Merit level awards were given based on the scoring system.
E. Allen Reeves Inc. also took top honors for its construction projects, receiving four Excellence Awards for Solebury Field House, Bryn Athyn College Dining Hall, Ambler Theater and Bryn Athyn College Student Housing. Allan A. Myers took home three Excellence Awards for the New Britain Corporate Center - Lot 4, Maris Grove Neighborhood II and the Forest Park Water Treatment Plant. Also receiving three Excellence Awards was C. Raymond Davis & Sons Inc. for Citadel Federal Credit Union, Cardone Hall and a private residence.
W.S. Cumby Inc. won the first annual Green Build Award for the Dansko project and an Excellence Award for The Glasstown Residence at River Park. Delran Builders Co. Inc. was presented with two Excellence Awards for Chrysler Financial Services’ Call Center and West Chester Friends School. Gorski Engineering Inc. was the recipient of two Excellence Awards for its Evangelical Lutheran Church of Durham and Allied Wire & Cable Inc. projects. The Tri-M Group LLC also was honored with two Excellence Awards for the Philadelphia Premium Outlets and Children’s Garden at Longwood Gardens. Additionally, Warfel Construction Company won two Excellence Awards for the Franklin Center Office Building and the Rev. David J. Duffy, O.S.A. Arts Center at Malvern Preparatory School.
Excellence Awards also were presented to Adams-Bickel Associates Inc. for the Cambridge Square Condominiums; Corrado and Sons Inc. for a private residence; Ehret Construction Company Inc. for the Brandywine Senior Living at Longwood; Kaiser Construction Co. Inc. for the Hermitage Farm Equestrian Center; The Norwood Company for the GMAC Residential Mortgage Corporate Headquarters; Thompson Masonry Contracting Co. for its work on the Philadelphia Premium Outlets; Wohlsen Construction Co. for Octorara Intermediate School; and Worth & Company Inc. for Radnor Middle School.
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