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ABC Lauds Outstanding Contractors, Construction Projects

Fri December 02, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter (ABC) presented 34 awards to outstanding commercial construction projects at its 21st annual Merit Construction Awards of Excellence Banquet Nov. 16, 2011, at the Radisson Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.

“With a commitment to quality, value, safety and training, ABC members build a variety of projects that enhance the landscape of eastern Pennsylvania,” said Mike Bennett, ABC chairman and vice president of estimating at E. Allen Reeves Inc. “High-quality construction builds high-quality communities by increasing opportunities and creating jobs. Our members should be proud of their accomplishments that make this region a better place to live and improve the quality of life for everyone.”

Industry professionals representing a cross-section of architects, engineers, commercial real-estate owners, developers and industry leaders visited each project to evaluate the entries and determine the award winners. Nearly 50 projects entered the 2011 competition and 34 awards were presented Nov. 16, including:

• Mechanical

Excellence Winner: Pa. Turnpike Industrial Park Building, Worth and Company Inc.

• Solar Energy

Excellence Winner: Bethlehem School District Solar Arrays at 5 Schools, The Tri-M Group LLC

• Electrical

Excellence Winner: Longwood Gardens East Conservatory Plaza, The Tri-M Group LLC

Merit Winner: VWR International, Gillespie Electric Inc.

• Masonry

Excellence Winner: Community Service Center, Thompson Masonry Contracting Company

Merit Winner: Riverside Medical Campus, Thompson Masonry Contracting Company

• Heavy Construction—Infrastructure

Excellence Winner: State Street Bridge Reconstruction, Allan A. Myers

Merit Winner: SEPTA R-3 Track Bed Repair, Allan A. Myers

• Heavy Construction—Sitework

Excellence Winner: Bowmansville Service Plaza, Brubacher Excavating Inc.

• Heavy Construction—Public Works

Excellence Winner: Lititz Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, Worth and Company Inc.

• Industrial

Excellence Winner: Kreider Farm—Phase II, Worth and Company Inc.

• Restoration/Renovation—Under $2 Million

Excellence Winner: DBSi Data Center, Ondra-Huyett Associates, Inc.

Merit Winner: Bryn Mawr College—Smart Women Strong Women Gymnasium, W.S. Cumby Inc.

• Residential — Single

Excellence Winner: Private Residence, C. Raymond Davis & Sons Inc.

• Residential — Multi-Unit under $10 Million

Excellence Winner: Sall Villas at Waverly Heights, C. Raymond Davis & Sons Inc.

Merit Winner: Mary Taylor House at the Hickman, Harkins Builders Inc.

• Residential — Multi-Unit over $10 million

Excellence Winner: Brightview Greentree, Berks Ridge Company Enterprises Inc.

Merit Winner: Delaware County Fairgrounds, Phase II, Harkins Builders Inc.

• Public Construction — Under $6 Million

Excellence Winner: I-95 Welcome Center, Wohlsen Construction Company

Merit Winner: West Reading Elementary School, Wohlsen Construction Company

• Public Construction—Over $6 Million

Excellence Winner: Mercer Museum, E. Allen Reeves Inc.

Merit Winner: Bensalem High School—Gymnasium Addition, Wohlsen Construction Company

• Institutional—Under $5 Million

Excellence Winner: The Cap and Gown Club of Princeton University, E. Allen Reeves Inc.

Merit Winner: Camp Galil, Pancoast & Clifford Inc.

• Institutional — Over $5 Million

Excellence Winner: Calvary Baptist Church of Bethlehem, E. Allen Reeves Inc.

Merit Winner: Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, C. Raymond Davis & Sons Inc.

• Commercial—Under $5 Million

Excellence Winner: One Research Way - Façade Renovation, EDiS Company

Merit Winner: Merion Golf Club Operations & Turf Maintenance Complex, Ehret Construction Co. Inc.

• Commercial—$5 to $10 Million

Excellence Winner: Addition to Empire Education Group, Heim Construction

Merit Winner: Allegheny East Conference Center, C. Raymond Davis & Sons Inc.

• Commercial—Over $10 Million

Excellence Winner: Delaware Welcome Center, EDiS Company

Merit Winner: 1190 Devon Park Drive, Pancoast & Clifford Inc.

• Green Build Project

Delaware Welcome Center, EDiS Company

ABC also named its 2011 members of the year:

• Associate of the Year


• Supplier of the Year

A.J. Catagnus

• Specialty Contractor of the Year — Less than $10 Million

Klover Contracting

• Specialty Contractor of the Year — More than $10 Million

Worth and Company Inc.

• General Contractor of the Year — Less than $10 Million

Ehret Construction Company

• General Contractor of the Year — More than $10 Million

Delran Builders Company

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