On Oct. 24, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota (AGC) held a Recognition Evening to honor individuals and companies for their outstanding contributions and commitment to the commercial construction industry.
The evening's program began with recognition of 43 companies currently participating in the Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) program. CHASE is a 16-year-old safety initiative partnership between AGC of Minnesota and Minnesota OSHA. Participating companies are recognized for safety programs and performance that go above and beyond basic OSHA compliance, resulting in measurable decreases in jobsite incidences and injuries.
The companies honored for their CHASE participation are:
- Adolfson & Peterson Construction
- Belair Sitework Services
- Benike Construction
- Bituminous Roadways Inc.
- LS Black Constructors
- Carl Bolander & Sons Company
- The Boldt Company
- Danny's Construction Company LLC
- Donlar Construction Company
- JE Dunn Construction — North Central
- ECSI Inc.
- Egan Company
- Harris Company
- Hunt Electric Corporation
- Kelleher Construction Inc.
- Kraemer North America LLC
- Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
- Lakehead Constructors Inc.
- Lametti & Sons Inc.
- The Mathiowetz Construction Company
- C.S. McCrossan Inc.
- M.G. McGrath Inc.
- Meyer Contracting Inc.
- Minger Construction Co., Inc.
- Minnesota Paving & Materials
- Mortenson Construction
- Northland Concrete & Masonry Company LLC
- PCL Construction Services Inc.
- Park Construction Co.
- Parsons Electric
- Q3 Contracting Inc.
- RJM Construction LLC
- Rachel Contracting Inc.
- Ramsey Companies
- Rice Lake Construction Group
- Ryan Companies U.S. Inc.
- Sellin Brothers Inc.
- Shaw-Lundquist Associates Inc.
- Sowles Co./Northwest Tower Cranes
- Vic's Crane & Heavy Haul Inc.
- Weis Builders Inc.
Recognized with the Jeff Jensen Memorial Construction Safety Excellence Awards were:
- J.R. Jensen Construction Company
- Meyer Contracting Inc.
- Parsons Electric.
These awards are presented in three categories (based on annual man hours) for outstanding safety records on jobsites over the previous year and employee safety training programs.
The Skill-Responsibility-Integrity Award was presented to Stanley M. Jorgenson of Jorgenson Construction Inc. Jorgenson and his wife, Bonnie, founded Jorgenson Construction in 1983, building it into a trusted construction partner to schools, corporations, cities and healthcare organizations.
Jorgenson's dedication to giving back to the construction industry and his community can be witnessed through donations to scholarship programs and education foundations, as well as programs that assist children in abusive homes and teenagers with substance abuse issues.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to H.T. "Tom" Becken, chief executive officer of Cemstone Products Company. The third generation to be involved in this family-owned company, Becken now works alongside his sons, Thor and Tim, and his brother, Steve. Becken has spent his career dedicated to the betterment of the commercial construction industry through products, processes, and people.
AGC of Minnesota, a St. Paul-based association, was founded in 1919 to promote the legislative and economic strength, image, and well-being of the Minnesota commercial construction industry.
With more than 350-member companies throughout the state, AGC represents and serves the needs of all segments of Minnesota's construction community, including commercial building, highway/heavy, and municipal-utility general and specialty contractors, as well as construction industry affiliates.