The American Subcontractors Association, a national trade organization representing construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, and suppliers, honored several individuals and companies during an awards ceremony on March 2 at Rustler's Rooste in conjunction with SUBExcel 2018 in Tempe, Ariz.
SUBExcel is ASA's annual national convention and is the premier education and networking event for subcontractors, specialty trades and suppliers.
ASA Task Force on Ethics in the Construction Industry Chair Shannon MacArthur, MEMCO, Spring, Texas, and Walter Bazan Jr., Bazan Painting Company, St. Louis, Mo., a member of the task force and an ASA past president, announced the awards recipients.
John H. Hampshire Distinguished Lifetime Service Award
ASA awarded its highest and most prestigious honor, the John H. Hampshire Distinguished Lifetime Service Award, to Anne Bigane Wilson, Bigane Paving Company, Chicago, Ill.
The Hampshire award is presented to an individual for outstanding lifetime contribution to ASA and the subcontracting industry. It is presented to an individual who shares the vision of ASA's early leaders and dedicates his or her lifetime working to achieve that vision.
John H. Hampshire Inc., is a Baltimore, Md.-based subcontractor that helped found ASA.
Outstanding Service Award
ASA awarded its Outstanding Service Award to Shannon MacArthur, MEMCO, Spring, Texas, for special recognition of outstanding achievement.
ASA President's Award
2017-18 ASA President Jeff Banker, Banker Insulation, Chandler, Ariz., presented the ASA President's Award to current ASA Vice President and President-Elect Courtney Little, president and general counsel, ACE Glass Corporation, Little Rock, Ark.
The ASA President's Award is given annually by the current ASA president on a discretionary basis to an individual who has helped the president the most during his or her term.
Certificate of Excellence in Ethics
ASA presented its national Certificate of Excellence in Ethics to 12 construction subcontractors for achieving “the highest standards of internal and external integrity for a subcontracting firm.” Recipients of the ethics certificate were:
- ACE Glass Construction Corporation, Little Rock, Ark.
- Banker Insulation, Chandler, Ariz.
- Bazan Painting Company, St. Louis, Mo.
- EyeSite Surveillance Inc., Chandler, Ariz.
- Haley-Greer Inc., Dallas, Texas
- Holes Incorporated, Houston, Texas
- Kent Companies, Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Markham Contracting Company Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.
- Shapiro & Duncan Inc., Rockville, Md.
- Sorella Group Inc., Overland Park, Kan.
- South Valley Drywall Inc., Littleton, Colo.
- Western Engineering Contractors Inc., Loomis, Calif.
Applicants of the ethics award are required to respond to questions concerning the firm's corporate ethics, policies and procedures, its construction practices, and its general business practices. Each applicant also is required to submit detailed documentation, including sealed letters of recommendation from a customer, a competitor, and a supplier.
National Construction Best Practices Award
ASA presented its National Construction Best Practices Award to Bigane Paving Co., Chicago, Ill., for demonstrating “an extraordinary level of commitment to best industry practices.” General contractors and specialty trade contractors that have signed a contract within the past year directly with a construction owner under which it performs construction services are eligible to apply for ASA's best practices award.
This award honors general contractors and specialty trade contractors for their commitment to such practices as safety management, prompt payment, prompt processing of change requests and claims, and effective project scheduling and coordination.
ASA Chapter of the Year (Over 50 Members)
ASA presented the Chapter of the Year (Over 50 Members) to ASA of Baltimore. Executive Director Carolyn Panzer accepted the award on behalf of the chapter.
The Chapter of the Year is presented to an ASA chapter that exemplifies outstanding achievement in chapter operations and member service.
ASA Innovation Award
ASA presented its Innovation Award to ASA of New Mexico. Chapter President Marni Goodrich, Yearout Mechanical Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., and Executive Director Gia Espinoza accepted the award on behalf of the chapter.
The Innovation Award recognizes chapters that have developed creative or innovative programs and services during the previous fiscal year.
ASA Chapter President of the Year
ASA presented its President of the Year to ASA of New Mexico President Marni Goodrich, Yearout Mechanical Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., for her accomplishments as president in 2016-17.
This award honors chapter presidents for superior leadership efforts and service to his or her association.
ASA Executive Director of the Year
ASA presented the Executive Director of the Year to Jennifer Swinney, executive director, ASA — San Antonio Chapter.
This award honors executive directors for outstanding performance in overall association management.