Construction Awards Gala Recognizes Best of Missouri's Construction Industry in 2019

Wed November 13, 2019 - Midwest Edition #23
AGC Missouri


Tarlton Corporation won for the Washington University Pedestrian Bridge in St. Louis, Mo.
Tarlton Corporation won for the Washington University Pedestrian Bridge in St. Louis, Mo.
Tarlton Corporation won for the Washington University Pedestrian Bridge in St. Louis, Mo. Alberici Constructors/Stanley Consultants won an award for the Ottumwa SCR Project in Ottumwa, Iowa. Archer Western Herzog Joint Venture was awarded for work on the TEXRail Commuter Rail CM/GC in Fort Worth, Texas. BSI - Hotel St. Louis KAI - Deaconness Center Murphy - Sioux Conveyor Tunnel PayneCrest - Monsanto Greenhouse LMC Industries - Pipe Duct Systems  UP Companies - Hotel St. Louis BSI - Soldiers Memorial

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri announced the winners of its 2019 construction industry awards at its gala event at the River City Casino Hotel. The Construction Awards Gala featured the 22nd Annual Construction Keystone Awards which highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri's construction industry. This year marks the ninth time the AGC of Missouri has named First Place Specialty Contractors in 12 disciplines along with the coveted Specialty Contractor of the Year.

The Keystone Awards were presented to 10 contractors chosen from a group of nearly 30 finalist projects covering a broad spectrum of project types including health care, education facilities, living facilities, industrial facilities and energy plants as well as commuter rail stations and systems. The awards ceremony also honored the owners of the projects in this elite group.

The Construction Keystone Awards are not awarded based upon a project's beauty. Instead, the Keystone Awards recognize a contractor's success in achieving solutions during construction for challenges faced on a project. The awards are a glowing recognition of construction professionals whose skill, teamwork and spirit of innovation make a lasting contribution to a community by building facilities that support and enhance the quality of life. Safety performance, use of technology or new innovations and workforce diversity also are essential components of overall performance.

Keystone Project of the Year winners include: KAI Enterprises for the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being (St. Louis, Mo.); BSI Constructors for the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum (St. Louis, Mo.); BSI for the Hotel St. Louis (St. Louis, Mo.); Alberici Constructors/Stanley Consultants for the Ottumwa SCR Project (Ottumwa, Iowa); Tarlton Corporation for the Washington University Pedestrian Bridge (St. Louis, Mo.); Pipe & Duct Systems LLC for the LMC Chiller Upgrade (Arnold, Mo.); PayneCrest Electric Inc. for the Monsanto Greenhouse Renovation (St. Louis, Mo.); The UP Companies for Hotel St. Louis (St. Louis, Mo.); Murphy Company for the Sioux Conveyor Tunnel Sump & NPDES Updates (West Alton, Mo.); and, Archer Western Herzog Joint Venture for the TEXRail Commuter Rail CM/GC (Fort Worth, Texas).

Specialty Contractor Awards

The AGC of Missouri also announced 12 Specialty Contractor of the Year (SCOTY) Awards to Specialty Contractors voted "First Place" in their discipline by the general contractor members of the AGC. The General Contractor members were asked to consider a specialty contractor's timeliness in regard to completion of project(s); ability to stay within budget; and their overall experience with the specialty contractor.

The 12 First Place Specialty Contractor of the Year (SCOTY) award winners are: D & S Fencing Co. Inc. (ancillary services); Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co. Inc. (concrete / paving); Budrovich Excavating and Contracting (earthwork and utilities); Aschinger Electric Company (electrical); Spirtas Wrecking Corporation (environmental remediation and demolition); T. J. Wies Contracting Inc. (interior/exterior finishes, openings and fixtures); Haberberger Inc. (HVAC / piping); Grant Masonry Contracting Co. Inc. (masonry); Fire Tech LLC (plumbing and fire protection); BAM Contracting LLC (structural and finish carpentry); ACME Erectors Inc. (structural and finish metals); and, Kirberg Company (thermal and moisture protection).

The specialty contractor receiving the most votes by general contractors also was presented the Specialty Contractor of the Year award by the AGC of Missouri. This distinction was awarded to Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co. Inc.

"This event provides an ideal opportunity to honor excellence in our industry," said Leonard Toenjes, CAE, president, AGC of Missouri. "The winning Keystone projects, located throughout Missouri and surrounding states, represent the very highest standards in construction practices, safety performance and building innovation that can be found in our country today. The SCOTY awards honor collaboration and the strength of great partnerships between general contractors and their subcontractors. More than ever, in today's competitive construction environment, collaboration is the key to making a successful project happen."

The Associated General Contractors of Missouri is the united voice of the construction industry, representing over 500 commercial, industrial, heavy and highway contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties in Missouri.

For more information, visit agcmo.org.