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Keystone Chapter ABC Lauds Ace PA Contractors

Wed July 17, 2002 - Northeast Edition
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Keystone Chapter, Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. (ABC) recognized local Pennsylvania contractor firms for work performed on area construction projects. Presentations were made during the annual ABC Awards of Excellence gala, held June 12, at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, PA.

Approximately 400 association members, project owners, design professionals, and guests were in attendance to help celebrate the 2002 ABC Awards of Excellence Program. The grand sponsor of this year’s event was The Wireless Authority, authorized dealer of Nextel. The platinum sponsor was Harmon & Davies, P.C. of Lancaster, PA. Gold sponsors included Berks Products Corporation, Frey Lutz Corporation, R.S. Mowery & Sons Inc., Murray Insurance Associates Inc., Protech Mechanical Contractors and Paul Risk Associates Inc.

ABC Keystone’s Awards of Excellence gala has become one of the premier competitions within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the state. One of the main goals of the program is to create a greater awareness within the community of the quality workmanship produced by free enterprise contractors.

According to Keystone Chapter President and CEO John R. Zimmer, the program does that and more. “As we celebrated excellence in construction, we saw more than just impressive projects. We could see the results of the education, training, skills and dreams of people who make up this industry. Projects displayed at the gala represent a source of pride for everyone because they epitomize the capability of merit shop construction.

The list of the best-of-category entries, receiving the Award of Excellence are as follows:

• General Contractor Commercial, Under $2 Million — Paul Risk Associates Inc., Quarryville, for the Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP addition;

• General Contractor Commercial, $2 to $10M — H.L. Wiker & Sons Inc., Lancaster, for the renovations for the new office of H.L. Wiker & Sons Inc.;

• General Contractor Commercial, $10 to 25M — Benchmark Construction Co. Inc., Brownstown, for the HPIR Lititz Training Center;

• General Contractor Industrial, Over $2M — Hogg Construction Inc., York, for the A. Duie Pyle Inc. project;

• General Contractor Institutional, Under $2M — Paul Risk Associates Inc., Quarryville, for the Radnor Meetinghouse Annex project;

• General Contractor Institutional, $2 to $10M — Benchmark Construction Co. Inc., Brownstown, for the Crossroads Center for Health project;

• General Contractor Institutional, $10 to $25M — Warfel Construction Company, Lancaster, for the Masonic Homes Village Green project;

• General Contractor Renovation, Under $1M — Paul Risk Associates Inc., Quarryville, for the Paul Risk Associate’s Port Deposit office project;

• General Contractor Renovation, Over $1M — Lobar Associates Inc., Dillsburg, for the Stern Foundation Center for Global Education project;

• General Contractor Residential — Benchmark Construction Co. Inc., Brownstown, for a private residence project;

• General Contractor Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings— Warfel Construction Company, Lancaster, for the Ursinus College Field House project;

• Electrical, Under $250, 000 — Clark Mechanical Services, Lancaster, for a private residence project;

• Electrical, Over $250,000 — The Farfield Company dba Encompass, Lititz, for Penn State University’s Beaver Stadium electrical project;

• Mechanical, Under $250, 000 — Clark Electrical/Mechanical, Paradise, for the H.L. Wiker & Sons office project;

• Mechanical, Over $250,000 — Tuckey Mechanical Services Inc., Carlisle, for the Dickinson College Goodyear Building Student Housing project;

• Sitework — B.R. Kreider & Son Inc., Manheim, for the Lititz Training Facility project;

• Masonry — Weaver Masonry Inc., Ephrata, for the D&E Communications project;

• Metal Work — Smucker Company, Smoketown, for work on the St. Patrick Parish project;

• Woodworking — Benchmark Construction Co. Inc., Brownstown, for the 2617 Mondamin Farm Rd. project;

• Moisture/Thermal Work — J.H Brandt & Associates Inc., Carlisle, for the West York Middle School project;

• Interior Finishes — G. Earl Martin Inc., Terre Hill, for work on a private residence project;

• Interior Finishes — Rock & Metal Systems Inc., Quarryville, for the Pheasant Run Farm Bed & Breakfast project;

• Painting/Wallcoverings — Wenrich Painting Inc., Ephrata, for Renovations to third floor North Wing & Hyphen; and

• Miscellaneous/Special Projects — Benchmark Construction Co. Inc., Brownstown, for the Mennonite Central Committee Headquarters and Campus project.

This year’s program showcased 94 entries, all judged by a panel of design professionals and members of the construction industry who visited each project on site. The judging team scored the projects based upon specific criteria relating to the quality of the construction and workmanship and the owners of the projects also had the opportunity to rate their general or specialty contractor.

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