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Nevada AGC's 20th Annual PINNACLE Awards Honors Nine

Wed May 08, 2019 - West Edition #10
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PINNACLE and People’s Choice winner Silver State Masonry: UNR Great Basin Hall.
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PINNACLE and People’s Choice winner Silver State Masonry: UNR Great Basin Hall. (Nevada AGC photo)

Northern Nevada's construction community showcased its best projects of the past year at the annual PINNACLE Awards, sponsored by the Nevada Chapter of Associated General Contractors, on April 19.

The "Projects in Northern Nevada Achieving Construction Leadership Excellence," or PINNACLE Awards program, was established in 1999 to honor the "Best of the Best" in Northern Nevada construction projects; recognizing construction leadership, excellence and community spirit.

Independent judges from the Utah AGC Chapter, measured entries based on safety, craftsmanship, challenges overcome, client relations, innovation and "green" building practices. Projects must have been completed during the 2018 calendar year.

General Engineering Construction and Building Construction projects vie separately for the PINNACLE Award in two divisions: under and over $5 million.

Specialty Contractors vie for the PINNACLE in the over and under $500,000 category. Projects within these divisions compete in these categories:

  • Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job
  • Sensitivity to Environment/History/Culture
  • Contractor's Innovation

This year, there were 18 nominees from 12 different companies. The PINNACLE and "People's Choice" Award winners were announced at a luncheon, emceed by Congressman Mark Amodei, on April 19 at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino Reno.

The 2018 PINNACLE Award winners, listed in random order:

  • Building Contractors — More Than $5 Million: Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job, CORE Construction, UNR Great Basin Hall
  • Building Contractors — Under $5 Million: Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job, Q&D Construction, Carson Valley Swim Center Locker Room Remodel
  • Building Contractors — Under $5 Million: Sensitivity to the Environment, History & Culture, Frank Lepori Construction, Renown Children's Infusion Center
  • General Engineering — More Than $5 Million: Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job, Ames Construction, Virginia City Wastewater Improvements
  • General Engineering — More Than $5 Million: Sensitivity to the Environment, History & Culture, Granite Construction Company, Southeast Connector Phase II
  • General Engineering — Under $5 Million: Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job, Sierra Nevada Construction Inc., Sewer Lift Station Replacement
  • Specialty Contractors — More Than $500,000: Contractors Innovation, Helix Electric, Banner Medical Center Emergency Department Expansion & Renovations
  • Specialty Contractors — More Than $500,000: Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job, Silver State Masonry, UNR Great Basin Hall — NOTE: This project also was the 2018 People's Choice Award winner, which was voted by event attendees
  • Specialty Contractors — Under $500,000: Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job, Martin Iron Works Inc., RTC 4th Street/Prater Way Bus Rapid Transit Project

For more information, visit nevadaagc.org.