ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter Celebrates Winning Projects at Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Party
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABCRMC) celebrated member companies for their exceptional construction projects at the 16th annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards on October 20th, 2017 at Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale, Colorado. The event was brought to the ABC membership by the chapter as well as the Bald Eagle Sponsors, Adolfson & Peterson Construction and Spacecon Specialty Contractors, LLC, and the Golden Eagle Sponsor, Jones Heartz Building Supply.
Over 200 people attended the rock and roll concert-style event. The awards, themed “We Built These Cities,” opened with a cocktail party sponsored by BlueLine Rental prior to the awards and ended the night with a casino after party sponsored by Encore Electric, Inc. Following intermission, five attendees each won a giveaway of a bottle of Dom Pérignon, sponsored by Kuck Mechanical Contractors.
To celebrate Mark Latimer’s retirement from his position as ABC’s President and CEO, a surprise video was played for him in which members recounted their memories and highlights from his time with ABC. To honor Mark for his many years of dedication to the chapter, the Merit Shop Defender Award has been renamed the Mark Latimer Merit Shop Defender Award.
The award winners were determined by a panel of nine judges, comprised of industry experts who dedicated their time to judge the submitted projects:
David Bellomo – Kawneer
Kira Chafee, LEED AP – CFC Construction
Sara Coutts – Neenan Archistruction
Jake Hallauer, CCIM – Chrisland Real Estate Companies
Kelly Hedlund, LEED AP – Armstrong World Industries
Travis Hossfeld – Stafford Construction Services Corp
Liz Newman – McCauley Constructors
Leif Rosenvold, P.E., LEED AP – KLOK Group
Tyler Whittaker – The Beck Group
The judges evaluated the projects based on criteria including factors such as complexity, unusual challenges or problems overcome, innovative techniques or programs, value-engineering, safety records, and owner satisfaction. Scores in these areas determine a project’s award level: Award of Excellence (first place), Award of Merit (second place), or Letter of Commendation (third place). Excellence and Merit award winners are eligible to submit their projects to compete at the ABC National Excellence in Construction Awards, which take place in March 2018 in Long Beach, California.
Excellence Award Winners
Douglass Colony Group – 28th & Canyon – Exteriors
Encore Electric, Inc. – Colorado State University Stadium – Electrical: More than $10 Million
FCI Constructors, Inc. – Eaton Area Community Center – Institutional: $10-$25 Million
Milender White – Toolik Ecological Observatory – Other Construction: $2-$100 Million
Mortenson Construction – Colorado State University On-Campus Stadium – Mega Project: More than $100 Million
MTech Mechanical – 1401 Lawrence – Mechanical: Commercial $2-$10 Million
RK Mechanical, Inc. – Aggie Village at CSU – Mechanical: All Projects More than $10 Million
RK Specialties, Inc. – UCCS Village at Alpine Valley – Other Specialty Construction: Commercial Less than $10 Million
Spacecon Specialty Contractors, LLC – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Ent Center for the Arts – Interiors
Merit Award Winners
Adolfson & Peterson Construction – Block 32 Utilities Administrative Building – Institutional: $10-$25 Million
Adolfson & Peterson Construction – Silverthorne Performing Arts Center – Institutional: $5-$10 Million
Douglass Colony Group – Country Club Towers – Sitework/Landscape/Hardscape
Douglass Colony Group – State Capital Reroof – Other Specialty Construction: Commercial Less than $10 Million
Encore Electric, Inc. – Silverthorne Performing Arts Center – Electrical: Commercial Less than $2 Million
Encore Electric, Inc. – Vail Valley Medical Center Phase 1 - West Wing – Electrical: Commercial $2-$10 Million
Hensel Phelps – Denver Health 601 Broadway Hospital Support Services Building – Healthcare: $25 to $100 Million
Hensel Phelps – Union Tower West – Commercial: $25-$100 Million
Kuck Mechanical Contractors – Larimer County Humane Society – Mechanical: Commercial $2-$10 Million
Pinkard Construction – Moorhead Recreation Center – Institutional: $10-$25 Million
RK Mechanical, Inc. – 245 Columbine – Mechanical: Commercial $2-$10 Million
Special Recognition Awards
Excellence in Marketing – Marika Bacon, FCI Constructors, Inc. – Eaton Area Community Center
LEED Project – Adolfson & Peterson Construction – Block 32 Utilities Administration Building
Design-Build Project – FCI Constructors, Inc. – Eaton Area Community Center
Free-Enterprise Award – Milender White – Toolik Ecological Observatory
ABC announced the individual chapter award winners at EIC as well. Two individuals were recognized as the ABCer of the Year and the Young Professional of the Year. These awards distinguish members who have contributed above and beyond expectations and have shown a dedication of time and energy to promoting the merit shop philosophy and growing the chapter.
ABCer of the Year – Aaron Eide, Flood and Peterson
Young Professional of the Year – Jill Dustman-Coe, White Construction Group
ABC’s BEAM Club is comprised of members who actively work to recruit new members. The following individuals either have recently joined the BEAM Club or have moved up a level, and they were called up to receive their BEAM Club plaques at the EIC Awards.
BEAM Club: Recruited 5 or more new members
Darren Hinton, Milender White
Rachael Koch, Power Management Systems & Sales
Rob Marceau, RK Mechanical, Inc.
Merit Level: Recruited 10 or more new members
Bob Purchase, Graybar Electric
Merit PLUS Level: Recruited 15 or more new members
Jason Maxwell, White Construction Group
Presidential Level: Recruited 25 or more new members
Dennis Walker, United Rentals