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Association names Excellence in Construction winners

September 15, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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ABCWMC 2016 Excellence in Construction Awards
Courtesy ABC/WMC

An association has handed out awards for the best work by contractors in the region over the past year.

At the 30th-annual Excellence in Construction Awards this week at New Vintage Place in Grand Rapids, the Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, or ABC/WMC, presented dozens of awards, including the Safety Award of Excellence and Craft Professional of the Year.

Safety winners

Sixteen companies vied for the Safety Award of Excellence, which was awarded in two categories.

Holland-based Elzinga & Volkers won the award for general contractors, and Grand Rapids-based Feyen Zylstra won the award for trade contractors.

Craft winner

The awards ceremony was also highlighted by the Craft Professional of the Year award.

Terry Buschert, a foreman and safety advisor at Portland-based Architectural Metals, Inc., won the award as the top craft professional in West Michigan.

Category winners

Low Voltage: Hope College Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, by Parkway Electric and Communications

Polished Concrete: Hudsonville Public Schools, Burgess Concrete Construction

Precast Concrete: Unity Christian High School, Kerkstra Precast

Roofing: Gun Lake Government Center, Architectural Glass & Metals

Sheet Metal: 25 Ottawa building, Pleune Service Company

Exterior Decorative Concrete: Tanger Outlet, Kent Companies

Electrical: Fairlife, Feyen Zylstra

Structural Concrete: Dicastal, Vanlaan Concrete

Exterior Finishes: Audi Grand Rapids/Porsche Grand Rapids, Architectural Metals, Inc.

Fire Protection: Portage Distribution Center, Brigade Fire Protection

Glazing: Audi Grand Rapids/Porsche Grand Rapids, Vos Glass

HVAC: Perrigo Holland & GVSU Kindschi Hall of Science, Van Dyken Mechanical

Interior Finishes: Western Michigan University Heritage Hall Alumni Center, The Bouma Corp.

Process Piping: Project Polk - Fairlife, Allied Mechanical Services; RO Heating/Compressor Cooling Project, Godwin Plumbing

Structural Steel: Kalamazoo Valley Community College Culinary and Allied Health Building, Pioneer Construction

GC/GM, Historical Construction less than $1 million: Gladding Properties, Dan Vos Construction

GC/GM, Historical Construction more than $1 million: Klingman Lofts, Rockford Construction

New Construction, less than $1 million: Ottawa County 58th District Courthouse, Wolverine Building Group

New Construction, $1-$5 million: Standard Lifters, Triangle Associates

New Construction, $5-$10 million: Aquinas College Alksnis Athletics and Recreation Building, Rockford Construction

New Construction, $10-$26 million: Cornerstone University Christ Chapel, The Christman Company

New Construction, more than $26 million: Hope College Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, G.O. Construction

Renovation/Addition, less than $1 million: Huntington Bank Renovation, Wolverine Building Group

Renovation/Addition, $1-$5 million: Wolfgang Puck at Amway Grand Plaza, Pioneer Construction

Renovation/Addition, $5-$10 million: 345 State Street Housing, Pioneer Construction

Renovation/Addition, more than $10 million: Western Michigan University Heritage hall, The Christman Company

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