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Association names Excellence in Construction winners

September 21, 2017
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Jeff Dickman. Courtesy ABC/WMC

A local association has honored the construction industry’s best work over the last year.

The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, or ABC/WMC, revealed last week the winners of its Excellence in Construction awards.

The Excellence in Construction awards highlight individuals and companies in various categories from safety to general construction.

“Recognizing these individuals and companies who take such pride in continually providing excellent work in our communities is always rewarding, and we congratulate and thank all of the participants for their dedication,” said Norm Brady, president and CEO, ABC/WMC.

Safety 

Twelve ABC/WMC member companies competed for the 2017 Safety Award of Excellence. The award identifies companies that demonstrate continued commitment to job-site safety and strive to make these values an integral part of their day-to-day cultures.

Holland-based Elzinga & Volkers earned the Safety Award of Excellence in the General Contractor/Construction Manager category. Byron Center-based Buist Electric was also presented the Safety Award of Excellence in the Trade Contractor category.

Pro of the year

ABC/WMC also announced the winner of the 2017 Craft Professional of the Year, or CPOY, which is given to a professional who exhibits outstanding craftsmanship and leadership.

The CPOY was given to Jeff Dickman, a project supervisor for Van Dyken Mechanical. Don Van Beek of Erhardt Construction and Tory Clinger of Kent Companies were also finalists for the CPOY.

Other award winners

Low Voltage: Feyen Zylstra for Holland Energy Park

Concrete: Burgess Concrete Construction for work on Bell’s Brewery 2015 Comstock campus expansion

Precast Concrete: Kerkstra Precast for work on Kirtland Community College Health Science Building

Roofing: Great Lakes Systems for Dicastral North America

Electrical: Windemuller for work on Western Michigan University Valley Dining Center

Exterior Finishes: Titan Interiors for work on Hilton Garden Inn

Fire Protection: Total Fire Protection for work on Lane Automotive

Glazing: Vos Glass for work on Consumers Energy Employee Development Center

HVAC: Allied Mechanical Services for work on Michigan State University Research Center

Interior Finishes: The Bouma Corporation for work on Davenport University Donald W. Maine College of Business

Plumbing: Godwin Plumbing for work on Michigan State University Research Center

GC/CM: Historical Construction: Erhardt Construction for work on St. Cecilia Music Center

GC/CM: New Construction Less Than $1 Million: Nugent Builders for work on Villa Décor

GC/CM: New Construction $1-5 Million: Owen-Ames-Kimball for work on Signature Flight Support FBO Terminal Facility

GC/CM: New Construction $5-10 Million: Rockford Construction for work on Grand Rapids Community College Early Childhood Learning Laboratory

GC/CM: New Construction More Than $10 Million: The Christman Company for work on Western Michigan University Valley Dining Center

GC/CM: Renovation/Addition Less Than $10 Million: Dan Vos Construction Company for work on Ada Christian Schools

GC/CM: Renovation/Addition $1-5 Million: Pioneer Construction for Sharpe Jaguar and Land Rover

GC/CM: Renovation/Addition $5-10 Million: Pioneer Construction for work on Victory Life Church

GC/CM: Renovation/Addition More Than $10 Million: Pioneer Construction for work on Founders Brewing Co.

General Trades: D&D Building for work on Consumers Energy Employee Development Center

ABC/WMC

The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter is a nonprofit construction trade association made up of more than 400 members throughout the western Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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