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ABC West Michigan announces Excellence in Construction Award winners

BY Friday, September 14, 2018 11:09am

GRAND RAPIDS –– The Associated Builders and Contractors West Michigan chapter (ABC) held its 32nd annual Excellence in Construction Awards on Thursday evening at 20 Monroe Live.

The annual event aims to highlight the region’s best people and projects in a wide variety of categories, ranging from glazing to concrete to new overall construction and renovations work. This year’s event drew a total of 83 nominations, according to a statement from ABC West Michigan.

“West Michigan continues to lead the industry in talent and innovative projects,” said Norm Brady, president and CEO of ABC’s West Michigan chapter. “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.”

Grand Rapids-based Pioneer Construction Inc. was awarded the Safety Award of Excellence for a general contractor, while Byron Center-based Buist Electric Inc. received the same award in the subcontractors category.

Joel Newton, a detailer, foreman and journeyman electrician for Windemuller Electric Inc. in Wayland, received the organization’s Craft Professional of the Year (CPOY). The award honors “an individual who raises the bar for professionals in their skill by exhibiting outstanding craftsmanship and leadership,” ABC stated. “The recipient of this award showcases passion for the trade, provides an example for other craftsmen and takes pride in the successful completion of a project.”

The project winners were:

  • Glazing: Vos Glass for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Consolidated Checkpoint and Marketplace project
  • Masonry: Integrated Exteriors for the Kingma’s Market project in Ada
  • Plumbing: Northwest Kent Mechanical for the Wexford County Jail & Sherriff’s office
  • Precast Concrete: Kent Companies for the Midwest Energy & Communications project
  • Process Piping: Northwest Kent Mechanical for the Zeeland Clean Water Improvements project
  • Roofing – Single Ply: Langerak Roof Systems for the Amway Nutrilite Spaulding Plant
  • Concrete: Burgess Concrete for Kelloggsville High School
  • Electrical: Town & Country Group for the GVSU Haas Performing Arts Center
  • Exterior Finishes: Buist Sheet Metal for Calvary Church: Grace Beyond
  • Fire Protection: Dependable Fire for Hope Church
  • General Trades: D&D Building for the MSU, Grand Rapids Research Center
  • HVAC: VanDyken Mechanical for Fairlife, Harding Project
  • Interior Finishes (TIE): The Bouma Corporation for Calvary Church: Grace Beyond AND Ritsema Associates for Hope College, Jim & Martie Bultman Student Center
  • Low Voltage: Buist Electric for the Buist Corporate Office
  • Historical Construction: Nugent Builders for King Milling Engineering Office
  • New Construction (Less than $1 million): Lakewood Construction for Warner Norcross
  • New Construction ($1 million-$5 million): Dan Vos Construction for Buist Electric Corporate Office
  • New Construction ($5 million-$10 million): Erhardt Construction for Spectrum Health, Integrated Care Campus in Ada
  • New Construction (More than $10 million): Granger Construction for Health Pointe, Integrated Care Campus in Grand Haven
  • Renovation/Addition (Less than $1 million): Lakewood Construction for the West Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • Renovation/Addition ($1 million-$5 million): Wolverine Building Group for Blythefield Country Club
  • Renovation/Addition ($5 million-$10 million): CSM Group for The Foundry
  • Renovation/Addition (More than $10 million): Erhardt Construction for Calvary Church: Grace Beyond

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