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Contractor group names Excellence in Construction award winners

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Grand Rapids-based Pioneer Construction Co. and Grand Valley State University came away with the most honors as part of this year’s Excellence In Construction Awards presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Western Michigan Chapter.

Approximately 300 people affiliated with the design, development and construction industries gathered at Keystone Community Church in Ada for networking and an awards presentation.

The $46.2 million Mary Pew Idema Library, which opened in June 2013 on GVSU’s Allendale campus, captured six awards from the judges.

Pioneer Construction, the lead contractor on the library, picked up three awards for its work on the project, as well as two others for work on the Grand Rapids Downtown Market and the expansion of Founders Brewing Co.

Contractors Erhardt Construction Co. of Ada and Wolverine Building Group Inc. of Grand Rapids also received awards for GVSU projects. Those projects were in the categories of Sustainable Building for a project valued from $1 million to $5 million (Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon) and Renovation/Addition project valued at more than $10 million (James H. Zumberge Hall).

ABC members also named Miller Johnson attorney Peter Kok as the 2014 ICON Award winner, which recognizes a person who has made a “notable impact over a period of years” in the local construction industry. Other honorees included Eric DeLong, deputy city manager of Grand Rapids; James Moyer, the associate vice president for facilities planning at GVSU; Scott Wierda, principal and managing partner of CWD Real Estate Investment; and Keith Winn, president of Catalyst Partners.

MiBiz Publisher Brian Edwards emceed the event.

Other winners included:

General Trades
Pioneer Construction – GVSU Mary Idema Pew Library
For GVSU’s Pew Library, Pioneer Construction facilitated various carpentry and millwork components including 35 direct suppliers to the Pioneer General Trades team. Activities included rough framing, hollow metal frames, access doors, custom wood wall panels, chair rails, bath accessories and partitions, landscape furnishings, appliances, and miscellaneous specialties.

New Construction More than $20 Million
Pioneer Construction – GVSU Mary Idema Pew Library
Pioneer managed the building of GVSU’s Pew Library, the school’s largest undertaking to date. In working on the busy campus, Pioneer had minimal to no impact on student activity. The project is consistent with the highest of LEED standards and is 50 percent more energy efficient compared to similar libraries, the company said. Pioneer contracted 41 prime contractors to execute the work.

Renovation/Addition More Than $10 Million
Wolverine Building Group – James H. Zumberge Hall
The renovation of James H. Zumberge Hall consisted of a complete overhaul of the existing building, as well as a ground-up construction of an addition that expanded the facility to more than 90,000 square feet. Wolverine Building Group completely stripped and rebuilt the facility with an entirely new layout and décor. The building is seeking LEED Silver Certification.

Exterior Finishes
Architectural Glass and Metals Inc. – Little River Band Ottawa Indians Governmental Center

Interior Finishes
Bouma Corp. – GVSU Mary Idema Pew Library

Fire Protection
Brigade Fire Protection Inc. – GVSU Mary Idema Pew Library

Quality Air – Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Northwest Kent Mechanical Co. – Grand Rapids Chair

Process Piping
Godwin Plumbing – Gentex, RO Reuse System

Parkway Electric – Johnson Controls Holland Battery Test Facility

Low Voltage Systems
Parkway Electric – Central Wesleyan Church Audio Upgrade

Kent Companies – Hope College Richard & Helen DeVos Fieldhouse

Architectural Glass and Metals Inc. – GVSU Mary Idema Pew Library

Precast Concrete
Kerkstra Precast – Heeren Companies

Structural Steel
Pioneer Construction – GVSU Mary Idema Pew Library

Historical (less than $1 million)
Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. – McKay Tower Ballroom

Historical ($1-5 million)
Triangle Associates Inc. – 40 Pearl Michigan Trust Building renovations

New Construction ($1-5 million)
The Christman Co. – Metro Health Outpatient Surgery Center

New Construction ($5-10 million)
CSM Group – HARK Orchids

New Construction ($10-20 million)
Wolverine Building Group – Silver Star Apartments

Renovation/Addition (less than $1 million)
(TIE) Lakewood Construction – Bank of Holland, Grand Haven branch
(TIE) Pioneer Construction – TowerPinkster office, Grand Rapids

Renovation/Addition ($1-5 million)
Pioneer Construction – Founders Brewing Company beer garden, Taproom expansion and office

Renovation/Addition ($5-10 million)
Moyle Construction – Enstrom Helicopter Corp.

Sustainable Building ($1-5 million)
Erhardt Construction – GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute

Sustainable Building ($5-10 million)
Rockford Construction – Rockford Construction office complex

Sustainable Building (more than $10 million)
Pioneer Construction – Grand Rapids Downtown Market

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