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ABC chapter gives Excellence in Construction awards

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Tuesday night's Excellence In Construction Awards, presented by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of West Michigan, recognized a wide array of projects and contractors.

Approximately 260 people filled the New Vintage Place event center in the American Seating complex in Grand Rapids. In past years, individual projects took home multiple awards, but this year's event recognized a greater variety of projects.

The renovation of a former Kenowa Hills public school into the headquarters of Walker-based electrical contractor Feyen Zylstra LLC received two awards, as did Rockford Construction Inc.’s renovation of an 1840s-era home into a woman’s drug rehabilitation center.

Overall education and health care projects were big winners at the event, with projects such as Triangle Construction Inc.’s building of a $20.2 million fine arts center for Jenison Public Schools winning in the "New Construction - More Than $10 Million" category.

New to the awards this year was the inaugural ABC Western Michigan Craft Professional of the Year award, recognizing the accomplishments of one professional in the construction trade. Mike VanBemDen, a veteran superintendent at concrete contractor Kent Companies Inc. received the award.

A video shown during the ceremony noted that if one looks at the downtown Grand Rapids skyline, VanBemDen helped pour concrete for nearly every project.

Below is the full list of last night’s winners:

New Construction $1-5 million
Quality Carwash - Elzinga & Volkers

New Construction $5-10 million
St. Mary Magdalen Parish - Erhardt Construction

New Construction $5-10 million
Coloma Frozen Foods - Dan Vos Construction

New Construction More than $10 million
Jenison Center for the Arts - Triangle Construction Inc.

Renovation/Addition Less Than $1 million
Start Garden - Triangle Construction Inc.

Renovation/Addition $1-5 Million
Mercy Health cafeteria - Elzinga & Volkers

Renovation/Addition $1-5 Million
Feyen Zylstra - Erhardt Construction

Renovation/Addition $5-10 Million
Grand Valley State Kleiner Commons - Triangle Construction Inc.

Renovation/Addition More Than $10 Million
Ferris State University's University Center - The Christman Company

Historic Less Than $1 Million
Sanford House - Rockford Construction

Historic $5-10 Million
Gateway Senior Housing - Wolverine Building Group

Sustainable Building Less Than $1 Million
Wege Foundation - Rockford Construction

Sustainable Building $5-10 Million
Grand Valley State University Marketplace - Pioneer Construction

Miscellaneous Steel
John Ball Zoo Tiger Exhibit - Fence Consultants of West Michigan Inc.

Structural Steel
Grand Valley State University Lab and Science Building - Pioneer Construction

Roofing other
Burwood Residence - Buist Sheet Metal Company Inc.

Process Piping
Perrigo Chilled Water - Allied Mechanical Services

Precast Concrete
Kent Innovation High School - Kerkstra Precast

Plumbing
Grand Rapids Downtown Market - Godwin Plumbing Inc.

Low Voltage
Whirlpool Tech Center A/V Phase 2 - Parkway Electric

HVAC
Mercy Health St. Mary’s - The Bouma Corp.

HVAC
Mercy Health Rockford - Quality Air

Glazing
CWD Real Estate Investment - Vos Glass Inc.

General Trades
Sanford House - Rockford Construction

Fire Protection
Alliance Beverage - Brigade Fire Protection Inc.

Exterior Finishes
Western Michigan University School of Medicine - Architectural Glass & Metals Inc.

Electrical
Bradford White - Feyen Zylstra

Concrete
Founders Brewing expansion - Kent Companies

Concrete
Western Michigan University Icon - VanLaan Concrete Construction

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