Excellence in Construction Awards

2016 Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet

ABC Heart of America's Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Banquet is designed to publicly recognize the outstanding performances in construction, top-ranking safety and quality programs, and the teams building some of the most notable & groundbreaking projects in the region. 

This year's ABC Heart of America Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet was held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium’s North Club in Kansas City, MO.

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Project Entry Award Videos

Excellence in Construction Award Winners

Safety Award Recipients

Three Top Safety award winners were recognized in general contracting, subcontracting and an overall Superior Safety Award. These three awards were selected by the ABC Safety Council members by reviewing data provided from all Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) applications including Experience Modification, number of Employees, Hours Worked, Total OSHA recordable incident rates, and the number of lost work day cases.

General Contractor Safety Award
Robinson Construction 

Subcontractor Safety Award
hth companies, inc.

Superior Safety Award
Wachter, Inc.


The STEP Award levels are achieved by meeting the criteria requirements of total recordable incident rates, experience modification rates and key components. The STEP program was developed by ABC National as a systemized approach to analyze and further develop member companies' safety and loss prevention programs. 

Diamond STEP Award Recipients
  • Canyon Concrete
  • Fogel-Anderson Construction Co.
  • Industrial Construction & Engineering Co.
  • Shawhan Sheet Metal LLC
  • Straub Construction Co., Inc. 
Platinum STEP Award Recipients
  • American Boiler & Mechanical
  • AMF Electric, Inc. 
  • Herzog Contracting Corp 
  • hth companies, inc. 
  • Nabholz Construction 
Gold STEP Award Recipients
  • Bart's Electric Company
  • Branham Electric, Inc. 
  • Crossland Construction Company 
  • Division 7, Inc. 
  • Lee Mechanical Contractors, Inc. 
  • Lithko Contracting, Inc. 
  • Prosser & Wilbert Construction, Inc.
  • Robinson Construction 
  • Schultz Brothers Electric Co.
  • Teague Electric Construction, Inc. 
  • Thermaltech, Inc. 
  • TMS, Inc.
  • Wachter, Inc. 
Silver STEP Award Recipients
  • ARCO National Construction - KC
  • Chief Heating & Cooling, Inc. 
  • Clearview Enterprises, LLC
  • Crossland Heavy Contractors
  • Electrical Associates
  • Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. 
  • Excel Constructors, Inc. 
  • Grayling, Inc. 
  • HarenLaughlin Construction
  • Killian Construction Co./KCC Contractor, Inc. 
  • LBA Construction Services, LLC. 
  • Mega Industries Corporation 
  • Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc. 
  • Neighbors Construction Company, Inc. 
  • QuesTec Mechanical
  • Sieve Contractors 

Project Entry Award Winners

The Excellence in Construction Project entry winners were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed the project entries explaining safety practices, innovative solutions, and unique challenges among other judging criteria.  The judging panel also selected the Subcontractor President's Award and General Contractor President's Award from all entries submitted.


President's General Contractor Award

Excel Constructors
Stonecrest at Burlington Creek Senior Living
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President's Subcontractor Award 

Shawhan Sheet Metal, LLC
Overland Park Xchange (OPX) - Phase 1
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Subcontractor Award Winners


Electrical Commercial/Institutional 
$250k - $750k

Teague Electric Construction, Inc.
Woodside Village Phase 1
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Mechanical Commerical/Institutional
$250k - $750k


hth companies, inc. 
University of Missouri Science & Technology Residential Housing 
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Mechanical Commercial/Institutional 
Over $750k


QuesTec Mechanical
Sampson Hall Renovation 
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Mechanical Industrial
Under $750k

American Boiler & Mechanical
Feedex Boiler Install Grand Island
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Mechanical Industrial
Over $750k


Lee Mechanical Contractors, Inc. 
KIXOR Debottlenecking 2015 
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Specialty

Shawhan Sheet Metal, LLC
Overland Park Xchange (OPX) - Phase 1
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General Contractor Award Winners

Commercial

Crossland Construction Company, Inc.
Kocher and Beck
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Healthcare

Excel Constructors, Inc.
Stonecrest at Burlington Creek Senior Living
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Infrastructure: Heavy

Mega Industries Corporation
KC Zoo Elephant Shade Structure
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Historical Renovation/Restoration

HarenLaughlin Construction
Ambassador Apartments
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Industrial
Under $5 Million

American Boiler & Mechanical
Renaissance Hotel
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Industrial
Over $5 Million


Lee Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Holcim Hagerstown Cement Manufacturing Plant Upgrade
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Institutional 
Under $5 Million

Straub Construction Company, Inc. 
Koala Exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo 
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Institutional 
Over $5 Million

Nabholz Construction Services
Holton Elementary School
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Public Works/Environmental

Crossland Heavy Contractors
Hedge Lane PS & R, Water District 1, Olathe, Kansas
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Renovation

Crossland Construction Company, Inc. 
Boulevard Brewing Visitor Center
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Residential 

Neighbors Construction Company, Inc. 
Prairie View at Village West
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Specialty

Nabholz Construction Services
BNSF Railway Utility Power Upgrade



Anniversary Award Recipients

Thank you to those members who celebrated their anniversary with ABC Heart of America on Friday, November 4, at the Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet: 

35 Year Anniversary
  • Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C., CBIZ
30 Year Anniversary
  • AMF Electric, Inc.
  • hth companies, inc. 
  • RubinBrown LLP
25 Year Anniversary
  • Wachter, Inc. 
20 Year Anniversary 
  • Byers Glass & Mirror, Inc. 
  • Four Star Electric, Inc. 
  • The Hayes Company 
  • Mega Industries Corporation 
15 Year Anniversary 
  • DaVeer Electrical & Mechanical Contracting, Inc. 
  • Drewco, Inc. 
  • Excel Constructors, Inc. 
  • Heritage Electric, LLC
  • Spencer Fane LLP
  • Superior Sheet Metal Co., Inc. 
  • United Heating & Cooling, Inc. 
10 Year Anniversary
  • Bartlett & West, Inc. 
  • Brookside Electrical Project Services
  • Vance & Associates 
5 Year Anniversary
  • 4Sight Construction 
  • ACS Electronic Systems, Inc. 
  • Fatboy Electric, Inc. 
  • Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc. 
  • John A. Marshall Company 
  • Leiser Construction 
  • Reintjes Services, Inc. 

Speciality Award Winners

Arthur C. Waugh Keystone Award

Caitlyn Cook was the recipient of the 2016 ABC Heart of America Chapter Arthur C. Waugh Keystone Award. Caitlyn was recognized for setting the standard of leadership and service for the ABC Heart of America Chapter and the Merit Shop industry.

Caitlyn has been instrumental in helping ABC Heart of America articulate who it is as an organization and communicate more effectively to members and the community. Her ability to turn an idea into a message & a thought into a video has helped redesign every communication piece ABC Heart of America has, in addition to the outstanding impact she had on the 2016 EIC Awards Banquet.  Without her, the very look and feel of ABC Heart of America would be different. 


Freedom Fighter Award

Cindy's commitment to the Merit Shop is beyond question. Through serving on the Board of DIrectors, to serving on and Chairing the Political Action Committee and Legislative Committee, Cindy has always advocated for ABC at the federal, state and local level. We thank Cindy for her years of service to advancing the Merit Shop philosophy. 


2016 Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet Program

Please click below to take a look at the program from our 2016 Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet:

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2016 Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet Sponsors - Thank You!

Thank you to all the tremendous sponsors that helped make this year's Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet possible!