2013 Award Winners

Excellence In Construction Safety Award Winners

Category: Award of Excellence

Baird/Williams Construction
Flintco, LLC
Harvey-Cleary Builders
J.R. Schneider Construction
JE Dunn Construction
Slater Painting Company
Solis Constructors
Titus Electrical Contracting
White Construction

Category: Award of Distinction

American Constructors
Baker Triangle – Austin
Beckett Electrical Services
DPR Construction
Greater Metroplex Interiors (GMI)
Journeyman Construction
Lasco Acoustics & Drywall
Matous Construction
McKinney Drilling Company
Rogers-O’Brien Construction Company
SpawGlass

Safety Training Evaluation Program (STEP) Award Winners:

STEP Bronze Level Award

Vanguard Contractors

STEP Gold Level Award

Baird/Williams Construction
Baker Drywall-Austin
F.L. Crane & Sons
J.R. Schneider Construction
Lasco Acoustics & Drywall
McKinney Drilling
TDIndustries

STEP Silver Level Award

Matous Construction
Slater Painting Company

STEP Platinum Level Award

American Constructors, Inc.
Satterfield & Pontikes
Solis Constructors
Titus Electrical Contracting
White Construction Company

STEP Diamond Level Award

Flintco
Harvey-Cleary Builders

2013 Excellence in Construction Awards

Category 1

Mega-Projects - More than $100 million

General Contractor: DPR Construction

Project: Èilan Mixed-Use Development

Architect: HKS Architects, Inc.

Owner: Wereldhave USA, Inc.

The style of an intimate boutique hotel combined with the splendor of world-class luxury inspired by Tuscan design, Èilan Mixed-Use Development is a thoroughly innovative community.

Category 3

Commercial $10-$25 million

General Contractor: EBCO General Contractor, Ltd.

Project: Hampton Inn 17th & Lavaca Austin, Texas

Architect: Bounds Gillespie Architects PLLC

Owner: Austin VHR, LLC

Project Manager: Ryan Hanel

Superintendent: Mike Hollibaugh

The Hampton Inn has a "keep Austin-stylishly weird" theme. Colorful graffiti and rotating guitar sculpture add to the eclectic and bold design located near the Capitol.

Category 7

Institutional - Less than $5 million

General Contractor: Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.

Project: City of Pflugerville Public Library

Architect: Piwonka Sturrock Architects

Owner: City of Pflugerville

Project Manager: Jordan Dial

Superintendent: Richard Warren

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Greater Metroplex Interiors; Joe Clark Mechanical Services; Volvo Rentals; Waste Management; RSS; Ferguson Supply; Acton Mobile

The open, bright, and inviting public library consists of 14,500 sf of new construction and 12,500 sf of renovations, and a source of community pride.

Category 8

Institutional, $5 to $10 million

General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction

Project: City of Austin YMCA North Austin Community Recreation Center

Architect: Studio 8 Architects

Owner: YMCA of Austin

Project Manager: AJ Bloomquist

Superintendent: Doug Longtin

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Bergelectric; Construction Metal Products; Mechanical Technical; Hidell Builders; Hull Supply

The City of Austin YMCA North Austin Community Recreation Center is a new 37,400 sf LEED Silver facility that is helping to revitalize one of the most diverse and challenging areas in Austin.

Category 9

Institutional $10 to $25 million

General Contractor: Baird/Williams Construction

Project: Jefferson Elementary School

Architect: SHW Group

Owner: Temple ISD

Project Manager: Ted McConville

Superintendent: Steve Jones

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Ram Tools, Hilti; CMC Rebar; Acton Mobile; Dealers Electric Supply; Ferguson Enterprises, Hidell Builders; McKay Lumber; Safe Construction Consulting

This project was special due to the construction of the new Jefferson being less than 50 feet from the old Jefferson while it was occupied.

Category 9

Institutional - $10-$25 million

General Contractor: Zapalac/Reed Construction, LP

Project: Regents School of Rhetoric

Architect: David Bessent Architects, Inc

Owner: Regents School of Austin

Project Manager: Clayton Hunter

Superintendent: Ted Draper; Paul Vasquez; Kerry Harp

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Lasco Acoustics and Drywall; F.L. Crane; Hull Supply; Hidell Builders; Davey Plumbing; APAC-Texas Wheeler Companies; CMC Rebar; Ace Contractor Supply

70.000 sf steel structure with beautiful masonry veneer, containing science laboratories, laser optics lab, a magnificent library, fine arts and academic classrooms, and administrative offices.

Category 11

Renovation less than $4 million

General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction

Project: Huston-Tillotson University Library and Communication Center Renovation

Architect: CasaBella Architects

Owner: Huston-Tillotson University

Project Manager: Jared Hohensee

Superintendent: Lester Surgers

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Hidell Builders; Hull Supply; Mechanical Technical; Titus Electrical

This design-build project revitalized Huston-Tilloston University's aging Downs-Jones into an "awe-inspiring" facility that provides students and faculty with a modern, innovative learning environment on this historic campus.

Category 14

Residential: Multifamily and Condominium Progets up to $100 million

General Contractor: Harvey-Cleary Builders

Project: The Callaway House Austin

Architect: STG Design and sixthricver Architects

Owner: American Campus Communities

Project Manager: Jason Beers

Superintendent: Sam Buchanan

The Callaway House Austin is a 17-story, 585,000 sf, off campus, full-service, freshman residence hall for UT students. There are 219 units with 752 beds in each fully furnished apartment.

Category 14

Residential-Multi-family projects and condominiums

General Contractor: Journeyman Construction, Inc.

Project: Silverado Crossing

Architect: Cross Architects

Owner: Silverado Crossing, LLC

Project Manager: Rick Mertz

This 300 unit Class "A" multi-family community with 13 low-rise, low density residential buildings offers luxury living in the heart of Buda, Texas.

Category 20

Institutional Under $5 million Interiors-Acoustics & Drywall

Specialty Contractor: Lasco Acoustics & Drywall, Inc.

Project: University of Texas Liberal Arts Phase II

Architect: Overland Partners

Owner: The University of Texas at Austin

General Contractor: Spawglass

Project Manager: Doug Mercer

Superintendent: Shannon King

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Ace Contractor Supply; Big City Access; Austin Acoustical; Austin Sales & Scaffold; Builders Gypsum Supply; Hilti; Rew Materials; United Rentals

The UT Liberal Arts building is a six story, 200,000 sf facility. Lasco completed framing, gypsum, ceilings, and panels. The contract was 3 million.

Free Enterprise is a very important part of the ABC philosophy. We had a lot of companies that used Merit Shop members on their projects. This year the company that used the most ABC Central Texas Members on their project was White Construction. They used 15 ABC Central Texas members on their U.S. Courthouse. Can I have a representative from White Construction come forward? This is your Free Enterprise Award Winner.

That is all the awards for tonight. As David Ford said earlier, we would like to have a group photo of all the Eagle and Merit winners. Please have one representative from each company come to the front of the room for a group photo with your award. It will only take a couple of minutes.

Thank you for coming tonight and have a safe drive home.

Best of the Best

Now it’s time to honor the GC and the Sub Contractor that received the most points with their project in the Excellence in Construction contest. This year, the project submitted by a GC which received the most points was White Construction with the U.S. Courthouse. Can I have a representative for White Construction come forward? This is your Best of the Best in the GC Category.

The subcontractor project that received the most points was Titus Electrical Contracting with the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. Can I have a representative from Titus come forward? This is your Best of the Best in the Sub Contractor Category.

Free Enterprise Award

Free Enterprise is a very important part of the ABC philosophy. We had a lot of companies that used Merit Shop members on their projects. This year the company that used the most ABC Central Texas Members on their project was White Construction. They used 15 ABC Central Texas members on their U.S. Courthouse. Can I have a representative from White Construction come forward? This is your Free Enterprise Award Winner.

That is all the awards for tonight. As David Ford said earlier, we would like to have a group photo of all the Eagle and Merit winners. Please have one representative from each company come to the front of the room for a group photo with your award. It will only take a couple of minutes.

Thank you for coming tonight and have a safe drive home.