Local Professionals Honored at 21st Annual Excellence in Construction Award Ceremony

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Local Professionals Honored at 21st Annual Excellence in Construction Award Ceremony

The Cornhusker Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) (abcnebraska.org) held their 21st Annual “Excellence in Construction Award” ceremony on March 23, 2017 at The Wick Alumni Center in Lincoln, NE. The awards competition is designed to publicly recognize the quality and distinction of merit shop construction projects built by Nebraska Contractors during 2016. Entries were evaluated by independent judges on craftsmanship, execution/coordination, budget and scheduling, owner satisfaction, difficult or unusual challenges, and safety. The 10 Eagle Award winners are now eligible to enter ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Awards Program.

The 2016 Project of the Year award was presented to Lund-Ross Constructors for their project, KETV at Burlington Station – Omaha, NE, which was entered in the Restoration/Renovation-Less than $25 Million category.

The 2016 Eagle Safety Award was presented to Garney Companies,Inc. for their project, Grand Island Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvements – Grand Island, NE, which was entered in the Public Works/Environmental category.

The 2016 Chairman’s Project of the Year Award was presented to Cheever Construction Company for their project, Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab – Lincoln, NE, which was entered into the Institutional – $5 to $10 Million category.

The following ABC Member Companies received an Excellence In Construction EAGLE Award at the ceremony: Lund-Ross Constructors (KETV at Burlington Station, Omaha, NE, Restoration/Renovation – Less than $25 Million); General Excavating (Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Omaha, NE, Other Specialty Construction – Less than $10 Million); Lueder Construction Company (St. John’s Lutheran Church – Bennington, Omaha, NE, Institutional – Less than $5 Million); Wolfe Electric Co., Inc. (The Corvina Apartments, Omaha, NE, Electrical – Less than $2 Million); NGC Group, Inc. (Redevelopment of 52nd and O Street, Lincoln, NE, Commercial – $5 to $10 Million); Midlands Mechanical, Inc. (Kearney High School, Kearney, NE, Mechanical – More $10 Million); Garney Companies, Inc. (Grand Island WWTP Improvements, Grand Island, NE – Public Works/Environmental); Willmar Electric Service (8N Lofts, Lincoln, NE, Electrical – $2 to $10 Million); Cheever Construction Co. (Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab, Lincoln, NE, Institutional – $5 to $10 Million); Lund-Ross Constructors (Girls, Inc., Omaha, NE, Community / Public Service).

The following ABC Member Company received Excellence In Construction PYRAMID award at the ceremony: Cheever Construction Co. (St. Teresa Catholic Church Interior Renovation, Lincoln, NE, Restoration/Renovation – Less than $25 Million)

The same date marked the installation of Associated Builders and Contractors – Cornhusker Chapter Board of Directors: Chairman – Steve Bowen, The Durham School, UNL, Lincoln; Past Chair – Andy Bailey – Lueder Construction Co., Omaha; Rodney Brase, Brase Electrical Contracting Corp., Omaha; Lori Buchanan, Signature Electric LLC, Omaha; David Chapin, Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln; Mary Fischer, Holmes Murphy, Omaha; Ron Getzchman, Getzschman Heating LLC, Fremont; Roger Larsen, REW Materials, La Vista; Toni Watts McDonald, Watts Electric Co., Waverly; Bruce Petersen, Electronic Contracting Co., Lincoln; Ron Rogers, Overland Constructors, Omaha; Scott Scheef, HBE Becker Meyer Love LLP, Lincoln.

ABC represents over 125 merit shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, manufacturers and associate members throughout the state. Visit abcnebraska.org for more information.

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