ABC Keystone Awards Top Contractors

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 26, 2017

(MANHEIM, PA.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recognized local member contractor firms for both top safety efforts and work performed on area construction projects during the 28th annual ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Gala. The Gala was held October 25, 2017, at the Eden Resort & Suites, Lancaster.

The EIC Overall Safety Awards Competition is open exclusively to STEP Award recipients who have achieved Gold level or higher. The awards recognize companies who exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary.

The 2017 Overall Safety Awards recipients – listed in alpha order – included:

Company                                                                                              

Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown, PA)
Category: General Contractor – Over 50 Employees

Frey Lutz Corp. (Lancaster, PA)
Category: Specialty Contractor – Over 50 Employees

RLS Construction Group (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Category: General Contractor – Under 50 Employees

An element of surprise was included in this year’s awards program when the Project of the Year was announced. The criteria for this award were its subjective ‘WOW’ factor in the following areas (in no particular order):

  • Community impact
  • Client satisfaction
  • Design features
  • Positive notoriety or high-profile of the project

The 2017 Project of the Year was awarded to The Witmer Group for their project Burnside Bridge. The Keystone Chapter congratulates The Witmer Group., Mount Joy, for their Excellence Award submittal of this project in the Public Works/Infrastructure category. The Witmer Group, through Witmer Restoration, Inc., undertook the comprehensive restoration of the Burnside Bridge – built in 1836 – located at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Under the pressure of the National Park Service’s highest-quality standards, Witmer was bound to dismantle, repair, prep and re-assemble a national

historical landmark so that the final product was virtually indiscernible from the original. They devised an innovative system of portioning the bridge into sections, tracing each stone onto poly sheets and assigning a number to each stone. A replica map was made to place extracted stones while the under-layer work was completed. The Witmer team’s skills, innovation and determination were integral in a successful restoration of this Civil War era treasure.


This year, our Project of the Year Award finalists – listed in alpha order – included:

Company                                                                                     

Conewago Enterprises, Inc. (Hanover, PA)
Project: Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Church (Frederick, MD)
Category – Institutional: $2-$10 Million

Flyway Excavating, Inc. (Lititz, PA)
Project: West Lake Spillway Reconstruction & Dredging Westtown School (West Chester, PA)
Category – Public Works/Infrastructure                                                                         

Frey Lutz Corp.  (Lancaster, PA)
Project: Franklin & Marshall Co-Generation Project HVAC  (Lancaster, PA)
Category – HVAC: $250,000 – $1 Million

Warfel Construction Company  (East Petersburg, PA) with Paramount Contracting, Inc. (Lancaster, PA)
Project: Water Street Rescue Mission Makeover (Lancaster, PA)
Category – Community/Public Service

The Witmer Group  (Mt. Joy, PA)
Project: Burnside Bridge (Sharpsburg, MD)
Category – Public Works/Infrastructure

Wohlsen Construction Company  (Lancaster, PA)
Project: Martin Commons Dining Room and CHP Building (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Category – Institutional: $2-$10 Million

The Awards Gala was SOLD OUT with over 350 contractors, project owners, design professionals and guests in attendance to celebrate.

This year’s program featured 69 entries, judged using specific criteria regarding the quality of construction and workmanship by a panel of construction design professionals.

  • The Excellence Award, the top honor, was given to the highest scoring project in each category, providing it earned at least 85 points.
  • The Merit Award, second place, was given to all other projects within each category that scored 80 or more points.

The winners at the Keystone Chapter level are now eligible to enter at the National level, and compete against the best in the industry from all 70 ABC chapters, nationwide. Here are this year’s winners:

Company

 

Company  Location Project Name
Category
Project
Location
Award Level

 

Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA WellSpan Ephrata Community
Hospital Health Pavilion
Expansion and Renovation
Healthcare: $10-$25 Million
Ephrata, PA Excellence
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Triode Media Office Renovation
Renovation: Under $1 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Human Resources at
Burle Industries
Renovation: $1-$5 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Cross Keys Village Memory
Support Residence
Residential: New Multi-Unit
New Oxford, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Luther Acres Personal Care
and Independent
Living Renovations
Residential:
Renovation Multi-Unit
Lititz, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA E.G. Smith Corporate Office
Pre-Engineered Buildings
Sinking Spring, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Luther Acres Community
Center Renovation
Commercial: $2-$10 Million
Lititz, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Fulton Theatre
HVAC Replacement
HVAC: $1-$5 Million
Lancaster, PA Merit
CCS Building Group Willow Street, PA Four Seasons Restaurant at
Spring Run
Renovation: Under $1 Million
Lancaster, PA Merit
CCS Building Group Willow Street, PA Penrose Carriage Homes at
Dunwoody Village
Residential: New Multi-Unit
Newtown Square, PA Merit
CLARK, Inc. Paradise, PA Freedom Ranger Hatchery
HVAC: Under $250,000
Reinholds, PA Certificate
CLARK, Inc. Paradise, PA Fulton Bank Administrative
Service Center
Electrical: $250,000 – $1 Million
East Petersburg, PA Certificate
CLARK, Inc. Paradise, PA WellSpan Internal Medicine at
Yorktown Medical Center
HVAC: Under $250,000
York, PA Excellence
Conewago
Enterprises, Inc.
Hanover, PA Mercersburg Academy
Field House
Institutional: $2-$10 Million
Mercersburg, PA Excellence
Conewago
Enterprises, Inc.
Hanover, PA St. Katharine Drexel
Parish Church
Institutional: $2-$10 Million
Frederick, MD Excellence
James Craft & Son, Inc. York Haven, PA Independent Living Apartment
Building, The “Lodge” at
Homewood at Willow Ponds
HVAC: Over $5 Million
Frederick, MD Excellence
Flyway Excavating, Inc. Lititz, PA City of Lancaster Downtown
Streetscapes Phase III
Public Works/Infrastructure
Lancaster, PA Certificate
Flyway Excavating, Inc. Lititz, PA West Lake Spillway
Reconstruction and Dredging
Westtown School
Public Works/Infrastructure
West Chester, PA Excellence
Frey Lutz Corp Lancaster, PA Franklin and Marshall College
Co-Generation Project HVAC
HVAC: $250,000 – $1 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Frey Lutz Corp Lancaster, PA PA College of Health
Sciences Plumbing
Plumbing: $1-$5 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Frey Lutz Corp Lancaster, PA PA College of Health
Sciences HVAC
HVAC: $1-$5 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
High Construction Company Lancaster, PA Pennsylvania College of
Health Sciences
Institutional: $25-$50 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
High Construction Company Lancaster, PA Zook Ash Yoder Bridge
Public Works/Infrastructure
Lancaster, PA Merit
Horst Construction Lancaster, PA Charles Frey Academic Center
Institutional: $2-$10 Million
Lancaster, PA Merit
Keystruct
Construction, Inc.
York, PA Warehouse Services, Inc.
Industrial: Under $2 Million
Glen Rock, PA Excellence
 

Keystruct
Construction, Inc.

 

York, PA

Penn Waste Truck
Maintenance Facility
Renovation: $1-$5 Million
 

York, PA

 

Excellence

Keystruct
Construction, Inc.
York, PA Susquehanna Logistics Center
Industrial: $10-$25 Million
Glen Rock, PA Excellence
Kinsley Construction, Inc. York, PA York Country Day School
STEAM Facility Addition
and Renovation
Institutional: $10-$25 Million
York, PA Excellence
B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Manheim, PA Sheetz – Bethel
Sitework: Over $250,000
Bethel, PA Excellence
Legacy Electrical
Services, Inc.
Manheim, PA FedEx Ground MAPA Fit-Out at
LVC Building 1
Electrical: $250,000 – $1 Million
Macungie, PA Certificate
Legacy Electrical
Services, Inc.
Manheim, PA Kreider Farms Corporate Office
Electrical: Under $250,000
Manheim, PA Certificate
Paramount
Contracting, Inc.
Lancaster, PA Water Street Rescue Mission
Makeover – Interior Finishes
Interior Finishes: Under $150,000
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Paramount
Contracting, Inc.
Lancaster, PA Water Street Rescue Mission
Makeover – Community Service
Community/Public Service
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Paramount
Contracting, Inc.
Lancaster, PA iFly Indoor Skydiving
Moisture/Thermal:
Over $150,000
King of Prussia, PA Excellence
Poole Anderson
Construction
Harrisburg, PA Weis Markets Store #225
Commercial: $2-$10 Million
Enola, PA Excellence
Quality Buildings, LLC Lancaster, PA Northwood Gardens at
Kirkland Village
Woodworking: Over $150,000
Bethlehem, PA Certificate
Quality Buildings, LLC Lancaster, PA Worthington Building C
Woodworking: Over $150,000
Lancaster, PA Merit
Reynolds Enterprises, Inc. Harrisburg, PA Milton & Catherine Hershey
Conservatory at
Hershey Gardens
Commercial: $2-$10 Million
Hershey, PA Merit
Paul Risk Construction Quarryville, PA A Beacon on the Hill
Miscellaneous/Special Projects
New Holland, PA Excellence
Paul Risk Construction Quarryville, PA The Rehab at Shannondell
Institutional: $25-$50 Million
Audubon, PA Merit
Smucker Company Smoketown, PA PA College of Health Sciences
Offices, New Classroom,
Laboratories & Training Areas
Interior Finishes: Over $150,000
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Smucker Company Smoketown, PA York Country Day School
Additions & Renovations
Interior Finishes: Over $150,000
York, PA Excellence
Smucker Company Smoketown, PA Frey Center for Lancaster
Bible College
Metal Work: Over $150,000
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Smucker Company Smoketown, PA Shannondell Meadows
II Building
Metal Work: Over $150,000
Audubon, PA Merit
Wagman
Construction, Inc.
York, PA Homewood at Willow Ponds
Residential: New Multi-Unit
Frederick, MD Merit
Wagman
Construction, Inc.
York, PA Asbury/Bethany Village
Richard D. Rife Center
Commercial: $2-$10 Million
Mechanicsburg, PA Merit
Wagman
Construction, Inc.
York, PA Whitetail Resort Expansion
Institutional: $2-$10 Million
Mercersburg, PA Merit
Warfel Construction
Company
East Petersburg, PA Hess Bros. Fruit Company
Packaging and
Distribution Center
Renovation: Over $5 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Warfel Construction
Company
East Petersburg, PA Woodcrest Villa VIVA Centre
Commercial: $10-$25 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Warfel Construction
Company
East Petersburg, PA Mission Makeover
Community/Public Service
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Warfel Construction
Company
East Petersburg, PA Village Center
Bistro Renovations
Renovation: $1-$5 Million
Lancaster, PA Merit
Warfel Construction
Company
East Petersburg, PA Artman Renovations
Residential:
Renovation Multi-Unit
Ambler, PA Merit
Warfel Construction
Company
East Petersburg, PA Athletic and Recreation Pavilion
Institutional: $10-$25 Million
Radnor, PA Merit
H.L. Wiker, Inc. Lancaster, PA Longwood Gardens Overflow
Parking Facility
Sitework: Over $250,000
Kennett Square, PA Excellence
The Witmer Group Mount Joy, PA Burnside Bridge
Public Works/Infrastructure
Sharpsburg, MD Excellence &
Project of the Year
The Witmer Group Mount Joy, PA Reading Hospital –
7th Avenue Building
Masonry: Over $250,000
Reading, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Lancaster Regional Medical
Center – Outpatient Center
Healthcare: $2-$10 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Grand Lodge Canopy &
Wellness Center –
Woodworking
Woodworking: Over $150,000
Elizabethtown, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Signature Senior Living –
Personal Care and Memory
Support Community
Woodworking: Over $150,000
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Signature Senior Living –
Personal Care and Memory
Support Community
Residential: New Multi-Unit
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Freemasons Personal
Care Renovation
Residential:
Renovation Multi-Unit
Elizabethtown, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Lancaster Farm Fresh –
Packaging Facility
Pre-Engineered Buildings
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Martin Commons Dining Room
and CHP Building
Institutional: $2-$10 Million
Mechanicsburg, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Grand Lodge Canopy
Concrete: Under $250,000
Elizabethtown, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Rooster’s Corner
Woodworking Shop
Community/Public Service
Elizabethtown, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Yorktowne Pulmonary
Rehabilitation Renovation
Medical Renovations:
Under $1 Million
York, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Lebanon Valley Advanced
Care Center
Medical Renovation:
Over $5 Million
Annville, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Grand Lodge Wellness
and Canopy
Renovation: $1-$5 Million
Elizabethtown, PA Merit
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Clinics Building Renovations
Commercial: $2-$10 Million
Elizabethtown, PA Merit

 

 

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The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a construction trade association based out of Manheim, Pennsylvania, representing nearly 600 construction-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. Visit us at abckeystone.org.