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ABC Keystone Awards Top Contractors for Excellence in Construction

Contact: Kristi Pronovost
Director of Marketing & Communications
(717) 653-8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 11, 2020

(Manheim, Pa.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recognized local member contractor firms for their work performed on regional construction projects during the 31st annual ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Ceremony. This event, which typically draws nearly 400 attendees, was held virtually this year. The celebration aired December 10, 2020, and it was broadcast virtually via YouTube Live to contractors, project owners, design professionals and invited guests. Senator Pat Toomey (U.S. Senate) and Congressman Lloyd Smucker (U.S. House of Representatives) each sent in virtual congratulations videos for the presentation. The link to view the awards ceremony will be made public and available on ABC Keystone’s website, YouTube channel, and social media in the coming week.

The top award of the evening went to the Project of the Year (POY) recipient. The criteria to receive the POY Eagle 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 2020 Project of the Year was awarded to Warfel Construction Company for their project 101NQ, Lancaster, submitted in the Renovation Over $5 Million category. The Keystone Chapter congratulates the entire Warfel Construction Company project team for their quality construction and dedication to excellence.

Project of the Year Description:
This extensive block-altering redevelopment breathes new life into a vacant four-story, 198,000 square foot windowless structure in the heart of downtown Lancaster. The building was in desperate need of a makeover to compliment the vibrant climate throughout other areas of the city.

Officially named 101NQ, the building features a Starbucks at the corner location and offers additional space for retailers, restaurants, and other service-based businesses on the ground floor. The second and third floor core consists of class-A office space, anchored by a local software company’s corporate headquarters. Luxury condos with unrivaled amenities, including private rooftop terraces, occupy the fourth floor and fifth floors.

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

Company & Company Location, Project Name, Location & Category                           

Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)       
Women and Babies NICU Renovation (Lancaster, PA)
Category – Healthcare Under $2 Million

Meadow Valley Electric, Inc. (Ephrata)                            
Sayerville Solar (Sayerville, NJ)
Category – Electrical $1-$5 Million

Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg)                                                                   
101NQ, (Lancaster, PA)
Category – Renovation Over $5 Million

Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc. (Lancaster)
Cartoon Network Hotel (Lancaster, PA)
Category – Renovation Over $5 Million

Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)                        
Wilbur Redevelopment (Lititz, PA)
Category – Commercial $25-$50 Million

The 2020 Excellence in Construction program featured 88 entries, judged by a panel of construction design professionals using specific criteria regarding the quality of construction and workmanship.

  • The Excellence Award, the top honor, was given to the highest scoring project in each category, providing it earned at least 90 points.
  • The Merit Award, second place, was given to all other projects within each category that scored 80 or more points.

The Excellence 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 69 ABC chapters, nationwide. Here are this year’s winners:

Company Company LocationProject NameCategory DescriptionProject LocationAward
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
Brownstown Brethren Village Commercial Kitchen RenovationRenovation
$1-$5 Million
LititzExcellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.Brownstown Hybrid
Catheterization Lab
Medical Renovation $1-5 MillionReadingExcellence
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
Brownstown LGH Pediatric Fit-OutHealthcare
$2-$10 Million
LancasterExcellence
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
 BrownstownNMR Expansion
and Renovation
Institutional $2-$10 MillionHersheyExcellence
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
Brownstown Women and Babies NICU RenovationHealthcare
Under $2 Million
LancasterExcellence
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
Brownstown Campus Expansion
and Renovation
Residential Renovation
Multi-Unit
LancasterMerit
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
 BrownstownDecades LancasterRenovation
$1-$5 Million
LancasterMerit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.Brownstown Mountville ClinicCommercial
Under $2 Million
ColumbiaMerit
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
Brownstown Rhoads Energy Corporate HeadquartersCommercial
$2-$10 Million
LancasterMerit
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
Brownstown South York Urgent CareHealthcare
$2-$10 Million
YorkMerit
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
Brownstown The Village ApartmentsResidential
New Multi-unit
ColumbiaMerit
Benchmark Construction
Co., Inc.
Brownstown Tru by Hilton, HersheyCommercial
$2-$10 Million
HersheyMerit
C Mechanical ServicesLancaster Ephrata Community Church Addition
and Renovations
Electrical
$1-$5 Million
EphrataMerit
CCS Building GroupWillow Street The Glen ExpansionHealthcare
Over $25 Million
LancasterExcellence
CCS Building Group Willow StreetWillow Valley CrossroadsCommercial
$2-$10 Million
LancasterExcellence
CCS Building GroupWillow Street Barnstormers SuiteMiscellaneous/
Special Projects
LancasterMerit
CLARK, Inc.Paradise Elizabethtown College – Bowers CenterElectrical
$1-$5 Million
ElizabethtownExcellence
CLARK, Inc.Paradise Security Partners Headquarters at Tobacco Ave.
Best Engine Works
HVAC
$250,000-$1 Million
LancasterExcellence
James Craft
& Son, Inc.
Manchester Donegal Mutual Insurance Co.
 Tech Wing Server Room HVAC Upgrades
HVAC
$250,000-$1 Million
MariettaMerit
High Construction CompanyLancaster Landis Homes CrossingsResidential
New Single Family
LititzExcellence
High Construction Company LancasterLancaster Marriott Rooms AdditionCommercial
$25-$50 Million
LancasterMerit
Hursh Painting
Co., Inc.
 BrownstownEphrata
Community Church
Interior Finishes
Over $150,000
EphrataExcellence
Keystruct Construction, LLC YorkDover Area Animal Hospital Addition
and Renovation
Commercial
Under $2 Million
DoverExcellence
Keystruct Construction, LLCYork Bradley Lifting Engineering OfficeRenovation
Under $1 Million
YorkMerit
Keystruct Construction, LLCYork Brewery Products Warehouse ExpansionPre-Engineered BuildingsYorkMerit
Keystruct Construction, LLC YorkGastro Associates and York Endoscopy CenterMedical Renovation $1-5 MillionYorkMerit
Kinsley Construction, Inc.York OSS West York MOB Orthopaedic Clinic and Urgent Care FacilityHealthcare
$10-$25 Million
YorkExcellence
Kinsley Construction, Inc.York D&H Project CentennialRenovation
Over $5 Million
HarrisburgMerit
Kinsley Construction, Inc. YorkDonsco Foundry RebuildMiscellaneous/
Special Projects
WrightsvilleMerit
Kinsley Construction, Inc.York George Spangler Farmhouse RenovationRenovation
$1-$5 Million
GettysburgMerit
Kinsley Construction, Inc. YorkKutztown University Dome ReplacementInstitutional
Under $2 Million
KutztownMerit
Leo Kob Co., Inc. ElizabethtownEurofins Lancaster Lab – Buildings M, R & SPlumbing
$1-$5 Million
LancasterMerit
Legacy Electrical Services, Inc. ManheimGreiner IndustriesElectrical
Under $250,000
Mount JoyExcellence
Legacy Electrical Services, Inc. ManheimAldi #141
King of Prussia
Electrical
Under $250,000
King of PrussiaMerit
Marco Protection Systems, LLCDowningtown CTDI Warehouse ExpansionFire Protection
Over $250,000
SadsburyvilleExcellence
Meadow Valley Electric, Inc. EphrataSayerville SolarElectrical
$1-$5 Million
Sayerville, NJExcellence
MoweryMechanicsburg Feesers Cold Storage AdditionIndustrial
$2-$10 Million
HarrisburgExcellence
MoweryMechanicsburg 78 Trade CenterIndustrial
Over $25 Million
HarrisburgMerit
Mowery MechanicsburgBMW & Mercedes-Benz Addition/RenovationRenovation
Over $5 Million
MechanicsburgMerit
Mowery MechanicsburgCBEF – Swarner Mansion RenovationsRenovation
Under $1 Million
CarlisleMerit
Mowery MechanicsburgHDC-Skarlatos & Zonarich RenovationsRenovation
$1-$5 Million
HarrisburgMerit
MoweryMechanicsburg Jaguar Land RoverCommercial
$2-$10 Million
CarlisleMerit
MoweryMechanicsburg Keystone HealthHealthcare
$10-$25 Million
ChambersburgMerit
MoweryMechanicsburg New Audi DealershipCommercial
$10-$25 Million
MechanicsburgMerit
Paramount Contracting, Inc.Lancaster Bucknell University – Academic East BuildingInterior Finishes
Over $150,000
LewisburgExcellence
Paramount Contracting, Inc.Lancaster Isaiah’s Make A Wish TreehouseCommunity/
Public Service
ColumbiaMerit
Paramount Contracting, Inc.Lancaster Lycoming College Gateway BuildingInterior Finishes
Over $150,000
WilliamsportMerit
Paramount Contracting, Inc.Lancaster SpiriTrust Luther Ridge – New Skilled Nursing FacilityMetal Work
Over $150,000
ChambersburgMerit
Quality Buildings LLC LancasterSVN Square WestWoodworking
Over $150,000
AllentownMerit
Quality Buildings LLC LancasterWilbur Chocolate BuildingWoodworking
Over $150,000
LititzMerit
Smucker Company LeolaMarriott at Penn Square AdditionMetal Work
Over $150,000
LancasterExcellence
Smucker Company LeolaArmstrong Avenue – Building 402Interior Finishes
Over $150,000
LancasterMerit
Smucker Company LeolaD&H Distributing – Project CentennialInterior Finishes
Over $150,000
HarrisburgMerit
Speedwell Construction, Inc.Manheim Garden Spot Frame
& Alignment
Pre-Engineered BuildingsDenverMerit
Speedwell Construction, Inc. ManheimGarman Builders AdditionCommercial
Under $2 Million
LititzMerit
Speedwell Construction, Inc. ManheimLancaster Mazda RenovationRenovation
$1-$5 Million
East PetersburgMerit
EG Stoltzfus Construction, LLCLancaster The Woods at Warwick WoodlandsResidential
New Multi-unit
LititzMerit
Wagman Construction, Inc. YorkMount Joy
Amtrak Train Station
Miscellaneous/
Special Projects
Mount JoyMerit
Wagman Construction, Inc.York Pennsylvania American Water – Capital CampusCommercial
$10-$25 Million
MechanicsburgMerit
Wagman Construction, Inc.York York Revolution Baseball Stadium – Skybox Level RenovationsRenovation
Under $1 Million
YorkMerit
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg101NQRenovation
Over $5 Million
LancasterExcellence
Warfel Construction CompanyEast Petersburg Eurofins Lancaster Labs Building M, R & SIndustrial
Over $25 Million
LancasterExcellence
Warfel Construction Company East PetersburgMasonic Village
Whisk Café
Renovation
Under $1 Million
ElizabethtownExcellence
Warfel Construction Company East PetersburgMenno Haven
Resident Life Center
Commercial
$10-$25 Million
ChambersburgExcellence
Warfel Construction Company East PetersburgActs Retirement Life Cokesbury Village Façade RenovationsMiscellaneous/
Special Projects
Hockessin, DEMerit
Warfel Construction Company East PetersburgF&M College Summer Dormitory RenovationsResidential Renovation
Multi-Unit
LancasterMerit
Warfel Construction Company East PetersburgVillage at Luther Ridge Skilled Care FacilityHealthcare
$10-$25 Million
ChambersburgMerit
Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc.Lancaster Cartoon Network HotelRenovation
Over $5 Million
LancasterExcellence
Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc.Lancaster Llangollen Water Treatment Plant ImprovementsPublic Works/
Infrastructure
New CastleExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancaster Krapf Gateway CenterInstitutional
$10-$25 Million
WilliamsportExcellence
Wohlsen Construction Company LancasterNORLANCO Urgent Care and Outpatient CenterMedical Renovation Over $5 MillionElizabethtownExcellence
Wohlsen Construction Company LancasterSycamore TownhomesConcrete
Over $250,000
ElizabethtownExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancaster Sycamore TownhomesResidential
New Multi-unit
ElizabethtownExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancaster The Hill School
Dining Room
Additions & Renovations
Woodworking
Over $150,000
PottstownExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancaster Wilbur RedevelopmentCommercial
$25-$50 Million
LititzExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancaster Declaration House Community Services HubCommercial
$2-$10 Million
DenverMerit
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancaster Hershey Medical Center Clean Room LaboratoryMedical Renovation Under $1 MillionHersheyMerit
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancaster Hershey Medical Center Dental ClinicMedical Renovation Under $1 MillionHersheyMerit
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancaster Mid Atlantic Endoscopy Surgery CenterHealthcare
$2-$10 Million
LancasterMerit
Wohlsen Construction Company LancasterRockford Museum and Barn AdditionRenovation
Under $1 Million
LancasterMerit
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancaster Twin Rose Family Medicine – RelocationMedical Renovation $1-5 MillionColumbiaMerit

*high resolution project photos and team member recognition listings available upon request

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The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a construction trade association based in Manheim, Pennsylvania, representing over 500 construction-related firms and nearly 25,000 employees. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters nation-wide 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.