ABC Keystone Awards Top Contractors for Excellence in Construction at 2019 EIC Gala

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 8, 2019

ABC Keystone Awards Top Contractors for Excellence in Construction at 2019 EIC Gala

(MANHEIM, PA.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recognized local member contractor firms for their work performed on area construction projects during the 30th annual ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Gala (EIC). The Gala was held November 6, 2019, at Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim.

The top award of the evening went to the Project of the Year recipient. 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 2019 Project of the Year was awarded to Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. and James Craft & Son, Inc. for their project Frederick Street Patient Tower Overbuild. The Keystone Chapter congratulates Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. for their Excellence Award submittal of this project in the Healthcare Over $25 Million category and James Craft & Son, Inc. for their Excellence Award submittal of this project in the HVAC Over $5 Million category.

Project of the Year Description: In 2018, Lancaster General Health celebrated its 125th year of serving the community. Like many urban healthcare centers, the hospital in downtown Lancaster gradually expanded by adding one building after another—until it filled an entire city block. When the facility needed to add new private patient rooms, the only option for growth, without demolishing an existing hospital building, was to expand vertically.  This project consisted of a six-story Overbuild and expansion of Lancaster General Hospital’s existing Stauffer building which occupies the northeast corner of the hospital’s site. Construction in, around and overtop of a busy hospital does not come without its fair share of challenges. Building vertically on a tight, landlocked site created several challenges: Benchmark was able to successfully coordinate steel delivery to the site to continue building while alternating with concrete delivery to pour the completed decking as the building rose.  James Craft & Son, Inc. was hired to perform the mechanical piping and HVAC for the vertical expansion and received many deliveries at their own warehouse to transport to the jobsite. Working in an occupied facility next to highly sensitive areas and minimizing the disruption to the hospital staff ’s ability to treat patients was the highest priority.

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

Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)
Category – Healthcare Over $25 Million
Project Name – Frederick Street Patient Tower Overbuild (Lancaster)

CCS Building Group (Willow Street)
Category – Miscellaneous/Special Projects
Project Name – Willow Valley Chapel Relocation (Lancaster)

James Craft & Son, Inc. (Manchester)
Category – HVAC Over $5 Million
Project Name – Frederick Street Patient Tower Overbuild (Lancaster)

Keystruct Construction, Inc. (York)
Category – Institutional Under $2 Million
Project Name – Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Elevator Addition (Hummelstown)

Kinsley Construction, Inc. (York)
Category – Commercial Under $2 Million
Project Name – York Traditions Bank Downtown Branch (York)

Mowery (Mechanicsburg)
Category – Residential New Multi-Unit
Project Name – Westminster Place at Windy Hill Village II (Philipsburg)

Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)
Category – Commercial $10-$25 Million
Project Name – CityGate – Medical Office Building and Corporate Center (Lancaster)

Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)
Category – Miscellaneous/Special Projects
Project Name – Amtrak Harrisburg Station – Baggage Bridge Removal (Harrisburg)

The Awards Gala was attended by over 350 contractors, project owners, design professionals and guests, including special guest Senator Ryan Aument who presented the Chapter with a 60th Anniversary Resolution.

This year’s program featured 82 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 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 in alphabetical order:

Company Company Location Project Name Category Description Project Location Award
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Berks Community Health Center
Medical Office Fit-out
Healthcare
$2-$10 Million
Reading Excellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Frederick Street Patient Tower Overbuild Healthcare Over
$25 Million
Lancaster Excellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center Linear Accelerator Addition Healthcare
Under $2 Million
Reading Excellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Cooper Booth Warehouse Addition Industrial
$2-$10 Million
Mountville Excellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Penn State Hershey Medical Center Children’s Hospital Operating Room #7 Medical Renovation $1-$5 Million Hershey Excellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown The General Sutter Inn Cocktail Bar and Dining Renovation Renovation
Under $1 Million
Lititz Excellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown High Street Residence Hall Institutional
$10-$25 Million
Carlisle Merit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Jeanne & Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion Institutional
$10-$25 Million
Annville Merit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Benchmark Office Renovation Renovation
$1-$5 Million
Brownstown Merit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown UDS Office Renovation Renovation
$1-$5 Million
Lancaster Merit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Anna T. Jeanes Building Residential
New Multi-Unit
West Chester Merit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Northside Court Apartments Residential
New Multi-Unit
Lancaster Merit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Brownstown Residential Pool and Patio Addition Residential
New Single Family
Lititz Merit
C Mechanical Services Lancaster Amorette Restaurant Fit-out Electrical
$250,000-$1 Million
Lancaster Merit
CCS Building Group Willow Street Lancaster VA Community Clinic Healthcare
$2-$10 Million
Willow Street Excellence
CCS Building Group Willow Street Willow Valley Chapel Relocation Miscellaneous/Special Projects Lancaster Excellence
CCS Building Group Willow Street Spring Run Core Renovations Renovation
$1-$5 Million
Willow Street Excellence
CMC, Inc. Gap Lancaster General Health

New Behavioral Health Hospital

Plumbing
$1-$5 Million
Lancaster Excellence
CMC, Inc. Gap Masonic Village of Elizabethtown – Grand Lodge Hall Phase II Plumbing
Under $250,000
Elizabethtown Excellence
CMC, Inc. Gap Masonic Village of Elizabethtown – Grand Lodge Hall Phase II HVAC $250,000 to $1 Million Elizabethtown Merit
James Craft & Son, Inc. Manchester Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church: HVAC Upgrades HVAC
$250,000 to $1 Million
Elizabethtown Excellence
James Craft & Son, Inc. Manchester Frederick Street Patient Tower Overbuild HVAC
Over $5 Million
Lancaster Excellence
Dolan Construction Inc. Reading Fritz Island WWTP Solids Treatment Facilities Upgrade Project – Part B Administration and Maintenance Buildings Public Works/Infrastructure Reading Excellence
Dolan Construction Inc. Reading Berks Catholic High School Addition
and Renovations
Institutional
$2-$10 Million
Wyomissing Merit
Frey Lutz Corp. Lancaster Prime Wellness Cultivation Facility HVAC
$250,000 to $1 Million
South Heidelberg Township Merit
Frey Lutz Corp. Lancaster Prime Wellness Cultivation Facility Plumbing Under $250,000 South Heidelberg Township Merit
High Construction Company Lancaster Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Harrisburg International Airport Commercial $2-$10 Million Middletown Merit
High Construction Company Lancaster Elizabethtown College Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies Institutional
$2-$10 Million
Elizabethtown Merit
Keystruct Construction, Inc. York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Center Healthcare
Under $2 Million
York Excellence
Keystruct Construction, Inc. York 485 Distribution Center Industrial
$10-$25 Million
Shiremanstown Excellence
Keystruct Construction, Inc. York Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Elevator Addition
Institutional
Under $2 Million
Hummelstown Excellence
Keystruct Construction, Inc. York Service Access & Management
Regional Office
Commercial
Under $2 Million
Chambersburg Merit
Kinsley Construction, Inc. York York Traditions Bank Tenant Fit-out Commercial
Under $2 Million
York Excellence
Kinsley Construction, Inc. York Capitol Theatre Renovations Community/Public Service York Excellence
Kinsley Construction, Inc. York Gettysburg College Union Building Institutional
$10-$25 Million
Gettysburg Excellence
Kinsley Construction, Inc. York Civil Engineering Center Institutional
$2-$10 Million
York Excellence
Kinsley Construction, Inc. York OSS Health Overbuild Addition Commercial
$2-$10 Million
York Merit
B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Manheim City Gate Sitework
Over $250,000
Lancaster Merit
Legacy Electrical Servies, Inc. Manheim Woodspring Suites Electrical
$250,000-$1 Million
Harrisburg Excellence
Legacy Electrical Servies, Inc. Manheim Ryder Truck Rental Electrical
$250,000-$1 Million
Reading Merit
Legacy Electrical Servies, Inc. Manheim Chapman Ford Electrical
$250,000-$1 Million
Manheim Merit
Marco Protection Systems, LLC. Downingtown King of Prussia II Fire Protection
Over $250,000
King of Prussia Excellence
Meadow Valley Electric, Inc. Ephrata High Courtyard Marriott Solar Project Electrical
$1-$5 Million
Lancaster Excellence
Mowery Mechanicsburg NorthPoint Antrim Commons Lot 9 Industrial
Over $25 Million
Greencastle Excellence
Mowery Mechanicsburg PSL – Westminster Place II at
Windy Hill Village
Residential
New Multi-Unit
Philipsburg Excellence
Mowery Mechanicsburg Shaffer Trucking Headquarters Commercial
$10-$25 Million
Mechanicsburg Merit
Mowery Mechanicsburg Ace Hardware Industrial

$10-$25 Million

Fredericksburg Merit
Mowery Mechanicsburg Prologis Park Building 2 – BMW Industrial
$10-$25 Million
Easton Merit
Mowery Mechanicsburg Matrix United Business Park Lot 6 Industrial
$25-$50 Million
Shippensburg Merit
Paramount Contracting, Inc. Lancaster Wegmans Food Markets – Lancaster #135 Interior Finishes
Over $150,000
Lancaster Excellence
Paramount Contracting, Inc. Lancaster Fulton County Medical Center – Center for Advanced Medicine Addition Metal Work
Over $150,000
McConnellsburg Excellence
Quality Buildings LLC Lancaster Fairfield Broomall Woodworking
Over $150,000
Westville, NJ Merit
Quality Buildings LLC Lancaster Landis Homes Learning & Wellness Center Woodworking
Over $150,000
Lancaster Merit
Quality Buildings LLC Lancaster Orrstown Bank Woodworking
Under $150,000
Manheim Merit
Quality Buildings LLC Lancaster Woolworth Building Renovations Woodworking
Under $150,000
York Merit
James Sankey & Associates LLC Warminster The Metropolitan at State College Miscellaneous/Special Projects State College Merit
James Sankey & Associates LLC Warminster Holiday Inn Express (Williamsport) Renovation Miscellaneous/Special Projects Williamsport Merit
Richard L Sensenig Co. Ephrata York Area Regional Charter
School-Upper School
Moisture/Thermal Work Over $150,000 York Merit
Speedwell Construction, Inc. Manheim PDQ Locks Office and Warehouse Industrial
$2-$10 Million
Lancaster Merit
Wagman Construction, Inc. York York Academy New Upper School Institutional
$10-$25 Million
York Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg UGI Utilities New Headquarters Commercial
$25-$50 Million
Denver (PA) Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital Healthcare
$10-$25 Million
Lancaster Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg Pleasant View Dining Renovations Renovation
$1-$5 Million
Manheim Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg Masonic Village at Elizabethtown Commandery Cottages Residential
New Multi-Unit
Elizabethtown Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg Masonic Village at Elizabethtown
SMART Cottage
Residential
New Single Family
Elizabethtown Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg Pennsylvania Academy of Art
Student Housing
Residential Renovation
Multi-Unit
Lancaster Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg Menno Haven Rehabilitation Facility Institutional
$10-$25 Million
Chambersburg Merit
Wickersham Construction & Engineering, Inc. Lancaster Sight & Sound Restroom Wing Addition Institutional
$2-$10 Million
Lancaster Merit
Wickersham Construction & Engineering, Inc. Lancaster Reading High School Science Lab & Miscellaneous Renovations Project Institutional
Under $2 Million
Reading Merit
Wickersham Construction & Engineering, Inc. Lancaster Neffsville Community Fire Live-In Quarter Renovation
Under $1 Million
Lititz Merit
H.L. Wiker, Inc. Lancaster Kissel Hill LGH Urgent Care Concrete Concrete
Under $250,000
Lititz Excellence
H.L. Wiker, Inc. Lancaster Kissel Hill LGH Urgent Care Sitework
Over $250,000
Lititz Excellence
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster CityGate – Medical Office Building and Corporate Center Commercial
$10-$25 Million
Lancaster Excellence
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster Home2Suites Lancaster Commercial
$2-$10 Million
Lancaster Excellence
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster Penn State Health – Lime Spring Outpatient Center Healthcare
$10-$25 Million
Lancaster Excellence
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster Amtrak Harrisburg Station –
Baggage Bridge Removal
Miscellaneous/Special Projects Harrisburg Excellence
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster Masonic Village at Elizabethtown –
Grand Lodge Renovations Phase II
Renovation
Over $5 Million
Elizabethtown Excellence
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster Masonic Village at Elizabethtown –
Grand Lodge Renovations Phase II
Woodworking
Over $150,000
Elizabethtown Excellence
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health – Roseville Pediatrics Fit-out Woodworking
Under $150,000
Lancaster Excellence
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health – Roseville Pediatrics Fit-out Commercial
Under $2 Million
Lancaster Merit
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster Village of Olde Hickory – Phase 1 Residential
New Multi-Unit
Lancaster Merit
Wohlsen Construction Company Lancaster The HUB Veterans Housing Residential
New Multi-Unit
Harrisburg Merit

 

*high resolution photos of project teams available upon request – View photos from the event on FB

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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. 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.