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ABC Keystone Awards Top Contractors
for Excellence in Construction & Safety

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 4, 2021

MANHEIM, Pa, November 4, 2021 – The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recognized local member contractor firms at the 32nd annual ABC Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Gala held November 3, 2021, at Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim. This event highlights the top regional projects built by ABC Keystone contractor members throughout the past year.


Excellence In Construction Project of the Year Award:

The highest 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 2021 Project of the Year was awarded to Poole Anderson Construction, LLC for their project Winter Visual Arts Center, Lancaster, submitted in the Institutional $10 to $25 Million category. The Keystone Chapter congratulates the entire Poole Anderson Construction, LLC project team for their quality construction and dedication to excellence.

Project of the Year Description: Poole Anderson Construction, LLC was the Construction Manager for the nearly 33,000 SF Franklin & Marshall Winter Visual Arts Center project. The site’s remarkable surrounding trees provided a central idea for the composition of the building, which architect Steven Holl calls a “pavilion on the park.” The unique design included a suspended structure with cantilevered trusses, channel and structural glass systems, and a recycled glass aggregate envelope. The project yielded many challenges, but resulted in a one-of-a-kind arts building on an historic campus.

ABC Keystone Project of the Year 2021 - Poole Anderson Construction LLC

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

Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)                    
Upper Moreland Community Center Renovation (Hatboro, PA)
Category – Commercial $2 – $10 Million

Keystruct Construction, A Viocity Company (York)           
VA York Clinic Renovations (York, PA)
Category – Medical Renovation $1 – $5 Million

Paramount Contracting, Inc. (Lancaster)  
101 N Queen Condos (Lancaster, PA)
Category – Interior Finishes Under $150,000

Poole Anderson Construction, LLC (Harrisburg)                 
Winter Visual Arts Center (Lancaster, PA)
Category – Institutional $10 – $25 Million

Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster) 
Long Crest (Lancaster, PA)
Category – Miscellaneous/Special Projects


Excellence In Construction Safety Awards:

The EIC Safety Awards Competition is open exclusively to Safety Management Process (STEP) participants who have achieved Gold level or higher. ABC’s STEP program is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants regardless of company size or type of work. STEP membership is also a scoring factor for Chapter and National EIC awards. Visit abc.org/STEP to learn more.

The Excellence in Construction Safety Awards recognizes companies who exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary.

This year’s Overall Safety Award Recipients include:

2021 Excellence in Construction Safety Award – General Contractor:

Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)

2021 Excellence in Construction Safety Award – Specialty Contractor:

H.L. Wiker, Inc. (Lancaster)


Excellence In Construction Excellence & Merit Awards:

The 2021 Excellence in Construction program featured 70 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.

2021 Excellence in Construction Award Winners:

CompanyCompany LocationProject NameCategory DescriptionProject LocationAward
Ames
Construction, Inc.
EphrataTommy’s Express
Car Wash
Commercial
Under $2 Million
ChambersburgExcellence
Ames
Construction, Inc.
EphrataEphrata Church
of the Brethren
Institutional
$2 – $10 Million
EphrataMerit
Ames
Construction, Inc.
EphrataRadnor Family PracticeCommercial
$2 – $10 Million
WayneMerit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownEndoscopy RenovationMedical Renovation
Over $5 Million
HersheyExcellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownHome2 SuitesCommercial
$2 – $10 Million
EphrataExcellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownMeadow View Memory CareResidential
New Multi-Unit
New HollandExcellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownPresident James Buchanan’s Wheatland Roof ReplacementRenovation
Under $1 Million
LancasterExcellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownProton Therapy ConcreteConcrete
Over $250,000
LancasterExcellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownU-Gro Learning Centres, BrownstownInstitutional
$2 – $10 Million
BrownstownExcellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownUpper Moreland Community Center RenovationCommercial
$2 – $10 Million
HatboroExcellence
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownCamp Mack
Aquatic Center
Miscellaneous/
Special Projects
NewmanstownMerit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownDoylestown Community Center RenovationCommercial
$2 – $10 Million
DoylestownMerit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownThe Grove
Hybrid Homes
Residential
New Multi-Unit
WorcesterMerit
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.BrownstownWest Shore Hospital OverbuildHealthcare
Over $25 Million
MechanicsburgMerit
C Mechanical ServicesLancasterGarden Spot Village – Meadowview
Memory Care
Electrical
$250,000 – $1 Million
New HollandMerit
CCS Building GroupWillow StreetCCS Building Group – HeadquartersCommercial
Under $2 Million
Willow StreetMerit
CCS Building GroupWillow StreetThe Terraces on
Hawk Ridge Circle
Residential
New Multi-Unit
Lafayette HillMerit
DeRock Electric CompanyCarlisleMetso Minerals
Office Renovation
Electrical
$250,000 – $1 Million
YorkExcellence
Dolan
Construction, Inc.
ReadingCompounding Pharmacy RenovationHealthcare
Under $2 Million
ReadingExcellence
Dolan
Construction, Inc.
ReadingGlen-Gery Office RenovationsCommercial
Under $2 Million
ShoemakersvilleExcellence
Flyway
Excavating, Inc.
Mount JoyCity of Lancaster
Culliton Park
Public Works/InfrastructureLancasterExcellence
Flyway
Excavating, Inc.
Mount JoyFox Run Floodplain RestorationMiscellaneous/
Special Projects
DoverMerit
James Craft &
Son, Inc.
ManchesterThe EnglewoodHVAC $1 – $5 MillionHummelstownExcellence
Keystone Fire
and Security
DowningtownMattison EstateFire Protection
Under $250,000
AmblerMerit
Keystone
Fire and Security
DowningtownUPS Easton PAFire Protection
Over $250,000
EastonMerit
Keystruct Construction, A Viocity CompanyYorkStock and Leader
Meeting Lounge
Renovation
Under $1 Million
YorkExcellence
Keystruct Construction, A Viocity CompanyYorkVA York Clinic RenovationsMedical Renovation
$1 – $5 Million
YorkExcellence
Keystruct Construction, A Viocity CompanyYorkMetso Minerals Office RenovationCommercial
$2 – $10 Million
YorkMerit
Legacy Electrical Services, Inc.LititzDollar General #21693Electrical
Under $250,000
East EarlExcellence
Legacy Electrical Services, Inc.LititzEphrata Crossing EastElectrical
Under $250,000
EphrataExcellence
Legacy Electrical Services, Inc.LititzBearon ManufacturingElectrical
$250,000 – $1 Million
LandisvilleMerit
Legacy Electrical Services, Inc.LititzBehavioral Health & Developmental Services (BHDS)Electrical
$250,000 – $1 Million
LancasterMerit
MoweryMechanicsburgBobby Rahal – Lexus
of Lancaster
Commercial
$10 – $25 Million
EphrataExcellence
MoweryMechanicsburgCarlisle Industrial Building IIndustrial
$10 – $25 Million
CarlisleMerit
MoweryMechanicsburgHearthside at
Cross Keys Village
Residential
New Multi-Unit
New OxfordMerit
MoweryMechanicsburgMRPI-Knoll Fit-OutCommercial
Under $2 Million
Richland TownshipMerit
MoweryMechanicsburgPine Street ApartmentsResidential
New Multi-Unit
HarrisburgMerit
MoweryMechanicsburgValley View
Trade Center
Industrial
Over $25 Million
JessupMerit
Paramount Contracting, Inc.Lancaster101 N Queen CondosInterior Finishes
Under $150,000
LancasterExcellence
Paramount Contracting, Inc.LancasterCentre Care –
Skilled Nursing Facility
Metal Work
Over $150,000
BellefonteExcellence
Paramount Contracting, Inc.LancasterU-Gro Learning CentresInterior Finishes
Over $150,000
BrownstownExcellence
Paramount Contracting, Inc.LancasterCarlisle UMCMoisture/Thermal Work Over $150,000CarlisleMerit
Paramount Contracting, Inc.LancasterTower Health – Behavioral Health HospitalInterior Finishes
Over $150,000
ReadingMerit
Poole Anderson Construction, LLCHarrisburgWinter Visual Arts CenterInstitutional
$10 – $25 Million
LancasterExcellence
Poole Anderson Construction, LLCHarrisburgWebFX Office RenovationRenovation
$1 – $5 Million
HarrisburgMerit
Poole Anderson Construction, LLCHarrisburgWeis Markets Store #135 – Dingman’s Ferry, PACommercial
$10 – $25 Million
Dingman’s FerryMerit
Pyramid Construction Services, Inc.,
a Quandel Enterprises
Company
LemoyneKim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome CenterInstitutional
$10 – $25 Million
MechanicsburgExcellence
Pyramid Construction Services, Inc.,
a Quandel Enterprises Company
LemoyneSt. John Neumann School for Children and FamiliesInstitutional
$2 – $10 Million
ColumbiaExcellence
Quality Buildings LLCLancasterLongcrest Senior Housing RenovationWoodworking
Over $150,000
LancasterMerit
Quality Buildings LLCLancasterOakwood Hills – CommunityWoodworking
Over $150,000
MechanicsburgMerit
Quandel
Enterprises, Inc.
HarrisburgChildren’s Hospital, Harrisburg CampusHealthcare
$2 – $10 Million
HarrisburgExcellence
Stuebner, Inc.ReadingSpringfield High SchoolInstitutional
Over $50 Million
SpringfieldMerit
Wagman Construction, Inc.YorkTrickett Hall Clock Tower RehabilitationRenovation
Under $1 Million
CarlisleMerit
Warfel Construction CompanyEast PetersburgAcadia Behavioral Health HospitalHealthcare
Over $25 Million
ReadingExcellence
Warfel Construction CompanyEast PetersburgBarclay Friends Preston ResidenceHealthcare
$10 – $25 Million
West ChesterExcellence
Warfel Construction CompanyEast PetersburgMasonic Village Grand Lodge Window RestorationRenovation
$1 – $5 Million
ElizabethtownExcellence
Warfel Construction CompanyEast PetersburgPenn Medicine / LGH 1097 Commercial Avenue RenovationsRenovation
Over $5 Million
East PetersburgExcellence
Warfel Construction CompanyEast PetersburgBrackbill Boulevard Tenant ImprovementsIndustrial
$2 – $10 Million
MechanicsburgMerit
Warfel Construction CompanyEast PetersburgCentre Care
Skilled Nursing Facility
Residential New Multi-UnitBellefonteMerit
Warfel Construction CompanyEast PetersburgConcord Medical
Office Building
Commercial
$2 – $10 Million
ReadingMerit
Warfel Construction CompanyEast PetersburgPenn Medicine / LGH Mill RenovationsRenovation
Over $5 Million
LititzMerit
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancasterAmtrak Harrisburg Station – Platform Replacement 4/5Miscellaneous/
Special Projects
HarrisburgExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancasterBelmont Mansion –
Office Fitout
Commercial
Under $2 Million
LancasterExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancasterLong CrestMiscellaneous/
Special Projects
LancasterExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancasterOakwood Hills DevelopmentResidential
New Multi-Unit
MechanicsburgExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancasterParish Education CenterWoodworking
Under $150,000
LancasterExcellence
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancasterEducational Living and Learning EnvironmentInstitutional
$10 – $25 Million
EastonMerit
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancasterOakwood Hills DevelopmentWoodworking
Over $150,000
MechanicsburgMerit
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancasterParish Education CenterInstitutional
$2 – $10 Million
LancasterMerit
Wohlsen Construction CompanyLancasterVillage of Olde Hickory – Phase 2Residential
New Multi-Unit
LancasterMerit

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


View an interactive map of all projects (provided by Lancaster Online) – Click the map below to be redirected to Google Maps to view project locations and information:

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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.