ABC Keystone Awards Top Contractors for Excellence in Construction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 25, 2018

(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 29th annual ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Gala. The Gala was held October 24, 2018, at Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim.

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 2018 Overall Safety Awards recipients – listed in alpha order – included:

Company, (Company Location), Category

Mowery (Mechanicsburg, PA), General Contractor – Over 50 Employees

RLS Construction Group (Mechanicsburg, PA), General Contractor – Under 50 Employe

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 2018 Project of the Year was awarded to Poole Anderson Construction for their project Give a Child a Voice Fitness Center. The Keystone Chapter congratulates Poole Anderson Construction (Harrisburg), for their Excellence Award submittal of this project in the Community/Public Service category. This project’s story begins with Eric Erdman, a student at Millersburg Area High School on a mission to “start focusing on others” as he began his own battle with brain cancer. He often found sanctuary in working out and requested an estimate to remove bleachers from the school’s gym and install a weight room as his “Make A Wish” gift. Upon hearing this request, executives at Poole Anderson quickly rallied the team and unanimously decided to take on the project in whole, gratis, over summer break.  At the busiest time in the construction year, when they could’ve taken on large projects for profit, they instead decided to carve out prime time in their busy schedule to focus on what they could do and make an impact on this small, rural, underfunded public school and its community.

The Poole Anderson team solicited donor partners and volunteered their own time and resources. They worked at night and on weekends and juggled the schedules of multiple specialty contracting partners to make this happen. Acting as the design/build team on the project, they made Eric – still a high school student – the CEO. It was his wish, his vision that drove the entire process and Poole Anderson was fully committed to him and his dream.

Because of what Poole Anderson did here, a national movement is now underway to help empower all childhood victims of trauma. Through his foundation, T.E.K. Foundation CC, Inc. dba Give A Child A Voice, Eric continues to spearhead projects dedicated to encouraging and influencing positive change in children’s lives. Poole Anderson’s efforts on this project serve as a shining example of what craftsmanship, ingenuity, coming together with community and the “can do, make it happen” spirit that embodies the merit-shop philosophy.

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

Company, (Company Location)
Project Name, (Project Location), Category

Benchmark Construction Company, Inc., (Brownstown, PA),
Cardio Overbuild WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, (Ephrata, PA), Category – Industrial: $10-$25 Million

Benchmark Construction Company, Inc., (Brownstown, PA),
Lancaster General Health Tri- Generation Plant Overbuild, (Lancaster, PA), Category – Industrial: $10-$25 Million

James Craft & Son, Inc., (York, PA),
Lancaster General Health – Energy Center, (Lancaster, PA), Category – HVAC $1-$5 Million

Poole Anderson Construction, (Harrisburg, PA),
Give a Child a Voice Fitness Center, (Millersburg, PA), Category – Community/Public Service

Paul Risk Construction, (Quarryville, PA),
Renovation of Yorgos Restaurant (Lancaster, PA), Category – Renovation $1-$5 Million                

Warfel Construction Company , (East Petersburg, PA),
Granite Farms Estates Apartment Building E Renovations, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities (Media, PA), Category – Residential Renovation Multi-Unit

Wohlsen Construction Company, (Lancaster, PA),
Sollenberger Sports Center Messiah College, (Mechanicsburg, PA), Category – Institutional: $10-$25 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 90 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 Excellence, Merit and Certificate winners:

Company

 

Company Location Project Name
Category
Project Location Award Level

 

Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Corporate Office Fit-Out
Commercial – $2 – $10 Million
Lancaster, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Skilled Nursing Addition and Renovation
Commercial – $2 – $10 Million
Carlisle, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA East Wing 2
Commercial: $10-$25 Million
Marietta, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Carole & Ray Neag Medical Center
Institutional $10-$25 Million
Wernersville, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Kissel Hill Outpatient Center Renovation
Renovation $1-$5 Million
Lititz, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA River Run Meadows
Residential New Multi-Unit
Birdsboro, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Westminster Place at Ware
Residential New Multi-Unit
Oxford, PA Merit
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Tri-Generation Plant Overbuild
Industrial $10-$25 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Cardio Overbuild
Healthcare $2-$10 Million
Ephrata, PA Excellence
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA 5th Floor Patient Rooms
Medical Renovation $1-$5 Million
Harrisburg, PA Excellence
Benchmark Construction
Company, Inc.
Brownstown, PA Pre & Post Op Renovation
Medical Renovation $1-$5 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
CCS Building Group Willow Street, PA Chautaugua Hall at Providence Park
Institutional $2-$10 Million
Lancaster, PA Merit
CCS Building Group Willow Street, PA Sycamore Springs
Residential New Single Family
New Holland, PA Merit
CCS Building Group Willow Street, PA The Vistas at Providence Park
Residential New Multi-Unit
Lancaster, PA Merit
CCS Building Group Willow Street, PA “Take a Bow” – The Vistas Fountain at Providence Park
Miscellaneous/Special Projects
Lancaster, PA Merit
Dolan Construction Inc. Reading, PA Alcon Precision Device Facility Expansion
Industrial $2-$10 Million
Sinking Spring, PA Excellence
Haller Enterprises, Inc. Lititz, PA Listrak – Headquarters
Electrical: $1 – $5 Million
Lititz, PA Merit
Haller Enterprises, Inc. Lititz, PA Listrak
HVAC $1-$5 Million
Lititz, PA Merit
Haller Enterprises, Inc. Lititz, PA Willow Valley – The Vistas at Providence Park
HVAC $1-$5 Million
Willow Street, PA Merit
Haller Enterprises, Inc. Lititz, PA Willow Valley – The Vistas at Providence Park
Electrical $1-$5 Million
Willow Street, PA Certificate
High Construction Company Lancaster, PA Courtyard by Marriott – Hershey, PA
Commercial – $2 – $10 Million
Hershey, PA Merit
High Construction Company Lancaster, PA Fulton Bank Administrative Service Center
Commercial – $2 – $10 Million
 

East Petersburg, PA

 

Merit

High Construction Company Lancaster, PA S. Dale High Leadership Center
Commercial – $2 – $10 Million
Lancaster, PA Merit
High Construction Company Lancaster, PA SpringHill Suites – Saucon Valley
Commercial: $10-$25 Million
Center Valley, PA Merit
High Construction Company Lancaster, PA The Reserve at Greenfield
Residential New Multi-Unit
Lancaster, PA Merit
James Craft & Son, Inc. York Haven, PA Fuchs North America – New Headquarters
HVAC $1-5 Million
Hampstead, MD Merit
James Craft & Son, Inc. York Haven, PA Bell & Evans Hatchery – Plumbing & Utility Piping
Plumbing Over $5 Million
Fredericksburg, PA Excellence
James Craft & Son, Inc. York Haven, PA Lancaster General Health – Energy Center
HVAC $1-$5 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
KBM Industries, Inc. Etters, PA University of Scranton Pedestrian Commons Improvements Phase II
Metal Work Under $150,000
Scranton, PA Certificate
Keystruct Construction, Inc. York, PA PWI Building Addition
Commercial – Under $2 Million
New Oxford, PA Merit
Keystruct Construction, Inc. York, PA H R Pharmaceuticals Corporate Office
Renovation Under $1 Million
York, PA Excellence
B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Manheim, PA Lime Spring Square
Sitework Over $250,000
Lancaster, PA Merit
B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Manheim, PA The Shoppes at Belmont
Sitework Over $250,000
Lancaster, PA Excellence
B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Manheim, PA Longwood Gardens – Main Fountain Garden
Miscellaneous/Special Projects
Kennett Square, PA Excellence
B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Manheim, PA Lime Spring Square
Sitework Over $250,000
Lancaster, PA Merit
Legacy Electrical Services, Inc. Manheim, PA LCM – Providence
Electrical $250,000 – $1 Million
Quarryville, PA Merit
Martin’s Flooring, Inc. Denver, PA Lancaster County Convention Center
Interior Finishes Over $150,000
Lancaster, PA Certificate
Mowery Mechanicsburg, PA Milham Koch 33 Toyota & Collision Center
Commercial: $10-$25 Million
Easton, PA Merit
Mowery Mechanicsburg, PA IPT – Commerce Drive
Industrial – $10 – $25 Million
Mechanicsburg, PA Merit
Mowery Mechanicsburg, PA Admissions House – Susquehanna University
Institutional $2-$10 Million 
Selinsgrove, PA Merit
Mowery Mechanicsburg, PA PSL – Three Small Houses @ Quincy Village
Residential New Multi-Unit
Waynesboro, PA Merit
Paramount Contracting, Inc. Lancaster, PA Sheetz Office Complex
Interior Finishes Over $150,000
Claysburg, PA Merit
Paramount Contracting, Inc. Lancaster, PA Foulkeways at Gwynedd
Metal Work Over $150,000
Gwynedd, PA Certificate
Paramount Contracting, Inc. Lancaster, PA Shadowfax Corporation Renovations
Moisture/Thermal Work Over $150,000
Lancaster, PA Certificate
Paramount Contracting, Inc. Lancaster, PA The Metropolitan of State College
Interior Finishes Over $150,000
State College, PA Certificate
Paul Risk Construction Quarryville, PA WEBstaurant Renovation
Renovation Under $1 Million
Lititz, PA Merit
Paul Risk Construction Quarryville, PA Renovation of Yorgos Restaurant
Renovation $1-$5 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Poole Anderson Construction Harrisburg, PA Give a Child a Voice Fitness Center
Community/Public Service
Millersburg, PA Excellence & Project of the Year
Quality Buildings, LLC Lancaster, PA The Reserves at Greenfield
Woodworking Over $150,000
Lancaster, PA Merit
Smucker Company Smoketown, PA Living Word Community Church Renovation and Expansion
Interior Finishes Over $150,000
Red Lion, PA Excellence
Speedwell Construction, Inc. Manheim, PA Kreider Farms Shop Office Addition
Commercial Under $2 Million
Manheim, PA Certificate
Speedwell Construction, Inc. Manheim, PA Kreider Farms Office Renovation
Renovation Under $1 Million
Manheim, PA Certificate
Technivate, Inc. Landenberg, PA The Hills of London Grove
Sitework Over $250,000
Avondale, PA Certificate
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg, PA Woodcrest Villa Bluebird Renovations
Renovation $1-$5 Million
Lancaster, PA Merit
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg, PA Aerzen USA Headquarters Expansion
Commercial $2-$10 Million
Coatesville, PA Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg, PA Headquarter Building Renovations
Renovation Over $5 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg, PA Foulkeways Abington House North Addition
Residential New Multi-Unit
Gwynedd, PA Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg, PA Granite Farms Estates Apartment Building E Renovations
Residential RenovationMulti-Unit
Media, PA Excellence
Warfel Construction Company East Petersburg, PA Lancaster Catholic High School Stadium
Miscellaneous/Special Projects
Lancaster, PA Excellence
H.L. Wiker, Inc. Lancaster, PA Westminster Place at Ware Presbyterian Village
Sitework Over $250,000
Oxford, PA Merit
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Church Expansion & Renovation
Renovation Over $5 Million
Red Lion, PA Merit
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Brubaker Run Restoration
Public Works/Infrastructure
Lancaster, PA Merit
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA U-GRO Learning Centre – Rohrerstown
Commercial Under $2 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Tru Hotel – Lancaster
Commercial $2-$10 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Lime Spring Square
Commercial $10-$25 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Physical Education & Athletic Center
Institutional $2-$10 Million
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Sollenberger Sports Center
Institutional $10-$25 Million
Mechanicsburg, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Physical Education & Athletic Center – Woodworking
Woodworking Under $150,000
Lancaster, PA Excellence
Wohlsen Construction
Company
Lancaster, PA Tru Hotel – Lancaster – Woodworking
Woodworking Over $150,000
Lancaster, PA Excellence

 

*high resolution photos of project teams 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 nearly 600 construction-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 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 www.abckeystone.org.