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(Manheim, PA) March 17, 2023 — Today, ABC Keystone announced four member companies won 4 of 82 National Excellence in Construction® awards, presented during the ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida, on March 16. The EIC awards are the construction industry’s leading national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe, and innovative construction projects from across the country.

“The Keystone chapter is proud to see four member firms recognized for their award-winning project. This is a true testament to the work these companies do for the betterment of the construction industry and their communities,” said ABC Keystone President & CEO David Sload.

The EIC awards honor every member of the construction team, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. The winning projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, innovation, and safety.

“The Excellence in Construction Awards are the cornerstone competition in our industry, honoring the project teams that exemplify the best of the best in merit shop construction,” said 2023 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Milton Graugnard, executive vice president, Cajun Industries LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “These four world-class construction projects completed by members of ABC Keystone show the diversity of what the merit shop construction industry builds and how we build safely, on time and on budget.” 

National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award Winners

  • Benchmark Construction Company, Inc.
    Category: General Contractor > Health Care > $10 to $25 million
    Project: Cancer Institute Radiation / Oncology Renovation

  • Keystruct Construction, Inc.
    Category: General Contractor > Commercial > Up to $5 million
    Project: Jack Giambalvo Mazda
  • Poole Anderson Construction
    Category: General Contractor > Renovation > $5 to $15 million
    Project: Penn State Scranton Engineering Building
  • Quandel Construction Group, LLC
    Category: General Contractor > Health Care > Up to $10 million
    Project: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center PACU Expansion

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s judges included representatives from At Home, the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, Marriott, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Building Sciences, T-Mobile, the University Research Institute, and various construction-related firms nationwide.


The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a construction trade association based in Manheim, Pennsylvania, representing over 650 construction-related firms and nearly 30,000 employees. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 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