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(MANHEIM, PA.) Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter (ABC Keystone) today announced that four member companies won national honors during Associated Builders and Contractors’ 29th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.

ABC Keystone members represent the best of the best in the industry, and we are pleased that three of our chapter members have been recognized at a national level for their excellence in construction and safety,” said ABC Keystone President-CEO G. David Sload. “Merit shop contractors are proving time and time again, that they are building America with the highest quality and safety standards.”

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

ABC members and their employees continue to amaze me with their breadth of skills and craftsmanship,” said 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader, telecom vice president of National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas. “From schools to manufacturing facilities, medical centers and hotels, this year’s variety of Excellence in Construction award-winning projects show not only the exceptional talent in our industry, but the overall commitment to building safely, on time and on budget.”

National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award Winners

  • Benchmark Construction Co. Inc. – WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital Cardio Overbuild, General Contractor Health Care – Less than $10 million, Ephrata, PA
  • Benchmark Construction Co. Inc, Carole and Ray Neag Medical Center, General Contractor Health Care – $10 to $25 million, Wernersville, PA
  • Poole Anderson Construction LLC – Give a Child a Voice Fitness Center, General Contractor Community/Public Service, Millersburg, PA

National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award Winners

  • Warfel Construction Co. – Aerzen USA Expansion, General Contractor Pre-Engineered Building, Coatesville, PA

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.


The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a construction trade association based in Manheim, Pennsylvania, representing nearly 550 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