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(MANHEIM, PA.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC Keystone) is proud to announce that eight member companies won national honors during Associated Builders and Contractors’ 28th Annual Excellence in Construction® Awards celebration at the 2018 ABC National Convention in Long Beach, California.

“I am continually inspired by the amazing talent these ABC members and their employees display every day in the communities they build. It is an honor to recognize their commitment to world-class safety, superior craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., Director of Preconstruction at Branch & Associates in Herndon, Va. “The scope of this year’s Excellence in Construction award-winning projects, from a science museum and luxury apartment buildings to a polyethylene facility and sports stadiums, proves that if it can be built, the merit shop can build it, on time and on budget.

ABC Keystone is absolutely thrilled that eight 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.”

2017 National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award Winners

Keystruct Construction, Inc. (York, PA) – Project name: Penn Waste Truck Maintenance Facility, Category: General Contractor > Renovation Less than $5 million, Location: York, PA

Kinsley Construction, Inc. (York, PA) – Project name: Roberts Hall Renovation, Category: General Contractor > Renovation $10 to $100 million, Location: Lewisburg, PA

Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg, PA) – Project name: Hess Bros. Fruit Company Packaging and Distribution Center, Category: General Contractor > Renovation $5 to $10 million, Location: Lancaster, PA

2017 National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award Winners

Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. (Brownstown, PA) – Project name: Cross Keys Village Memory Support Residence, Category: General Contractor > Healthcare Less than $10 million, Location: New Oxford, PA

Keystruct Construction, Inc. (York, PA) – Project name: Susquehanna Logistics Center, Category: General Contractor > Industrial $15 to $25 million, Location: Glen Rock, PA

Poole Anderson Construction (Harrisburg, PA) – Project name: Weis Markets Store #225, Category: General Contractor > Commercial $5 to $10 million, Location: Enola, PA

Poole Anderson Construction (Harrisburg, PA) – Project name: Winton Hill Athletic Complex, Category: General Contractor > Institutional Less than $5 million, Location: Huntingdon, PA

Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg, PA) – Project name: Water Street Mission Makeover, Category: General Contractor > Community/Public Service (GC), Location: Lancaster, PA

The Witmer Group (Mount Joy, PA) – Project name: Burnside Bridge Antietam National Battlefield, Category: Specialty Contractor > Other Specialty Construction Commercial Less than $2 million, Location: Sharpsburg, MD

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 overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

2017 National Safety Pinnacle Award Winner
RLS Construction Group (Mechanicsburg, PA), Category: General Contractor

2017 National Safety Merit Award Winner
Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. (Brownstown, PA), Category: General Contractor

Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to honor members who have created world-class safety processes and a safety culture where every employee understands that the wellbeing of those around them is everyone’s responsibility,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., “These leading merit shop contractors have shown a top-down, uncompromising commitment to safety and share ABC’s goal of achieving zero-incident construction jobsites.”

The 2017 National Safety Awards were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) in 2017. During the selection process, they were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health and Safety Committee.

2017 National Diversity Excellence Award Recipient
United Rentals Inc. (Stamford, CT; Lancaster, PA), Category: Supplier

The 2017 ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards recognize members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices and training and mentoring programs.

A full list of National Award 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 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