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Local Construction Industry Professionals Awarded Craft Professionals of the Year Awards from ABC Keystone

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

Manheim, Pa, May 20, 2022—ABC Keystone is pleased to announce 2022 Craft Professionals of the Year Awards have been presented to Edgar E. Espenshade Jr. (Elizabethtown), Carpentry, Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster) and Bryan Williams (Bird-in-Hand), Electrical, C Mechanical Services (Lancaster). The awards ceremony took place during ABC Keystone’s Apprenticeship Graduation held on May 18, 2022, at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster. Edgar and Bryan received eagle trophies and gift cards in celebration of their achievements.

Award criteria for the Craft Professionals of the Year Awards is based on the nominees’ mastery of skills, safety performance, jobsite performance and productivity, leadership, and their on-the-job bodies of work. Approximately 90% of the award recipients’ daily job duties must include daily use of tools or equipment, and the recipients must currently possess journeyperson level designations.

ABC Keystone extends congratulations to both these award-winning craft professionals.


Ed Espenshade exhibits his ability to work at a high level with little to no supervision. He approaches his work assignments with skill, passion, and expertise, and he easily and seamlessly transitions from tasks with no time wasted in between while incorporating a “can-do” attitude to accomplish the task at hand. Ed demonstrates his commitment to Wohlsen’s #1 value and safety culture by setting an example for fellow team members and subcontractors. His training and certifications give him the knowledge to locate and address safety concerns before an injury or incident occurs. Ed has a strong work ethic and expects everyone to push as hard as he does and to give it their all. Always willing to go the extra mile, whether it is on his current project or another Wohlsen project, Ed can be counted on for overtime and readily accepts after-hour calls to address emergency situations. He never views any project as too big or too small to handle, equating all projects to the same level of experience and master craftsmanship.

Edgar E. Espenshade Jr. (Elizabethtown) Carpentry, Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)

Bryan Williams has been a valued electrician with C Mechanical Services since 1998. For the past 24 years, Bryan has exhibited outstanding leadership and a strong desire to produce the highest quality work in the most efficient way possible and is one of C Mechanical Services’ most reliable superintendents. He is commonly sent to the most difficult projects because of his ability to problem solve and devise solutions to complex installations without the need for assistance. Bryan is a strong and positive leader and provides training to apprentices as they advance through the company. He provides positive reinforcement but insists on only the highest quality of work for which C Mechanical Services is known and insists on a safety-first stance, managing his projects accordingly. Bryan started his career as an apprentice, moving on to junior foreman and then to a foreman role in 2005. He became a project superintendent in 2010, and he has provided efficient and high-quality management of all projects, ensuring the company goals of productivity and profitability are met.

Bryan Williams (Bird-in-Hand), Electrical, C Mechanical Services (Lancaster)

*high resolution photos available upon request.

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