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Manheim, Pa, April 8, 2020 — ABC Keystone today announced two member companies won national Excellence in Construction® (EIC) awards, which will be presented during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.

“ABC Keystone members consistently exhibit quality work and represent the best of the best in the industry. The Keystone Chapter congratulates these members for receiving national recognition and for their dedication to safety and excellence in construction,” said ABC Keystone President-CEO, G. David Sload.

The EIC award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

“The craftmanship of ABC members and their hardworking employees continues to raise the bar when it comes to how we define excellence in construction,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida. “It’s an honor to recognize these award winners for their respective commitments to building safely, on time and on budget, as well as contributing to the communities in which they work.”

National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award Winner

  • Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)
    High Street Residence Hall, Institutional > $10 to $25 million, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award Winners

  • Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)
    Frederick Patient Tower Overbuild, Health Care > $25 to $100 million, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg)
    Rydal Park Stream Restoration, Sitework / Landscape / Hardscape, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

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

PeopleReady Skilled Trades is the presenting sponsor of the Excellence in Construction® Awards.

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 over 500 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