Construction contractors reap awards

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Jeff Hoeks, journeyman electrician and field operations manager at Feyen Zylstra. Courtesy ABC/WMC

The winners of the 2022 Annual Excellence in Construction Awards have been announced.

The Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter (ABC/WMC) highlighted the industry’s most innovative and high-quality individuals and companies in various award categories during a ceremony Sept. 15 at GLC Live at 20 Monroe.

“The Excellence in Construction Awards recognizes and celebrates outstanding projects, people and safety performance by ABC Western Michigan chapter members,” said Greg George, president and CEO of ABC/WMC. “It is our honor to call attention to the highest quality and innovation in merit shop construction. The 90 projects submitted this year showcase how ABC Western Michigan members continue to raise standards throughout the industry.”

Earning the 2022 Craft Professional of the Year award is Jeff Hoeks, journeyman electrician and field operations manager at Feyen Zylstra. ABC/WMC presents this award to an individual who excels in their field, demonstrates a passion for the trade, remains committed to safety, takes pride in hands-on work and uplifts the trades throughout the community.

The two finalists for the award were Tom Waldner from Lakewood Construction and Blane Lester from Kent Companies.

ABC/WMC also presented the Safety Award of Excellence General Contractor/Construction Manager to Erhardt Construction Co. and the Safety Award of Excellence Trade Contractor to HighPoint Electric. These awards are given to companies that exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and incorporate these values throughout their company culture.

Additional categories, winners and projects are as follows:

Trade contractor categories

Concrete: VanLaan Concrete Construction Inc. for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – BISSELL Corridor

Electrical: Buist Electric for Graphic Packaging – Boiler House

Exterior Finishes: Architectural Glass & Metals Inc. for 180 E. Water St. (Warner Building)

Fire Protection: Total Fire Protection Inc. for 200 Monroe

General Trades: Rockford Construction for Continuum Ventures

Glazing: Architectural Glass & Metals Inc. for 180 E. Water St. (Warner Building)

HVAC: Northwest Kent Mechanical Company for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – Welcome Center

Interior Finishing, Less Than $1 Million: Ritsema Associates for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – Welcome Center

Interior Finishing, More Than $1 Million: Sobie Company Inc. for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – Welcome Center

Interior Finishing, Flooring: Ritsema Associates for Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids

Low Voltage: Feyen Zylstra LLC for Medical Technology Company

Miscellaneous Steel: FCC Construction Inc. for Fruitport Community Schools, Fruitport High School

Plumbing: Allied Mechanical Services for Holland Hospital – Boven Birth Center

Process Piping: DHE Plumbing & Mechanical for city of Grand Rapids – Water Filtration Plant

Precast Concrete: Pioneer Construction for The Leonard

Structural Steel: Dan Vos Construction Company for King Milling McQueen Building

General contractor/construction manager categories

New Construction, Up To $5 Million: Dan Vos Construction Company for Plymouth Road Animal Clinic

New Construction, $5 Million To $10 Million: Pioneer Construction for Mission Design & Automation

New Construction, More Than $10 Million: Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – Welcome Center

Renovation/Addition/Tenant Build-out, Less Than $1 Million: Pioneer Construction for Amwins

Renovation/Addition/Tenant Build-out, $1 Million To $2.5 Million: Wolverine Building Group for Disability Advocates of Kent County

Renovation/Addition/Tenant Build-out, $2.5 Million To $5 Million: Erhardt Construction for Leona Road

Renovation/Addition/Tenant Build-out, $5 Million To $10 Million: The Christman Co. for Grand Rapids Community College – Lakeshore Campus

Renovation/Addition/Tenant Build-out, More Than $10 Million: Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. for Fruitport Community Schools, Fruitport High School

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