Lansing, Michigan, September 2018 –ABC Greater Michigan Chapter held its annual awards presentation event on Thursday, September 13th at the Kellog Center, downtown Lansing.  

The evening kicked off with a rousing keynote speech by Michigan Lieutenant Governor candidate Lisa Postumous Lyons!  Mrs Lyons who had recently lost her family home to a fire reminded the audience about the importance of elections and staying engaged and her presence was a great example of that! 

The chapter was proud to announce the member companies that won the 2018 Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards. STEP recognizes ABC member companies who consistently excel in the field of safety, but more
importantly it provides an evaluation tool to help identify areas to improve a company’s safety program. 

The following ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member companies received awards in the following categories:

Alloy Construction
Architectural Metals
BC Construction Group
Blasy Electric
Fisher Contracting
Fisher Sand & Gravel
G.E. Insulation
Lake Painting
Three Rivers Corporation
Valley Electrical Contractors

Bay Aggregate, Inc.
Central Concrete Products
Great Lakes Bay Construction
Pleune Service Company
RCL Construction

A/C Electric
American Plumbing
Answer Heating & Cooling
J.E. Johnson, Inc.
Joseph M. Day Co.
Magnum Construction
Sugar Construction
Tradesmen International
Wolgast Corporation

The Tancor Corporation
Consolidated Electrical Contractors
United Electrical Contractors


Albin Hengesbach Custom Cabinetry

Greener Energy Co.

The highest honor recognizing a safety program that demonstrates the highest commitment is the diamond-level. These companies must have an incident rate at least 50% below the National Bureau of Labor Statistics average in their
particular NAICS code for the current year and each of the past two consecutive years and have an EMR (or “mod factor” at or below 0.700 (0.800 for companies under 100 employees).

The 2018 Excellence In Construction (EIC) awards were also presented at the evening’s event. A staple for chapters across the country, EIC recognizes the outstanding projects, craftsmanship and work that member companies do. Projects were submitted this year in a variety of categories. The following companies were awarded:

Addition/Renovation – Under $1 Million

Wolgast Corporation – Northland Area Federal Credit Union

Addition/Renovation - $1-$5 Million
   We had 6 submissions scored by ABC National judges
and this year 2 projects scored identical points! The winners were…
Three Rivers Corporation – West Midland Family Center
Wolgast Corporation – Project: Alma College Dow Digital Science building

Specialty Construction
Niles Plant Services – Mackinaw Bridge

Electrical – Commercial
Consolidated Electrical Contractors – Project: The Homes at Rivers Edge & Linear Restaurant

The 2018 “Pete Crawford Memorial” Safety Leader of the Year award was presented to Roger Colvin, Safety Director for Valley Electrical Contractors.

It is an honor to recognize all of the individuals and companies for their outstanding leadership, safety practices and construction work that make our region great! 

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)is a national trade association with 22,000 members representing more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 72 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which
they work. You can learn about ABC National at  ABC Greater Michigan Chapter serves a membership spanning 23 counties. ABC/GMC provides craft and professional education, up-to-date industry communication, legislative
representation, as well as affinity programs and packages. For more information contact us at 989.832.8879 or