Freeland, Michigan, September 2019 –ABC Greater Michigan Chapter held its annual awards presentation event on Thursday, September 12th at Apple Mountain in Freeland, MI.

Keynote speaker for the event was Associated Builders and Contractors National Chair of 2019, Tony Rader. Rader spoke of Workforce and stressed its importance which followed smoothly with the theme of the night: safety and excellence in construction.

The chapter was proud to announce the member companies that won the 2019 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:

Diamond
Alloy Construction Service
Blasy Electric
Central Concrete Products
Fisher Sand & Gravel Co.
GE Insulation
Great Lakes Bay Construction
RCL Construction
Three Rivers Corporation
Valley Electrical Contractors

Platinum
Architectural Metals
Fisher Contracting Co.
Laux Construction
The MacKenzie Companies
The Tancor Corporation
United Electrical Contractors

Gold
American Plumbing
Answer Heating & Cooling
JE Johnson
Sugar Construction
United Electrical Contractors
Windemuller
Wolgast Corporation

Silver
A/C Electric
Consolidated Electrical Contractors
Pleune Service Co.

Bronze
Albin Hengesbach Custom Cabinetry

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).

Also, recognized was The 2019 “Pete Crawford Memorial” Safety Leader of the Year award, which was presented to Paul Crivac, from Three Rivers Corporation. The award was presented by visiting ABC National Director of Safety, Steve Wiltshire. Wiltshire was proud to present this award, “If we had a “rookie of the year” award on the National Safety Committee, this person would have won it, hands down. Not only does he volunteer for most assignments but, more importantly, he completes them on time! His insight, professionalism and positive attitude has been a huge asset for us, and I hope he will consider “tenure” with us at National” said Wiltshire.

The 2019 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:

GC/CM: New Construction – Over $10 million
SILVER
Wolgast Corporation
Project: Primrose Retirement Community - Midland
GOLD
Three Rivers Corporation
Project: Whiting Forest – Midland

GC/CM: New Construction – $1-$5 Million
BRONZE
Laux Construction
Project: Unemployment Insurance Agency Problem Resolution Office - Lansing
SILVER
Laux Construction
Project: Michigan Virtual University - Lansing
GOLD
Wolgast Corporation
Project: 1st State Bank – Midland

GC/CM: New Construction – Under $1 Million
GOLD
Great Lakes Bay Construction
Project: Vascular Health Clinics – Mt Pleasant

Exterior Finishes
SILVER
Architectural Metals Inc.
Project: Michigan State University, College of Business – East Lansing
GOLD
Architectural Metals Inc.
Project: East Lansing Center City – East Lansing

Plumbing
GOLD
American Plumbing Contractors
Project: Stonecrest Northville - Northville

Electrical
GOLD
Consolidated Electrical Contractors
Project: Wellington Square - Detroit

This year at the Gala we recognized three amazing member companies on their outstanding growth: Metal Arts Construction, Laux Construction and Great Lakes Bay Construction. Each company was presented the “Outstanding Company Growth Award 2018-2019”.

The following ABC, Greater Michigan Chapter 2020 Directors and Officers were inducted in office:
Chairman - Ken Misiewicz, Pleune Service Co.
Vice Chairman - Shawn Pnacek, Great Lakes Bay Construction
Secretary - Brian Stadler, Wolgast Corporation
Treasurer - Dave Mollitor, Consolidated Electrical Contractors
Lansing Council - Glenn Hengesbach, Albin Hengesbach Carpentry & Cust. Cabinets, Inc.

Directors with Three Year Terms:
Dave Mollitor, Consolidated Electrical Contractors
Steve Russell, A/C Electric

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 www.abc.org. 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 www.abcgmc.org.