ABCGMC Honors Members at its Annual Meeting

Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter Honors Members at its Annual Meeting

Freeland, MI – ABC Greater Michigan Chapter held its annual meeting and awards presentation on Wednesday, September 7 at Apple Mountain, Freeland. Dozens of businesses were recognized for safety, construction and more at the Greatness & Gratitude Gala. The Greater Michigan Chapter has been celebrating its 55th anniversary all year long. Its founders 55 years ago were crusaders, freedom fighters, and the chapter is proud to their and members’ commitment to the Merit Shop philosophy.

The chapter was proud to announce the member companies that are recognized for the 2022 Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP). STEP recognizes ABC member companies who consistently excel in the field of safety, but—more importantly—to provide an evaluation tool to help identify areas in which contractors can work to reach the ultimate goal—sending every worker home safe to their families every day. STEP is designed to provide an organized approach to analyze and further develop a contractor’s safety and loss prevention program. It also provides a valid, objective method to measure safety program improvements.

The highest honor recognizing a safety program that demonstrates the highest commitment, a diamond level winner must have an incidence 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. The following ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member companies were recognized in the categories below.

Diamond Level

Alloy Construction Service, Inc.
Blasy Electric
Central Concrete Products
Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., Inc.
G.E. Insulation Co
Great Lakes Bay Construction J.E. Johnson Magnum Construction Co.
RCL Construction Co., Inc Sugar Construction, Inc.
Three Rivers Corporation

Platinum Level

A/C Electric
American Plumbing Fisher Contracting Co. Laux Construction
The Mackenzie Companies Pleune Service Company
United Electrical Contractors
Valley Electrical Contractors 

Gold Level

Redwood Living


Silver Level

Albin Hengesbach Carpentry & Custom Cabinets, Inc

Answer Heating and Cooling

Architectural Metals, Inc.

The Tancor Corporation

Bronze Level

Century Construction, Inc. Consolidated Electrical Contractors
MDL Companies

The 2022 Pete Crawford Safety Leader of the Year award was presented to Tim Metzger of Valley Electrical Contractors.

The Craftsman of the Year award was given to Dave Harthy of American Plumbing.

Also recognized were ABC Greater Michigan Chapter members celebrating a significant anniversary in 2022 including the following. Celebrating 55 years include B & D Electric, Inc.; Blasy Electric, Inc.; Consolidated Electrical Contractors; Fidelity Realty; L.D. Clark Company; The Tancor Corporation. Celebrating 45 years include Albion Electric, Inc. and Three Rivers Corporation. Celebrating 40 years includes RCL Construction Co., Inc. Celebrating 35 years include David Chapman Agency, Inc.; Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis, Gotting, P.C.; McDaniels Sales; Mid-Michigan Masonry, Inc.; Millers American Rental, Inc. Celebrating 30 years include Circle “K” Service Corp.; Rehmann; Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants.  Celebrating 25 years include Cornerstone Fabricating & Construction, Inc.; Freeland Steel Erectors, Inc.; G & G Electric; Garber Chevrolet; J, S & B Associates, L.L.C.; Maner Costerisan PC; Nuechterlein Electric, Inc.

The 2022 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 recognized:

General Contractor/Construction Manager: New Construction – Over $10 million

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation, Corteva Lyte 10

General Contractor/Construction Manager: New Construction – $5-$10 Million

SILVER: Wolgast Corporation, Lofts on Walloon Lake

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation: MyMichigan Health Park Bay Emergency Department

General Contractor/Construction Manager: New Construction –  $1-$5 Million

BRONZE: Great Lakes Bay Construction, Early Explorers Daycare and Learning Center/Ophthalmologist Office

SILVER: Three Rivers Corporation, Middle of the Mitt Miracle Field

GOLD: MDL Construction, Great Lakes Natural Remedies

Exterior Finishes

GOLD: Architectural Metals Inc., MSU Stem Building


GOLD: American Plumbing, Provision Living of East Lansing


BRONZE: Consolidated Electrical Contractors, Safe Haven Assisted Living

SILVER: Consolidated Electrical Contractors, Provision Living of East Lansing

GOLD: Windemuller, Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort Renovation

General Contractor/Construction Manager Addition/Renovation $1-$5 Million

SILVER: Three Rivers Corporation, DuPont Larkin 200

GOLD: Laux Construction, G.A.R. Island Park

General Contractor/Construction Manager Addition/Renovation Under $1Million

SILVER: Three Rivers Corporation, Bill March Ford

GOLD: Three Rivers Construction, Northwood University – Fisher Track


GOLD: Vos Glass, TechSmith Headquarters

Interior Finishing

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation, MyMichigan Health Medical Center Alpena-Patient Tower

Process Piping

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation, Corteva Lyte 10

General Contractor/Construction Manager: Historic

SILVER: Laux Construction, The Atrium – Clark Hill Renovations

GOLD: Wolgast Corporation, Brigadoon Cottage on Mackinac Island

ABC recognized Mid Michigan Management of Okemos with the Outstanding Emerging Member of the Year award. This is awarded to a member who has been an ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member five years or less.

The following ABC, Greater Michigan Chapter 2023 Directors and Officers were inducted in office:


One Year Terms

Chairman – Kevin Wray, Valley Electrical Contractors

Vice Chairman – JoAnn Tanzini, The Tancor Corporation

Secretary – Jason Johnson, J.E. Johnson

Treasurer – Dan Murphy, MAG Insulation Inc.


Three Year Terms

Kevin Wray, Valley Electrical Contractors (2023-2025)

Glenn Hengesbach, Albin Hengesbach Carpentry & Custom Cabinetry Inc. (2023-2025)

Andy Weisbrodt, Pleune Service Company (2023-2025)

Stacy Ruppel, Alloy Construction Service (2023-2025)

Dan Murphy, MAG Insulation Inc. (2023-2025)

Mike Tenniswood, American Plumbing (2023-2025)

Jason Johnson, J.E Johnson (2023-2025)

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 68 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 989.374.4600 or