Excellence in Construction Awards

Deadline to apply: August 1, 2024

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Associated Builders and Contractors-Greater Michigan will be conducting its ninth annual EIC awards competition at the local level, recognizing and promoting the quality workmanship by our very own merit shop contractors and their employees. This program has been a part of the ABC National program of events for over thirty years and has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation.

The Greater Michigan Chapter continues to conduct the annual EIC Awards competition at the local level, to recognize and promote the quality workmanship by our very own merit shop contractors and their employees.

Eligibility Criteria

Any General Contractor or Trade Contractor member of ABC/GMC, in good standing, may enter the competition. To be considered in good standing, a company must be current in their payment of annual membership dues and/or any other association charges.

Entry Rules & Registration

  • A per-project registration fee is required with each entry. $300 for the first entry and a discount rate of $200 for any additional entries, use code: 2024_additional_entry. All submissions will be invoiced following application completion.
  • Members may enter multiple projects per category or a single project in multiple categories. Please note, multiple projects in one category may end up in competition with each other.
  • The project entered must have been completed between between September 1, 2023 and August 1, 2024. If required, the date on the Certificate of Substantial Completion shall determine the project’s completion. Trade Contractors may enter their contracted work even if the rest of the project has not been completed.
  • Entries are accepted from across the state of Michigan.
  • If your contract includes work that will be covered up before the project is completed, please provide construction photos for use by the judges.
  • All accepted entries become property of ABC/GMC and may be used for publication or for any other purpose the association deems appropriate.
  • The Official Entry Form must be fully completed online and submitted no later than August 1, 2024.
  • All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • The member submitting an entry must receive authorization from the owner prior to entering the project.
  • All entries should be submitted online at www.projectpresenter.com/abcgmcawards.


The panel of judges represents a cross-section of our industry. Members of the judges’ panel will evaluate and score all entries and will determine the award winners. Winners will not be announced in advance of the event and will be announced live at the “Greatness & Gratitude Gala” Awards Program on September 11, 2024.

General Contractor/CM Categories

  • New Construction (Ground Up)
  • Renovation/Addition (Includes interior build-out)
  • Historic
  • Sustainable Building

Trade Contractor Categories

  • Concrete Construction
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Glazing
  • Interior Finishing
  • Masonry
  • Precast Concrete
  • Roofing-Other
  • Misc. Steel
  • Fire Protection
  • HVAC
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Process Piping
  • Sheet Metal (Duct)
  • Other
  • Electrical
  • General Trades
  • Low Voltage Systems
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing-Single Ply
  • Structural Steel


The EIC Award winners will be announced and presented by the Greater Michigan Chapter on September 11, 2024, at Apple Mountain in Freeland, MI. A presentation of all entries and announcement of the winning entries will be shown during the award ceremony.

Recognition in the form of awards and publicity will be given to the EIC winner in each category.

Entry Submission

All entries should be submitted online at www.projectpresenter.com/abcgmcawards by August 1, 2024.

2023 Excellence in Construction Winners

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

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation, MyMichigan Health Park West Branch


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

BRONZE: Wolgast Corporation, Tommy’s Express Car Wash

SILVER: MDL Construction, Encompass Therapy Center

GOLD: Cobblestone Commercial Construction, Gratiot Animal Hospital


General Contractor/Construction Manager: New Construction –  Under $1 Million

GOLD: Wolgast Construction, Moe’s Southwest Grill Bay City


General Trades

GOLD: Laux Construction, City of Lansing – Pedestrian Walkway (Pedway)


Exterior Finishes

GOLD: Architectural Metals Inc., Ingham County Justice Complex



GOLD: American Plumbing Contractors, Hampton Inn & Suites Manistee



BRONZE: Consolidated Electrical Contractors, The Village at LaFranier Woods

SILVER: Consolidated Electrical Contractors, Albert Kahn Building

GOLD: Windemuller, Windemuller Midland Office


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

BRONZE: Three Rivers Corporation, Dow HR BBC Restack

SILVER: Wolgast Corporation, Culligan Water of Flint

GOLD: Three Rivers Construction, Northwood University Strosacker Library


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

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation, Jolt Credit Union



GOLD: Vos Glass, DoubleTree Hotel Phase 1



GOLD: Niles Plant Services, Trinseo Butadiene Sphere Project


Pre-Engineered Buildings

GOLD: Alloy Construction, Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority

Primary Communities Served


Greater Lansing



Bay City



Ann Arbor