Forty-Four Projects Recognized at ABC’s Excellence in Construction Awards

HOUSTON – On October 18, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) held the Excellence in Construction Awards (EIC), which showcased forty-four projects built by ABC Greater Houston members that were rigorously judged on an array of criteria. This event, established in 2000, recognizes outstanding projects in the commercial and industrial construction industry.

Categories included general contractor and specialty contractor projects, and the selected projects excelled in safety, quality, ingenuity, and workmanship. With twenty-three categories, and two major awards, the Merit Award and the Ice Award, the selected entries are considered among the best of merit shop construction.

“The projects recognized at the 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards gala represent the finest of merit shop construction,” said Brandon Mabile, 2019 ABC Greater Houston Chair-Elect with Performance Contractors. “While the projects vary in scope, size, and industry, each of these projects were built by merit shop craft workers who exhibit the finest skills and utmost safety practices. It is an honor to recognize these projects and the men and women who built them.”

Along with Mabile, emcee Jim McIngvale, better known as Mattress Mack, was on hand to help congratulate the winners. Mattress Mack shared his common belief of the importance of the merit shop philosophy and discussed his personal experiences with the audience.

ABC is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members nationwide. Locally, the ABC Greater Houston chapter was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers, and construction associates in the Greater Houston area.

The forty-four projects recognized included:

ICE Awards:

Aggregate Technologies Inc. – I-69 TXDOT Emergency Bridge Repair

Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD – Hines Market Square

Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD – Texas Children’s Hospital

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing – 1600 West Loop South

E.E. Reed Construction, L.P. – The Kirby Collection

E.E. Reed Construction, L.P. – Wismer Distributing

Hoar Construction, LLC – The Ascent at Victory Park

Karsten Interior Services – Amegy Bank Headquarters

KBR – Koch Enid Expansion Project

Manhattan Construction Company – Minute Maid Park Center Field Renovations

Manhattan Construction Company – United Airlines New Terminal C North at Houston IAH

MMR Group – Shell Deer Park Olefins Fare Gas Recovery Project

S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd – Lone Star NGL Frac V Project

SpawGlass Construction Corporation – Texas A&M University Chemistry Building Renovation

Standard Constructors, Inc. – DOW Lake Jackson Pump Station

Starcon International, Inc. – DOW Deer Park NAREA Turnaround

TDIndustries – Memorial Hermann Northeast West Tower and Central Plant Expansion

White Construction Company – Sam Houston State University – Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum Renovation


Merit Awards:

Camarata Masonry Systems – Hotel ZaZa

Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD – 10100 Katy Freeway

Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD – 600 Jefferson

Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD – Hines Market Square

Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD – Methodist Woodlands

Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD – Sam Houston State University South Residence Complex

Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD – West Memorial Place Phase II

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing – The Buckingham

Cherry Demolition, Inc – Southmore St. Bridge Removal

Craig & Heidt, Inc. – East-West Road at Lyondell CVO

D.E. Harvey Builders, Inc – University of Houston Indoor Practice Facility

D.E. Harvey Builders, Inc. – DOW Texas Innovation Center

E.E. Reed Construction L.P. – Lone Star College

Fast Track Specialties, LP – Fast Track Specialties Building

GMI –Greater Metroplex Interiors, Inc – Market Square Tower

Haley-Greer, Inc. – IUOE Training and Conference Center

Marek Brothers Systems, Inc – Texas A&M University Softball Stadium

Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. – Polaris Club

Marek Sawing and Drilling, LLC – Ben Taub Hospital Kitchen Renovation

Oxford Builders, Inc – Southwest Police Station

PCL Industrial Construction Co. – OG&E Mustang Simple Cycle Project

Performance Contractors, Inc. – Oxea Corporation Propanol 2 Project

Rogers-O’Brien Construction – WeWork 208 Main Project

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. – Klein Cain High School

Turner Construction – Alamodome

Turner Construction – EDF Trading

Turner Construction – United Airlines Polaris Lounge IAH Terminal E

ABC members are renowned for their dedication to safety and excellence in the construction field, and the awards program demonstrated that commitment. The projects were evaluated by local owners, architects, and engineers on safety, execution of design, craftsmanship, attention to detail, installation, and other considerations.

ABC Greater Houston also awarded the coveted Best of Houston Award to Manhattan Construction Company for the United Airlines New Terminal C North at Houston Intercontinental Airport. The Best of Houston Award recognizes the highest scoring project that best represents the industry and city. This title holds the highest honor after having been evaluated diligently and Manhattan Construction Company will hold the award until the next winner is announced at the 2019 EIC Awards.

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To view event photos, click here.


Lauren Harrell

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