ABC recognizes top builders

October 17, 2009

The Cumberland Valley chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) recognized the area's top 2009 construction projects Sept. 17 during its Excellence in Construction-STEP awards celebration at Fountain Head Country Club.

Awards were presented to the following first-place winners:

o Category A-1 Commercial Construction, less than $2 million - MK Specialty Contracts Group, Frederick, Md., for the 167th TFR Federal Credit Union

o Category A-2 Commercial Construction, $2 million to $5 million - Morgan-Keller Inc., Frederick, for Stone House Square

o Category A-3 Commercial Construction, $5 million to $10 million - Morgan-Keller Inc. for the Aloft Hotel

o Category A-4 Commercial Construction, $10 million to $25 million - Morgan-Keller Inc. for RIV 5

o Category C-1 Historical Renovation less than $2 million - Warner Construction, Frederick, for The Black Hog Restaurant

o Category C-2 Historical Renovation, $2 million to $10 million - GRC General Contractor Inc., Zullinger, Pa., for the Robert Moton Center


o Category D-1 Industrial less than $5 million - Warner Construction for the Light Truck Service Center

o Category F-1 Institutional less than $5 million - MK Specialty Contracts Group for Frederick Community College

o Category F-2 Institutional l, $5 million to $10 million - Brechbill & Helman Construction Co., Chambersburg, Pa., for the C-5 Replace Fire Station

o Category G-1 Interior Renovations/Restoration - Warner Construction for Aqua 103

o Category H-1 Pre-Engineered - Morgan-Keller Specialty Contracts for Rentals Unlimited in Frederick

o Category J-1 Electrical less than $2 million - RCD Inc. Electrical Service, Winchester, Va., for Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center

o Category J-2 Electrical $2 million to $10 million - RCD Inc. Electrical Service for Winchester Medical Center Outpatient Diagnostic Center

o Category M-1 Mechanical less than $2 million - RW Warner Inc., Frederick, for St. Peter the Apostle Church

o Category M-2 Mechanical $2 million to $10 million - RW Warner Inc. for the Frederick News Post.

The following subcontractors were recognized for their contributions to the winning projects - Air Row Sheet Metal Co., Cavetown Planing Mill Co., Crown Inc. of Hagerstown, David H. Martin Excavating, Ellsworth Electric Inc., H. Frank Foland & Son, HPG Windows and Doors, HR Ebersole & Son, Long Fence, MEC Inc., Tissa Enterprises (TEI), Shifler Electrical and Standard Acoustical.

ABC national safety awards were given to Cumberland Valley Chapter contractors. These Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) awards recognize the efforts of ABC members that strive to achieve effective safety practices at their firms and provide contractors with a tool to objectively evaluate their safety programs, policies, procedures and training.

The following certificates were presented

o Platinum level - Morgan-Keller Inc. and RW Warner Inc.

o Gold level - Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc., Callas Contractors, Inc., DL George and Sons Construction Co., Ellsworth Electric Inc., GRC General Contractor Inc., Miller and Anderson Inc. and RCD Inc. Electrical Services

o Silver level - Waynesboro Construction Inc.

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