Congratulations to the 2019 Excellence in Construction & Safety Award Winners!

ABC Members and their project teams gathered on May 9th to celebrate the ABC Excellence in Construction & Safety Awards at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle. Labor shortages, occupancy, time and space constraints, unexpected finds and cleanup, hazardous materials, and client-driven increases in scope are just a few of the challenges ABC of Western Washington member companies faced and overcame last year. These awards credit all individuals within the teams responsible for producing winning projects from subcontractors and suppliers, to owners, architects, and engineers. This is also an opportunity to celebrate ABC of Western Washington members’ commitment to the Merit Shop® philosophy where work is awarded to the most qualified and lowest bidder regardless of labor affiliation. 

This year, out of the 14 awards given, Rafn Company won the Eagle of Excellence Award which honors the overall best project submitted. Those who are familiar with this industry and the qualifications for such an award, know that this is no small feat. Thanks to Diamond Sponsors Propel Insurance and HUB International Northwest, and our Mic Sponsor United Rentals!

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Eagle of Excellence Award and Excellence in Construction Award | Historical Restoration/Renovation $10 Million - $25 Million
Cambridge Apartments
Rafn Company

Excellence in Construction Award | Commercial Construction $5 Million - $10 Million 
Riverside Business Park Building A
Donovan Brothers, Inc. 
Excellence in Construction Award | Healthcare
Kent Recovery Place
Donovan Brothers, Inc.

Excellence in Construction Award | Pre-Engineered Building
Auburn Dairy Storage Building
Donovan Brothers, Inc.

Excellence in Construction Award | Tenant Improvement/Renovation Less Than $4 Million
Farms & Market TI
Synergy Construction, Inc.

Excellence in Construction Award | Tenant Improvement/Renovation: $10 Million - $100 Million
Evergreen Village
Synergy Construction, Inc.

Excellence in Construction Award | Multi-Family Construction: $10 Million - $25 Million

Fox & Finch
Synergy Construction, Inc.

Excellence in Construction Award | Electrical & Communications
Cortina Restaurant
SME Inc of Seattle

Excellence in Construction Award | Exteriors

Bayview Retirement Community 
SKIS Painting, Inc.

Excellence in Construction Award | Other Specialty Construction: Commercial – Less Than $5 Million 

The Axle – Interbay  
SKIS Painting, Inc.
Excellence in Construction Award | Mechanical: Industrial
Bellmont Cabinets Finish Room 
Air Systems Engineering, Inc.

Merit Awards

Tenant Improvement/Renovation Less Than $4 Million
Paramount House
Synergy Construction, Inc.

Multi-Family Construction: $10 Million - $25 Million

Anchor Flats Apartments
Rafn Company

Mechanical: Industrial

Aquatic Bath TIs
Air Systems Engineering, Inc. 

Other Entrants Included:

Donovan Brothers, Inc. for Tracer

Deacon Construction, LLC for Dave & Buster's

T-Bar Construction, Inc. for Zillow Floor 30 and 36

Award Judges

Van Collins, CEO/President, ACEC Washington

Glen Kuntz, Safety Director, Compass General Construction

Ben Minnick, Construction/Special Sections Editor, Daily Journal of Commerce

John Schaufelberger, Ph.D., P.E., Dean of the College of Built Environments, University of Washington

Daniel A. Swaab, Principal, Mithun

Bobby Thomsen, Senior Associate, CollinsWoerman


Diamond Level: 

 DP Incorporated
Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.
Commercial Construction Specialty, Inc.

Deacon Construction, LLC

DKS, Inc.
Ellsworth Builders, Inc.
S&S Concrete Construction, Inc.
Southgate Electric, Inc.
STARCON International, Inc.
Platinum Level:

Balancing Service Co.
Northshore Paving, Inc.
CE&C, Inc.
Prime Cut Construction LLC
Cornell Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Ravenhill Construction, Inc.
Donovan Brothers, Inc.
Saybr Contractors, Inc.
General Storefronts, Inc.
SR Building Services, LLC / King Sheet Metal
Grady Excavating, Inc. Stuth Co., Inc.
HHJ, Inc. System Mechanical and Safety Solutions
High Country Contractors & Developers United Systems Mechanical, LLC
LEAD Staffing Utilities Service Co. Inc
Modular Electric, Inc. Vinnie & Sons Plumbing, LLC
Newton Building & Development, LLC  


Burke Electric
Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.
Clean Streets/Goodbye Graffiti Seattle
Compass General Construction
Deacon Construction, LLC
High Country Contractors & Developers
Nova Group, Inc
SKIS Painting, Inc.
Tekton Group, LLC
Trades Labor Corporation