ABC San Diego Honors Local Construction Industry

February 8, 2008

Construction projects by merit-shop contractors were recognized Thursday at the Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at On Broadway.

Of the 23 projects awarded, none had any lost-time accidents reported. Several were praised for being completed ahead of schedule, or on time despite unexpected delays that occurred throughout the project.

The construction projects varied from commercial, industrial, institutional, health care, pre-engineered military facilities to specialty construction.

The Children’s Museum, DiamondView Tower, Smart Corner, and Poway High School Modernization were just a few of the projects judged “best” in the annual competition.

General contractors and specialty contractors submitted project entries for review. They were then judged by Ron Smith, owner of Interpipe Contracting; David Allsbrook, vice-president of contracting and public works, Centre City Development Corp.; Robert Mhyre, vice-president of Straub Construction and Joe Guerin, Editor, The Daily Transcript.

Projects receiving Excellence and Merit award recognition are eligible to enter the National ABC Excellence in Construction Awards, a competition that judges outstanding construction work in a wide variety of categories, from all over the United States. Go to for information and to register project entries.

2007 Excellence in Construction project awards

Award of Excellence:
Casper Co.
-- The Summit Rancho Bernardo, Sony Manufacturing Plant Demo
Echo Pacific Construction
-- Poway High School Modernization 1A, 1B and 1C
Erickson-Hall Construction
-- Children's Museum/Museo de los Ninos
Helix Electric
-- Smart Corner
I.E.-Pacific Inc
. -- Consolidated Operations Center, MCAS, Camp Pendleton
Reno Contracting Inc
. -- Santa Fe Summit
Reno Contracting Inc
. -- Diamond View Tower
Stronghold Engineering Inc
. -- Naval Coastal Warfare Group 1 Facilities, Phase 1, NOLF, Imp. Beach
Western Summit Constructors
-- Mountain House Water Treatment Plant
-- Abbott Vascular Murrieta Site Expansion Project

Award of Merit:
California Comfort Systems USA
-- Abbott Vascular
California Comfort Systems USA
-- Qualcomm Building N.
Industrial Commercial Systems
-- Intuit SD Campus Tenant Improvement
Ledcor Builders Inc
. -- ICON
Stronghold Engineering Inc
. -- Design Build Casualty Care Center, Balboa Naval Medical Center
Stronghold Engineering Inc
. -- Switchgear Upgrades, USPS, Midway Processing District Facility

Award of Honor:
Bergelectric Corp. -- Francis Parker School
Davis & Adams Construction Inc
. -- Bio Lab
Good & Roberts
-- Motorola San Diego Tenant Improvement
Good & Roberts
-- General Atomics Bldg. 86
Ledcor Petty Construction
- Bressi Ranch -- Lot 16
Pacific Building Group
-- Mission Internal Medical Group
Pacific Building Group
-- Mission Medical Center