Photo from Korsmo Construction
Korsmo Construction won the Grand Award for Construction Excellence for its efforts in rehabbing the century-old Paradise Inn Annex at Mount Rainier National Park.
AGC honors top firms, projects
AGC of Washington’s annual Build Washington Awards event recognized the chapter’s top individual and company performances in construction and safety excellence, innovation, community service and diversity over the past year.
October 26, 2020
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The Grand Award for Construction Excellence went to Korsmo Construction of Tacoma for the Mount Rainier Paradise Inn rehabilitation project, and the Grand Award for Safety Excellence was given to Exxel Pacific of Bellingham.
The 2020 AGC of Washington Build Washington Awards featured a first-of-its-kind, week-long virtual-presentation format instead of the annual live gala celebration. The awards were sponsored by Moss Adams.
AGC presented awards across 32 overall categories over five days last week, bringing in KIRO Radio’s John Curley to host the daily online award presentations and recognize the chapter’s top individual and company performances in construction and safety excellence, innovation, community service and more.
“Congratulations to the 2020 Build Washington Award recipients — amazing work by all,” said AGC 2020 President Curt Gimmestad of Absher Construction Co. “I‘ve said it before: I am truly blessed to be part of this industry where, every day, our members strive for excellence and to deliver on quality, schedule and cost while being innovative and integrating the latest technology. While doing all that, we are always a part of the communities in which we live, work and play, supporting those in need and inspiring people from across the spectrum to look to our construction family for rewarding career opportunities.”
Construction category judges included Ben Minnick, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; Mark D’Amato, DCI Engineers; Joseph Gildner, Sound Transit; Marco Foster, Washington State Department of Transportation; John Schaufelberger, University of Washington; Anne Timmermans, Parametrix; and Warren Plugge, Central Washington University.
Safety category judges included Sathy Rajendran, Central Washington University; Anne Soiza, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries; Dennis Barlow, AGC of Oregon; and Carl Heinlein, American Contractors Insurance Group.