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Faber Construction won the Grand Award for Construction Excellence for its work on the new Sumas Elementary School.

AGC honors top projects, people and safety

The AGC of Washington on May 18 held the 2023 Build Washington Awards celebration at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. The annual program recognizes members’ top projects, programs and people over the past year — this year presenting awards across 34 categories plus two grand awards. The event was sponsored by Moss Adams.

May 19, 2023

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“The Build Washington Awards provide an excellent opportunity for members of our construction community to come together and reflect on recent projects that demonstrate superior excellence for innovation, safety and related challenging aspects, and to recognize the contractors driving that excellence,” said 2023 AGC of Washington President Glyn Slattery. “Our local communities are significantly improved as a result of the extraordinary efforts of the individuals and firms of our award winners and we should all be proud of their contributions to our state.”

Construction Excellence judges included Anne Timmermans, Paramatrix; Joe Gildner, Sound Transit; John Schaufelberger, University of Washington; Eric Pearson, DCI Engineers; and Derek Case, WSDOT.

Safety Excellence judges included Travis Stone, AGC Oregon Columbia Chapter; Doug Buman, LIUNA Health & Safety Fund of North America; Kevin Cannon, AGC; Craig Blackwood, Labor & Industries; and Carl Heinlein, American Contractors Insurance Group.

Specialty Award judges included Gordon Krippaehne, Howard S. Wright; Elaine Ervin, Moss Adams; and Brenda Nnambi, Sound Transit.

Faber Construction

JTM Construction

Excellence in Innovation
Turner Construction

AGC/Moss Adams Community Service
DPR Construction

Champion of Diversity Award — Corporate Commitment and Workforce Diversity

Champion of Diversity Award — Business Diversity

Public Building ($5M-$20M)
Skagit County Stabilization Center
Faber Construction

Public Building ($20M-$50M)
Sumas Elementary School
Faber Construction

Public Building ($50M-$100M)
Joint Regional Correctional Facility
The Walsh Group

Private Building ($2M-$5M)
Gig Harbor Peninsula Fish Food Bank
Washington Patriot Construction

Private Building ($5M-$20M)
Jamestown S’Klallam Healing Clinic
Korsmo Construction

Private Building ($20M-$50M)
Hobson Place South
Walsh Construction

Private Building ($50M-$100M)
The Accolade
Exxel Pacific

Private Building (over $100M)
Dexter Yard
Turner Construction

Tenant Improvement (under $5M)
Cantina Monarca Restaurant & Tequila Bar
Bayley Construction

Tenant Improvement (over $5M)
Quinault Wellness Center
Abbott Construction

Highway/Transportation (under $5M)
SR 17 Grape Drive intersection safety improvements
Granite Construction

Highway/Transportation ($5M-$15M)
Union Street pedestrian bridge waterfront access
The Walsh Group

Highway/Transportation ($15M-$50M)
I-5 & SR 11 Padden Creek fish passage
Granite Construction Co.

Heavy/Industrial (under $5M)
Tolt Pipeline No. 1 rehabilitation
Imco General Construction

Heavy/Industrial (over $20M)
Steilacoom-DuPont Road to Thorne Lane corridor improvements
Atkinson Construction

Construction Manager (under 100K hours)
Centennial Contractors Enterprises

Construction Manager (over 200K hours)
Exxel Pacific

General Contractor, Highway/Civil (under 100K hours)
Nova Group

General Contractor, Highway/Civil (100K-500K hours)
Orion Marine Contractors

General Contractor, Highway Civil (over 500K hours)
Granite Construction

Specialty Contractor (500K-1M hours)

Specialty Contractor (over 1M hours)
MacDonald Miller Facility Solutions

General Contractor (under 100K hours)
Washington Patriot Construction

General Contractor (100K-250K hours)
Foushée & Associates

General Contractor (250K–500K hours)
JTM Construction

General Contractor (over 1M hours)

Rising Star Award
Mark Rosenwald, Exxel Pacific

Project Manager of the Year
Bradley Morlock, Orion Marine Contractors

Superintendent of the Year
Matt Elder, Atkinson Construction

Brian Salsgiver Safety Professional of Year Award
Justin Molocznik, JTM Construction

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