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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.

Grand Awards
Korsmo Construction

Exxel Pacific

Excellence in Innovation
Exxel Pacific

AGC/Moss Adams Community Service Award

Champion of Diversity Award
Korsmo Construction

Construction Awards
Heavy Industrial (under $5M)
Keller Ferry Terminal
Imco General Construction

Heavy Industrial (over $20M)
Skagit Valley Farm cooling/operations facility
Trico Companies

Highway/Transportation (under $5M)
Methow River bridges rehabilitation
Hamilton Construction Co.

Highway/Transportation ($15M-$50M)
I-5/MLK Jr. Way to NE Ravenna repair
Guy F. Atkinson Construction

Highway/Transportation (over $50M)
Northgate Link Extension trackwork
Stacy and Witbeck

Private Building ($2M-$5M)
Northeastern University

Private Building ($5M-$20M)
DeLille Cellars headquarters
R|Miller Inc.

Private Building ($20M-$50M)
Pro Club/Medical

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

Private Building (over $100M)
Building Cure
Lease Crutcher Lewis

Public Building (under $2M)
The Lodge at St. Edward Park
NorthStar CG

Public Building ($20M-$50M)
Paradise Inn Annex and snow bridge rehab
Korsmo Construction

Public Building ($50M-$100M)
Sehome High School replacement
Dawson Construction

Public/Private Tenant Improvement (under $5M)
Highridge Apartments
Charter Construction

Public/Private Tenant Improvement (over $5M)
Alaska Airlines Sea-Tac Lounge
Hensel Phelps
Safety Awards
Construction Manager (under 100,000 worker hours)
Centennial Contractors

General Contractor (under 200,000 hours)

General Contractor (200,000-350,000 hours)

General Contractor (350,000-500,000 hours)
Exxel Pacific

General Contractor (over 500,000 hours)
Turner Construction

Specialty Contractor (250,000-500,000 hours)
Mills Electric

Specialty Contractor (over 1 million hours)
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions

Highway/Civil (under 500,000 hours)
Guy F. Atkinson Construction

Highway/Civil (over 500,000 hours)
Granite Construction

Individual Awards
Project Manager of the Year
Reggie Wageman, Guy F. Atkinson Construction

Superintendent of the Year
Jay Teskey, Guy F. Atkinson Construction

Brian Salzgiver Safety Professional of the Year
Brandon Hubert, Turner Construction

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