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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 Co. 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.

This year’s judges were Van Collins, CEO/President, ACEC Washington; Glen Kuntz, Safety Director, Compass General Construction; Ben Minnick, Construction/Special Sections Editor, Seattle 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, and Bobby Thomsen, senior associate, CollinsWoerman.

ABC of Western Washington’s 2019
Excellence in Construction and Safety Awards

Eagle of Excellence • Historical Restoration/Renovation ($10 million to $25 million)
Cambridge Apartments
Rafn Co.

Commercial Construction ($5 million to $10 million)
Riverside Business Park Building A
Donovan Brothers, Inc.

Kent Recovery Place
Donovan Brothers, Inc.

Pre-Engineering Building
Auburn Dairy Storage Building
Donovan Brothers, Inc.

Tenant Improvement/Renovation (Less Than $4 Million)
Farms & Market TI
Synergy Construction, Inc.

Tenant Improvement/Renovation ($10 million to $100 million)
Evergreen Village
Synergy Construction, Inc.

Multi-Family Construction ($10 million to $25 million)
Fox & Finch
Synergy Construction, Inc.

Electrical & Communications
Cortina Restaurant
SME, Inc. of Seattle

Bayview Retirement Community
SKIS Painting, Inc.

Other Specialty Construction: Commercial (Less than $5 million)
The Axle — Interbay
SKIS Painting, Inc.

Mechanical: Industrial
Bellmont Cabinets Finish Room
Air Systems Engineering, Inc.


Tenant Improvement/Renovation (Less Than $4 million)
Paramount House
Synergy Construction, Inc.

Merit Award: Multi-Family Construction ($10 million - $25 million)
Anchor Flats Apartments
Rafn Co.

Merit Award: Mechanical: Industrial
Aquatic Bath TIs
Air Systems Engineering, Inc.

2019 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards team

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