News Release

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 13, 2017

Carolinas Contractors Honored with National 
Excellence Awards
Contact:          Doug Carlson (704) 367-1331
Charlotte, NC -  The Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC) announced the recipients of the nations premier construction honors, the National Excellence In Construction (EIC) Awards.   The awards were presented at the 27th annual EIC banquet during ABC's Workforce Week '17 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

"I am proud to honor the commitment to world-class safety, superior craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation that these Associated Builders and Contractors members and their employees brought to the jobsite every day," said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, President of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. "The scope of this year's Excellence in Construction award-winning projects, from sports arenas and hospitals to hotels and universities, proves that if it can be built, the merit shop can build it, on time and on budget."

Carolinas Excellence In Construction Award Winners:

Rodgers, Charlotte, NC - Carolinas Medical Center - Main Kitchen Renovation Healthcare - $10 to $25 million, Pyramid Award

Rodgers, Charlotte, NC - Carteret Health Care - Specialty Pavilion and Vertical Expansion Healthcare - $25 to $100 million - Pyramid Award

Waldrop Mechanical Services, Greenville, SC - Cummins Technical Center-Charleston - Chiller Plant Replacement and Piping Distribution System Project Industrial - Less than $5 million -Pyramid Award
Waldrop Mechanical Services, Greenville, SC - Walhalla Elementary School - HVAC Renovations Mechanical: Commercial - Less than $2 million - Eagle Award

Waldrop Mechanical Services, Greenville, SC - Furman University Lakeside Residence Hall Renovations - Phase II Mechanical: Commercial - $2 to 10 million - Eagle Award - Productivity Award 

SPC Mechanical, Wilson, NC -  Reynolds Coliseum Renovation and Walk of Fame Mechanical: Commercial - $2 to 10 million - Pyramid Award

Precision Walls, Cary, NC - Charleston International Airport - Pyramid Award

Briegan Concrete Constructors, Clayton, NC -  UNCG Railroad Pedestrian Underpass Other Specialty Construction - Commercial - Less than $2 million - Pyramid Award

Carolinas National Safety Excellence Award Winners:

Environmental Holding Group, Morrisville, NC - Excellence Award

McKinney Drilling Company, Kernersville, NC - Excellence Award

Samet Corporation, Greensboro, NC - Merit Award

The EIC Awards program is the industry's leading competition, developed to honor both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.   A Full list of all the Award winners can be found here:  National EIC Awards

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Editors Note: Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas represent the merit construction contractors and related firms in the Carolinas as a chapter of ABC, a national association representing more than 26,000 members. For more news and information visit


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