Nashville, Tennessee - 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Greater Tennessee Chapter yesterday announced the winners of 37 Excellence in Construction Awards during the annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration held on November 4 in Nashville, TN. Governor Bill Lee, former 1999 ABC Chairman of the Board, was the keynote speaker for the event, and congratulated the hard work of merit shop contractors in Tennessee while emphasizing his dedication towards workforce development in the state.

Hensel Phelps received the grand prize of General Contractor Award, Pavement Restorations recieved Subcontractor of the Year, with ECS Limited recieving the Associate Member of the Year Award. John Stallworth, former Chairman, recieved the coveted Rodgers-Bell award for this lifetime of service to the chapter. Hensel Phelps' Brandt Frye took home the 2021 Volunteer of the Year award for his commitment to the chapter in 2021 of growing the Emerging Leaders group, devotion to our Political Action Committee and growing ABC Greater Tennessee's membership. 

“The Excellence in Construction Award winners demonstrate a commitment to innovation, quality, and safety, and we are proud of our honorees’ dedication to producing exceptional projects,” said ABC Greater Tennessee Chapter President Clay Crownover. “As Nashville continues to grow, we couldn't be more proud of our members integrity and work ethic toward ensuring a bigger and better Nashville.”

Excellence in Construction Award winners

Category: Commercial Under $5M

EAGLE AWARD

iHeart Media Nashville Digital Headquarters | Nashville, Tennessee
Turner Construction Company

Category: Commercial $25M-$50M 

EAGLE AWARD

TownePlace Suites Nashville Midtown | Nashville, Tennessee
Crain Construction, Inc.

Category: Commercial $50M-$100M 

EAGLE AWARD

Ramsey Solutions Headquarters | Franklin, Tennessee
Solomon Builders

Category: Community/Public Service: Under $100M

EAGLE AWARD

Lake Sevier Loop Pedestrian Bridge | Nashville, Tennessee
BELL Construction

Category: Electrical - Commercial: Under $2M 

MERIT AWARD

Parallon Brentwood Commons | Nashville, Tennessee
Empower Electric, LLC

EAGLE AWARD

Crockett Center of Athletic Excellence | Nashville, Tennessee
Enterprise Solutions

Category: Electrical - Commercial $2M-$10M 

MERIT AWARD

Tennessee State Library and Archives | Nashville, Tennessee
Empower Electric, LLC.

EAGLE AWARD

FedEx | Lebanon, Tennessee
Lee Company

Category: Electrical Projects Over $10M 

EAGLE AWARD

Project Sam |   Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Gaylor Electric

Category: Electrical: Industrial Under $5M 

EAGLE AWARD

FedEx | Lebanon, Tennessee
Empower Electric, LLC

Category: Exteriors All Amounts 

EAGLE AWARD

MNAA Terminal Garage & Airport Administration Building | Nashville, Tennessee
Alexander Metals, Inc.

Category: Health Care Under $10M 

EAGLE AWARD

Ogden Rehabilitation Center I Ogden, Utah
Batten & Shaw, Inc.

Category: Healthcare $25M - $50M 

EAGLE AWARD

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center | Alamogordo, New Mexico 
Robins & Morton

Category: Industrial $25M-$100M 

EAGLE AWARD

Topre Stamping Plant Phases 6,7 and 8 | Smyrna, Tennessee
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Category: Infrastructure: Heavy Under $100M 

EAGLE AWARD

NES 11th Avenue Substation & Parking Garage | Nashville, Tennessee
T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc.

Category: Institutional $5M-$10M 

MERIT AWARD

Clayton-Bradley Academy Student Union | Alcoa, Tennessee
JOSEPH Construction Company, Inc.

EAGLE AWARD

John C. Tune Air Traffic Control Tower | Nashville, Tennessee 
JE Dunn Construction

Category: Institutional $10M - $25M 

MERIT AWARD

Nashville First Baptist Church Broadway Expansion | Nashville, Tennessee
R.C. Mathews Contractor

EAGLE AWARD

Dickson County Justice Center | Charlotte, Tennessee
T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc.

Category: Institutional $25M-$100M 

EAGLE AWARD

Montgomery Bell Academy H. Frank Burkholder Wellness Center | Nashville, Tennessee
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Category: Interiors All Amounts 

MERIT AWARD

Vanderbilt Residential – Nicholas S. Zeppos College | Nashville, Tennessee
Murray Drywall

EAGLE AWARD

5th and Broadway (Residential Tower/Office Tower/Retail Complex) | Nashville, Tennessee
Murray Drywall

Category: Mechanical: Commercial $2M-$10M 

MERIT AWARD

Kentucky Downs Mint Gaming Hall Expansion | Franklin, Kentucky
Lee Company

EAGLE AWARD

Ramsey Solutions | Franklin, Tennessee
Lee Company

Category: Mechanical Projects Over $10M 

MERIT AWARD

Broadwest | Nashville, Tennessee
The Comfort Group

EAGLE AWARD

The Joseph | Nashville, Tennessee
Lee Company

Category: Mega-Projects Over $100M 

MERIT AWARD

The Joseph Nashville | Nashville, Tennessee
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC.

EAGLE AWARD

Fifth and Broadway | Nashville, Tennessee
Skanksa

Category: Pre-Engineered Building Under $100M 

EAGLE AWARD

Wolf Gap Education Center | Pulaski, Tennessee
Brindley Construction, LLC

Category: Renovation under $5M

MERIT AWARD

Elliston Place Soda Shop | Nashville, Tennessee
R.G. Anderson Company, Inc.

EAGLE AWARD

Legends Restaurant | Columbia, Tennessee
Brindley Construction, LLC

Category: Residential: Multifamily & Condominium Under $100M 

EAGLE AWARD

Edison at Riverwood | Nashville, Tennessee
BACAR Constructors, Inc. 

Category: Specialty Construction: Commercial Under $10M 

MERIT AWARD

FORSTONE CAPITAL 3040 SIDCO Adaptive Reuse | Nashville, Tennessee
The Comfort Group

EAGLE AWARD

CenturyLink Data Center | Nashville, Tennessee
The Comfort Group

Category: Specialty Construction: Commercial Over $10M 

MERIT AWARD

BNA Concourse D Expansion & Central Utility Plant | Nashville, Tennessee
Wolfe & Travis Electric

EAGLE AWARD

Project Sam | Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Cooper Steel Fabricators, Inc.

Category: Specialty Construction: Industrial Under $10M 

EAGLE AWARD

Vuteq USA | Madison, Alabama
Lee Company

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across Missouri and Kansas, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and cost.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. Excellence in Construction Awards are given to the top projects in each category.

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Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a national trade association representing more than 21,000 merit shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and related firms across the United States. ABC membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry. The ABC Greater Tennessee chapter serves Middle and East Tennessee.