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4 Greater Tennessee Member Companies Earn National Construction Project Honors

NASHVILLE, TN, March 25, 2023- ABC Greater Tennesseeoday announced 4 member companies won 6 of 82 national Excellence in Construction® awards, presented during ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida, on March 16. The EIC awards are the construction industry’s leading national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and innovative construction projects from across the country.

The EIC awards honor every member of the construction team, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, innovation and safety.

“The Excellence in Construction Awards are the cornerstone competition in our industry, honoring the project teams that exemplify the best of the best in merit shop construction,” said 2023 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Milton Graugnard, executive vice president, Cajun Industries LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “These 6 world-class construction project(s) completed by members of ABC Greater Tennessee show the diversity of what the merit shop construction industry builds and how we build safely, on time and on budget.”

National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award Winners

  • Enterprise Solutions, Electrical: Commercial > $2M to $10M, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Nashville, TN
  • T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc., Institutional > $5M to $10M, AMEC Publishing House HQ, Nashville, TN
  • R.C. Mathews Contractor, Historical Restoration/Renovation > Up to $25M, Drusie & Darr at the Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, TN

National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award Winners

  • Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., Specialty Construction: Industrial > More than $10M, Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, Nashville, TN
  • T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc., Pre-Engineered Building, Puritan Medical Products Exterior Improvements, Portland, Tennessee
  • R.C. Mathews Contractor, Mega-Project > $199M to $160M, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Nashville, TN

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s judges included representatives from At Home, the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, Marriott, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Building Sciences, T-Mobile, the University Research Institute and various construction-related firms nationwide.

A full list of EIC winners [EW1] is available on ABC’s website.


Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 22,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at

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