Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Michigan honors locals

ABC Greater Michigan Chapter recently held its annual meeting and awards ceremony at Apple Mountain in Freeland. Dozens of companies were recognized for safety, construction and more at the Greatness & Gratitude Gala.

The chapter was proud to announce the member companies that have been recognized for the 2021 Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP). STEP recognizes ABC member companies that consistently excel in safety, but – most importantly – to provide an evaluation tool to help identify areas contractors can work in to achieve the ultimate goal – every employee home safely every day send to their families. STEP is designed to provide an organized approach to analyzing and further developing a contractor’s safety and loss prevention program. It also provides a valid, objective method to measure improvements in safety programs.

The following ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member companies were recognized in the following categories:

Diamond level

Alloy Building Service, Inc.; American plumbing; Blasy Electric; Central Concrete Products; Fisher Contracting Co; Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., Inc.; GE Insulation Co; Construction of the Great Lakes Bay; RCL Construction Co., Inc; Three Rivers Corporation; and Valley Electrical Contractors

Platinum Level

architectural metals; Laux Construction, LLC; the Mackenzie companies; United electrical contractors; Fox Glass; and Windemuller

Gold level

air conditioning electric; Magnum Construction Co.; Niles Plant Services; and sugar construction.

Silver level

Albin Hengesbach Carpentry & Custom Cabinets, Inc; Answer Heating and cooling; J.E. Johnson; and The Tancor Corporation

Bronze level

Consolidated Electrical Contractors; Pleune service company; and Wolgast Corporation

The highest award recognizing a safety program demonstrating the highest commitment, a diamond-level winner must have an incidence rate that is at least 50% lower than the National Bureau of Labor Statistics average in their specific NAICS code for the current year and each of the past two consecutive years.

Also recognized was the 2021 Pete Crawford Safety Leader of the Year award, which was presented to Peggy Bergkamp of Great Lakes Bay Construction.

The Craftsman of the Year award went to Steve Coates of Three Rivers Corporation.

Also recognized were ABC Greater Michigan Chapter members who celebrated a significant anniversary in 2021, including the following: Wolgast Corporation, age 45; Marlette Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., 40 years; Allen Supply, age 35; Andrews Hooper Pavlik, PLC, age 35; Capital Steel & Builders Supply, age 35; K&H Concrete Cutting, Inc., 30 years; Saginaw Bay Underwriters, Inc., 30 years; Bri-Car Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., 25 years; Crampton Electric Co., Inc., 25 years; Graham Construction, Corp., age 25; Sandborn Construction, age 25.

The evening’s event also featured the 2021 Excellence In Construction (EIC) awards. EIC is a staple of divisions across the country, recognizing the outstanding projects, craftsmanship and work that member companies do. Projects were submitted in different categories this year.

The following companies were awarded:

GC/CM: New Construction – Over $10 Million

GOLD: Wolgast Corporation

Project: Northland Area Federal Credit Union, Alpena

GC/CM: New Construction – $5-$10 million

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation

Project: Region 7 PACE Sunrise, Fort Gratiot

GC/CM: New Construction – $1-$5 Million

SILVER: Three Rivers Corporation

Project: Sanford Hardware, Sanford

GOLD: Wolgast Corporation

Project: Cheboygan Otsego Presque Isle Educational Service District (COPESD), Indian River

GC/CM: New Construction – Less Than $1 Million

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation

Project: Dear Farmers Market, Dear

Exterior finishes

SILVER: Architectural Metals Inc.

Project: John R. Lewis Elementary School of Jackson Public School, Jackson

GOLD: Architectural Metals Inc.

Project: Central Michigan University Chippewa Champions Center, Mount Pleasant


GOLD: US Plumbing Companies

Project: Red Cedar Building B, Lansing


BRONZE: Consolidated Electrical Contractors

Project: 409 ON 9, Ferndale

SILVER: Consolidated Electrical Contractors

Project: Samaritas, Grand Rapids

GOLD: United Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Project: Block 600, Lansing

GC/CM: Addition/refurbishment over $10 million

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation

Project: MidMichigan Health Heart and Vascular Center, Midland

GC/CM Addition/Renovation $5-$10 Million

GOLD: Wolgast Corporation

Project: Department of Veterans Affairs, Lansing

GC/CM Addition/Renovation Under $1 Million

SILVER: Three Rivers Corporation

Project: Red Oak Lounge, Sanford

GOLD: Building the Great Lakes Bay

Project: Vascular Health Clinic Research Center, Midland


GOLD: Fox Glass

Project: Michigan Realtors, Lansing

Interior finish

GOLD: Three Rivers Corporation

Project: MidMichigan Health Heart and Vascular, Midland

ABC recognized three great member companies for their outstanding growth: B’s Electric LLC, JC Electric, LLC and McCoy Heating & Cooling Company. Each company received the Member Growth Award.

The following directors and officers of ABC, Greater Michigan Chapter 2022 were inducted into office:

Chairman Jon Lynch, Three Rivers Corporation Vice Chairman Kevin Wray, Secretary Valley Electrical Contractors JoAnn Tanzini, The Tancor Corporation; and Treasurer Mike Laundra, Alloy Construction Service Inc.

Directors with a three-year term:

JoAnn Tanzini, The Tancor Corporation; Jeff Kipfmiller, Answer Heating and Cooling; Steve Russell, air conditioning electric; and Rick Deneau, A4H Construction

ABC reports that it is an honor to recognize all individuals and companies for their outstanding leadership, safety practices and construction work that make our region great!

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a national trade association with 22,000 members representing more than 19,000 construction and industry-related companies. Based on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. You can learn more about ABC National at: ABC Greater Michigan Chapter serves a membership spanning 23 counties. ABC-GMC offers craft and professional education, up-to-date industry communications, legislative representation, as well as affinity programs and packages. For more information, call 989-374-4600 or visit:

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