AGC/VT Celebrates Best Builder Awards

Gov. Phil Scott

Burlington, VT – The Associated General Contractors of Vermont (AGC/VT) held its annual meeting and Best Builder Awards on Dec. 5-6. The first day of the event was held virtually with Vermont State Senator Peter Welch kicking off the meeting with a keynote speech. The second day was held in-person at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain in Burlington.

The DEW Construction team accepted their award from Richard Wobby, Jr., executive vice president of AGC Vermont (center). / Photos courtesy of AGC/VT

The Best Builder Awards Banquet closed out the two-day meeting with Vermont Governor Phil Scott, a former president of AGC Vermont, giving a speech. Also in attendance were Vermont state representatives, senators and lobbyists.

James G. Murphy, founder of ADA Traffic Control, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award. Maynard “Mac” McLaughlin, former owner and president of  Bread Loaf Corporation, was honored with a posthumous winged hammer award.

Best Builder Award recipients included:

New Construction Innovation & Design

Bread Loaf Corporation – Killington K1 Base Lodge

Army Mountain Warfare School

Outstanding Innovation & Excellence 

DEW Construction – Army Mountain Warfare School

Innovation – Specialty Construction

HP Cummings – Twin Farms Treehouses

Civil Highway Renovation & Rehabilitation

J.A. Macdonald, Inc. – Waterbury Main Street

McDonald Hall at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

Specialty Aquatic – New Construction

Kingsbury Companies LLC – Sugarbush Snowmaking Dam

Outstanding Quality of Work & Effort

Kirk Fenoff and Son Excavation, LLC – Morgan STP Culv

Academia – Historical Reconstruction

Neagley & Chase Construction Corporation – Champlain College: McDonald Hall

Intramodal Renovation & Rehabilitation

SD Ireland Brothers Corporation – July 2023 Rain Storm Repairs