CT ABC Recognizes ‘Best of the Best Safety Contractor’

(l-r): Anthony Gaglio, Jr., Viking Construction’s vice president and Chris Abel, membership director of CT ABC

Bridgeport, CT – Viking Construction has received its twelfth Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut along with its first “Best of The Best Safety Contractor” award for 2021.

The EIC award recognizes Viking’s work as general contractor on the $45 million renovation and new construction project for the new Strawberry Hill School, an extension of the Rogers International Magnet School, located in Stamford, Conn.  The Best of the Best Safety Contractor award recognizes Viking’s ongoing dedication to job safety, health awareness, and emergency preparedness on job sites.

For the new Strawberry Hill School, Viking oversaw the extensive, multi-year project which included new construction of a 129,232sf state-of-the-art school building connected to the original 1925 brick school building and an adjacent 1964 structure. The company completed renovations to the 1925 building which included repair and cleaning of original travertine tile, oak paneling, custom plaster, copper vents, and other craftsmen elements throughout the building.

As Viking performed much of the work while school was in session and was extra cautious with safety protocols. The company also made the project a learning experience for the children by hosting hard-hat fieldtrips during the final stages of construction.

For the Best of the Best Safety Contractor award, Viking was recognized for instituting a voluntary Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP) with OSHA designed to increase job safety knowledge and health awareness.