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CT ABC Awards Recipients Announced

Photos courtesy of CT ABC

Plainville, CT – The Connecticut Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (CT ABC) recently announced the winners of this year’s annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) competition.

Chris Fryxell, president of CT ABC

EIC winners are selected for the high standards of craftsmanship, safety and quality delivered by talented merit shop workers using the efficient merit shop approach. To celebrate, nearly 550 ABC members gathered at the Aqua Turb Club in Southington on Oct. 27.

The chapter recognized House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora, Connecticut’s state representative for the 86th District, and State Senator Rob Sampson of Connecticut’s 16th State Senate District, with Co-Legislator of the Year awards.

Paul Gray, senior vice president of New England Mechanical Services’ Mechanical, Electrical, and Advanced Building Technologies Groups, and Tom Retano, a retired OSHA occupational safety officer for Connecticut’s Department of Labor, were both recognized as Honorees of the Year.

From KBE Building Corp. (l-r): John Ricci, Josh Lamont, Adam Peters, and Nick Oliver

KBE Building Corporation was recognized as Safety Contractor of the Year in the Large Contractor category. This recognition is based on KBE’s exceptional safety performance over the course of over 250,000 project hours. This is the fourth time that KBE has been recognized since 2016. This is KBE’s first time being recognized with the Diamond STEP award, the highest level awarded in the ABC’s comprehensive safety recognition program. Past achievements include multiple Platinum and Gold awards over the last two decades.

Excellence in Construction Awards

P-310 Dry Dock 1 Super Flood Basin – Cianbro Corporation

Mill River Crossing – Haynes Construction Company

The Linden at Brookfield – KBE Building Corporation

Windsor Police Department – LaRosa Building Group, LLC

Waterstone Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care – Network Interiors, Inc.

Eastman Chemical: Saflex Line Expansion – Notch Mechanical Constructors

York Correctional Central Plant and Distribution System – PDS Engineering & Construction, Inc.

87 to 85 Trumbull Street Move – Petra Construction Corporation

Twenty-Three Lynwood Place Renovation – Petra Construction Corporation

Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Department Annex – Petra Construction Corporation

Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 06026, RT 156 over the Niantic River – The Middlesex Corporation

The Windward – Viking Construction, Inc.

American National Red Cross – Facility Reconfiguration and Renovation – Wohlsen Construction Company

Best of the Best Safety Awards

Best of the Best Safety Contractor: Over 250,000 Hours

KBE Building Corporation

Best of the Best Safety Contractor: Under 250,000 Hours

Richards Corporation

Safety Employee of the Year

Marc Young of  Richards Corporation – Job Site Superintendent for Excavations and all site work for the CONRAC Bradley Airport Project

Safety Professional of the Year

Steve Hasler of  Modern Mechanical Systems, Inc. – Lead Estimator/Project Manager/Safety Officer

Safety/STEP-Safety Management System


C & H Electric, Inc.
Domack Restoration, LLC
E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc.
Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corporation
Electrical Energy Systems Corp.
Haynes Construction Co.
KBE Building Corporation
LaRosa Building Group, LLC
Midstate Site Development, LLC
Modern Mechanical Systems, Inc.
QSR Steel Corporation, LLC
Sarazin General Contractors, Inc.
SLAM Construction Services
The Middlesex Corporation
United Rentals, Inc.
Viking Construction, Inc.
VMS Construction Company
W.M. Schultz Construction


Associated Construction Company
Cianbro Corporation
Crest Mechanical Services
Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Macri Associates, Inc.
Network Framing Solutions, LLC
Notch Mechanical Constructors
PDS Engineering & Construction, Inc.
R & R Window Contractors, Inc.
R.H. White Construction Co., Inc.
Richards Corporation
United Safety Professionals An EquipNet Company


EMCOR Services New England Mechanical
Mizzy Construction, Inc.
Professional Electrical Contractors of CT, Inc.


All-Brite Electric, Inc.
Colt Builders Corp.
Do-All Drywall, Inc.
Interior Building Contractors, LLC
MacKenzie Painting Co., Inc.
Wohlsen Construction Company


All State Construction, Inc.
BCI, Inc. D/B/A Butler Company
Network Interiors, Inc.
Petra Construction Corporation
Sarracco Mechanical Services, Inc.