The Witmer Group Receives National Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors
Contact: Joanne Jesiolowski
For Immediate Release
Mount Joy, PA March 26, 2018– The Witmer Group’s work on to restore the Burnside Bridge in Sharpsburg, MD has earned the company a National Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the OTHER SPECIALTY CONSTRUCTION ‐ COMMERCIAL ‐ LESS THAN $2 MILLION category. The award was received on March 21 during ABC’s 28th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.
“The Witmer Group earned this Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award through their outstanding craftsmanship, teamwork and world‐class safety processes, and Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor them,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., director of preconstruction at Branch & Associates in Herndon, Va. “The uncompromising commitment to top‐quality construction from The Witmer Group team was clear from start to finish in restoring the Burnside Bridge. ABC is proud to claim these leaders in the merit shop construction industry among its members.”
The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high‐quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. “Honoring the extraordinary losses of the Civil War by preserving the beauty, integrity and history in the Burnside Bridge was an immense honor for our Masonry Restoration Division. It is a shining example of what craftsmanship, preservation expertise and innovative problem‐solving can achieve,” said Ken Schwebel, President of The Witmer Group.
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News‐Record, Design‐Build Institute of America and various construction‐related firms nationwide.
The Witmer Group, originally founded in 1967 as Witmer & McCoy a masonry subcontracting firm, has evolved into a nationally recognized specialty and service contractor. Focused on making new and existing building structures as durable and attractive as possible, we are comprised of entities that perform investigative services, masonry restoration, waterproofing, exterior coatings and new masonry for commercial, educational and institutional buildings throughout the Mid‐Atlantic region. The firm is committed to excellence, with an unwavering allegiance to our customers, strategic partners and employees.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 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 abc.org.