Build Michigan Awards Announced

Staff | September 28, 2010

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Michigan announced the 2007 Build Michigan Awards, recognizing excellence in commercial construction throughout the state. Seven projects and construction teams were recognized as recipients during the AGC of Michigan's Annual Meeting in Ypsilanti on Friday, January 25.

"The Build Michigan Awards represent some of the most outstanding commercial construction projects completed in our state in any given year," said Ron Hausmann, AGC chairman. "These projects contribute to our quality of life whether they are schools for our children, office buildings for our businesses, or hospitals for our citizens."

The awards recognize new construction and renovation projects in building construction ($5 million or less), building construction (over $5 million), federal and heavy, environmental, construction management, and design-build. Awards also are considered for first-time entries. Projects are judged on: meeting the challenge of a difficult job, excellence in project management, innovation in construction techniques, sensitivity to the environment, responsiveness to client needs, and the contractor's contribution to the community.

2007 Build Michigan Award Recipients

First Time Entry (under $5 million)

Contractor: O'Brien Construction Company, of Pontiac

Project: Lithuanian Hall, Detroit

Owner: Southwest Housing Solutions

Designer: Quinn Evans

First Time Entry (over $5 million)

Contractor: Yalmer Mattila Contracting, Inc., of Houghton

Project: Portage Pointe Rehabilitation/Assisted Living Addition, Hancock

Owner: Portage Health

Designer: HDR Architecture

Building Construction ($5 million or less)

Contractor: R.C. Hendrick & Son, Inc., of Saginaw

Project: Saginaw YMCA Renovations

Owner: Saginaw YMCA

Designer: TSSF Architects

Building Construction (over $5 million)

Contractor: Granger Construction, of Lansing

Project: Grand River Avenue Parking Ramp #6, East Lansing

Owner: Michigan State University

Designer: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber

Special Recognition Award

Contractor: Grand River Construction, of Hudsonville

Project: Spirit of Solidarity, Grand Rapids

Owner: Labor Heritage Society (transferred to city of Grand Rapids)

Designer: Progressive AE

Construction Management

Contractor: Turner-Christman Joint Venture, of Detroit

Project: Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming

Owner: Metro Health System

Designer: HDR, Inc.


Contractor: Walbridge Aldinger, of Detroit

Project: W.R. Wheeler Service Center, Pittsfield Township

Owner: city of Ann Arbor

Designer: Hobbs & Black/Atwell Hicks