ABC of Wisconsin members recognized for excellence in construction

Wisconsin Dells, Jan. 19, 2023 —  ABC of Wisconsin members were recognized at the 2022 Projects of Distinction Awards Banquet in Wisconsin Dells.

There were 51 distinct projects recognized for safety, craftsmanship, execution and coordination; scheduling; difficult and unusual challenges; owner satisfaction; and overall distinctiveness. The distinct projects were evaluated by 25 judges who put their architectural, engineering, and construction knowledge to work with a tough set of criteria this past fall.

“The Projects of Distinction provides a great opportunity for merit construction firms to demonstrate breadth of skills and craftsmanship,” not to mention overall commitment to building safely and endorsements by their clients,” said John Mielke, president of Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin. “The level of professional performance and ability to overcome challenges are amazing.”

In addition, one project was ranked highest by the judges and was named the Project of the Year by ABC of Wisconsin. The Project of the Year award went to Wieser Brothers General Contractor, Inc. for the La Crescent Schools Project in La Crescent, MN. The new, 90,500-square-foot elementary school consisted of a two-story classroom wing, kitchen/receiving area, library, gymnasium with wood athletic floor and another with rubber, a deck mezzanine for mechanical equipment, art room, and office area. Additional unique features include single entrance for safety and lock-down of building, state-of-the-art technology, efficient mechanical system, large windows for natural light, and flexible furniture for meeting and classroom spaces. The middle school/high school building included a 5,500-square-foot addition with new kitchen, wood shop, and robotics lab. The remodel portion included auto shop, FACS classroom, science/art classrooms, and new STEM lab. In addition, Wieser Brothers built an office addition, new vestibule, commons area, cafeteria, and a beautiful entry way. The school projects were completed in an impressive 20-month timeframe, within budget and with no lost workdays. Wieser Brothers self-performed 22,232 total man hours on this project. The end-product was updated state-of the art schools to serve La Crescent for years to come. The project received the highest average score by judges.

Wieser Brothers General Contractor received the Project of the Year Award for the La Crescent Schools Project in La Crescent, MN
Wieser Project of the Year photo
Wieser Brothers General Contractor received the Project of the Year award.
Friede & Associates received the Built On Merit Award for the 11th consecutive year for Topel's Service Center in Lake Mills

Meanwhile, Friede & Associates was awarded with the Built On Merit Award for using more members on a project than any other contractor submitting projects. Friede & Associated employed 34 contractor and supplier members on the Topel’s Service Center in Lake Mills. This is the 12th straight year Friede & Associates has received the award.

A list of winning projects is below. More details on each project can be found here. 

Photos from the awards banquet can be found on the ABC of Wisconsin Flickr page.

Ellis Construction
CoVantage Credit Union: Branch Office
Plover, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, Under $2 Million
Gold

Keller, Inc.
VandenBoom Verstegen Wealth Management
Kimberly, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, Under $2 Million
Gold

Ross & Associates, LTD.
Moto Deluxe Properties, LLC – Gilby’s Street Dept. Facility
Hudson, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, Under $2 Million
Silver

Corporate Contractors, Inc. (CCI)
Humane Society of Southern WI
Janesville, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, $2 Million to $10 Million
Gold

Keller, Inc.
Bank of Luxemburg
Howard, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, $2 Million to $10 Million
Gold

Holtz Builders, Inc.
Sundara – Woodland Reflections
Wisconsin Dells, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, $2 Million to $10 Million
Silver

McGann Construction, Inc.
Park Bank – Fitchburg
Fitchburg, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, $2 Million to $10 Million
Silver

Altius Building Company
GreenLink Residences & Public House 55
Brown Deer, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, Over $10 Million
Gold

Ellis Construction
Delta Dental of WI: New Corporate Headquarters Office
Stevens Point, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, Over $10 Million
Gold

Holtz Builders, Inc.
Mt. Olympus Indoor Water Park – Slidewheel
Wisconsin Dells, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, Over $10 Million
Gold

Holtz Builders, Inc.
International Residence Hall @ Dollywood
Pigeon Falls, TN
General Contractor, Commercial, Over $10 Million
Gold

Kraemer Brothers
Promega Corporation Chappelle Manufacturing Center
Madison, WI
General Contractor, Commercial, Over $10 Million
Gold

Altius Building Company
The Oriental Theatre Historic Preservation
Milwaukee, WI
General Contractor, Community/Public Service
Gold

Consolidated Construction Co., Inc.
MHA Diabetes Education Center
New Town, ND
General Contractor, Health Care, Over $5 Million
Gold

Ellis Construction
OAW/WSC – New Clinic & Ambulatory Surgery Center
Wausau, WI
General Contractor, Health Care, Over $5 Million
Gold

Stevens Construction Corp.
Vista West
Madison, WI
General Contractor, Health Care, Over $5 Million
Gold

WDS Construction
Vortex Cold Storage
Albert Lea, MN
General Contractor, Industrial, Over $3 Million
Gold

Ellis Construction
Pointe Precision: Phase 3 – Building Addition
Plover, WI
General Contractor, Industrial, Over $3 Million
Silver

ESI Group USA
Greenfield Food Distribution Facility
New Brockton, AL
General Contractor, Industrial, Over $3 Million
Silver

Kraemer Brothers
Iowa County Law Enforcement Center
Dodgeville, WI
General Contractor, Institutional, Over $5 Million
Gold

Kraemer Brothers
Sauk Prairie Police Station
Prairie du Sac, WI
General Contractor, Institutional, Over $5 Million
Gold

Wieser Brothers General Contractor, Inc.
La Crescent Schools
La Crescent, MN
General Contractor, Institutional, Over $5 Million
Gold

NCI – Roberts Construction
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School
Madison, WI
General Contractor, Institutional, Under $5 Million
Gold

Holtz Builders, Inc.
Lake Delton Watersports
Lake Delton, WI
General Contractor, Pre-Engineered Building, $1 Million to $2.5 Million
Gold

Derrick Building Solutions
Osceola Auto Body
Osceola, WI
General Contractor, Pre-Engineered Building, $1 Million to $2.5 Million
Silver

Friede & Associates, LLC
DCAR
Waunakee, WI
General Contractor, Pre-Engineered Building, $1 Million to $2.5
Silver

Friede & Associates
NFH Hangar
Baraboo, WI
General Contractor, Pre-Engineered Building, $1 Million to $2.5 Million
Silver

Friede & Associates
Topel’s Service Center
Lake Mills, WI
General Contractor, Pre-Engineered Building, Over $2.5 Million
Silver

Friede & Associates
Redstone Ridge
Lake Redstone, WI
General Contractor, Residential, Single Unit
Gold

Gilbank Construction, Inc.
Michael & Diamond McKenna New Home
Janesville, WI
General Contractor, Residential, Single Unit
Gold

Waldmann Construction, Inc.
Rasmussen: Remodel/Addition Project
Minocqua, WI
General Contractor, Residential, Single Unit
Silver

Stevens Construction Corp.
NoVo Apartments
Madison, WI
General Contractor, Residential, Multi-Unit
Gold

Friede & Associates
River Oaks Apartments
Onalaska, WI
General Contractor, Residential, Multi-Unit
Silver

Holtz Builders, Inc.
Crooked River Apartments
Viola, WI
General Contractor, Residential, Multi-Unit
Silver

Krupp General Contractors
Ella Apartments
Madison, WI
General Contractor, Residential, Multi-Unit
Silver

McGann Construction
The Current – Monona Riverfront
Monona, WI
General Contractor, Residential, Multi-Unit
Silver

McShane Construction Company
The Trotta Apartments
Middleton, WI
General Contractor, Residential, Multi-Unit
Silver

Ellis Construction
St. Anne Parish: Church Nave Renovation
Wausau, WI
General Contractor, Restoration & Renovation
Gold

Derrick Building Solutions
Isometric Micro Molding, LLC
New Richmond, WI
General Contractor, Restoration & Renovation
Silver

Friede & Associates
Redd’s Piano Bar
Lake Delton, WI
General Contractor, Restoration & Renovation
Silver

Keller, Inc.
Karls Family Dentistry
Waunakee, WI
General Contractor, Restoration & Renovation
Silver

Kraemer Brothers
Mineral Point Elementary School Renovation & Addition
Mineral Point, WI
General Contractor, Restoration & Renovation
Silver

Royal Construction, Inc.
Co-op Credit Union Remodel
Black River Falls, WI
General Contractor, Restoration & Renovation
Silver

Royal Construction, Inc.
Reboot Social
Eau Claire, WI
General Contractor, Restoration & Renovation
Silver

Faith Technologies
Children’s WI-MCIP Generator Plant
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty Contractor, Electrical: Commercial, Over $1 Million
Gold

Poellinger Electric, Inc.
17H1X UW Platteville Sesquicentennial Hall
Platteville, WI
Specialty Contractor, Electrical: Commercial, Over $1 Million
Silver

North American Mechanical, Inc.
Exact Sciences – Nexus One Clinical Lab Expansion
Madison, WI
Specialty Contractor, Mechanical: Commercial, Over $500,000
Gold

Wondra Construction, Inc
Horicon High School Athletic Complex
Horicon, WI
Specialty Contractor, Sitework/Landcape/Hardscape
Silver

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