It’s February, which means it’s award season for Friede & Associates. Every year, we enter our most distinctive projects in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Projects of Distinction Awards. This year, we submitted seven projects for consideration. The award submissions are tedious to prepare and require a long list of documentation just to be eligible.
Ultimately, the most interesting and distinctive projects in Wisconsin were evaluated by 17 judges who put their architectural, engineering, and construction knowledge to work with a tough set of criteria. They award projects based on safety, craftsmanship, execution and coordination; budgeting; scheduling; difficult and unusual challenges; owner satisfaction; and overall distinctiveness.
The event recognized 54 projects as being Projects of Distinction, including all seven of ours!
“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, on time and on budget,” said John Mielke, president of ABC of Wisconsin. “The level of professional performance and ability to overcome challenges are amazing.”
In addition, Friede & Associates was awarded the Built On Merit Award for using more ABC member companies on a project than any other contractor submitting projects. Friede & Associated employed 32 contractor and supplier members and utilized the services of 13 associate members providing professional services. This is the eighth straight year we have won this award.
“Working with other ABC member companies is essential to our ability to complete projects on time and within budget,” notes Roger Friede, President of Friede & Associates. “ABC members are in it for the long haul. They recognize the importance of safety on the jobsite, customer satisfaction and providing top-notch services because repeat business is important in this industry.”
Here are our seven award-winning projects:
[click on project name below to see the project photos]
Vintage Brewing Company – Capitol East
Madison, Wisconsin - Gold Award for General Contractor, Commercial, Under $2 Million
Kalahari Conference Center Expansion
Lake Delton, Wisconsin - Gold Award for General Contractor, Commercial, Over $10 Million
White Mound County Park Office Building
Hillpoint, Wisconsin - Gold Award for General Contractor, Public Works/Environmental
Balanced Rock Winery
Baraboo, Wisconsin - Gold Award for General Contractor, Commercial, Under $2 Million
Sleep Inn & Suites
Oregon, Wisconsin - Gold Award for General Contractor, Commercial, $2 Million to $10 Million
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin - Silver Award for General Contractor, Pre-Engineered Building, Metal Building Over $2.5 Million
Sacred Heart Adoration Chapel
Reedsburg, Wisconsin - Silver Award for General Contractor, Institutional, Under $5 Million
Pictured above is the group of Friede employees, owners and design team members who attended the 2019 Projects of Distinction Award Banquet at Glacier Canyon Conference Center in The Wisconsin Dells.
Congratulations to all of our 2019 ABC Projects of Distinction Award Winners. It takes a team and we feel fortunate to work with one of the best!