Interstates Receives National Excellence in Construction Award


Our work on the Ag Processing Inc Vegetable Oil Refinery in Sergeant Bluff, IA has earned us a National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Electrical – Over $10 Million category. Representatives from Interstates received the award March 21 during ABC’s 28th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.

“Interstates 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 Interstates’ team was clear from start to finish in building this Vegetable Oil Refinery. 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.

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.