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Recognizing America’s Finest: ABC Houston hosts Annual Excellence In Construction Awards

October 1, 2015 was a star-studded night at the Wortham Theater Center as some of the best and brightest in the construction industry were honored at the Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Houston chapter’s (ABC) annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Gala.  Member companies submitted their best work to compete in various categories while hoping to win the coveted traveling award: Best of Houston.  Talk about bragging rights!

More than 200 guests attended the dinner and ceremony.  The charismatic Jose Griñan of FOX 26 News was the event’s emcee.  Anxious finalists and guests were treated with light-hearted jokes and words of encouragement as he announced the Merit and ICE award winners throughout the night.

To keep the voting fair, an outside firm was chosen to decide the Best of Houston award winner.  SpawGlass was awarded the Best in Houston Award for the Port Arthur Savings Renovation Project.  (A complete list of winners can be downloaded from the link below.)

“More than one-third of a project’s score is rated on safety.  ABC members place high value on having and maintaining a safe job site.  The EIC awards are a testament to their dedication to safety – making ABC members America’s Best Contractors,” Russell Hamley, ABC Greater Houston President, said.

This event, established in 2000, recognizes outstanding projects in the commercial and industrial construction industry.  Projects are evaluated by local Owners, Architects and Engineers on: safety, execution of design, craftsmanship, attention to detail, installation, and other considerations.  The award not only commends remarkable feats in the construction industry, but also the project’s safety record.

Many of the submitted projects are completed with no recordable injuries, a testimony to ABC Greater Houston members’ commitment to a safe and skilled workforce.  Award finalists also have the opportunity to submit their projects to compete in the National ABC EIC Awards Competition held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in March 2016.