GGA Construction is awarded an Excellence in the GC/CM under $2 million category for Brew HaHa! Café in Greenville. The café boasts a custom-built server with reclaimed wood, banquette seating, library casework and outdoor deck for dining. Close coordination of equipment installation was required for the commercial kitchen and bar. A design-build delivery system was key to the project schedule.

Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons is presented with an Excellence in the mechanical $2-10 million category for The Summit Assisted Living Facility. The mechanical work consisted of the largest variable refrigerant flow system in Delaware at the time, along with rooftop energy recovery units, delivering over 12,000CFM of air. The refrigerant pipe for the entire building totaled over 26,000 lineal feet and the entire system provided over 450 tons of air conditioning.

In GC/CM $5-10 million, Wohlsen Construction is honored with an Excellence for the Mears Medical Office Building. Wohlsen was hired by Nanticoke Health Services to complete the new, two-story medical office building in Seaford. Designed by Becker Morgan Group, Inc., the 33,000 sq. ft. building connects two existing buildings, creating one large and convenient facility.

A & H Metals is awarded an Excellence in the specialty trade category miscellaneous and ornamental metals. A & H Metals is proud of its contributions to the Delaware Tech renovation, helping to transform the outdated courtyard into a highly functional, attractive space for students, faculty and visitors to enjoy.

In the GC/CM $2-5 million category, Nowland Associates is presented with Excellence for the BuDe Winery Production Building. Chateau BuDe Winery selected Nowland to design and build their new state-of-the-art wine processing facility in Chesapeake City, MD. This one-of-a-kind facility was fast-tracked to be ready to open for the winery’s first harvest.

In the GC/CM $2-5 million category, BPGS Construction is awarded an Excellence for the Philadelphia Union Soccer Team’s Training Facility. The project was a renovation/restoration of a 16,000 sq. ft. existing structure. Constructed in the 1930s, it was an annex to the Delaware County Electric Company. The structure sat abandoned for over 50 years before being converted into a world class training facility for MSL’s Philadelphia Union.

Excellence in Construction Award Winners 2016

"This program recognizes the best of the best in the construction industry in Delaware and jobs our members do in surrounding states," said ABC Delaware President Ed Capodanno. "The program is open to and ABC Delaware general contractor or subcontractor. Our judges represent a cross section of the construction industry, but are not members of ABC Delaware. Thanks to the judges and all the companies who participated in this year's program."

In the specialty trade category concrete/masonry, GFP Cement is awarded an Excellence for the Crozer Ambulatory Care Center. Linac Vaults are specialized concrete structures which had specific density requirements as determined by a project physicist to house the operations of Radiation Oncology. GFP Cement Contractors’ commitment to quality, performance and safety lead this project to a successful completion.

Nickle Electrical Companies is presented an Excellence in the electrical under $2 million category for SevOne. Nickle electricians were charged with installing a new 2,500-amp electrical service, new lighting controls, branch circuits, floor boxes, tele/data, fire alarms, television monitors and supports, and control points with the State of Delaware’s Department of Technology and Information.

Wayman Fire Protection is awarded and Excellence for the specialty trade category fire sprinkler/alarm systems at Sugar House Casino. To ensure code compliance, we installed three layers of protection in the same vertical space: at the roof, under mechanicals and below ceilings. This unique project involved constant teamwork to get the job completed safely and on schedule.

In the GC/CM $2-5 million category, Wohlsen Construction is presented with an Excellence for The Rockford Center Children’s Addition. Universal Health Services selected the team of Wohlsen Construction and Array Architects to provide integrated project delivery services for a 15,000 sq. ft. addition to the children’s facility at the Rockford Center in Newark.

Service Unlimited is awarded an Excellence in under $2 million mechanical contractor category for McGrory Glass Plant ac & dehumidification. Service Unlimited’s  2 project Carrier 60-ton humidimizer systems with Carrier i-Vu web-based BACnet control system and duct sox air distribution to provided temperature and humidity control for McGrory’s 80,000 sq. ft. glass manufacturing facility.

The Tri-M Group is awarded an Excellence in the electrical $2-10 million category for Guardian Life Insurance. Tri-M’s scope of work included branch power, electrical distribution equipment, lighting, lighting control, fire alarm, security, AV raceways and telecommunications for the new 281,680 sq. ft. state-of-the-art building for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

Bancroft Construction is honored with an Excellence for the Northern Resource Center in GC/CM $5-10 million. The Northern Region headquarters for the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay was constructed on seven acres of land on Old Baltimore Pike in Newark. The 17,000 sq. ft. service center is built to serve 16,000 girls and adult volunteers.

In the specialty trade category of steel fabrication/erection under $2 million, RC Fabricators is awarded an Excellence for the Johns Hopkins University San Martin Drive Pedestrian Bridge. From estimating through erection, JHU’s San Martin Drive Pedestrian Bridge was a challenge. Designated Forest Conservation Easement with equipment restrictions, brutal topography and Mother Nature prove no match to the determination, innovation and skill of RC Fab’s team.

Corrado Construction is presented an Excellence for the University of Delaware’s South Academy Residence Hall Utility project.  The project consisted of upgrading the campus steam and chilled water system in order to provide steam utilities to the future site of a university residence hall. The project also consisted of upgrading the steam/condensate and chilled water to several other older buildings.

In the GC/CM  $5-10 million category, GGA Construction is awarded an Excellence for 58 East Main Street Plaza.  This 4-story mixed-use project consists of first floor retail and covered parking and three stories of student apartments. In order to open before the academic school year, a design-build delivery system was used to accelerate the construction schedule.

County Insulation is awarded an Excellence in the specialty trade insulation category for the MDavis and Phillips 66 Hydrogen Recovery Unit.  The overall concept of skid mounted process units such as this project is a shop fabricated process that allows for unites to be constructed in a climate controlled warehouse which greatly increases the safety and the overall quality of the workmanship.

Merit Award Winners

In the GC/CM $5-10 million category, EDiS Company is presented a Merit for the Delaware History Museum Renovation and Expansion. The Delaware Historical Society and EDiS partnered to incorporate Delaware History Museum and Old Town Hall for a museum expansion. Changes included updates to the façade, MEP systems and ADA accessibility as well as the construction of a glass building connector.

Assurance Media is receiving a Merit in the specialty trade contractor building security & monitoring category for Positive Outcomes Charter School surveillance upgrade. Assurance Media designed and installed a custom IP-based surveillance system for Positive Outcomes incorporating 48 HD cameras of various manufacturers and sizes complete with network hardware and a robust surveillance server.

SC & A Construction is honored with a Merit for the Astra Zeneca FOC South Wing Upgrades and Renovations in the GC/CM $2-5 million category along with a Green award. This was an opportunity to update a local icon. In addition to modern design, carefully selected materials and careful retrofit of two new AHUs, the project team enhanced mechanical and electrical systems serving over 50,000 sq. ft. of office space.

In the specialty trade metal plate wall panels category, A& H Metals is presented a Merit for the AIG 600 North King Street Building. A & H Metals is very proud to be part of the renovation of AIG’s 11-story North King Street Building. The modern transformation of the building reflects the hard work and efforts from the entire team.

George & Lynch is honored in the site/civil $2-5 million category with a Merit for the DelDOT Bridgeville Maintenance Yard Development. The existing yard in Seaford has been outgrown and had flooding issues. The existing facilities were in need of replacement. The new site is more centrally located and allowed for a more efficient site design.

In the GC/CM $5-10 million category, Wohlsen Construction is presented a Merit for the Westminster Village Dover project.  Wohlsen completed the selective demolition and renovation of Presbyterian Senior Living’s occupied skilled nursing facility. Designed by RLPS, the changes help Westminster Village provide better care and more comfortable and attractive environment for their residents.

Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons is honored with a Merit in the mechanical $2-10 million category for the Beebe Hospital School of Nursing. The new three-story nursing center was completed over an 18-onth period and although it was preliminarily over budget, the recommendations of Degli Obizzi & Sons ensure the project was completed on time and under budget.

BPGS is awarded a Merit in the under $2 million category for The Mill. The project was an interior fit-out occupying the 4th floor of the Nemours Building. This 12,000 sq. ft. co-working space contains a full kitchen/bar area, display cases housing patent models from Hagley Museum and a 28-foot docking station.

Nowland Associates is honored with a Merit in the GC/CM category $2-5 million for the Wilmington Friends School Classroom Addition and Library Renovation. Wilmington Friends chose Nowland to manage the construction of their new Global Learning Center. Embodying the school’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the project succeeds as a net-zero facility, and will endure to serve the community for decades.

In the specialty trade category for asbestos abatement category, the County Group Companies is honored with a Merit for the TRI-Supply asbestos abatement project. The remediation of the former Kaneka site, now TRI-Supply, was no small task. The site presented a host of safety issues; extreme heights, heat, cold, extremely heavy objects and high winds. Extreme vigilance regarding safety and environmental regulation made this a successful project.

Richard Y. Johnson & Son is awarded a Merit in the GC/CM category $5-10 million for the Lewes Public Library. The project required close coordination with the Town of Lewes, DelDOT and DNREC, all stakeholders in the property development. Coordination of a new pedestrian and vehicular railroad crossing, removal of unsuitable and contaminated soils and the integration of a new trailhead facility all contributed to a challenging project.


In the GC/CM $2-5 million category, Bancroft Construction is presented a Merit for the Incubator Lab fit-out at STAR. The DTP Incubator Lab fit-out involved the construction of 11 R & D incubator labs and administrative areas within a 12,000 sq. ft. area of core and shell space within the College of Health Sciences building on the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus.

In the mechanical under $2 million, Worth & Company is awarded a Merit for the AIG 600 North King Street Building.  Worth was charged with constructing and installing the mechanical piping, plumbing and HVAC work for the project. The team demonstrated superior quality workmanship and utilized every aspect of the company’s resources to successfully meet the customer’s expectations.


In the GC/CM category of $10 million and over, BPGS is honored with a Merit for the Market Street Village project in Wilmington. The project is a renovation that converted 3 historic properties into 76 new one and two-bedroom apartments. The buildings were previously the WSFS building, Woolworth’s drug store, and a furniture store converted to a garage. The project required partnerships with the city, Delaware State Housing Authority and Historic Downtown Development.

This year’s Green Award winners are:

RC Fabricators :Johns Hopkins University San Martin Drive Pedestrian Bridge
Richard Y. Johnson:   Lewes Public Library