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."

DiSabatino Construction is awarded an Excellence in the GC/CM $10-15 million category for Phase 1 of The Flats Redevelopment. The project was an exciting and challenging project that revitalized 2 blocks of an over 100-year-old neighborhood in Wilmington. The project team, which was over 70% ABC Delaware members, worked hard to complete the project ahead of schedule and under budget.

In the specialty category of carpentry and drywall/acoustical, Spacecon is presented with an Excellence for The Archer Group. Spacecon was proud to be a part of Bancroft Construction Company’s team to fit-out the Archer Group’s new office space in Wilmington. This tenant fit-out was a modern and open layout in an existing building.


In the Site/Civil under $2 million category, George & Lynch is presented an Excellence. With only 14 days to complete, George & Lynch completely replace an existing old railroad crossing on US 113 in Milford, DE. Using hour-by-hour scheduling, they were able to meet the milestones and provide a beautifully finished project.

In the GC/CM under $2 million category, Emory Hill received an excellence. Emory Hill & Company built the Sultana Education Foundation’s stunning new Richard & Virginia Holt Center in Chestertown’s Historic District which literally melded a 19thth century building with a new facility meeting LEED Platinum requirements to fulfill the foundation’s expansion goals.



In the mechanical $2-10 million, Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons is awarded Excellence for the University of Delaware’s South Academy Street Residence Hall. This project was built on pride with the Merit Shop construction philosophy. The building is a 120,000 square foot residence hall with the capability of housing 540 first-year students. With BIM modeling and careful planning the project was completed in a timely manner.


In the GC/CM $2-5 million category, Bancroft Construction is awarded an Excellence for The Archer Group’s 20,000 sq. ft. headquarters, which provides a new level of collaboration and creativity within the 10-story Courthouse Square building in Wilmington. The office features traditional work spaces with virtual and augmented reality technologies for the digital marketing company.



In the mechanical under $2 million category, J.F. Sobieski Mechanical is honored with an excellence for its work at CSC. CSC Headquarters, a 148,000 sq.ft., 4-story building comprising the most state of the art work space offers the employees conveniences such as a fully catered cafeteria, break areas throughout, mother and quiet rooms and roof top picnic areas on the green roof.

Merit Award Winners


Bausum & Duckett Electrical is honored with a Merit in the electrical $2-10 million category for Insignia on M in Washington, D.C. The 13-story high-rise building sits directly above the Naval Yard Ballpark Metro Station in D.C.’s Capitol riverfront neighborhood. The building contains 324 luxury apartments, 11,00 sq. ft. of retail space and three levels of below grade parking.

In the GC/CM $5-10 million category, a Merit is awarded to The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company for the first phase of a new academic building for Washington College in Chestertown, MD. The project included demolition of the existing building and construction of a new 14,400 sq. ft. building which houses offices, classrooms, laboratory space and study areas. The project is pursuing LEED Gold certification.