Lund-Ross Earns National Excellence in Construction Award
Story from "Inside Business" in the Omaha World Herald
March 19, 2012 – Lund-Ross Constructors, Inc., has won national recognition for their work on the Hughes-Irons building project in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The project was in the Preservation/Historical Restoration - Less than $10 Million category of ABC's National Excellence in Construction competition. Lund-Ross Constructors received the prestigious national Eagle Award at ABC's 22nd annual Excellence In Construction Awards celebration at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
"Associated Builders & Contractors is proud to recognize Lund-Ross Constructors for its outstanding work on the Hughes-Irons building project," said Michael D. Belleman, ABC president and CEO. "This project embodies a commitment to innovation, safety and superior craftsmanship through creativity and skill."
The Excellence In Construction awards program is the industry's leading competition, developed to honor 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 overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
Lund-Ross performed interior demolition, structural repairs, and façade, flooring and window restorations to turn a 94-year-old auto dealership into high-end residential and commercial space.
A national panel of industry experts served as judges for the competition. This year's panel of judges included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.
Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 74 chapters representing 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms.