Straub Construction was presented two “Excellence in Construction” (EIC) awards by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Heart of America Chapter. Each project team was recognized during the ABC’s annual awards banquet at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Projects earning the prestigious EIC awards were:
- Westmor Industries Expansion, a $3.2 million project in Shawnee, Kansas, won in the industrial under $5 million category
- Heer’s Building a $12.2 million project in Springfield, Missouri won in the historic restoration/renovation category
- The Creamery located in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Missouri was a nominee in the commercial under $5 million category.
When asked about the Heer’s Building project, Dalmark Group’s CEO, Jim Nichols had this to say, “The high profile nature of this project and its impact on the revitalization of downtown Springfield required a level of commitment that Straub Construction appreciated and displayed throughout this project. Their performance exemplifies what it means to deliver a project within budget, on schedule and built within quality and safety standards the first time.”
The award-winning projects illustrate Straub Construction Company’s diversity as a general contractor. One included a fast tracked schedule for an industrial expansion while the other involved the renovation of a 100 year old historic space located within a busy downtown corridor.
Celebrating over 95 years in construction, Straub Construction Company has won other awards, including Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Small Businesses, Kansas City, KS Small Business of the Year, Best Places to Work, Capstone awards and more.
“Thank you for helping to construct our new Truck Shop. You and your team have provided exemplary services throughout the entire process. We suspected during our first few meetings that your company’s values and capabilities would be a great fit for our project, and now that the project is nearing completion we are confident that our intuition was absolutely correct.” Jason Soulon, Branch Manager, Westmor Industries.
About the projects:
Westmor Industries Expansion: Straub Construction met with Westmor to help establish a budget and space plan that would meet their growing production needs. As this was a design build project, Straub Construction took the concept the customer had and then made it come to life on paper and then in reality. Compared to the initial budget, Straub Construction was able to save the customer $50,000 during the construction process while still adding in numerous changes to their shop to make it perfect at not initial cost to them.
The Heer’s Building: Implementation of an ongoing quality control program was made even more imperative by the abbreviated construction schedule for the historic renovation of this 158,000 sf building. Because of this, Straub Construction’s management team implemented a continuous detail-oriented inspection schedule for all phases of work. This included foundation stabilization, rough framing, window installation, mechanical systems installation and final building finishes. The success of this proactive quality control program throughout the duration of the project greatly aided efforts in affording the Owner the ability to pre-lease the luxury units with confidence that the Straub team would complete the project on time.