Excellence in Construction Competition

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky seek to recognize the outstanding projects built by our members. Such recognition builds greater awareness in our local communities of the quality of work produced by Merit Shop contractors and their employees. Furthermore, the Excellence in Construction competition represents the quality of the companies in ABC.

The awards given are:

  • Award of Excellence in Construction 
    • This Award honors the skill and creativity of the entire team- contractor, owner, architect, and engineer- responsible for an outstanding project. The award recipients excel in innovation, quality, communication, and safety.
  • James W. Rabold Award of Safety Excellence
    • This Award honors the exemplary safety professionals employed by ABC members. This award is given to a representative from each council who embodies the safety principles valued by ABC and to those who take the extra step to ensure all craft professionals return home safely each night.
  • Douglas Trolson Image Award: Model Member
    • This Award is given to an outstanding ABC member for their involvement and support of ABC, for their commitment to the merit shop, and for their involvement in the industry as a whole.
  • Douglas Trolson Image Award: Member Participation Award
    • This Award is given to the Award of Excellence recipient who used the most ABC member companies to complete their winning project.

Timeline of Events:
April 2, 2021: Applications available to members
May 21st, 2021: Deadline to submit applications
June 18th, 2021: Judges Panel reviews projects
July 21st, 2021: Winners notified
August 13th, 2021 Winner Packets Due
September 30th: Winners recognized at the Merit Shop Construction Awards Gala

2021 Award Submissions

Award of Excellence in Construction (Online Application | Download/Print Application (docx))
James W. Rabold Award of Safety Excellence (Download/Print Application (pdf))

Douglas Trolson Image Award: Model Member (Download/Print Application (docx))

Past Winners