Posted by MiniCo on May 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM


American Buildings Company (ABC) recently named winners of its 2013 Excellence in Design Awards. For more than 10 years, ABC has recognized its network of Builders and Roofers for their innovation and distinction in design from projects completed the previous year.

The highly anticipated Excellence in Design Awards competition is open to all authorized ABC Builders and Architectural Metal Systems (AMS) Roofers. Winners are selected by a panel of impartial judges.

This year, judges chose from more than 125 entries to select the best projects in each of the following categories: Agricultural; Church/Religious Center; Commercial; Government/Institutional; Green Building; Manufacturing/Industrial; Office; Recreation; Retail; Retrofit Roofing; Roofing; Self Storage; Transportation and Warehouse/Distribution.

 Winners and honorable mentions are announced for each category. The nominees then go on to compete for the Excellence in Design’s top two awards: Building of the Year and Roof of the Year.

 “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our network of Builders and Roofers,” said Ron Kuenkler, President of American Buildings Company. “We are honored to work with such a talented group and were impressed with the many deserving projects that were entered in this year’s Excellence in Design awards.”

 The winners are as follows:

  • Building of the Year – South Seattle Transfer and Recycling Station

Location: Seattle, Wash.

Builder: PHI Construction, Inc.

  • Roof of the Year – Liberty County Career Academy

Location: Walthourville, Ga.

Roofer: Eastern Corporation

  • Agricultural Facility – B & D Dairy

Location: Pound, Wis.

Builder: Keller, Inc.

  • Auto Dealership – Porsche of Tacoma

Location: Tacoma, Wash.

Builder: Accrete Construction, LLC.

  • Church/Religious Center – Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Location: Edneyville, N.C.

Builder: Carolina Specialties Construction, LLC

  • Commercial Facility – Cooper’s Hawk Winery

Location: Essex, Ontario

Builder: James Sylvestre Enterprises

  • Government/Institutional Facility – Eagle Valley Middle School

Location: Carson City, Nev.

Builder: Miles Construction

  • Green Building – Dover Air Force Base – Chapel

Location: Dover, Del.

Builder: Gardiner & Gardiner Contracting, LLC

  • Manufacturing/Industrial Facility – Hyrdo Systems

Location: Newtown, Ohio

Builder: Roberts Construction, Inc.

  • Miscellaneous – Mossman-Nguyen Residence

Location: Oakland, Calif.

Builder: Metal Building Company

  • Office Facility – Universal Industries

Location: Lloydminster, Alberta

Builder: Bexson Construction, Ltd.

  • Recreation Facility – Hesperia Cinema 12

Location: Hesperia, Calif.

Builder: Salter and Son, Inc.

  • Retail Facility – Erik’s Bike Shop

Location: Madison, Wis.

Builder: The Renschler Company

  • Roofing – Calera Middle School

Location: Calera, Ala.

Roofer: Eastern Corporation

  • Transportation Facility – Inland Kenworth

Location: El Cajon, Calif.

Builder: Lord Constructors, Inc.

  • Warehouse/Distribution Facility – John Deere Core Consolidation Center

Location: Strafford, Mo.

Builder: Williams Construction, Inc.

About American Buildings Company (ABC)

For more than 65 years American Buildings Company has been pioneering the design, manufacture and delivery of metal buildings and roofing systems that set the industry standard.  From industrial and commercial structures to tailored projects for the automotive, retail and transportation industries, the ABC family of more than 850 authorized Builders has the expertise to exceed expectations for custom engineered metal building projects in a variety of industry segments.  Headquartered in Eufaula, Ala., with engineering and manufacturing centers located throughout the U.S., ABC delivers a proven combination of products, technology, and customer service to accurately execute projects on time and on budget.  For more information on American Buildings Company, visit their website at