Carolinas Construction Leaders Receive Top Honors

Jan 26, 2010, 08:00 ET from Carolinas Associated General Contractors

Carolinas AGC Announces 2009 Pinnacle Award Winners

CHARLOTTE, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Carolinas Associated General Contractors (AGC) announces the winners of its 2009 Pinnacle Awards for outstanding achievement in the commercial construction industry.


CT Wilson Construction Company, Inc., Durham, NC

Founded in 1952, CT Wilson is a $50 million firm specializing in complex projects, from education buildings, healthcare facilities, government, and religious, to historic renovations and restorations. The judges gave CT Wilson top marks for high safety standards, contribution to industry & community, and exemplary treatment of employees. Visit CT Wilson Construction at


Concrete Supply Company, Charlotte, NC

Concrete Supply is a 51-year-old ready-mix specialist company with over 30 plant locations across the Carolinas. Judges gave Concrete Supply high marks for "an exceptional company culture." Visit Concrete Supply Company at


Forsyth Medical Center Expansion & Renovation, Winston-Salem, NC

Rodgers/Rentenbach, Charlotte, NC

This project actually involved five separate construction projects totaling over one million square feet. Scope changes and construction challenges included multiple phase renovations, infrastructure improvements, and major utility relocations, all while the hospital itself continued to safely operate. The Rodgers/Rentenbach team delivered the Forsyth Medical Center Master Plan projects ahead of schedule and well below budget, despite an unprecedented increase in market prices from initial budget.

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The Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Skanska USA Building, Durham, NC

Barnhill Contracting Co., Raleigh, NC

This project represents the largest construction project ever undertaken by the City of Raleigh, and is Raleigh's first city building to track for LEED® certification. Portions of the building are actually situated under three busy urban streets, and required construction of concrete and steel bridges to carry the street traffic. This massive project was delivered on time and within budget—termed by the architect team as "simply a remarkable project."

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James A. Loughlin Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wilmington, NC

Crowder Construction Company, Apex, NC

This was one of the largest construction projects in the history of New Hanover County—it doubled the capacity of the existing 40-year-old plant to accommodate 16 million gallons per day. The Loughlin plant operated continuously while new construction went on around it. This process was made smoother by a formal partnering session at the outset, and a teamwork approach to the design modifications throughout the project. The expansion was completed on time and $6 million under budget. Crowder and its subcontractors worked 800,000 hours without a single lost time accident over the span of three years. The safety accomplishments were recognized by NC Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry. For more information visit


Mr. Bob Kipp

Charter Executive Director of the Common Ground Alliance

This award recognizes an individual outside the construction industry whose efforts have contributed to its betterment and to the Carolinas' overall economic welfare. Bob Kipp has taken a fledgling organization and nursed it into one of the most respected underground utility safety and damage prevention organizations in North America. Visit the Common Ground Alliance at


Stephen P. Gennett

Retiring President & CEO, Carolinas AGC

This unique award honors an entire lifetime of work by Steve Gennett, Carolinas AGC's retiring President & CEO. Steve has given 40-plus years of service to the construction industry, all in the service of two AGC chapters.

The CAGC Pinnacle Awards competition is co-sponsored by CPA firm Greer & Walker and the law firm of Johnston, Allison & Hord, both based in Charlotte. For information on the Carolinas AGC Pinnacle Awards visit Get Involved.

Carolinas AGC's 2,800+ member firms in North and South Carolina perform or support 75% of commercial and industrial construction (buildings, highways/bridges, utility facilities) in the two states. Visit Carolinas AGC at

For additional information, including project photos:

Lori Tharp, Carolinas AGC

(704) 372-1450, ext. 5227;

SOURCE Carolinas Associated General Contractors