Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington held its 2017 Excellence in Construction Awards last night, with a pair of South Sound builders taking home awards during the ceremony.
Auburn’s Donovan Brothers won three awards at the event. The company was recognized in the Commercial Construction ($1 million to $5 million) for its work on an 8,481-square-foot Poulsbo Retail complex, in which a car wash and two major tenants had already signed leases, necessitating Donovan Brothers to coordinate the requirements of each tenant to ensure that each space met their needs. With a completion date was driven primarily by Starbucks’ grand opening, the company built the project in one of the wettest winters in the state’s history — and yet Donovan Brothers completed the project early and within budget.
The company also received an award in the Health Care category for improvements on the Franciscan Medical Pavilion in Auburn, and an Open Air Structure award for the New Community Church’s new, convertible year-round gathering place in Maple Valley.
Tacoma-based Air Systems Engineering, Inc., also received a Mechanical Construction award for its work on HVAC improvements at Tacoma Medical. The company had designed and installed the original HVAC for the facility in the early 1990s, but the building had gone under new ownership and leased to new tenants since, with the spaces undergoing massive floor plan modifications. ASEI negotiated with the new owners to replace the primary HVAC systems and front-end controls system while working in concert with new contractors performing tenant improvement work.