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Building Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding diversity, innovation initiatives and construction projects

AGC (Associated General Contractors) Kansas City celebrated the recent achievements of members in the biennial Building Excellence Awards ceremony, which honors outstanding efforts in diversity and inclusion, technology and innovation, and construction projects demonstrating the pinnacles of excellence.

Photo by Miles Boyer

The night kicked off with a networking cocktail hour in the Living Room of Kansas City’s downtown KC LIVE! event space, followed by the awards ceremony and dinner.

Parker Young, AGC Kansas City Chapter Board of Directors president and principal at Straub Construction, started the program with a historic announcement about the coming unification of AGC Kansas City and The Builders’ Association (click here for details).

Local multimedia personality Hartzell Gray emceed the awards ceremony, recognizing the outstanding achievements of the finalists and winners and celebrating the efforts of all 150+ attending members and their advancement of the industry.

JE Dunn Construction Company was among the nine companies awarded top honors during the June 8 program. The firm won Project of the Year by a General Contractor ($100-$250 million) for the work they did constructing the Loews Kansas City Hotel, located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Nominations for the Building Excellence Awards opened early in 2022, and submissions were received from firms throughout the Mid-America region covered by the AGC Kansas City Chapter.

A panel of judges met this spring to determine the finalists and winners for each of the 10 categories recognized during the program. Rau Construction Company was the only firm to take home the top honor in two different Project of the Year categories.

Winners and finalists are recognized throughout the Summer 2022 issue of Modern Builder.