About the Craftsmanship Awards

For more than 79 years, the Building Congress & Exchange has honored and recognized 2016_craftsmanship_logo_finalindividuals within the construction industry for their exemplary skill and outstanding workmanship. Each nominated project is judged based on overall craftsmanship including the quality of work, complexity of both technical and design challenges and the level of difficulty with site conditions, constraints and time frame.

CLICK HERE for the 2017 Craftsmanship Awards nomination forms.

On November 3, 2016 the Building Congress & Exchange honored 21 craftsmen, 4 high school students, issued the second annual Rising Star and introduced the Judge’s Choice Award.

YouTube-logo-full_colorPlease view the 2016 winning video presentations on our You Tube channel or view the slideshow below.


2016 Craftsmanship Award Winning Projects

  • MIKE WOOTERS - Banner Masonry Corporation - Butler Stone Site Walls- Bryn Mawr School Northern Parkway Entrance Signsrn
  • ROBERT BRUSH/ BOB WHITLOCK- Baltimore Steel Erectors- Stainless & Exposed StructuralrnSteel Framing - UMB Lexington Garage Entry Canopiesrn
  • VERNON VERMILLION- The Poole and Kent Corporation - Power Generation, Distribution andrnSwitchgear - Combined Heat and Power Plantrn
  • ERIC TIMMONS - Enterprise Electric Company - Power Generation, Distribution andrnSwitchgear - BGE Electric Service and DistributionrnReplacement - G&E Buildingrn
  • MIKE SMITH - Campitelli Masonry, Inc. - Unit Masonry - Rita Church Community Center Gymnasiumrn
  • TROY SHEWELL - Fingles Metalworks, Inc. - Escalators, Ornamental Metals and Metal Fabrication - WMATA - 128 Escalator Replacement Projectrn
  • EARL SCOTT - Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc. - Finishes, Plaster & Copper Flashing - Archbishop's ResidencernRenovationrn
  • HECTOR RIVERA - Champion Brothers, Inc. - Interior Stairwell, Wood Trim - Caves Valley First Hole Cottagesrn
  • DANIEL RAMIREZ - Hilgartner Natural Stone Company, Inc. - Interior Stone and Marble - Hilgartner Natural Stone Company Headquarters Buildingrn
  • JOHN MINIHANE - Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc. - Rough Carpentry - JHU Latrobe Hall -Cupola Restoration rn
  • JOE LILLIBRIDGE - Enterprise Electric Company - Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear - UMB Medical School Teaching Facility - HVAC Upgradesrn
  • JOSE RAMIREZ - Hilgartner Natural Stone Company, Inc. - Interior Stone and Marble - Gilchrist Hospice Center - New Contemplation Room Additionrn
  • GREG GUERIN - Eastern Caisson Corporation - Underpinning, Foundations and Excavations - rnTowson University Burdick Hall Expansion rn
  • MICHAEL GILLESPIE - Green Contracting Company, Inc. - HVAC Piping - NCI Frederick Building 1040 - Chilled Water Plantrn
  • CHRIS GELLIEN - Urban Sign Company, Inc. - Lighting Systems - UMBC Monumental Signrn
  • JOE CHAMPION - Champion Brothers, Inc. - Architectural Millwork - Caves Valley First Hole Cottagesrn
  • JOSH BRUNDIGE - Standard Restoration - Historic Brick & Stone Restoration - UMB Pine Street Police Station Restorationrn
  • BRIAN BORROR - Mitre Wright Woodworking, Inc. - Architectural Millwork, Casework and Laminates - Hotel Indigorn
  • ROMARIO AMAYA - Roman Mosaic & Tile Company - Ceramic Tile and Terrazzo - Atholton High Schoolrn
  • BRIAN FERGUSON - Eastern Glass & Glazing, Inc. - Windows and Storefronts - JHU Applied Physics Labrn