BC&E Elects New Executive Committee and Four New Directors

(Towson, Md. Jan. 4, 2018) –– The Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) elected a new Executive Committee and four new directors, who all began their new roles and terms on Jan. 1.

The members of the 2018 Executive Committee are President: John Prusak, Johnson Controls, Inc.; President-Elect: Marty Copsey, MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLC; Vice President: Wayne Matheu, Enterprise Electric Company; Treasurer: Amy Mercurio, Johns Hopkins University Facilities & Real Estate and Secretary: Michael Martin, Live Green Landscape Associates, LLC

The four new directors, each serving a three-year term, are Marianne Crampton, MK Consulting Engineers, LLC; Trey Kistler, G.E. Tignall & Co., Inc.; Tom Iacoboni, Iacoboni Site Specialists, Inc. and Brian Young, Vulcan Materials Company.

The new directors join board members Joe Bailey, Lewis Contractors; Ted Bowes, Excell Concrete Construction, LLC; David Brodie, Wohlsen Construction Company; Curtis Dalsimer, JC Porter Construction; R. Nelson Oster, HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.; and Rick Scheetz, Gray & Son, Inc./Maryland Paving, Inc.

Former BC&E President Ed Joffe of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.; former BC&E Vice President Gary Berger of HMS Insurance Associates and Directors Kevin McCarthy of James Posey Associates, Inc., Laura Thul Penza of Penza Bailey Architects and Donna Venerable-Davis of D&L Cleanup, LLC. retired from the board at the end of the year.

Founded in 1888, the Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) is Metropolitan Baltimore’s premier organization for networking, education and business development for professionals in all facets of the construction industry. BC&E currently has more than 180 member companies representing general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, interior designers and building owners as well as associated professionals in finance, insurance, law, bonding and other industries.

For more information about the Building Congress & Exchange, please visit www.bcebaltimore.org.

Building Congress & Exchange Recognizes Craftsmen with Annual Awards

(Towson, Md. Nov. 22, 2017) –– The Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) honored and recognized the extraordinary skill and talent of 20 individuals from the construction and design industry at the 79th Annual Craftsmanship Awards on Nov. 2 at the Warehouse at Camden Yards. The winners represent all facets of the industry.

Over two days in June, the Craftsmanship Committee judged 46 nominations that ranged from specialty painting and lighting to HVAC, carpentry, stone and iron work. Each nominated project was judged based on overall craftsmanship including the quality of work, complexity of both technical and design challenges and the level of difficulty.

A complete list of winners is located on page 2. To review videos about the winning craftsmen and their work, please visit the BC&E website at https://www.bcebaltimore.org/about-the-craftsmanship-awards.

During the evening, the Building Congress & Exchange Foundation also honored four promising high school students with Future Craftsman and Design Awards: Hailey Brennan from Dulaney High School, for HVAC & Engineering; Joseph Schlick from Western School of Technology, for Mechanical Construction/Plumbing; Trevor Wimmer from Carroll County Career and Technology Center, for Welding; and Benjamin Hamann from Harford Technical High School, for Carpentry. In addition to recognition for their achievements, these students also receive scholarships to pursue further training, degrees or supplies to begin work in the construction or design field.

For the second year, the Building Congress & Exchange awarded the Judge’s Choice Award. This award recognizes the best craftsmanship of the 20 winners. This year’s award recipient was Doug Wilder from Elite Restoration for his Masonry – Exterior Stone work on the Ellicott City Flood Retaining Wall.

The third annual Rising Star Award, which recognizes an outstanding young craftsman who exceeds their company’s expectations and shows exceptional skills and promise in the industry, was awarded to Tarrell Lessane, a Marble Finisher Trainee with Hilgartner Natural Stone Company, Inc.

 79th ANNUAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS

The Lodge at Homewood Willow Ponds

JEREMIAH OTT
Fine Line Trim, LLC
Architectural Millwork, Casework
and Laminates

SHANE FANNIN
Robey, Inc.
Drywall, Rulon Ceiling, Faux Trusses

KEITH KRAMER
Hanover Iron Works
Ornamental Metal

Severna Park High School –
Mechanical Room 112

TREY KISTLER
GE Tignall & Co., Inc.
Mechanical – HVAC Piping

Baltimore City Project

MIKE SANTORO, JR.
DL Boyd, Inc.
Finishes – Plaster

KELLY WALKER
Baltimore Artstar, LLC
Specialty Painting

Mount Vernon Washington Monument
Historic Restoration

LUCAS HARMON
Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc.
Masonry – Exterior Stone, Interior Stone
and Marble, Conservation and Restoration

MATTHEW HANKINS
Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc.
Doors, Windows and Hardware

DUSTIN HAUGLAND
Ruff Roofers
Roofing Restoration and New Roofing

Ellicott City Flood Retaining Wall

DOUG WILDER
Elite Restoration
Masonry – Exterior Stone

Howard County Project

BILL SCHNETZLER
Cabinet Max Corp/Petrafab
Architectural Millwork, Casework
and Laminates

Wilde Lake Middle School

ROMARIO AMAYA
Roman Mosaic & Tile Company
Ceramic Tile and Terrazzo

Archbishop Spalding High School
Auditorium Renovation

DEMETRIOS NOMIKOS, JR.
Southern Acoustics
Drywall

Center Stage Renovation & Addition

STEVE SEATON
Valid Electric Company, Inc.
Power Generation, Distribution
and Switchgear

MATTHEW PESKIE
Masque Sound
Electrical Audio-Visual Systems

Remington Row

KARL KRESS
Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc.
Masonry – Brick Veneer and Cast Stone

Baltimore City Project

DAVE COLSTON
Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc.
Masonry – Exterior Stone

ERIC RILL
Douglas Electric & Lighting
Lighting Systems, Power Generation,
Distribution and Switchgear

AARON FRY
SWF Industrial, Inc.
Metal Fabrication, Rigging of
Copper Still and Installation

JERRY TAYLOR
Baltimore Fabrication, LLC
Ornamental Metal and Metal Fabrication

Professionals from many facets of construction industry comprise new BC&E Board

(Towson, Md. January 1, 2017) –– The Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) is pleased to announce its new Executive Committee and Board of Directors for 2017.

The 2017 Executive Committee includes: President Ed Joffe of Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.; President-Elect John Prusak of Johnson Controls; Vice President Gary Berger of HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.; Treasurer Marty Copsey of MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLC; and Secretary Wayne Matheu of Enterprise Electric Company.

Three new directors joined the BC&E Board as of Jan. 1, 2017: Joe Bailey of Lewis Contractors, David Brodie of Wohlsen Construction, and Rick Scheetz of Gray & Son/Maryland Paving Management.

They join returning directors: Ted Bowes of Excell Concrete, Curtis Dalsimer of Plano-Coudon Construction, Michael Martin of Live Green Landscape Associates, Kevin McCarthy of James Posey Associates, Amy Mercurio of Johns Hopkins University Facilities & Real Estate, R. Nelson Oster of HMS Insurance Associates, Laura Penza of Penza Bailey Architects, and Donna Venerable-Davis of D&L Cleanup, LLC.

BC&E is Metropolitan Baltimore’s premier organization for networking, education and business development for professionals in the construction industry. The organization has nearly 190 member companies representing all facets of the industry. For more information, visit www.bcebaltimore.org.

Building Congress & Exchange Honors Talented Craftsmen with Annual Awards

(Towson, Md. Nov. 3, 2016) –– The Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) honored and recognized the extraordinary skill and talent of 21 individuals from the construction and design industry at the 78th Annual Craftsmanship Awards on Nov. 3 at the Warehouse at Camden Yards. The winners represent all facets of the industry.

Ove three days in June, the Craftsmanship Committee judged 49 nominations that ranged from architectural millwork and lighting to HVAC, carpentry, stone and metals. Each nominated project was judged based on overall craftsmanship including the quality of work, complexity of both technical and design challenges and the level of difficulty.

A complete list of winners is located below. To review videos about the winning craftsmen and their work, please visit the BC&E website at https://www.bcebaltimore.org/about-the-craftsmanship-awards/.

During the evening, the Building Congress & Exchange Foundation also honored four promising high school students with Future Craftsman and Design Awards: Nicholas Calvert from Western School of Technology, for Mechanical Construction/Plumbing; Anthony Evans from Edmondson-Westside High School, for Carpentry; Spencer Koenig from Carroll County Career and Technology Center, for Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; and Jared Lafferty from Carroll County Career & Technology Center, for Welding. In addition to recognition for their achievements, these students also receive scholarships to pursue further training, degrees or supplies to begin work in the construction or design field.

New this year, the Building Congress & Exchange introduced the Judge’s Choice Award. This award recognizes the highest scoring craftsman. This year’s award recipient was Daniel Ramirez from Hilgartner Natural Stone Company for his Interior Stone and Marble work at the Hilgartner Natural Stone Company Headquarters Building.

The second annual Rising Star Award, which recognizes an outstanding young craftsman who exceeds their company’s expectations and shows exceptional skills and promise in the industry, was awarded to Matthew Anderson, a Journeyman/Chiller Mechanic with Johnson Controls, Inc.

78th ANNUAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS

ROMARIO AMAYA
Roman Mosaic & Tile Company
Ceramic Tile and Terrazzo
Atholton High School

BRIAN BORROR
Mitre Wright Woodworking, Inc.
Architectural Millwork, Casework and
Laminates
Hotel Indigo

JOSH BRUNDIGE
Standard Restoration
Historic Brick & Stone Restoration
UMB Pine Street Police Station
Restoration

ROBERT BRUSH/ BOB WHITLOCK
Baltimore Steel Erectors
Stainless & Exposed Structural
Steel Framing
UMB Lexington Garage
Entry Canopies

JOE CHAMPION
Champion Brothers, Inc.
Architectural Millwork
Caves Valley First Hole Cottages

BRIAN FERGUSON
Eastern Glass & Glazing, Inc.
Windows and Storefronts
JHU Applied Physics Lab

CHRIS GELLIEN
Urban Sign Company, Inc.
Lighting Systems
UMBC Monumental Sign

MICHAEL GILLESPIE
Green Contracting Company, Inc.
HVAC Piping
NCI Frederick Building 1040 –
Chilled Water Plant

GREG GUERIN
Eastern Caisson Corporation
Underpinning, Foundations and
Excavations
Towson University Burdick Hall
Expansion

JOE LILLIBRIDGE
Enterprise Electric Company
Power Generation, Distribution and
Switchgear
UMB Medical School Teaching
Facility – HVAC Upgrades

JOHN MINIHANE
Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc.
Rough Carpentry
JHU Latrobe Hall –
Cupola Restoration

DANIEL RAMIREZ
Hilgartner Natural Stone Company, Inc.
Interior Stone and Marble
Hilgartner Natural Stone Company
Headquarters Building

JOSE RAMIREZ
Hilgartner Natural Stone Company, Inc.
Interior Stone and Marble
Gilchrist Hospice Center –
New Contemplation Room Addition

HECTOR RIVERA
Champion Brothers, Inc.
Interior Stairwell, Wood Trim
Caves Valley First Hole Cottages

EARL SCOTT
Worcester Eisenbrandt, Inc.
Finishes, Plaster & Copper Flashing
Archbishop’s Residence
Renovation

TROY SHEWELL
Fingles Metalworks, Inc.
Escalators, Ornamental Metals and
Metal Fabrication
WMATA – 128 Escalator
Replacement Project

MIKE SMITH
Campitelli Masonry, Inc.
Unit Masonry
Rita Church Community Center
Gymnasium

ERIC TIMMONS
Enterprise Electric Company
Power Generation, Distribution and
Switchgear
BGE Electric Service and Distribution
Replacement – G&E Building

VERNON VERMILLION
The Poole and Kent Corporation
Power Generation, Distribution and
Switchgear
Combined Heat and Power Plant

MIKE WOOTERS
Banner Masonry Corporation
Butler Stone Site Walls
Bryn Mawr School Northern Parkway
Entrance Signs

Building Congress & Exchange Welcomes New Directors and Executive Committee Changes

(Towson, Md. Dec. 3, 2015) –– The Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) have
elected a new Executive Committee and four new directors. Their new roles and
terms begin Jan. 1.

The 2016 Executive Committee includes President Henry “Joe” Knott III of Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc.; President-Elect Laurie McLain of Hord Coplan Macht; Vice President Ed
Joffe
of The Whiting Turner Contracting Co.; Treasurer Gary Berger of HMS Insurance Associates, Inc; and newly elected Secretary John Prusak of Johnson Controls.

The four new directors are Ted Bowes of Excell Concrete Construction, Curtis Dalsimer of Plano-Coudon Construction, Amy Mercurio of Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate and R. Nelson Oster of HMS Insurance Associates.

The new directors will be joining returning Directors Ronnie Brouillard, Kinsley Construction, Inc.; Marty Copsey, MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLC; Tom Gnau,
J. Vinton Schafer & Sons, Inc.; Michael Martin, Live Green Landscape Associates; Kevin McCarthy, James Posey Associates; Laura Penza, Penza Bailey Architects; and Donna Venerable-Davis, D&L Cleanup, LLC.

Former President Paul Hume of GWWO, Inc./Architects and former Directors David R. Erdman, United Rentals North America and Steve Workmeister, Premier Concrete, Inc. have retired from the BC&E Board.

BC&E is Metropolitan Baltimore’s premier organization for networking, education and business development for professionals in the construction industry. The organization has nearly 170 member companies representing all facets of the industry.

Building Congress & Exchange Honors Talented Craftsmen with Annual Awards

(Towson, Md. Nov. 6, 2015) –– The Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) honored and recognized extraordinary skill and talent from 20 individuals from the construction and design industry at the 77th Annual Craftsmanship Awards on Nov. 6 at the Warehouse at Camden Yards. The winners represent all facets of the industry and their projects are as diverse as their skills.

The Craftsmanship Committee spent three days and judged 39 nominations that ranged from woodwork and lighting to masonry and landscaping. Each nominated project was judged based on overall craftsmanship including the quality of work, complexity of both technical and design challenges and the level of difficulty.

A complete list of winners is located below. To review videos about the winning craftsmen and their work, please visit the BC&E website at https://www.bcebaltimore.org/about-the-craftsmanship-awards/.

During the evening, the Building Congress & Exchange Foundation also honored three promising high school students with Future Craftsman and Design Awards: Victoria Johns from Eastern Technical High School, for engineering; Jacob Long from Carroll County Career and Technology Center, for HVAC; and Tyler Cooper from Sollers Point Technical High School, for construction management. In addition to recognition for their achievements, these students also receive scholarships to pursue further training, degrees or supplies to begin work in the construction or design field.

New this year, the Building Congress & Exchange introduced the Rising Star Award, recognizing an outstanding young craftsman who exceeds their company’s expectations and shows exceptional skills and promise in the construction industry. This year’s award recipient was Andrew Colopietro, a 5th year plumber apprentice form the Poole & Kent Corporation.

 

77th ANNUAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS

University of Maryland Medical Center
Craftsman: Steve Langrill
Employer: Brown & Heim, Inc.
Type of Work: Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear

National Aquarium
Craftsman: Eric Rapsinski
Employer: Aquatic Exhibits International
Type of Work: Aquatic Life Support

Baltimore Museum of Art
Craftsman: Eric Lee Klingman
Employer: The Valley Craftsmen, LTD
Type of Work: Plaster

Baltimore Museum of Art
Craftsman: Tyler Harris
Employer: Finishes, Inc.
Type of Work: Drywall

Undisclosed Location
Craftsman: Frank West
Employer: Structural Restoration
Services, Inc.
Type of Work: Exterior Stone

Maryland Zoo
Craftsman: Jeff Reichart
Employer: Cemrock Landscapes, Inc.
Type of Work: Shotcrete Structures

Maryland Zoo
Craftsman: Allan Sutherland
Employer: Allan Sutherland Design Studios, LLC
Type of Work: Specialty Theme Painting

Maryland Zoo
Craftsman: Mick Hilleary
Employer: Total Habitat
Type of Work: Shotcrete Structure

Upper Chesapeake Cancer Center
Craftsman: Jon Wainwright
Employer: Enterprise Electric Company
Type of Work: Lighting Systems

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Cogeneration System
Craftsman: David Charles
Employer: Green Contracting
Company, Inc.
Type of Work: Co-generation Mechanical

National Aquarium
Craftsman: Mark Melonas
Employer: Luke Works
Type of Work: Ornamental Pre-cast Railing & Trim

National Aquarium
Craftsman: Rick Dimler
Employer: J.F. Fischer, Inc.
Type of Work: HVAC Piping

Grace United Methodist Church
Craftsman: Jose G. Montes
Employer: Live Green Landscape Associates, LLC
Type of Work: Hardscape

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Craftsman: German Ceballos
Employer: Allstate Floors
Type of Work: Brick Veneer

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Craftsman: Kevin Lenderking
Employer: J.F. Fischer, Inc.
Type of Work: Central utility Plant Chillers and Boilers

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Craftsman: Charlie Griffiths
Employer: Vigilant Woodworks
Type of Work: Architectural Millwork

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Craftsman: Ryan Binnie
Employer: Enterprise Electric Company
Type of Work: Combined Heat and Power Package

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Craftsman: Garry Beverly
Employer: Mahogany, Inc.
Type of Work: Woods and Plastics

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Craftsman: Tony Smetana
Employer: Enterprise Electric Company
Type of Work: Lighting & Lighting Controls

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Craftsman: Ron Smyth
Employer: The Valley Craftsmen, LTD
Type of Work: Ceilings, Bulkheads and Wall Finishes

Construction Industry Expo to Bring All Segments Under One Roof!

2015_BCEexpologo_updated_noborder_webAttendees can earn 3 Continuing Education credits at no cost

(Towson, MD April 20, 2015) — The Building Congress & Exchange will host the 3rd Annual Construction Industry Expo on Wednesday, April 22 — uniting the industry in one location.

With more than 70 exhibitors, attendees will have access to industry partners and decision makers, as well as an array of products and services. There is no cost to attend the Expo, which will take place at the Maryland Fairgrounds from 2 pm to 5 pm.

“This is the ultimate networking event,” said BC&E President Paul Hume. “It’s an opportunity to connect with other professionals in the industry, build valuable relationships and grow your business.”

This year, BC&E and AIABaltimore have partnered to bring attendees a Continuing Education Program that could earn them up to 3 CES HSW LUs at no cost. The program, which will take place during the Expo, will feature award-winning projects from BC&E Craftsmanship Awards and the AIABaltimore Design Excellence Awards. Attendees will learn from outstanding design and craftsmanship in three areas: healthcare, higher education and institutional/cultural projects.
For more information, visit the BC&E website at www.bcebaltimore.org

For more a complete list of exhibitors, please visit www.bcebaltimore.org/2015-expo-exhibitors/

Registration for the Continuing Education Program is still open. Register at: www.bcebaltimore.org/event-registration/?ee=107

Special thank you to the Construction Industry Expo event sponsors: AIABaltimore, ASA of Baltimore, Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association, Maryland AGC, MCA Maryland and USGBC Maryland.

About the Building Congress & Exchange
The Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) is Metropolitan Baltimore’s premier organization for networking, education and business development for professionals in all facets of the construction industry. BC&E offers diverse and productive networking events, promotes improvements in the construction industry through educational programs and recognizes the finest craftsmen in the region with its annual awards program.

BC&E Foundation Elects New Board Members

Brodie_Dave_02The Building Congress & Exchange Foundation has appointed David Brodie of Wohlsen Construction Company and Paul Crampton of KCI Technologies, Inc. to its Board of Directors. They will each serve three-year terms.

The Building Congress & Exchange Foundation has also appointed Laurie McLain of Hord Coplan Macht as President Elect. Laurie McLain will begin her term as president in 2016.

Brodie is a senior vice president at Wohlsen Construction Company, where he oversees and directs all business development in the Baltimore market. Cramption is a vice president and regional practice leader in KCI’s Land Development practice and oversees staff in the firm’s Maryland and Delaware offices.

Crampton and Brodie join six other members of the board: Foundation President Paul Hume of GWWO, Inc./Architects, Treasurer David Humm of Crampton_Paul_webProfessional Mechanical Contractors Inc., Secretary Dominick Dunnigan of Southway Builders Inc. and Directors Warren Hamilton of J. Vinton Schafer & Sons, Michael Martin of Live Green Landscape Associates and Laurie McLain of Hord Coplan Macht.

“We are excited to have Dave and Paul join our organization,” Hume said. “Their insight and expertise will help strengthen the Foundation’s mission to promote growth in our industry throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan market.”

A special thank you to Whiting Turner Contracting Co.’s Lisa Decker and Enterprise Electric Co.’s Wayne Matheu for serving a three-year term on the Board, which ended on Dec. 31. The BC&E Foundation would also like to thank GWWO, Inc/Architects’ Spero Demetrides, who retired from his firm and the BC&E Foundation in March after serving on the board for one year.

BC&E Elects New Executive Committee and Four New Directors

(Towson, Md. Jan. 8, 2015) –– The Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) elected a new Executive Committee and four new directors, who all began their new roles and terms on Jan. 1.

The members of the 2014 Executive Committee are President Paul Hume of GWWO, Inc./Architects; President-Elect Henry “Joe” Knott III of Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc.; Vice President Laurie McLain of Hord Coplan Macht, Inc., Treasurer Ed Joffe of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. and Secretary Gary Berger of HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.

The four new directors, each serving a three year term, are Michael Martin, Live Green Landscapes; Kevin McCarthy, James Posey Associates; Laura Penza, Penza Bailey Architects and Donna Venerable-Davis, D&L Cleanup.

The new directors join board members Ronnie Brouillard, Kinsley Construction; Marty Copsey, MacKenzie Contracting Co.; Dave Erdman, United Rentals North America, Inc.; Tom Gnau, J. Vinton Schafer & Sons, Inc.; John Prusak, Johnson Controls, Inc. and Steve Workmeister, Premier Concrete, Inc.

“This organization has been built on the successful leadership of our board and our members,” said Hume. “I am honored to work with these individuals to help continue the legacy.”

Hume is also serving his third year as president of the BC&E Foundation, BC&E’s charitable arm that focuses on the future of the construction industry’s workforce.

Former BC&E President Doug Eder of Oak Contracting, LLC; and Board Members Fred Judd, Judd Fire Protection, LLC and Wayne Matheu, Enterprise Electric Co. have retired from the board.

“Over the years, Doug, Fred and Wayne have been valuable contributors to the success of BC&E,” Hume said. “We know their dedication to our organization will continue.”

BC&E currently has more than 170 member companies representing professionals in all facets of the construction industry.

About the Building Congress & Exchange

Founded in 1888, the Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) is Metropolitan Baltimore’s premier organization for networking, education and business development for professionals in all facets of the construction industry. BC&E’s diverse and productive networking events bring together general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, interior designers and building owners as well as associated professionals in finance, insurance, law, bonding and other industries. BC&E promotes improvements in the construction industry through educational programs about new technologies, market trends and best business practices and recognizes the finest craftsmen in the region through its annual awards program. For more information about the Building Congress & Exchange, please visit www.bcebaltimore.org.

Building Congress & Exchange Honors Talented Craftsmen with Annual Awards

craftsmanship_logo_web2(Towson, Md. Nov. 7, 2014) –– The Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) honored 21 talented individuals from the construction and design industry for their exemplary artistry and workmanship at the 76th Annual Craftsmanship Awards on Nov. 7. This year’s winners delivered impeccable workmanship under extraordinarily challenging conditions including difficult design issues and unfavorable weather conditions.

“Our craftsmen’s artistry and skill are what sets our industry apart,” says Steve Workmeister, Craftsmanship Committee Board Liaison.

The Craftsmanship Committee spent three intense days, traveled hundreds of miles and judged 44 nominations that ranged from flooring and rooftops to curtainwalls and landscaping. Each nominated project was judged based on overall craftsmanship including the quality of work, complexity of both technical and design challenges and the level of difficulty.

A complete list of winners is located below. To review videos about the winning craftsmen and their work, please visit the BC&E website at www.bcebaltimore.org/craftsmanship.

During the evening, the Building Congress & Exchange Foundation also honored three promising high school juniors with Future Craftsman and Design Awards: Gabriel Bocchina from Harford Technical High School, for carpentry and welding; Daniel DiCocco from Eastern Technical High School for mechanical engineering; and Nathanial Dlugonski from the Center of Applied Technology North for plumbing. In addition to recognition for their achievements, these students also receive scholarships to pursue further training, degrees or supplies to begin work in the construction or design field.

“When you listen to what these kids are doing and what they are competing in and succeeding with, it is so impressive,” said Future Craftsman Committee Chair John Stahl of Swirnow Building Systems. “One of the great things we do at the BC&E Foundation is help push these kids along with these awards.”

The Building Congress & Exchange Foundation’s prime mission is to promote careers in construction and design, and support the education of interested and promising individuals. For the last 15 years, the Foundation has directed more than $500,000 into efforts to advance training in construction and design by awarding Future Craftsman and Design Award scholarships as well as grants to high schools, community colleges, specialized learning facilities and other institutions that teach quality construction and design programs.

76th ANNUAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
Dave Colston
Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc.
Stone Masonry

David Contrino
Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc.
Brick Masonry

Upper Chesapeake Health
Cancer Center

Jose G. Montes
Live Green Landscape Associates, LLC
Green Roof System, Hardscapes and Landscapes

Greg Cohron
Tate Ornamental, Inc.
Ornamental Metals-Entrance Canopy

Notre Dame of Maryland University
John Maciolek
Campitelli Masonry
Brick and Precast Exterior Masonry

Johns Hopkins University, Malone Hall
Pete Silva
Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc.
Masonry

Paul Guercio
Zephyr Aluminum, LLC
Curtainwall

Andy Woolsey
HK Griffith, Inc.
Slate Roofing

Chesapeake Bay Residence
Vern Quesenberry
Ruff Roofers, Inc.
Standing Seam Copper Roofing

Mount Saint Joseph High School
Athletic Center

Edgar Carreto-Ramos
Boatman and Magnani, Inc.
Epoxy Terrazzo Flooring

National Institutes of Health Ambulatory Care & Research Facility
Dave Akehurst
Kent Island Mechanical
Removal and Installation of Custom Air Handling Units

The Center for Parks and People at Auchentoroly Terrace
Lee Dewitt
Ruff Roofers, Inc.
Slate and Copper Roofing

Towson Family Center YMCA
Antony West
Gutierrez Studios, Inc.
Metal Fabrication

UMBC Performing Arts, Phase Two
Jeremy Gajeski
MG McGrath, Inc.
SS Shingles and Framing Design

Erick Ascencio
Roman Mosaic & Tile Company
Terrazzo Flooring

Ted Scharf
Enterprise Electric Company
Dimming Room Conduit, Wireways and Wiring

Raul Garcia
Commercial Interiors
Concert Hall Metal Ceiling

Mike Nonn & Jimmy Miller
Mahogany, Inc.
Wood Panel Layout, Fabrication and Installation

Tom Baran
Ted Turner Company, Inc.
Ornamental Metal-Screenwall

Pat Joy
Master Care Flooring, Inc.
Concert Hall Wood Floors

 

About the Building Congress & Exchange
Founded in 1888, the Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) is Metropolitan Baltimore’s premier organization for networking, education and business development for professionals in all facets of the construction industry. BC&E’s diverse and productive networking events bring together general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, interior designers and building owners as well as associated professionals in finance, insurance, law, bonding and other industries. BC&E promotes improvements in the construction industry through educational programs about new technologies, market trends and best business practices and recognizes the finest craftsmen in the region through its annual awards program. For more information about the Building Congress & Exchange, please visit www.bcebaltimore.org.