Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter held its annual Safety Awards dinner on May 16 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Denver. More than 150 ABC members and guests were in attendance for the event. The safety awards recognize ABC-member companies who are leading the industry in the area of safety.

Photo courtesy of ABC RMC
The Tony Dietrich Safety Professional of the Year Award winner is presented to Tom Menzies (center) by Tom Alvarez of RK Mechanical Inc. (left) and award sponsor Paul Miller (right) of Flood and Peterson.

Before the awards portion of the ceremony, four Colorado high school students received the ABC Bob Piper Construction Education Scholarships. Dustin Gillard of Cherokee Trails High School will be attending Colorado Mesa University to pursue a degree in construction management. Sean Arnold of Hi-Plains Undivided High School plans to attend Lincoln College of Technology in Denver and complete the Welding Technology program. Cory Gross of Grand Valley High School will attend the Lincoln College of Technology in Denver to pursue the 16-month Diesel Tech program. Taylor Katzer of Paonia High School plans to attend Colorado Mesa University to pursue a degree in construction management.

The ABC Safety Awards winners are as follows:

Most Improved Safety Program: Waner Construction, Littleton

Outstanding Safety Program for General Contractors

• Less than 150,000 man-hours—White Construction Group, Castle Rock

• 150,000 – 350,000 man-hours (tie)—Roche Constructors Inc., Greeley; and Milender White Construction Co., Arvada

• 350,000 – 749,000 man-hours (tie)—Western Summit Constructors Inc., Englewood; and Adolfson & Peterson Construction Inc., Aurora

• 750,000 – 1,000,000 man-hours—Mortenson Construction, Denver

• Over 1 million man-hours—TIC-The Industrial Co., Englewood

Outstanding Safety Programs for Subcontractors

• Less than 150,000 man-hours—Metro Fence Co. Inc., Commerce City

• 150,000 – 250,000 man-hours—Piper Electric Co. Inc., Arvada

• 250,000 – 500,000 man-hours—MTech Mechanical Technologies Group, Denver

• 500,000 – 1,000,000 man-hours—Douglass Colony Group, Commerce City