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AGC’s Construction Industry Awards recognize 2009’s top contractors



PAR Electrical and A-1 Steel were named top general and sub-contractor for 2009 by members of the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors, representing Northern Nevada’s leading construction companies and associated businesses.

Quality, ethics, dependability and high professional standards are the foundation of the AGC’s Construction Industry Awards. The winners are determined by the votes of their fellow members for work in 2009. These peers are the men and women who work with these firms and see first-hand how these firms perform on a daily basis. These coveted awards are based on how firms keep to a schedule, pay their bills, maintain a safe work environment and produce quality work with skill, integrity and responsibility.

PAR Electrical in Reno is formerly Harker and Harker, specializing in the outsourcing for utilities and power generators in the design, installation, repair and maintenance of transmission and distribution networks. They are now part of the Quanta Group. The Reno office has a long history of delivering power distribution across some of the state’s most difficult terrain, including those delivered from geothermal and solar plants.

A-1 Steel was started in 1984 by Carroll Ivory as a rebar fabrication company. The company has grown into a full service steel fabrication and rebar installation firm. A-1 Steel recently expanded to include design build and in-house detailing. This marks the first year the company has been recognized as AGC subcontractor of the year.

Also receiving top awards in their categories were:

Supplier of the Year: Western Nevada Supply. Established more than 40 years ago in Sparks, Western Nevada Supply is one of the West Coast’s premier wholesales houses providing plumbing, water works, HVAC, irrigation, hydronics and solar, industrial (PVF), tools, fencing and golf products with many state of the art kitchen and bath showrooms. Under the direction of the Reviglio family Western Nevada has also earned a reputation as one the community’s top corporate contributors to youth and families in need.

Design Professional of the Year: Hartman Engineering, LLC. Hartman Engineering has 30 plus years experience in the design of all types of structural systems and rehabilitation projects, which include manufacturing facilities, hospitals, highway structures, warehouses, commercial buildings, universities and schools. Services are provided to architectural clients, contractors, owners and government organizations. This company has been a leader in AGC’s education and community programs. They are a six-time winner of this award.

The awards were announced today at the Nevada Chapter’s Annual Convention held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.

About the Nevada Chapter AGC
The Nevada Chapter AGC was formed in 1939 by a group of Nevadans to replace the dangerous gravel roads in northern Nevada with modern asphalt. Now the group has become known for more than building roads. AGC members have battled floods and built hospitals, parks and schools. Over 300 members strong, the Nevada Chapter strives to support the image and awareness of the construction industry and the community quality of life with “Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.”

The AGC represents Northern Nevada’s top general contractors and building professionals. The AGC has dedicated itself to enriching the quality of future professionals in Nevada. The AGC is designed to create a cohesive environment in the construction field for the purpose of creating unity among members, building a professional work environment, increasing work satisfaction and improving job performance.

The Nevada Chapter AGC building is at 5400 Mill St. The Nevada AGC may also be contacted at 329-6116 or www.nevadaagc.org.

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