Merit Award Winners

ABC Delaware is pleased to recognize members for their contributions to the industry. Following are the Excellence in Construction Awards Program Merit Award winners:

A & H Metals 

In the mechanical category $2 million-$10 million, A & H Metals is awarded a Merit the University of Delaware Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Lab. Unusual challenges in the ISE Lab project included installing larger, specialty ductwork within the existing space and working in the restrictive environment of the clean room. The challenges were met and the project was completed on time, despite a tight deadline.


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EDiS Company

In the GC/CM category $10 million-$15 million, EDiS Company is honored with a Merit for the Wilmington Friends Performing Arts Center. After fire damaged Wilmington Friends School, EDiS was hired to renovate and reconstruction the schools’ gymnasium and performing arts center. The 25,000 sq. ft. project also required the addition of a Ryans deck and connecting bridge area



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Aster Drywall

Aster Drywall is presented a Merit in the specialty carpentry category for the Georgetown Plaza Phase II project. The successful open-during-construction facelift required more-than-qualified and committed workers. The team of multi-talented craft professionals, the right equipment and field-experienced administrative support staff worked together for a well planned jobsite and shopping environment to keep customers present at all times



Bancroft Construction 

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In the GC/CM $2 million-$5 million category, Bancroft Construction is presented a Merit for The Copeland Maritime Center at Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard. Through a design-build partnership, Bancroft built a brand-new, three-story, 21,360-square-foot building that includes an interactive model of the tall ship and educational exhibit space on the second floor.




BPGS is presented a Merit in the GC/CM category of $15 million-$20 million for The Residences at Harlan Flats. The project was a redevelopment project within Wilmington’s riverfront district. The five-story building currently houses 116 apartments and is comprised of two different building types: 1A steel and concrete and 5A all wood construction. The contemporary design of the building is evident from the façade to the finishes



Service Unlimited

Service Unlimited is honored with a Merit in the mechanical under-$2 million category for Bayshore ER-9 Art Storage facility project. It’s designed to provide year-round temperature and humidity control for a two-level, 14-room structure built inside an existing warehouse to store high-end fine art collections.



GG+A Construction

GG+A Construction is awarded a Merit in the GC/CM under-$2 million category for the Brew HaHa! in Wilmington. The café boasts a state-of-the-art coffee bean roaster, tasting room, service counter and reclaimed barn wood décor. Local artists provided artwork, specialty lighting and furnishings. This flagship café for Brew HaHa! was completed in under six weeks using a design-build delivery system



Corrado Construction 

In the site/civil $2 million-$5 million category, Corrado Construction is awarded a Merit for the University of Delaware Harrington dorm complex. The project involved the demolition of existing utilities and installation of new sanitary and storm sewer, fire water, domestic cold and hot water, and steam and condensate on a cramped site containing multiple existing buildings.



DiSabatino Construction

In the GC/CM category $2 million-$5 million, DiSabatino Construction is awarded a Merit for the Freire Charter School Phase 1. The renovation team overcame many scheduling delays to complete a six-month project in less than three months. The finished product has opened a whole new avenue of education for Wilmington’s youth.



EDiS Company 

EDiS Company is awarded a Merit in the GC/CM category $2 million-$5 million for the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company. EDiS constructed the 19,064-square-foot, $3.7 million project using a pre-engineered Butler building, which is two stories with a basement. The new facility has helped to drastically shorten response times and provided needed space for emergency personnel



EDiS Company 

In the GC/C $5 million-$10 million category, EDiS Company is honored with a Merit for the Cinemark at Christiana Mall Movie Theater. The new 56,738-square-foot facility is the first XD12 theater of its type. This project became the flagship for Cinemark’s other XD12 theatres in the country.



George & Lynch

In the site/civil category of $5 million-$10 million , George & Lynch is honored with a Merit for the SR1/SR30 interchange in Milford. The grade-separated intersection was designed by DelDOT and constructed by George & Lynch to alleviate accidents and to help ease traffic flow along the busy state Route 1 corridor. It features a new bridge and on/off ramps.



GG +A Construction 

In the GC/CM category $10 million-$15 million, GG+A Construction is awarded a Merit for the MOT Charter High School. The $14.5 million project was completed under budget and in only nine months. Crews worked around the clock to deliver this state-of-the-art high school by the June 15 deadline set by the Delaware Department of Education. 



Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons 

In the mechanical $2 million-$10 million category, Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons is awarded a Merit for the Christiana Care Wilmington Campus project. The most impressive part of the job was the cooperation between the owner, construction manager and all contractors. Christiana Care and Skanska formed a team through competitive bidding that worked together to provide a high-quality product that was completed in the most efficient and safest way possible.



Bancroft Construction 

Bancroft Construction is presented a Merit for the Delaware Technical & Community College C-Wing addition at the Stanton Campus. The 42,000-square-foot addition and renovation increased the instructional capacity for the colleges’ renowned nursing program. Features include simulation labs, seminar rooms, a spacious lobby and common areas. The project was delivered on time and under budget.



The Tri-M Group 

The Tri-M Group is presented with a Merit electrical $2 million-$10 million category for the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children Pavilion. The project included design, installation, programming and commissioned building automation, IPTV, and card access systems for the hospital expansion, which added 148 private state-of-the-art patient rooms with expanded family amenities and a new emergency department.



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