ASA Midwest Council Announces Boots & Bling Awards Gala Winners on April 23rd 2016

ASA LogoThe American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council announced the winners of its Boots & Bling Awards Gala, April 23. ASA Midwest Council hosted 360 people, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis, for the annual event. The four categories for awards were General Contractor of the Year, Outstanding MEP Subcontractor, Outstanding Specialty Subcontractor, and Service Provider/Supplier of the Year. The ASA Legacy Award and GC Field & Office Employees of the Year were also recognized at the gala. The ASA Midwest Councilawarded special safety awards to qualifying ASA members who have achieved work safety excellence in 2015.

2016 General Contractor of the Year

  • Category A – Alberici Constructors
  • Category B – McGrath & Associates
  • Category C – SITELINES, INC.

2016 Outstanding MEP Subcontractor

  • Category A – Guarantee Electrical
  • Category B – Bi-State Fire Protection

2016 Outstanding Specialty Subcontractor

  • Category A – TJ Wies Contracting, Inc.
  • Category B – George McDonnell & Sons

2016 Service Provider/Supplier of the Year

  • J.D. Kutter Insurance Associates

ASA Legacy Award

  • Jim Frey, Alberici Constructors

GC Field Employee of the Year

  • Gary Hart, Interface Construction

GC Office Employee of the Year

  • Linda Bernhard, LANDCO Construction

2015 Safety Award Winners

  • Division I – Sachs Electric Company
  • Division II – Vee-Jay Cement Co., Inc.
  • Division III – Bell Electrical Contractors
  • Division IV – BAZAN Painting Co. and Golterman & Sabo, Inc.
  • Division V – Duct Systems and Negwer Door SystemsDivisionVI – Architectural Sheet Metal Systems and Parkway Construction Services

“I would like to congratulate this year’s award winners and thank everyone for their continued support for the ASA-Midwest Council and the St. Louis area subcontractors,” said ASA-Midwest Council President Kevin Douglas. “Our awards Gala is about celebrating excellence. The winners this year are a great illustration of excellence in construction. They are outstanding examples of what is possible when a project team works together towards their common goal.”

General contractors were nominated based on bid ethics practice, equitable contract/purchase order provisions, safety policy and practices, payment practices, jobsite supervision, scheduling coordination, subcontractor/vendor relations and administrative procedures/paperwork. Sub-contractors were judged on bid ethics and practice, safety policy and practices, jobsite supervision, communication, scheduling coordination, project relations, administrative procedures/paperwork and quality workmanship. The vendor/suppliers were nominated based on pricing consistency, equitable contract/purchase order provisions, accessibility, timeliness of service/delivery, customer relations and administrative procedures.

The general contractor and subcontractor categories were divided into sub-categories based on sales volume. ASA members nominated and cast votes for the General Contractor and Service Provider/Supplier awards. Past nominees and previous general contractor award winners submitted nominations for the subcontractor categories, which were voted on by previous general contractor winners.

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council is a construction trade association made up of quality specialty contractors and suppliers serving the construction industry and the community in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area and southern Illinois. The ASA Midwest Council’s purpose is to improve the construction process through active participation in education, advocacy and cooperation. For more information about the ASA Midwest Council, visit or contact executive director Susan Winkelmann at 314-845-0855. ASA Midwest Council – Building. Community.

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