ASA Midwest Council Celebrates Viva Las Vegas Gala Winners


The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council announced the winners of its Viva Las Vegas Awards Gala, April 14th. ASA Midwest Council hosted 412 people, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis, for the 25th annual event. The award categories included General Contractor of the Year, Outstanding MEP Subcontractors, Outstanding Specialty Subcontractors, and Service Provider/Supplier of the Year. The ASA Industry Person of the Year, ASA Legacy Award, and GC Field & Office Employees of the Year, were also recognized at the gala. The ASA Midwest Council awarded special safety awards to qualifying ASA members who have achieved work safety excellence in 2017.

2018 General Contractor of the Year

  • Category A: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Category B: Kadean Construction
  • Category C: LANDCO Construction

2018 Outstanding MEP Subcontractor

  • Category A: PayneCrest Electric
  • Category B: Aschinger Electric

2018 Outstanding Specialty Subcontractor

  • Category A: T J Wies Contracting
  • Category B: AME Constructors

2018 Service Provider/Supplier of the Year

  • Fabick Rents

ASA Industry Person of the Year

  • Tim Wies, T J Wies Contracting

ASA Legacy Award:

  • Bob Pfeil, Affton Fabricating & Welding

GC Field Employee of the Year

  • Dennis Bentlage, Contegra Construction Co.

GC Office Employee of the Year

  • Joe Sneed, J.E. Foster Building Company

ASA Safety Cup (1st Annual)

  • Hayden Wrecking Corp.

2017 Safety Award Winners

  • Division I – Sachs Electric Company
  • Division II – PayneCrest Electric
  • Division III – Golterman & Sabo AND John J. Smith Masonry Co.
  • Division IV – BAZAN Painting Co. Division V – Hayden Wrecking Corp.
  • Division VI – Affton Fabricating & Welding AND Lindberg Waterproofing

“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 Val Perales, with Bazan Painting Co. “Our awards Gala is all about celebrating excellence in the St. Louis construction industry. Our nominees and winners are an exceptional example 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.

Midwest Council 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, for the past 51 years.

The 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.

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