Batson-Cook Construction Receives National Excellence in Construction Award From Associated Builders and Contractors

Filed in News on April 10, 2020

TAMPA, FL (April 10, 2020) — Batson-Cook Construction today announced work on Jesuit High School Chapel in Tampa, Florida has earned a national Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award, which will be presented during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.

“We are proud of the team that worked on this collaboration with Jesuit High School,” said Randy Hall, President and CEO of Batson-Cook Construction. “This award is a testament to their dedication on this landmark project, which will stand as a centerpiece for the school and our portfolio for years to come.”

Chapel of the Holy Cross is a 15,000-square-foot, 950-seat structure built in the middle of Jesuit High School’s campus to accommodate a larger student body. The building features a brick, limestone, bluestone, and metal panel exterior with two life-sized marble statues of the Founders of the Society of Jesus, Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis Xzavier.

“The craftmanship of Batson-Cook Construction and their hardworking employees continues to raise the bar when it comes to how we define excellence in construction,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida. “It’s an honor to recognize these award winners for their respective commitments to building safely, on time and on budget, as well as contribute to the communities in which they work.”

The EIC award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

This year's panel included representatives from Building Owners and Managers Association International, Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.

PeopleReady Skilled Trades is the presenting sponsor of the Excellence in Construction® Awards.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.

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