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The Projects of Distinction submittal is a two-step process:

1. Register projects in the Intent to Compete stage. This is where you sign up and pay for your entry.  If you do not have an existing account, you will need to create one.  Use this link.

2. Submit your documentation and all the contents (descriptions, photos, references, safety data, etc.) needed to complete an entry in the Submission Materials stage. Use this link. 

Important dates and project categories are listed below.  If you have never entered a project using this portal, you may want to view this short instructional video. 

If you have any questions about the Projects of Distinction Awards, please feel free to contact Kyle Schwarm at ABC of Wisconsin. 


Projects of Distinction Sponsors:

Awards Level:     Hausmann-Johnson Insurance   Sentry   The Daily Reporter

Platinum Level:     Faith Technologies, Inc.   R&R Insurance

Gold Level:     AON   Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann, Inc.   Kraemer Brothers   M3 Insurance   

Pioneer Roofing, LLC   Refrigeration Installation Specialists   Stevens Construction Corp.

Silver Level:     Jewell Associates    Spancrete    von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Bronze Level:     ESI Constructors, Inc.  Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.  Oregon Community Bank   Schenck SC


Important dates for the 2018 Construction Awards Program:

  • Eligible Project Finish Dates: October 2, 2017 to October 1, 2018.
  • Intent to Compete deadline (starts your entry): Friday, September 28, 2018.
  • Submission Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018, 5:00 PM
  • Judging Dates: Monday, October 8, 2018 to Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
  • Projects of Distinction award recipients will be notified by November 2, 2018.
  • The Awards Banquet will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Wisconsin Dells. 

General Contractor Categories:

  • Commercial - Under $2 Million; $2 Million to $10 Million; Over $10 Million
  • Healthcare - Under $5 Million; Over $5 Million
  • Industrial - Under $3 Million; Over $3 Million
  • Infrastructure - Heavy
  • Institutional - Under $5 Million; Over $5 Million
  • Pre-Engineered Building - Metal Building Under $1 Million; Metal Building $1 Million to $2.5 Million; Metal Building Over $2.5 Million
  • Public Works/Environmental
  • Renovation (Restoration & Renovation, including historical)
  • Residential - Single Unit; Multi-Unit
  • Other Construction
    • Green Building
    • Community/Public Service
    • Miscellaneous/Special Projects

Specialty or Subcontractor Categories:

  • Electrical: Commercial -  Under $250,000; $250,000 to $1 Million; Over $1 Million
  • Electrical: Industrial - Under $250,000; $250,000 to $1 Million; Over $1 Million
  • Mechanical: Commercial - Under $500,000; More than $500,000
  • Mechanical: Industrial - Under $500,000; More than $500,000
  • Exteriors
  • Interiors
  • Landscaping
  • Sitework

Other Specialty Construction
For the specialties below, please enter in either "Specialty Construction - Commercial" or "Specialty Construction - Industrial" regardless of type (commercial, industrial or residential projects in the trade). All entries will be combined into one general trade (e.g. "Carpentry," not "Carpentry - Commercial" nor "Carpentry - Industrial").

    • Carpentry
    • Concrete
    • Precast Concrete
    • Doors/Windows/Glass
    • Masonry
    • Plumbing
    • Thermal and Moisture Protection

    The number of entrants does not affect the ability to receive an award because entrants do not compete against other contractors, but rather, on a straight point-level threshold basis.

    Best of luck this year!

    Submit Your Entry Here

    If you have any questions about the Projects of Distinction Awards, please feel free to contact Kyle Schwarm at ABC of Wisconsin. 

    A photo release for third-party photography can be found here. 

    Kyle Schwarm
    Marketing and Communications Director
    ABC of Wisconsin
    608-244-5883
    kschwarm@abcwi.org