CMS Projects Receive ABC Award of Excellence

MAUMEE, OH — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2018 Award of Excellence for projects at Purdue University, IN and Detroit Arsenal, Warren, MI. The Purdue Flex Lab Facility project received the Award of Excellence in Construction in the “Mechanical/ Commercial” category and the Detroit Arsenal Tank Command (TACOM) Miscellaneous Repairs, Building 230 in the “Federal Government/Military/Under $10M” category.

For the Purdue Flex Lab Facility, CMS performed mechanical scopes of work, including campus-wide systems integration, for the construction of a new 107,800-SF multidisciplinary engineering research building. As the prime mechanical subcontractor for this $54M state-of-the-art facility, CMS met the prime contractor’s mechanical requirements and expectations for constructability, design, function, operation, and life span. Work on the new facility began in 2016 and was completed in the fall of 2018. CMS self-performed over half the mechanical scope and also managed specialized mechanical contractors for quality, timeliness, and professional conduct.

As the prime contractor for the $3.6M design-build renovation of Building 230 at Detroit Arsenal, CMS reconfigured existing spaces to provide 200 work stations, 35 new offices, 4 copier/filing areas, 2 conference/team rooms, and a kitchenette/break room. CMS also upgraded the existing HVAC system and installed furnishings. Overall, CMS delivered an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable space for Army personnel that was in like-new condition, durable, maintainable, and sustainable. All work integrated seamlessly with the Arsenal’s other buildings and finishes.

The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of project teams, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer, responsible for outstanding merit shop construction projects. CMS was recognized by ABC for excelling in innovation, quality, and safety on both projects.

Khush Mander, Executive Vice President, was on hand with other members of CMS to accept both awards at the ABC 2018 Merit Shop Construction Awards Gala on September 27, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Stephen Gonzales Selected CMS Craftsperson of the Year 2017

(Photo left-right: Jake Hahn, William Beach, Ralph Canter, Lisa Gonzales, Stephen Gonzales, Tom Medina)

BARGERSVILLE, IN — Stephen Gonzales was selected by his peers to receive the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) Outstanding Craftsperson Award. This recognition gives every CCS Association member firm an opportunity to publicly honor a craftsperson who they believe warrants distinction. It is intended to honor employees who work in the field, up to the level of Foreman.

Mr. Gonzales received the award at the 24th Annual CCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration on May 4, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. He received a Carhartt jacket embroidered with the CCS logo, “Outstanding Craftsperson 2017,” and his name. Mr. Gonzales’ wife and daughter were in attendance to support him in this honor.

Several CMS team members also attended the awards ceremony with Mr. Gonzales, including William Beach, Ralph Canter, Tom Medina, and Jake Hahn. Nominations cited him for his strong leadership skills, positive can-do attitude, and proficiency in multiple disciplines and crafts.

Mr. Gonzales is currently working as a Foreman on the Purdue Flex Lab Facility project at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. CMS is providing the mechanical scope of work for this $6.7M project.