Western Specialty Contractors is pleased to share the accomplishments and awards we have received throughout our operational lifetime of over 100 years. These awards and commendations reflect Western Specialty Contractors’ unwavering commitment to superior service, quality, and safety in all aspects of our work.

2023 Contractor Awards | Minneapolis Branch

CoatingsPro Magazine officially announced the winners of its 2023 Contractor Awards Program at the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo. Each year, the program acknowledges deserving industrial and commercial crews working on concrete, steel, and roofing projects across the United States and globally. Western’s Minneapolis Branch took first place in the Industrial Concrete Category for “Waterproofing Practice Rowing Tank at University of Minnesota Boathouse.”

2022 Trimble Viewpoint Construction Awards | Best Use of Technology

An award recognizing contractors that have leveraged technology solutions to create more data-driven, connected construction businesses.

2022 ICRI 40 Under 40 Award | Steve Genovese

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration, recently announced the winners of its 40 Under 40 Award. Western Specialty Contractors is proud to announce that Steve Genovese, Senior Branch Manager of its Chicago Branch, was among the announced winners.

2021 St. Louis’ Biggest Corporate Philanthropists | Midsize Companies

St. Louis Business Journal

2021 40 under 40 Winner—ICRI—Derek Robertson

NYC Metro Branch & Tony Marchiafava | Minneapolis Branch

2021 40 under 40 Winner | ICRI

David Grandbois | Minneapolis Branch

2020 Excellence in Single-Ply Award

Carlisle SynTec Systems | Saint Louis Roofing Branch

2020 Stone Restoration Award

Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) Building Chapter—TulsaBranch

2020 Historical Restoration Award

Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) Building Chapter—TulsaBranch

2020 Excellence Award

ABAA—Springfield Branch

2019 Preservation Design Award for Craftsmanship—California Preservation Awards

Joint award with Fidler Preservation Technology, Inc. & Los Angeles Branch

2019 MN & SD Safety Driven Contractor Award of Excellence | Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust (LECET)

Springfield Branch

2018 St. Louis Business Journal Family Business Award

Honors companies for their longevity, entrepreneurship, perseverance, creativity and community involvement

2018 FPTA Awards of Excellence | 9500 Dadeland Garage | Parking Structure Renovation

Joint award with Walter P. Moore & Associates, Inc. | Ft. Lauderdale Branch

2017 First Place in Specialty Project Category

CoatingsPro Magazine’s Contractor Awards Program | Maggie Daley Park | Chicago Concrete Branch

2016 Award of Excellence for Outstanding Concrete Repair

Awarded Outstanding Concrete Repair by the International Concrete Restoration Institute (ICRI) – Chicago Chapter for restoration of the aging Hilton Orrington Evanston Hotel parking garage.

 2016 Growing Green Award

Awarded Restoration Champion by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – Missouri Gateway Chapter for its restoration work on the LEED-Platinum-Certified Clayton Police Headquarters and Municipal Facility in Downtown Clayton, MO

2015 SWR Institute Trinity Award

Sealant Category for facade sealant replacement work on the Aon Center in Chicago, IL, Chicago Masonry Branch 25

2015 Building Design + Construction – Bronze Award

Restoration and Waterproofing of the Millennium Lakeside Garage at Maggie Daley Park, Chicago Concrete Branch 109

2015 AGC of Missouri – First Place Specialty Contractor Award

Granted based on timeliness in regard to completion of projects(s), ability to stay within budget and their overall experience with the specialty contractor

2015 Trinity Award

Sealants, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (SWRI) for Waterproofing- 215 East 68th Street

2014 ICRI Organization

Masonry Category Award of Merit- 215 East 68th Street

2014 Landmarks Illinois Preservation Project of the Year Award

Illinois State Capitol-West Wing

2013 New York Landmarks Conservancy

Lucy G. Moses Award for Historic Preservation – The Historic Corbin Building at the Fulton Transit Center

2013 AIA of New York State

Award of Merit for Adaptive Reuse and Historic Preservation – The Historic Corbin Building at the Fulton Transit Center

2013 Transformation Award

Friends of the Upper East Side – 215 East 68th Street Restoration and Recladding

2012 Catholic Facility Management Organization

10-year membership recognition presented at their annual conference in Kentucky

2012 The Builders’ Association 75-Year Diamond Membership Club Award

Presented to Western Waterproofing in Kansas City for our membership since 1937

2012 Sealants, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute

Recognition for Outstanding Collaborative Partnership between Members Western Construction Group on 1717 Rhode Island Avenue Building, Washington, DC

2011 ICRI Masonry Repair Project of the Years

906 Grand Building, Kansas City Branch 21

2011 AGC ZERO Recordable Accidents Safety Award

St. Louis Masonry Branch 12

2011 Masonry Award of Excellence – Concrete Repair Bulletin

906 Grand Building, Kansas City Branch 21

2011 First Place in Thermal & Moisture Protection

AGC – St. Louis – Inaugural Specialty Contractor of the Year

All St. Louis Operations Branches

2011 Platinum Level Step Award – Associated Builders and Contractors

For development of a quality safety program, Seattle Branch 114

2008 Award of Merit – Concrete Repair Bulletin

Rose Bowl Stadium, Los Angeles Branch 53

2007 Award of Merit – Concrete Repair Bulletin

USAF Harmon Hall, Denver Branch 28 

2007 Washington Contractor Award for Best Overall Renovation/Restoration Project – AGC of Metropolitan DC

Virginia Capitol Restoration and Expansion, Charlotte Branch 13 (participated in this project with Gilbane Christman)

2006 Preservation Award – Historic Savannah Foundation

Johnson Square Business Center, Atlanta Branch 09 2006

2006 Excellence in Masonry Award – Masonry Institute of St. Louis

Moolah Temple Apartments and St. Louis Post Dispatch Historic Restoration, St. Louis Branch 12 2006

2006 Top Specialty Contractors – Texas Construction Magazine

Houston Branch 49

2006 Merit Award – Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers

Plummer Building, Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis Branch 26

2005 Top Specialty Contractors – Texas Construction Magazine

Houston Branch 49

2005 Excellence in Partnering Award – AGC

Lambert Airport Expansion, Lindbergh Tunnel, St. Louis Branch 01

2004 Tucker Architectural Award for Restoration and Renovation – Building Stone Institute

Tweed Courthouse, Ridgefield Branch 11

New York Landmarks Conservancy – Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

For outstanding contribution made in the field of architectural and historic preservation

Brooklyn Historical Society Building, Ridgefield Branch 11 2004

2003 Gilbane Subcontractor Award – Dedication to excellence, loyalty, integrity, and team work.

Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital and NHMCCD District Services & Training Center at HARC, Houston Branch 49

2003 Good Brick Award – Greater Houston Preservation Alliance

Trinity Church, Houston Branch 49

2003 Subcontractor Excellence in Construction – AGC

Houston Emergency Center and U.T. Health Science Center, Houston Branch 49

2003 Craftsmanship Award from the Masonry Institute of St. Louis Excellence in Masonry Awards

Westin Hotel/Cupples Warehouse #5 and Continental Life Building, St. Louis Branch 12

2001 Craftsmanship Award in the Special Construction Category of Restoration – Washington Building Congress

Lincoln Square, Washington DC Branch

2000 Award of Merit for Outstanding Renovation/Restoration Project – F.W. Dodge/Texas Construction Magazine

San Jacinto Monument, Houston and Dallas Branches

2000 Award for ‘The Best of 1999’ Outstanding Private Building Project – Texas Construction Magazine and the Texas Building Branch-AGC

The Aquarium at Moody Gardens, Houston Branch

1999 Griffin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Historic Preservation – Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

Biltmore Estate Conservatory, Charlotte Branch

1999 Excellence in Construction Award – Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC)

10 G Street, NE, HSP Maryland

1998 California Preservation Foundation Design Award

Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco Branch

1998 Associated General Contractors Partnership of Excellence

Rice University, Houston Branch

1998 Award of Excellence-Longevity Category – International Concrete Repair Institute

Washburn Tunnel, Houston Branch

1997 Award for Outstanding Achievement and Workmanship – National Roofing Contractors Association Gold Circle

Guardian Life Building, Ridgefield, New Jersey Branch

1994 American Concrete Institute Award of Excellence

University of Maryland Byrd Stadium, Washington, DC Branch

1992 Honor Award – National Trust for Historic Preservation

Sheraton Palace Hotel, San Francisco Branch

1991 Construction Specifications Institute Craftsmanship Award

Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta Branch

1990 American Institute of Architects Merit Award for Historic Preservation

Freedom Tower, Ft. Lauderdale Branch

1989 Construction Specification Institute Craftsmanship Honor Award

Amoco Building, Tulsa Branch

1989 American Association of State and Local History and Florida Historical Confederation Awards of Merit

Key West Lighthouse, Ft. Lauderdale Branch

1989 Construction Specification Institute Craftsmanship Commendation

Field Museum, Chicago Branch

1987 Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Crafts Award

United States Capitol Restoration, Washington D.C. Branch