During an awards luncheon on March 27, the American Subcontractors Association presented its prestigious Excellence in Ethics Awards to South Valley Drywall, Littleton, Colo., and 12 other subcontractors for achieving “the highest standards of internal and external integrity for a subcontracting firm.”

Shannon MacArthur, chair of the ASA Task Force on Ethics in the Construction Industry, announced the awards during ASA’s annual convention, SUBExcel 2015 in Seattle.

“We are honored to receive such a prestigious award. This means a lot to our employees and Company,” said Travis Vap, CEO, South Valley Drywall Inc.

Other recipients of the Ethics awards are:


·A&B Sheet Metal Inc., Forest Park, Ga.

·Air Masters Corporation, Fenton, Mo.

·Banker Insulation, Chandler, Ariz.

·Bazan Painting Company, St. Louis, Mo.

·EyeSite Surveillance Inc., Chandler, Ariz.

·F.A. Rohrbach, Allentown, Pa.

·Haley-Greer Inc., Houston/Dallas, Texas

·Holes Incorporated, Houston, Texas

·Marek Brothers Systems Inc., Houston, Texas

·Markham Contracting Company Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.

·Sorella Group Inc., Overland Park, Kan.

·Western Engineering Contractors Inc., Loomis, Calif.

MacArthur also presented the ASA National Construction Best Practices Awards to two general contractors for demonstrating “an extraordinary level of commitment to best industry practices, such as safety management, prompt payment, prompt processing of change requests and claims, and effective project scheduling and coordination.” The recipients are:


·Alberici Constructors Inc., St. Louis, Mo.

·Limestone Building Group, LLC, Tanner, Ala.

The task force developed the ethics and best practices awards programs.

MacArthur announced two recipients of the 2015 ASA Outstanding Service Award: Tim Thomas, American Steel Fabrication, Pevely, Mo., and KerrickWhisenant, Cornerstone Detention Products Inc., Madison, Ala.

Thomas has been actively involved in ASA at both the national and chapter levels for more than 25 years. He has served on the ASA Task Force on Meetings, the Rap Council, ASA Nominating Committee and has served two terms on the ASA Board of Directors. He continues to remain involved in his local chapter, ASA–Midwest Council, and serves as chair of the chapter’s Legislative Committee.

Whisenant has been in the construction industry for more than 15 years and has been highly involved in ASA activities at both the national and chapter levels. On the national level, he has served on the ASA Task Force on Risk Transfer, the ASA Task Force on Ethics in the Construction Industry, and the ASA Task Force on Contract Documents. He served as ASA president in 2011-12 and currently serves as chair of the ASA Finance Committee. For ASA of Alabama, Whisenant has served as chair of the University Relations Committee, area representative for the North Alabama Region, and as a member of the board of directors.

Current ASA President Brian Johnson, Soil Consultants, Charleston, S.C., presented the President’s Award to Walter Bazan Jr., Bazan Painting Company, St. Louis, Mo., for aiding him most during his presidency. Bazan served as ASA president in 2012-13.

Founded in 1966, ASA amplifies the voice of, and leads, trade contractors to improve the business environment for the construction industry and to serve as a steward for the community. The ideals and beliefs of ASA are ethical and equitable business practices, quality construction, a safe and healthy work environment, and centered on integrity and membership diversity.