At the 2024 AWCI Opening Session Breakfast, John Hinson, division president of MAREK Bros., was honored with the Pinnacle Award. The AWCI Pinnacle Award is given to an individual who most merits the industry’s highest recognition. The recipient of this award has given time and energy unselfishly for the benefit of AWCI and the industry and exhibits family dedication and commitment to community.

Family, friends, colleagues and industry personnel — including contractors — held testament to Hinson’s outstanding contribution to the industry during a video feature produced by AWCI.

Walls & Ceilings magazine congratulates Hinson on this important award.

“I have known John for approximately 15 years. We served on an executive committee together, and he was president the year after me,” said Scott Casabona, CEO of Sloan & Company. “Our professional relationship has become a personal one. He’s just such a very high-energy individual. Congratulations, John. Well deserved.”

MAREK Bros. is a collective company of skilled tradesmen and women that perform an array of services, such as installing drywall, acoustical ceilings, fabric panels, stretch wall systems and BIM. They are with their customers every step of the way — from initial project planning and design to providing the framework for building and completing the project with those last-minute finishes — it’s what they’re all about.

“We regard quality as the standard for all aspects of our work. Our skilled craftsmen use only the finest national-brand products and advanced techniques to ensure the job is done right the first time — every time,” Hinson said. “We employ an in-house quality control department to inspect the job at each critical stage and back our workmanship with a quality guarantee. With more than 80 years of attention to detail, a MAREK job always meets the highest standard to give your project strength from within.”

The company was started by its original founders, Bill, John and Ralph Marek, in 1938.