On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, SubAla held its annual Industry Awards Banquet in the Grand Ballroom at The Club in Birmingham.  This industry-wide event honored members of the construction industry for their contributions to Alabama’s construction climate.  Special recognition was also given to the SubAla General Contractor Forum participants: B. L. Harbert International, LLC, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Doster Construction Company, Dunn Building Company, Murray Building Company, Prier Construction, Inc., Rives Construction Company, Inc., and Robins & Morton.

The night started with an outdoor cocktail hour overlooking a beautiful Birmingham skyline at sunset.  This was a perfect opportunity to network and meet the award winners.  A dinner followed before the awards ceremony started.

Hundreds of industry professionals from all facets of the construction industry, including architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners of many of the area’s construction projects attended to honor:

General Contractor of the Year (Category III)—Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC; General Contractor of the Year (Category II)Dunn Building Company; General Contractor of the Year (Category I)Dyson Construction Company; Project Manager of the Year (Category III)Daryl Whitehurst, Hoar Construction, LLC; Project Manager of the Year (Category II)Paul Vardaman, Cooper Construction Company; Superintendent of the Year (Category III)Larry Helms, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC; Superintendent of the Year (Category II)Rickey Smitherman, Rives Construction Company, Inc.; Estimator of the Year (Category III)Bryan Hufalar, Robins & Morton; Estimator of the Year (Category II)Brad Judy, Rives Construction Company, Inc.; Architect of the YearDave Reese, TurnerBatson Architects; Engineer of the YearScotty Winfrey, Engineered Solutions, Inc.; Specialty Contractor of the Year (Central Alabama)Star Insulation; Specialty Contractor of the Year (North Alabama)Jesse Stutts, Inc.; Specialty Contractor of the Year (South Alabama)James B. Donaghey, Inc.; General Contractor Safety Award—B. L. Harbert International, LLC; Upstart Business of the Year—Wise Environmental Solutions Legislators of the YearSenate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh & Representative Mike Jones; Lifetime Achievement AwardJim Early, Sr., Early Services, Inc.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Platinum Sponsor- Brasfield & Gorrie; Crystal Sponsors- B. L. Harbert International and Dunn Building Company; Cocktail Hour Sponsor- USI Insurance Services; Centerpeice Sponsor- WorkersFirst CompFund; Gold Sponsors: BRAWCO, Bright Future Electric, Brown Mechanical Contractors, Early Services, Environmental Systems Corporation, Garrison Steel Fabricators, Hardy Corporation, Hinkle Roofing Products, Inline Electric Supply Company, Marathon Electrical Contractors, Paradiso Painting Company, Quality Architectural Metal & Roofing, R. J. Mechanical, Summit Electrical Construction, and UAB Facilities; and Silver Sponsors: Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Cooper Construction Company, CraneWorks, Hoar Construction, M. J. Harris Construction Services, Rives Construction Company, and Sellers Richardson Holman & West.

Mark your calendars early to attend this Fall event every year.