"Build Chicago" Awards

What are the "Build Chicago" Awards?

The purpose of the "Build Chicago" Awards is to annually recognize a Construction Contractor, a General Member, and an Associate Member in the construction finance industry who exemplifies the highest level of leadership and support for CFMA, their community, and the industry.

10th Annual "Build Chicago" Awards Luncheon


CFMA Chicago celebrated the 10th Annual "Build Chicago" Awards on Thursday, May 10, at the Standard Club of Chicago.  With close to 170 attendees, the chapter honored the following individuals who exemplify the mission of CFMA:

Contractor of the Year: Pepper Construction
General Member of the Year: Beth Swanson Verdun, Swanson Contracting Co., Inc.
Associate Member of the Year: Alex Warner, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLC
President's Award: David Sauerman, CIBC


Congratulations to this year's Award Honorees!

Past Award Recipients

2017 -
Construction Contractor of the Year, FCL Builders
General Member of the Year,  John Metz, Christopher Glass
Associate Member of the Year, Michael Pohl, DSP Insurance

2016 --
Construction Contractor of the Year, IHC Construction
General Member of the Year,  Courtney Hartnett, Milord Company
Associate Member of the Year, Michael Harris, CIBC


2015 --
Construction Contractor of the Year, Aldridge Electric
General Member of the Year,  Tamara Kilty, All-Bry Construction
Associate Member of the Year, James Bianchi, Crowe Horwath LLC

2014 --
Construction Executive of the Year, George Weinold, Bear Construction Company
General Member of the Year, Jim Demos, Bigane Paving
Associate Member of the Year, Jon Schroeder, Aurthur J. Gallagher


2013 --
Construction Executive of the Year, Ed Swietek, Kroeschell, Inc.
General Member of the Year, Jill Zizzo, Pepper Construction (currently with Lindblad Construction)
Associate Member of the Year, Mary Davolt, Aktion Associates, Inc.
(currently with Pernix Group)

2012
--
Construction Executive of the Year, Joseph Skender, Skender Construction Company
General Member of the Year, Shawn Erickson, C.J. Erickson Plumbing Company
Associate Member of the Year, Jason Vanden Bosch, CBIZ MHM, LLC

2011 --
Construction Executive of the Year, John E. Kenny, Jr., Kenny Construction Company
General Member of the Year, Chris Budris, The GFS Group of Companies
Associate Member of the Year, Jeff Tyner, Clifton Larson Allen, LLP
President's Award, Bill Reidinger, Assurance Agency
 

2010 --
Construction Executive of the Year, Anne Bigane Wilson, Bigane Paving Company
General Member of the Year, Tracey Fenolio, Riis Borg Construction (currently with FCL Builders)
Associate Member of the Year, Ryan Hiss, Lyman & Nielsen, LLC (currently with Laurie & Brennan, LLP)
President's Award, Kathy Cole, DK Cole Company

2009 - Inaugural Award Year --
Construction Executive of the Year, John Blacketor, Executive Construction, Inc. & John Reynolds, Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc.
General Member of the Year, Gordon Marshall, Tri-City Property Management, LLC
Associate Member of the Year, Jon Zeiler, Crowe Horwath, LLP
President's Award, Patrick Gregoire