"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.

Congratulations to the 2017 Award Recipients

Congratulations 2017 CFMA Award Recipients
CFMA Contractor of the Year
FCL Builders
CFMA General Member of the Year
John Metz
Christopher Glass & Aluminum
CFMA Associate Member of the Year
Michael Pohl
DSP Insurance
Award recipients will be honored on May 10th during a celebration luncheon at The University Club of Chicago.  We are pleased to welcome guest speaker Morgan Housel, a partner at the Collaborative Fund, a venture capital firm backing young companies that are moving the world forward.An expert on behavioral finance and investing history, his presentations combine storytelling with the latest research to discuss the current state of financial markets, the investment industry and personal finance. He has authored two books: Everyone Believes It; Most Will Be Wrong and 50 Years in the Making: The Great Recession and Its Aftermath. “Morgan Housel’s explanatory skills are simply superb. Best of the class,” praised the judges of the prestigious Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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Past Award Recipients

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


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 Stone, Pepper Construction
Associate Member of the Year, Mary Davolt, Aktion Associates, Inc.


2012
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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 Gunderson, 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
Associate Member of the Year, Ryan Hiss, Lyman & Nielsen, LLC
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