Jerry Williams – MMC Contractors - Nebraska
While Jerry Williams demonstrates integrity in his daily work, he really showcases his commitment when he lets down barriers and connects with others. This year, Jerry helped facilitate an educational tour of our company to a group of at-risk students. In addition to the practical demonstrations and discussions of the opportunities available to them, Jerry opened up about his own path. From overcoming life challenges and struggles, he has made himself into a self-built professional. Not only does Jerry offer the work ethic and expertise that we value at our company, but he brings the right attitude and commitment. He was able to convey that importance to this group by telling an emotional and difficult story to positively impact the at-risk teens.
Eric Bebermeyer – MW Builders
Eric Bebermeyer is a valued member of his team, evidenced by the multiple nominations received for the Teamwork award. On and off the jobsite, at and away from work, Eric demonstrates what being a true team player is all about. When a coworker dealt with a family medical diagnosis, Eric stepped up and offered support, which allowed his teammate the chance to focus on his family. Additionally, on a multifamily project that was running tight on the schedule, Eric jumped in and did whatever it took to finish before tenants moved in and ultimately made a positive impression on the client. Eric is more than just a positive force among teammates, he brings that dedication to each project he is a part of.
QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD
John Wilkins – MMC Contractors - Kansas City
Quality craftsmanship goes beyond being an expert in your field, and John Wilkins has demonstrated the technical expertise and communication skills that it takes to be a leader. After spending a month on the East Coast, working weekends and night shifts, he was able to mend a partner relationship and get a project back on the right path. He understands that quality craftsmanship goes beyond the jobsite and is essential to building relationships with partners. He has always been a mentor to his team and led by example, sharing his dedication and knowledge for his craft with others. With his attention to detail, follow through, and hard work, he displays his quality craftsmanship in all that he does.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AWARD
Matthew Marks – Countywide Mechanical Systems
Matthew Marks made a shift in his career from Project Engineer to Safety Specialist, but despite his new role and responsibilities, when Matthew learned of a challenge at his past jobsite, he adjusted his priorities to see the job to full completion. He went the extra mile in pursuit of the ultimate goal – customer satisfaction. These efforts to see the warranty through, even after his responsibilities to the job had ended, saved time and money on the project. It also ensured the correctional facility endured only minor disruptions. Most importantly, the client was beyond satisfied and praised Matthew and the team for the ingenuity and creative thinking. His entrepreneurial spirit ensured a successful project and satisfied customer.