Gilbane Building Company Receives National Excellence in Construction® Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

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The one-of-a-kind facility built for Walt Disney World® Resorts Textile Services earns a National Pyramid award for Excellence in Construction

Excellence in Construction Award

ABC National Excellence in Construction Award

The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

Gilbane Building Company, a global leader in construction services, announced the Walt Disney World® Resort Textile Services Laundry Facility project was honored with a National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Industrial Category. Representatives from Gilbane were on hand to receive the award during the ABC’s 26th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

“Gilbane Building Company earned this Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award through their dedication to safety, quality craftsmanship and teamwork and Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor them,” said 2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Neb. “From start to finish, Gilbane demonstrated a commitment to innovation and high quality construction in their work on the Textile Services Laundry Facility project, a commitment that is clearly evident in the finished product.”

The 130,000 SF state-of-the-art, fully-automated laundry facility is located on a 50+ acre green field site within the Walt Disney World® Resort and features one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge equipment.

“We are proud of the team out in the field doing the hard work every day.” Said Robert Hayes, Vice President Gilbane Building Company, “This award solidifies that the collaboration we had with the entire team helped us be successful for our client.”    

The Excellence in Construction Awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. Eagle awards were presented to the highest scoring projects in each category with pyramid awards presented to the next highest scoring projects. Gilbane was also presented with the 2015 National Safety Excellence Award for a second consecutive year.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, Construction Users Roundtable, and the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.

About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

Gilbane is an industry leader in the state of Florida with a reputation for quality construction and client satisfaction. The company has been providing construction management services in Orlando since 1972, managing office buildings, institutional projects, commercial, public assembly/sports, healthcare, data centers, higher educational, medical office, industrial, government and multi-family developments. Gilbane has worked with some of the area’s major organizations including the University of Central Florida, Orlando Health, Orange County Public Schools, AIG, Florida Department of Management Services, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orange County Convention Center, Marriott, and School District of Osceola County.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at


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