A Night of Construction Excellence at ABC SEMI Contractors Honored for Exceptional Work in Southeast Michigan

The Summit Company, Third Coast Electric and DiPonio Contracting were honored recently with ABC SEMI Excellence in Construction® awards for 2023. Their projects were selected from numerous applicants as the best the construction industry has to offer. According to president and CEO of ABC SEMI Keith Ledbetter, it was a night for merit shop contractors to shine.
“Our contractors perform some of the finest work in southeast Michigan,” said Ledbetter. “Tonight, we showcased these award-winning projects and recognized several exceptional merit shop contractors for their commitment to achieving the finest work in this region.”
The Summit Company was recognized as General Contractor of the Year for their Highland Township Hall project. The 7-million-dollar project involved extensive renovation and expansion to the Highland Township offices and activity center. The resulting new look of the building truly captured the community’s spirit while offering state-of-the-art office space and a public auditorium for local meetings.
“This is a real honor, but one I share with our entire team and fellow contributing ABC contractor companies,” said The Summit Company president Tony Dattilio. “I am proud to have worked with both Douglas Electric and Multi-Drywall to make sure that this project was a success for our client.”
Another company recognized in the Site Preparation/Excavating category was DiPonio Contracting for their trunkline water infrastructure improvements project in Ypsilanti, MI. This project encompassed an entire neighborhood and several streets worth of new water and sanitation piping. In addition, the project required the removal of old pipes, and then the repaving, curbing and landscaping for the affected streets.
“On any job like this, most companies want to leave a project site the way you found it,” said president Frank DiPonio. “We make it our mission to leave it ‘better’ than it was before. The effort and dedication my team makes to ensure the quality of our work is second to none is rewarding, and this award is due to their commitment to our company and serving our clients.”
In the Electrical Contractor category, Third Coast Electric took home the Excellence in Construction® honors for their multi-building Forestbrook Park condominium project located in Walled Lake, MI. Third Coast partnered on the project with general contractor Tower Construction to provide their client, Schafer Development with this state-of-the-art residential facility (see full story in this issue).
“Our guys take tremendous pride in the work we do,” said Sean Fisher, president of Third Coast Electric. “This was a big project for us and one we are very proud of – it tested our skills and challenged us to reach our best. I was trained here at ABC and got my start with an ABC company. I am humble and moved to accept this award on behalf of my team and proud to wave the merit shop banner!”