AGC Honors Eddie Stewart and Alabama Builders

The Alabama Associated General Contractors inducted Eddie Stewart, president and CEO of Caddell Construction, into the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame.

Stewart, a graduate of Georgia Tech and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, has more than 40 years of construction experience. An original founding member of Caddell, Stewart held various positions prior to his current role as president and chief executive officer. He also recently was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Construction, which honors leaders who have made life-long contributions to design, construction and engineering industries.

AGC presented the honor at its annual BUILDSouth Awards ceremony in mid-January. It is the association’s 100th year of operation.

In addition to honoring Stewart, AGC named Chris Johnson as Loss Control Consultant of the Year and Alvin Bresler, with J. Smith Lanier & Co., as CompTrust AGC Capstone Award winner.

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AGC also honored Justin Sanders, a fourth grader at Cornerstone Elementary School, as NAWIC Block Future Builders Award winner and presented Lori Peden and Ambry Martin with scholarships.

Companies receiving Excellence in Safety Awards were Johnson Contractors, Vulcan Painters and Caddell Construction. Taking home the Legacy Awards for Over 50 Years of Service to AGC were Russo Corp. and Kirkpatrick Concrete.

The AGC Impact Award and the Community Development Award went to Auburn University McWhorter School of Building Science in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction.

Presented the Gary Savage Workforce Development Award was the Riverchase Career Connection Center. This award highlighted the RC3 board members Rachel Harvey of Brasfield & Gorrie, Gary Savage of BL Harbert International, Keith Marbury of Hardy Corp. and Mark Harry of Marathon Electrical Contractors.

Brasfield & Gorrie took home a Community Development Award for its improvement projects at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens; the Excellence award in New Municipal Utilities Construction for the Prattville Pine Creek CWF Expansion and the Renovation Highway Construction Excellence award for the Highway 150 replacement over Shades Creek and CSX BR-7009.

BL Harbert won Excellence awards in the New International category for its U.S. Embassy Compound in Harare, Zimbabwe and in the New Under 5 Million Construction Management category for the West Homewood Park renovation.

Marathon Electrical Contractors’ North Alabama Medical Center took home the New Specialty Contractors Excellence award. White-Spunner Construction won the Excellence award in the New Building Construction category for the Gulf State Park Learning Campus and Educational Center. The New Construction Management Excellence Award was presented to Martin & Cobey Construction Co. Inc. for its work on Athens High School. Middleton Construction’s Springhill Memorial parking lot project won the Excellence Award in the New Under 5 Million Building Construction category.

The Renovation Building Construction Excellence Award went to Stone Building Co. for its work at Riverchase Career Connection Center. Hancock Construction won the Renovation Under 5 Million Building Construction for its work at The Thomas Building. Taking the Renovation Under 5 Million Highway Construction award went to Wiregrass Construction Co. Inc. for the Greenville Airport. Russo Corp. took home the Renovation Specialty Contractor Excellence award for its I-20/59 bridge replacement.

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