Alabama AGC (Associated General Contractors) recently presented its annual BuildSouth Awards to contractors around the state who produced work in categories such as workforce development, community development, safety, highway construction and more.
In addition, the event recognized three companies that have more than 50 years of service. Those recognized were Doster Construction Co. Inc., Hardy Corp. and Thompson Tractor Co. Inc. A general contractor, Doster was founded in 1969 in Birmingham by Thomas Doster III. Since its founding, Doster has completed more than 4,200 projects in 31 states. The company serves not only as a general contractor, but also as a construction manager and as a design-build contractor.
Hardy Corp. was founded in 1943 by Frank Hardy in Birmingham as a mechanical contracting company. Since then, it has grown to become an open shop HVAC, plumbing, piping and full-service contractor with more than 10,000 projects completed throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.
Hal Thompson purchased a tractor company in Birmingham in 1957. Over the next six decades, the company has diversified its line of products and established more locations and territories. Today, it supplies bulldozers, scrapers, graders, tractors, loaders, trucks and other heavy machinery to multiple industries, while still maintaining its Caterpillar dealer status. In 2019, the company welcomed the fourth generation of the Thompson family, Lucy Thompson Marsh, to serve as a Caterpillar Dealer-Principal, one of only five women Caterpillar Dealer-Principals in the country.
The Alabama AGC 2020 Legacy Award was presented to Philip Webb of Webb Concrete & Building Materials. Located in Heflin, the company was started in 1946 by Garth Webb as Farmers Supply Co. The current owner, Philip Webb, purchased the company from his father, Bobby, in 1980, and has expanded its services from concrete and building materials to include a flooring division. Today, the company has six locations in Alabama, providing building materials, paint, hardware, flooring, home finishing products and more.
Here are other AGC awards that were presented:
- Gary Savage Workforce Development Award was presented to Dunn University.
- Community Development Award went to Brasfield & Gorrie LLC for its United Way of Alabama project.
- Associate Member of the Year Award was presented to Morris King of Vulcan Materials.
- TW Pugh Excellence in Safety Award went to Tim Stout of Caddell Construction.
- Excellence in Safety Awards were presented to ROPAC Inc., Stone Building Co. and Whitesell Green Inc.
- New Specialty Contractors award went to Marathon Electrical Contractors LLC for its Airbus A220/C-Series Final Assembly Line.
- Renovations – Specialty Contractor award was presented to Dunn Construction Co. inc. for the Burkett Center.
- New – Building Construction award went to Stone Building Co. for its work in Cahaba Heights Park.
- New – International award went to BL Harbert International for its new U.S. Embassy Compound in Pristina, Kosovo.
- New — Building Design award went to Caddell Construction for its U.S. Embassy additions.
- New — Under 5 Million Design Build award was presented to Hancock Construction for The Lindsey Building.
- Renovation — Building Construction award went to Rives Construction for the i3 Academy.
- Renovation — Highway Construction award went to Dunn Construction Co. Inc. for the NHF-IMF-1065 project in Pelham.
- Renovation — Under 5 Million Building Construction award went to Stone Building Co. for Epic Insurance Office.
- Renovation — Under 5 Million Highway Construction award went to Wiregrass Construction Co. Inc. for the Oak Mountain State Park bike lanes along John Findlay Drive.
- Alabama Hall of Fame Inductee was Jim Lott of Brasfield & Gorrie LLC.