11th Annual MCOY Awards honors West Michigan’s building industry 

This year’s Michigan Contractor of the Calendar year (MCOY) Awards lived up to the event’s concept of coming together in the encounter of hardship. The 11th yearly award ceremony, hosted by the American Subcontractors Affiliation of Michigan (ASAM), kicked off a night time of networking, video games and refreshment at the LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park with a rainstorm, speedily altering the evening’s programs. 

But if there is one particular matter that characterizes the design sector in West Michigan, it is its resilience. ASAM organizers speedily retooled the application. The presentation, prepared for the outfield, moved to the stands. The roof of a dugout grew to become the stage, a close by trashcan the podium. From there, ASAM President James Bockheim and Vice President John Turner spoke about the successes and hardships confronted by the construction market above the past 12 months.

“As we sit in this article and appear back again with each other soon after a tricky 12 months of becoming so disconnected, it is excellent to see the figures and involvement,” stated Bockheim, who also serves as the director of business advancement of Kentwood-centered Different Mechanical. “It just screams what this industry is about and how significantly this award means not only to West Michigan but to the state as a total.”

Even though the world wide pandemic prevented the 2020 MCOY Awards from taking position, this year’s party been given the most nomination and voting figures in its historical past, Bockheim stated in the course of the occasion, noting that several contractors or construction supervisors obtained votes for the 1st time.  

Of this year’s 7 prime nominees, Dan Vos Construction Co. was named 2021’s Michigan Contractor of the 12 months, marking the sixth time the Ada-based mostly business has gained the award.

Following thanking ASAM for organizing and sponsoring the function, President and CEO Dan Vos expressed his gratitude to the company’s trade associates, which he explained shown tolerance and being familiar with throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Last but not least, he turned his interest to his employees. 

“I want to say thank you to (individuals) who obtained Dan Vos up in this article in the first position,” Vos mentioned in the course of the function. “I’ve claimed this just before, it’s not me. Dan Vos did not get Dan Vos (Design) up here. It is Dan Vos Design as a complete. It’s the 90-some professionals I get to perform with each working day. They actually make my task easy. They embody the MCOY characteristics, even with no asking. You’re the very best staff in the marketplace — this award is for you.” 

The MCOY 1st Runner Up Award went to EV Construction. COURTESY Picture

Holland-primarily based EV Design was named the initial runner up, when Grand Rapids-primarily based Pioneer Construction Co. arrived absent as the second-position contender. 

MCOY Award winners are nominated by their trade contractor colleagues. Just after the nominees are picked, an all-volunteer panel of ASAM associates evaluate every firm centered on a selection of metrics, including safety, interaction, workmanship, ethics and other marketplace specifications to decide the winner and frontrunners. 

Pioneer.3rdplaceThe MCOY 2nd Runner Up Award went to Pioneer Building. COURTESY Image

“Congratulations to absolutely everyone at Dan Vos Design Firm, EV Construction, Pioneer Building, and to all the nominees,” mentioned John Turner, the MCOY Awards chair, vice president of ASAM, and proprietor and vice president of Grand Rapids-based Vos Glass LLC. “Everyone associated came collectively for an wonderful night exactly where we truly confirmed off what tends to make the lifestyle right here in West Michigan so exclusive, exclusively when it will come to contractor-specialty contractor relationships.”