CoatingsPro Magazine hosts Contractor Awards ceremony

By Ben DuBose

CoatingsPro Magazine recognized industry excellence in the application of commercial and industrial high-performance coatings with a special CORROSION 2018 ceremony for its second annual Contractor Awards program.

Held Wednesday at the Exhibit Hall’s Orange Theater, CoatingsPro Editor Stephanie Chizik announced the winners and presented trophies and plaques to recipients in attendance.

The program is for commercial and industrial coatings contractors, with projects awarded in the categories of commercial concrete, commercial roof, industrial concrete, industrial steel, specialty project, and contractor/crew MVP (most valuable player). The MVP award is for a team or crew member deserving of special recognition for any outstanding accomplishment on the jobsite, such as an exemplary team contribution, safety performance, or communication practices.

By category, award winners were:

·         Commercial Concrete:

1st place: Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing for “Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium”

2nd place: MSC Floors for “Quartz Floors, Walls, and Ceilings”

3rd place: Decorative Concrete of Virginia for “Ballast Point Daleville”


·         Commercial Roof:

1st place: RoofCARE for “Santa Fe Community College Commons Area Renovation”

2nd place: Foam Tight Roofing and Insulation/BN Contracting, LLC for “PSE&G LEED Platinum Certified Green Roof”

3rd place: ACS Commercial Roofing for “Commonwealth Assisted Living at Abingdon”


·         Industrial Concrete:

1st place: O.T. Neighoff & Sons, Inc. for “Medstar Health—Washington Hospital Center”

2nd place: Life Deck Coating Installations for “Cutwater Spirits”

3rd place: Surface Technology, Inc. for “Valicor”


·         Industrial Steel:

1st place: Howell & Howell Contractors, Inc. for “Brown-Forman Whisky Bottle Tank”

2nd place: Coatings Unlimited Inc. for “Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium Roof Project”

3rd place: DECO Coatings Inc. for “Water Filtration Tanks”


·         Specialty Project:

1st place: Wedge Roofing for “Realm Cellars Winery”

2nd place: Capital Painting & Decorating, Inc. for “Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site—White Haven”


·         Contractor/Crew MVP:

Winner: Neysa Nordstrom of Venture Construction Group of Florida

Each nomination was entered by a coatings contractor, and nominated projects for the 2018 awards were completed between November 2016 and November 2017. There is no fee to enter the program. Submissions were rated by the CoatingsPro Editorial Advisory Group, comprised of industry experts.

At Wednesday’s ceremony, Chizik also announced the launch of the 2019 Contractor Awards program. Details on how to submit nominations for that program, to be awarded at CORROSION 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, can be found at the CoatingsPro website at