Barnhill Contracting Company was recently awarded at the Carolinas AGC’s 101st Annual Convention the weekend of January 21, 2022.
Long in history and in matters of the heart, Barnhill’s project for the Greg Poole, Jr. All Faiths Chapel received a Pinnacle Award for “Best Building Project.” Pinnacle Awards were presented to twelve construction projects which enhance their communities, and are judged on unique aspects and challenges, special values, project management, budget and schedule, and safety performance.
Barnhill considers the Chapel their “Unicorn Project,” due to the many unique characteristics and connections that make it so special. The building’s mid-century architecture was maintained with many distinct features preserved throughout the renovation. Named in honor of Greg Poole, Jr., the founder of the Dix Park Conservancy, this project holds close personal ties to Barnhill as the two families have a longtime friendship. The personal connections with this project extend to a special artwork in the foyer. This artwork includes an image of one of the construction workers who brought this project to life, Gil Trejo. Trejo, unfortunately, passed away in May of 2021, and his family attended the ribbon cutting days later, overwhelmed at the site of Gil being memorialized forever.
In addition to the Pinnacle Awards, seven projects won the Construction Excellence Awards, which recognize projects of distinction. Barnhill received this award for their Greenville Southwest Bypass Project for the Highway Division.
The Greenville Southwest Bypass was certainly the definition of high quality and efficiency. As stated by the NCDOT, “this is an extremely important project to the traveling public in Eastern North Carolina, and it was delivered safely, effectively, and is making a significant positive impact to the area.” Working with the NCDOT, and other crucial partners, the delivery of the project was such a remarkable feat. There was a noticeably high level of coordination and crafting of solutions to problems.
“These awards truly recognize the hard work and dedication that our teams poured into these projects. We are so appreciative to have received these distinguished awards,” said Rob Barnhill, Chief Executive Officer of Barnhill Contracting Company.