All Star Electric earns national excellence

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Associated Builders and Contractors announced that All Star Electric Inc.’s work on the Renaissance Hotel at Bluebonnet project in Baton Rouge, has earned the company an Eagle Award in the Electrical-Commercial – $210 Million category of ABC’s Excellence in Construction Awards. All Star Electric representatives received the award during the 22nd annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

“ABC is proud to recognize All Star Electric for its outstanding work on the Renaissance Hotel at Bluebonnet project,” said Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “This project embodies a commitment to innovation, safety and superior craftsmanship through creativity and skill.”    

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

All Star Electric overcame numerous scheduling and manpower challenges to help transform a 12-story precast eyesore into a four-star hotel and ballroom complex.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.