Civil works project team earns regional award

Published Dec. 19, 2013

The district received a big pat on the back in the form of a letter of appreciation and award for an Ohio civil works project. Kwest L.L.C. was the prime contractor on Louisville District’s Holes Creek, Ohio, Flood Damage Reduction Project in West Carrollton, and the company generated the award submission.

The Kwest Group recently won an "Excellence in Construction" award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Northern Ohio Chapter. The award was based on project uniqueness, quality, safety, teamwork and significance of the project to the local community. The team is now eligible to win a national-level award. The Board of Directors for the ABC Northern Ohio Chapter also chose the Holes Creek Project as their Project of the Year and to receive their Chairman’s Cup Award.

The citation noted the teamwork between Kwest, USACE, and the sponsor, Miami Conservancy District. The Holes Creek Civil Works project manager Barry Schueler accepted the Excellence in Construction Award.

"I would like to express my appreciation to the USACE project team members who worked on this contract," said Schueler. They are Chris Hesse, Arnold "Randy" Randolph and Renato Leonardi from construction division; Ken Lamkin, Isaiah Weilbaker, Nick Beckmann, Nick Turpen and Bill Dorsch from engineering division; and Jason Meyer from real estate.