Brasfield & Gorrie and CEO Honored by Alabama Construction Organization

October 3, 2014

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ABC of Alabama recognizes Brasfield & Gorrie CEO Jim Gorrie with highest individual award, honors Brasfield & Gorrie projects for excellence in construction

Birmingham, Ala. (Oct. 3, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that the company and its chief executive officer have been honored by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama.

During an awards ceremony on Oct. 2, 2014, Brasfield & Gorrie CEO Jim Gorrie received the organization’s highest individual honor, the Cornerstone Award.

“Each year ABC of Alabama and Alabama Construction News pause to recognize one individual who has made a positive impact on the commercial construction industry in Alabama,” said ABC Alabama President Jay Reed. “The commitment to excellence, workforce development and community involvement demonstrated by Jim and his team make him an ideal recipient. I can truly say our industry and our association are better because of Jim Gorrie and Brasfield & Gorrie, which is now in its 50th year of operation.’”

“ABC of Alabama is honored to present Jim Gorrie with our highest level of recognition,” said Tim Hightower, ABC Alabama Board Chairman.  “Jim and his firm have consistently played an instrumental role in ensuring that our association and our industry have what we need to succeed. Without exception, Jim and his team step up readily any time they are called upon to assist. The commercial construction industry in Alabama is seen as a major player worldwide, and Brasfield & Gorrie is certainly one of the key players on the field.”

Past recipients of the prestigious Cornerstone award include two Brasfield & Gorrie founders, Miller Gorrie and John Darnall.

During the Oct. 2 ceremony, ABC of Alabama also honored Brasfield & Gorrie with eight Excellence in Construction awards, including five Obelisk Awards and three Merit Awards.

The five projects honored with Obelisk Awards include Memorial Hospital Expansion in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Louisiana State University Tiger Stadium South End Zone Expansion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dodson Chapel Equalization Tanks and Wastewater Pump Station in Nashville, Tennessee; Kimberly Hampton Primary School in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The three projects honored with Merit Awards include C Spire Systems Operation Center in Starkville, Mississippi; Alabama Media Group in Birmingham, Alabama; and the St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast Inpatient Expansion in Fishers, Indiana.

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About Brasfield & Gorrie

Celebrating 50 years in business, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,600 employees, and its 2013 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2014.