The Awards Committee is responsible for the chapter's annual recognition awards nomination and selection process, and the event to honor the award recipients, known as the "Build Chicago" Awards. Awards are presented for Contractor of the Year, General Member of the Year, and Associate Member of the Year. Additionally, the board president has the option to present a President's Award in recognition to a member demonstrating a history of commitment to the industry and CFMA that extends beyond the day-to-day chapter initiatives.
In partnership with the board, the committee facilitates the nomination and review process to select the annual award honorees. "Build Chicago" Award event coordination includes date and venue selection, keynote speaker selection, sponsor and ad book solicitation, program agenda and scripts. The committee works closely with the chapter administrative office on venue contract, logistics, communication, sponsor recognition, and budget/invoices.
2022 Awards Committee Members:
Courtney Hartnett, Milord Company - Chair
Tammy Kilty, All-Bry Construction - Co-Chair
Alina Stavros, C.J. Erickson Plumbing
Andy Eickholt, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Chris VanTassel, Wintrust
Henry Ma, Hylant
James Chivilo, Holland & Knight
Jason Szabo, Enterprise Fleet Management
JoAnn Holman, CIBC
Kirk Liskiewitz, DSP Insurance
Contact Courtney Hartnett if you are interested in joining the Awards Committee.
Congratulations 2022 Award Recipients!
Contractor of the Year: Shamrock Electric
General Member of the Year: Adam Sandefeur, BEAR Construction
Associate member of the Year: Catrina Payne, Wipfli
Past Award Recipients
Company names reflect the company the honoree was affiliated with at the time of the recognition. Current companies are listed in parenthesis.
2020 - 2021
Contractor: Pepper Construction Company
Contractor: FCL Builders
Contractor: IHC Construction
Contractor: Aldridge Electric
Construction Executive: George Weinold, Bear Construction Company
Construction Executive: Ed Swietek, Kroeschell, Inc.
Construction Executive: John E. Kenny, Jr., Kenny Construction Company
Construction Executive: Anne Bigane Wilson, Bigane Paving Company
2009 - Inaugural Award Year
Construction Executive: John Blacketor, Executive Construction, Inc. & John Reynolds, Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc.