Tucker Paving soars with three new prestigious ABC Eagle construction awards

TUCKER PAVING MANAGERS found the company soaring high with success during the 2017 Central Florida Chapter ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.) Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Banquet.

Our company was the recipient of three highly prestigious ABC Eagle subcontractor awards, adding to a significant number of Eagles we have won in prior-year competition for top Central Florida construction honors.

The 2017 Central Florida ABC EIC awards were presented during a very nice banquet held the night of Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

All of our 2017 Eagle awards, accepted by company President Larry D. “Chip” Tucker and team members who were involved with projects, were for projects completed at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando — Pandora-The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; the Soarin’ flight-simulator attraction at Epcot; and Disney Springs, the resort’s outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

“We are beyond proud of what the team has accomplished this year,” said Patrick Braisted, our executive vice president, following the banquet. “Through their hard work and the company’s can-do attitude, there is nothing that this team can’t accomplish. I am honored to be a part of it every day.”

The ABC Eagle award is the highest award a subcontractor can receive from the organization, Patrick said.

“This year we had the honor of winning three Eagles, as well as being a subcontractor on the project-of-the-year winner, Pandora,” he said.

Each year, the Central Florida Chapter ABC recognizes and celebrates outstanding projects built by its members. Selected judges, representing a cross-section of the construction industry, evaluate each of the project entries. The competition is fierce, too. Central Florida is loaded with fantastic contractors who do consistently high-quality and innovative work.

Here are some of the details about our three 2017 Eagle-winning EIC entries:

• Pandora-The World of Avatar — Contract amount: $1 million to $5 million. Type: Subcontractor. Category: Site Work / Hardscape. Size: 10 acres. Length of scope: Eight months. Scope: Demolition, grading, fireline, water, sanitary, storm, and force main.

• Disney Springs — Contract amount: $5 million to $10 million. Type: Subcontractor. Category: Site Work / Hardscape. Size: 200 acres. Length of scope: 2 1/2 years. Scope: Demolition, grading, fireline, waterline, gravity sanitary, gravity storm, and force main.

• Soarin’ at Epcot — Contract amount: $500,000 to $1 million. Type: Subcontractor. Category: Site Work / Hardscape. Size: 2 acres. Length of scope: 18 months. Scope: Demolition, grading, waterline, fireline, gravity sanitary, gravity storm, and force main.

Twelve members of our Tucker Paving team and 12 spouses/guests represented the company at the 2017 Central Florida Chapter ABC EIC Awards Banquet.

We’re pleased to note that Tucker Paving is a consistent top Central Florida Chapter ABC award winner. At the 2016 awards banquet, we won four Eagles — two of them also for projects at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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