Jan. 28, 2022 – Beaver Dam, Wis. – WDS Construction, a Beaver Dam-based general contractor serving 48 states with construction management and development services, received two Project of Distinction Awards at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin annual banquet, held on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, Wis.
ABC of Wisconsin’s Project of Distinction Awards recognize quality, safety, and execution in construction projects. WDS Construction’s work on Coastland Center in Naples, Fla., and the House of Sport in Victor, NY, earned silver and gold recognition this year.
“Projects of Distinction demonstrate the excellence in construction services by ABC of Wisconsin members,” said John Mielke, president of ABC of Wisconsin. “These unique projects are evaluated by a panel of architects, engineers and educators in the construction industry and allow Wisconsin’s merit contractors to demonstrate their professionalism, craftsmanship and safety.”
At Coastland Center, WDS demolished a retail store and auto center to redevelop the site into a CMX Cinebistro and future build out space. The theater is complete with six auditoriums, full kitchen, bar and dine-in seating area. With hurricane and Covid-19 shut downs – as well as daily construction planning due to the site’s location in a landing/fly zone – WDS was able to safely complete the 330,000 square foot project and earn a Silver Project of Distinction award.
WDS Construction’s work at Dick’s Sporting Goods’ House of Sport concept store received gold recognition. The 120,000 square foot “store of the future” is home to an outdoor track, indoor climbing wall, batting cage, putting green and golf simulator. After New York shut down for 55 days due to Covid-19, WDS faced skilled trade and supply shortages, scheduling changes, and virtual inspections in order to complete the project.
A full list of award winners can be found at abcwi.org/POD.
About WDS Construction:
WDS Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor with offices in Beaver Dam, Wis., and Dallas, Texas. Founded by fourth-generation contractor Ben Westra, WDS is licensed to build in the lower 48 states and serves the cold storage, commercial, educational, food, hospitality, industrial, medical and retail markets. For more information about WDS, visit WDSconstruction.net or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin:
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. The Wisconsin Chapter, based in Madison, represents more than 900 member companies. Visit us at abcwi.org.