County Materials is pleased to congratulate the winners of the Wisconsin Ready-Mix Association’s 36th Annual Concrete Design Awards. The Concrete Design Awards are part of a prestigious program showcasing best uses of ready-mixed concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
A panel of construction professionals selected entries based on use of ready-mix, engineering design skill, unique design demands, aesthetics, construction techniques and challenges, and integration to the site. Contractors for the award-winning projects were honored at the WRMCA Concrete Design Award Ceremony on Friday, March 16th, at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
County Materials supplied ready-mix in five of the award-winning projects. The following projects received recognition and were supplied by County Materials:
Lewis Construction of Schofield, Wis., was recognized in the North Central Region category for their workon the parking lot at the new Hilton Garden Inn, in Wausau, Wis. Ready-mix from County Materials was selected for this project for its strength, ease of maintenance, lower lifecycle cost, and light reflectivity. Ready-mix covers approximately 60,000 sq. ft. of the parking lot and was also used to create curbs and decorative planting beds.
Alchemy Concrete of Nelsonville, Wis., was awarded in the Decorative Residential Category for their impressive work on a residential patio and pool area. The homeowners of this project chose stamped and colored ready-mix for their backyard patio after witnessing the impressive performance and look of their radiant heated driveway, which was also created with ready-mix. Alchemy Concrete was awarded for their skill in constructing the project’s many different features and overall aesthetic look of the finished project.
Lewis Construction of Schofield, Wis., was also recognized for their work on the Investors Community Bank parking lot, located in Stevens Point, Wis. This project utilized 2,550 yards of concrete for its 300-foot long driveway and parking lot. The project was recognized for its many aesthetic features, such as planting squares, that help integrate the project to its surrounding natural area.
RMJ Construction LLC of Wausau, Wis., received a Special Merit Award in the Decorative Commercial category, for their work on Sconni’s Alehouse and Eatery of Scofield, Wis. RMJ Construction was awarded for their excellent work on using ready-mix to match the rustic feel of the restaurant. The project feature’s integrally colored and stamped concrete that mirrors the look of wood plank. The contractor went a step further by staining the cured concrete for additional color blends, which even further transformed the ready-mix into realistic looking wooden planks.
Boldt of Appleton, Wis, received an award in the Municipal Infrastructure category for their work on the Grandfather Falls Dam located in Tomahawk, Wis. Ready-mix was used to create a headwall and three massive footings that hold new penstocks in place. The project was awarded for its impressive quantity of ready-mix, and the contractor’s and supplier’s strict adherence to the required mix-design.
County Materials extends our regards to all the winners and participants in this year’s concrete design awards.