ST. LOUIS – In an unprecedented year challenged by a pandemic, Electrical Connection-member contractor Guarantee Electrical Construction Co. has earned an award for powering the region’s Covid 19 response effort. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri saluted Guarantee with an AGC Keystone Award for its work in March 2020 to help create the region’s first alternative healthcare facility to serve Covid-19 patients. Guarantee was also named the 2020 Specialty Contractor of the Year in the electrical category.
The AGC noted that its “new Coronavirus Pandemic Response category honored projects performed with lightning speed in response to Covid-19 medical needs.” During the last week of March, 2020, Guarantee Electrical Company joined General Contractor, Tarlton Corporation and the US Army Corps of Engineers to build out the first alternative healthcare facility conversion in Missouri in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Concurrently, Guarantee was tasked with outfitting temporary triage units and mobile testing stations at multiple area healthcare facilities.
Guarantee also earned honors as a finalist in the AGC Keystone Awards for its work on the MEMC Global Wafers SOI Building Expansion Project and the SSM Health Saint Louis University Replacement Hospital. Another Electrical Connection-member contractor, PayneCrest Electric, Inc., was honored as a finalist for its work on City Foundry STL.
Both electrical contractors are members of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA), which partners with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 to form the Electrical Connection.
St. Louis NECA contractors and their IBEW Local 1 workforce have been saluted by the AGC for their work on more than 100 projects, 33 of which have been named AGC Keystone Award winners.
Winners of the 2020 Construction Keystone Awards were announced during a hybrid event – held virtually and in-person at the St. Peters Performing Arts Theatre. For more information, visit www.agcmo.org.