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PASCHEN receives 13 awards from illinois agencies at the illinois road and transportation builders association ceremony

January 2015

Back in December, the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) hosted the 2014 Contractor of the Year Awards, the state's largest gathering of transportation design and construction industry professionals.

"The ceremony gives agencies and industry colleagues an opportunity to recognize companies who have achieved particular success in 2014. Award winners have shown adaptability, creativity, cooperation, consideration, economy, and innovation," said John P. Bryan, president of Geneva Construction Company and chairman of IRTBA. 

Companies were recognized by five major transportation agencies and five county departments of transportation. Paschen is proud to have received 13 awards, five of which were Contractor of the Year.

The ISTHA chose Paschen as their General Contractor of the Year. This award was selected by the Illinois Tollway Engineering Department's Project Managers to recognize the prime contractor demonstrating the traits they most desired: professionalism; adherence to policies and procedures; on-time project delivery; and fairness regarding Change Orders/Extra Work Orders.

Paschen was also honored with ISTHA’s Roadway Contractor of the Year, Cook County’s Contractor of the Year, CDOT’s Bridge Contractor of the Year, and ISTHA’s Special Recognition Contractor of the Year.

Also of note, was IDOT’s Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Award of Excellence.  Paschen received this award for constructing 2.11 miles of a four-lane divided highway, a diamond interchange, and four new bridges -- all for the Algonquin Bypass, located in McHenry County.

2014 IRTBA Awards

General Contractor of the Year, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority

Roadway Contractor of the Year, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Rebuilding and widening of Jane Adams Memorial Tollway (I-90) from Rockford to Elgin

Contractor of the Year, Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways
Lake Cook Rd at Skokie Blvd & Winnetka Rd at Edens Expressway West Frontage Rd

Outstanding Bridge Contractor of the Year, Chicago Department of Transportation
Division St. Bridge over the North Branch Canal Temporary Bridge

Special Recognition Contractor of the Year, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Des Plaines Oasis Demolition

Special Recognition Award of Excellence, Illinois Department of Transportation
Bridge Rehab & Ramp Construction on I-94/90 at Ohio Interchange

Outstanding Subcontractor Award of Excellence - Prime Contractor, Illinois Department of Transportation
Bridge over I-94/90 at the Ohio St. Interchange

Urban Improvement Award of Excellence‚Äč, Illinois Department of Transportation
I-57 / IL 13 in Marion, IL

Earned Credit Program (ECP) Advocate, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Des Plaines Oasis Demolition

Certificate of Merit – New Bridge Construction, Illinois Department of Transportation
Algonquin Bypass

Portland Cement Concrete Paving Award of Excellence, Illinois Department of Transportation
Algonquin Bypass

Certificate of Merit - Outstanding Subcontractor of the Year, Illinois Department of Transportation
I-57 / IL 13 in Marion, IL

Certificate of Merit – Outstanding Subcontractor of the Year, Illinois Department of Transportation
Algonquin Bypass