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ASA Announces 2024 Always Something Awesome Award Winners


ASA Announces 2024 Always Something Awesome Award Winners

Alexandria, Virginia – March 8, 2024 – The American Subcontractors Association announced today the winners of the 2024 “Always Something Awesome” Awards, presented annually at the national SUBExcel convention which was held this year at the Jung Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

ASA members were welcomed to a Mardi Gras-themed gala where award winners were honored for their accomplishments throughout 2023. Emceed by longtime members Walt Bazan and Shannon McArthur, and hosted by the ASA Baton Rouge Chapter, the program honored 65 award winners from across the United States and featured several new recognition awards highlighting the impact of the chapters and volunteers who make up ASA.

2024 award winners include:

Extraordinary Contribution to ASA
LaRae Rose, Executive Director, ASA Southwest Florida Chapter

ASA President’s Award 2024
Andrew Christ, Compass Constructors, in Kansas City, MO. 

Certificate of Excellence in Ethics
ACE Glass Construction Corporation, Little Rock, AR
Bazan Painting Company, St. Louis, MO
Blauch Brothers, Harrisonburg, VA
Eyesite Surveillance, Inc., Chandler, AZ
Haley Greer, Inc., Dallas TX
Holes Incorporated, Houston, TN
Kent Companies, Grand Rapids, MI
Markham Contracting Company, Inc, Phoenix, AZ
Platinum Drywall, Maumelle, AR
Shapiro & Duncan, Inc., Rockville, MD
Sorella Group, Inc., Overland Park, KS
South Valley Drywall, Inc., Littleton, CO
Western Engineering Contractors, Inc., Moomis, CA

Subcontractor Federal Advocate Award
Ike Casey, ASA Metro Washington Chapter

Subcontractor State Advocate Award
Karen Palacek, Legal Counsel and Board Member, ASA Arizona Chapter

ASA Outstanding Service Award
Duane Coy, ASA Oklahoma Chapter
Angie Wentz, ASA Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Timmy L. McLaughlin Exemplary Leadership Award
Tammy Hasselwander, Retired Executive Director, ASA Oklahoma Chapter

President of the Year
Tyler Althouse, President, ASA Houston Chapter

Executive Director of the Year
Jennifer Swinney, Executive Director, ASA San Antonio Chapter

Chapter of the Year Award
Under 50 Members - ASA Central Pennsylvania Chapter
50 - 100 Members - ASA New Mexico Chapter
Over 100 Members - ASA Mississippi Chapter

ASA Safety Recognition
J.R. Ramon Demolition, ASA San Antonio Chapter
Miller Bonded Inc., ASA New Mexico Chapter
Camarata Masonry Systems, ASA Houston Chapter
GDA Contractors, ASA Oklahoma Chapter
Polk Mechanical Company, ASA North Texas Chapter
First Capital Insulation, ASA Central PA Chapter
Bell Electrical Contractors, ASA Midwest Council
ACE Glass, ASA Central Arkansas Chapter

Recruiter of the Year
Jennifer Woodruff, Mogul Media Works, ASA Houston Chapter

Extraordinary Young Leader
Andrew Hutto, White Rock Construction Services, ASA San Antonio Chapter
Jennifer Smith, National Roofing Company, ASA New Mexico Chapter
Ryan Hermann, T.J. Wies Contracting, ASA Midwest Council
PD McIntyre, Chamberlain Roofing & Waterproofing, ASA Houston Chapter

First Impression Award
Carlos Galvan, C.G. Steel Solutions, ASA San Antonio Chapter
Jennifer Simon, Hays Electrical Services, ASA Houston Chapter

Mentor Award
Tom Freund, Comfort-Air Engineering, ASA San Antonio Chapter
Shannon McArthur, MEMCO, ASA Houston Chapter

Community Service Award
ASA Houston Chapter - Brianna Built It
ASA San Antonio Chapter - ASA Fishing Tournament

Event of the Year
Awards Gala – ASA New Mexico Chapter
2023 Charity Golf Outing – ASA Baltimore Chapter
Crawfish Boil – ASA Arkansas Chapter
Meet the GC Expo – ASA Midwest Council
Contractor of the Year – ASA Michigan Chapter
Excellence in Construction Awards – ASA Houston Chapter
The ASA Midwest Council Meet the GC Expo 

Best Media Coverage
ASA Arkansas Chapter - November 2023 AY Magazine, Arkansas Money & Politics Issue

Educational Event
San Antonio Construction Safety Summit - ASA San Antonio Chapter
Lunch & Learn: Payment and Retainage - ASA Austin Chapter
The Importance of Practicing Self-Care at Home and at Work - ASA Houston Chapter
Mental Health, Addiction, and Suicide in the Construction Industry - ASA Baltimore Chapter
Half Day Construction Symposium - ASA Central PA Chapter
Meet the Generals - ASA New Mexico Chapter

Chapter Growth
Biggest Growth Number – ASA Arizona Chapter
Largest Growth Percentage (21%) – ASA Idaho Chapter

Above & Beyond
Kenneth Moore, KCM Cabinets, ASA San Antonio Chapter
Andy Adams, Adams Insurance Service, ASA Houston Chapter
Travis Mayor, Billd, ASA Austin Chapter
Brian Crisp, Enterprise Bank & Trust, ASA Arizona Chapter
Tonya  Schulte, The Profit Constructors, ASA Arizona Chapter

In case you’re experiencing a little FOMO, you can see the full photo recap of the fun from New Orleans on the ASA website. And don’t miss out on the “why” for the award winners in this month’s Contractor’s Compass. To learn more about the annual ASA awards, visit

About the American Subcontractors Association 
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) amplifies the voice of and leads trade contractors to improve the business environment for the construction industry and the U.S. economy. Founded in 1966, ASA advances the interests of construction trade subcontractors through advocacy, leadership, and member engagement. To learn more, visit


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