Hensel Phelps ABC's Contractor of the Year

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has been in business for 74 years and succeeds in have 80% repeat client business.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo., its 2010 Contractor of the Year. Hensel Phelps President and CEO Jeff Wenaas accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC's 21st annual Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence Award program held Feb. 22 at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Fla.

"Each year, ABC recognizes an individual or company that attains a level of achievement that raises the bar for all of us, and Hensel Phelps Construction Company certainly fit the bill," said 2011 ABC National Chairman Michael J. Uremovich, president of Great Lakes Energy Consultants, LLC, Manhattan, Ill. "It is an honor to celebrate a company that exemplifies the merit shop and free-enterprise principles."

In its 74th year of delivering construction projects to a variety of public and private clients, Hensel Phelps remains focused on its motto of "performance." The company's culture of 100 percent employee ownership recognizes that every individual's performance directly reflects on a project's outcome and the company as a whole.

As a result, Hensel Phelps enjoys an excess of 80 percent repeat client business, with a diverse range of construction projects, including offices, airports, sports complexes, hospitals, hotels and mass transportation systems.

Hensel Phelps is a member of 14 ABC chapters, including the ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter in Englewood, Colo.