MacKenzie Contracting Receives Recognition for Alpha Omicron Pi Project

The MacKenzie Companies is proud to announce that MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLC has been recognized by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) organization for their work on the historic Alpha Omicron Pi house in College Park, Maryland.The fully functional and occupied project received an ABC award of Excellence and a Safety Training Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P) Platinum safety award.

“This project was a great opportunity to show off the existing craftsmanship with the construction of new coffered ceilings, stair rails and front entrance but to mention a few. The 1920’s house was required to meet current life safety and ADA codes while maintaining its original look mandated not only by its members, but the local Historical Society,” said Vice President of Business Development Joe Versey.

Currently home to the University of Maryland’s Alpha Omicron Pi Chapter, the project encompassed both interior and exterior renovations of the 16,000 square foot sorority house. The project required challenging mechanical and safety upgrades that included an overhaul of the kitchen exhaust system and the addition of sprinkler and fire rated doors and frames. Esthetic changes to the historic property comprised of creating an opening in a load bearing wall with the installation of a steel beam, new ceilings and hand rails, among other finishes were carried out along with the relocation of a wood panel “member signature wall”.

The S.T.E.P. award is a merit-based safety program written by and for contractors, creating an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs for the contracting industry. Founded in 1950, the ABC is a national association representing more than 74 chapters and 22,000 firms within the contracting industry that is dedicated to fostering a free-market economy, with open and fair competition, and diverse participants constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance. The organization previously acknowledged MacKenzie with awards for work their work on the AAI Building in Cockeysville, Maryland, and international testing firm Prometric’s newest location in White Marsh, Maryland.

Established in 1988, MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLC, has earned a reputation for outstanding craftsmanship and service. An award-winning full-service general contracting and construction management firm offering a full range of pre-construction, general contracting, ground-up construction, renovations and project management assistance for clients in an array of industries including healthcare, defense, education, retail, business, and manufacturing, MacKenzie is large enough to manage any size job, yet small enough to provide personalized attention, MacKenzie.

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