Awards & Recognition

MSA Recognizes T.O.P.S. General
Contractor Award Winners

The Minnesota Subcontractors Association recognized Best Practices in the construction industry at its Annual T.O.P.S. Award Dinner on January 21, 2020.  The event was attended by 235 Subcontractors, General Contractors and Construction Professionals. Individuals, companies and construction students were presented with awards and scholarships at the event.  MSA members nominate and vote on large and small General Contractors, Project Managers, Superintendents, and Construction Professionals.  Winners are selected considering best practices using specific criteria including: contract terms and conditions; bidding practices, project safety and security; reasonable schedules, competent project managers, timely payment and others.

2020 Champions Award

MSA would not be celebrating over 25 years of growth without the dedication and distinguished service of key individuals. 
Eight years ago we decided to recognize those individuals with a special award - our Champions Award.

Donna Gulden was
 presented this award in recognition of her outstanding achievements on behalf of MSA and the  construction industry. As a tenacious subcontractor and past president, she represents MSA in frequent meetings with legislators and general contractors on indemnification, retainage, and other subcontractor issues. Her advocacy has created lasting improvements to the Minnesota construction industry, and her leadership and passion has enabled MSA to achieve our goal and be the voice of Minnesota's subcontractors. Donna, you have our sincere appreciation for exceptional service.

2020 General Contractors of the Year 

McGough took two T.O.P.S. awards: General Contractor of the Year
(over $75M annual sales) and Project of the Year (pictured right).
The Superior Safety award was presented to Mortenson (pictured below).

The Small General Contractor of the Year (under $75M annual sales) was presented to D.J. Kranz Company. (pictured below)

The Superior Safety award was presented to Mortenson 
(pictured below).

2020 Construction Professionals of the Year Awards

The Project Manager of the Year Award was presented to John O'Hearn with RJM Construction (picutured right). 
The Superintendent of the Year Award was presented to Mark Aho with Greiner Construction (pictured below).

The Construction Professional of the Year Award was presented to Patrick Sims with Adolfson & Peterson (pictured left).

2020 MSA Scholarship Recipients

Nathan Elyea-Wheeler - Dunwoody College of Technology (middle) 
Nathaniel Nelson - Dunwoody College of Technology (2nd from left)
Andrew Randall - University of Wisconsin - Stout (2nd from right)
Karli Schmitt - University of MN (not pictured