Keller, Inc. is being recognized for construction excellence in 2020.
Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin honored Keller, Inc. with a SILVER Projects of Distinction Excellence in Construction Award for Dreier Family Dental located in Janesville, Wisconsin.
The Drier Family Dental project includes a 7,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art clinic next to the previous location in Janesville. The owners wanted something more than ordinary and not just another clinic. The facility has 14 treatment bays with an open feel, while still maintaining patient privacy and an abundance of windows. It includes a stone-clad fireplace, floating shelves and a courtesy bar that feels more like a café hang-out than a typical “waiting” room. The main patient seating area takes the form of a taller cube-shaped volume, with the entrance framed in a black ACM panel-clad canopy roof, which wraps down in a “waterfall” effect. The exterior has LP Smart-siding and Longboard wood-look aluminum siding. The site design had to account for two underground high-pressure gas lines with limited ground cover that required a creative solution for both the driveway and storm water piping.
The project was judged in a rigorous process by a panel of construction experts based on a number of criteria, including safety, quality, owner satisfaction, execution and coordination, budgeting, difficult and unusual challenges and overall distinctiveness.
The Projects of Distinction Awards is designed to recognize the most distinct construction projects in Wisconsin, and to elevate the awareness of the quality construction performed by ABC member firms and their employees. A virtual awards presentation was held January 28, 2021 to celebrate the company’s given these prestigious awards.
The event recognized 51 projects — mostly general construction — but also in specialty trades from electrical to plumbing to thermal and moisture protection. A full list of the award winners can be found at https://www.abcwi.org/membership/awards-programs/projects-of-distinction/#sl_projects.