About The CBC Award of Honor

The Chicago Building Congress “Award of Honor” is the highest personal achievement award that can be bestowed upon an individual in the Chicago Building Industry.  Now going into its 20th year, this prestigious award recognizes an outstanding leader for his or her lifetime contributions to the art and science of construction.

The CBC begins a new round of nominations and judging for the Award of Honor in June.  Any person active in the building industry may submit a nomination for an individual or partnership considered deserving of the recognition and prestige of this award.  The judging process will convene a panel of judges, all senior members of the industry.  The Award of Honor Judging Committee will select the recipient in September, following a thorough review and discussion of all entry nominations received.

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE CBC AWARD OF HONOR:

  • 1995 – Richard S. Pepper (Pepper Construction)
  • 1996 – John E. Kenny, Sr. (Kenny Construction)
  • 1997 – Melvin Gray (GRAYCOR)
  • 1998 – Adrian Smith (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)
  • 1999 – Raymond A. Worley (Morse Diesel International)
  • 2000 – Eli W. Cohen (Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.)
  • 2001 – Parker R. Thorne (Thorne Associates, Inc.)
  • 2002 – Robert Wislow (U. S. Equities Realty, LLC)
  • 2003 – Sidney Epstein (A. Epstein & Sons International)
  • 2004 – Alvin Gorman (Power Construction Company)
  • 2005 – Richard A. Stein (Mesirow Stein Real Estate)
  • 2006 – Clyde N. Baker, Jr. (STS Consultants)
  • 2007 – Dirk Lohan (Lohan Anderson)
  • 2008 – Michael J. Faron (W. E. O’Neil Construction Co.)
  • 2009 – Drew E. Waitley (LaSalle National Bank)
  • 2010 – Joseph R. Krusinski (Krusinski Construction Co.)
  • 2011 – Carol Ross Barney (Ross Barney Architects)
  • 2012 – Ralph Johnson (Perkins+Will)
  • 2013 – Norman R. Bobins (Norman Bobins Consulting)
  • 2014 – Andy Stapleton (Mortenson Construction) – Future Leader Award of Honor
  • 2014 – Jen Suerth (Mortenson Construction) – Future Leader Award of Honor
  • 2015 – Anthony McGuire (McGuire Engineering)
  • 2016 – Lamar Johnson (Gensler)
  • 2017 – Don Biernacki (Related Midwest)