Turner Construction wins three Excellence in Construction awards for Dallas projects

Turner LogoDALLAS, October 23, 2008 – Turner Construction’s Dallas office won three Excellence in Construction Awards and three Merit Awards at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of North Texas’ annual Excellence in Construction Awards banquet, held October 22 at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas. The ABC Excellence in Construction Awards recognize outstanding construction projects across the North Texas area, and signify the projects represent the “best of the best” for safety, quality, teamwork, planning and innovation.

Turner won the award in the “commercial $5-$10 million” category for its renovation of Comerica Bank’s new corporate headquarters. This six-floor bank renovation was completed with extensive millwork, high-end finishes, and mechanical, engineering and plumbing rework for the corporate relocation of Comerica Bank from Detroit to downtown Dallas.

Turner also won the award in the “industrial $5-$15 million” category for its construction of Sagem Avionics, Inc.’s new United States headquarters facility, located in Grand Prairie, Texas. Turner took the best of an existing building and constructed an attractive, highly-functional manufacturing facility that houses offices, a new repair station, and an assembly production line for the U.S. Army’s new Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) mission.

Lastly, Turner won the award in the “renovation less than $4 million” category for its renovation of Dallas’ legendary Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. The project involved 6,000 square feet of interior renovation, which pays tribute to the classic Mansion style while also offering a fresh new take with several contemporary undertones.

Turner Construction was also honored with three Merit Awards at the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards banquet for its construction of the new Great Wolf Lodge and Indoor Water Park Resort in Grapevine, Texas; SHW Group’s corporate headquarters office in Plano, Texas; and the historic Stoneleigh Hotel penthouse renovations in Dallas.


Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in all major segments of the building construction field. During 2007, Turner completed $9.6 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information, visit Turner’s website at http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

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