2022 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Recipients!

The following are the individuals and companies receiving recognition for their achievements in the past year. Many of the following individuals and companies were honored at our Awards Recognition Evening on October 13, 2022.  

Bob Beckel.jpgLifetime Achievement Award - Bob Beckel

In September of this year, Bob celebrated 40 years with Kraemer North America. His journey started in 1982, shortly after earning his Civil Engineering degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo. He was hired by Denny Pfeil as a superintendent, starting on the 4th and 5th connector ramps in downtown Minneapolis. His first of many bridge projects was in Prescott, Wisconsin.

In 1985 Bob was sent to Omaha, Nebraska and then to Nebraska City. From there he was moved to Denver, Colorado to work on 6th Avenue over I-25.

In the spring of 1989 he was asked to move back to Minnesota to be the project engineer on the I-394 Joint Venture project. In 1992, while working on the Corps of Engineers project in Rochester, Bob was appointed Area Operations Manager. He continued developing great working relationships with owners, employees, subcontractors and suppliers. In 1996, he became the Minnesota Regional Operations Manager. In this position, he gained expertise in railroad bridges, cast-in-place segmental and box girder construction.
Bob was promoted to Minnesota Regional Manager in 2001 and since then has been in charge of several large, complex projects.

Currently, he is the Upper Midwest Region Vice President, which includes overseeing Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Seattle. Bob also serves on the AGC of Minnesota Board of Directors.

Throughout his professional career, Bob has been proudly supported by his wife Jean, and daughters Lisa, Shannon and Tori and their families.

MaanumT_850_850_s_c1_c_c.jpgSkill-Responsibility-Integrity (SRI) Award - Tom Maanum (1972-2022)

Tom was hired by McGough in 2000.  A Carpenter by trade, he was quickly moved into Layout on projects like the Guthrie Theater.  He was promoted to Carpenter Foreman and in that capacity worked on St. Joseph’s Hospital and United Hospital.  Tom continued to grow into an Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendent.  His last project-based role was as Superintendent on United Health Group’s campus.  In that role, he was part of the team that began McGough’s grassroots learning with Lean Construction.  John Bartz, Director of Field Operations at the time, promoted Tom to a General Superintendent and made him part of the Field Operations leadership team.  It was in this role that Tom began what ultimately is his legacy with McGough and the AGC – mentoring and developing people. 

At McGough, Tom played a pivotal role in creating an Assistant Superintendent development program and connected McGough to the Superintendent Training Program in Las Vegas through the Carpenter’s union – a program that has grown dozens of McGough leaders over the years.  Tom was passionate about helping people grow within this industry.  

In addition to his work for McGough, Tom was involved in the LSDP since its conception in early 2018.  He was the key person to build this program and the digital packet that is now used to track mentee and mentor achievements. The program is a joint effort with the Laborer’s Training center and the AGC STP Program along with contractors providing candidates and mentors. Tom was always inclusive to everyone’s ideas and was instrumental in seeing this become a very successful program that has produced 15 active Superintendents, four currently enrolled, and a new group starting this fall. 

When the name Tom Maanum is mentioned, there is a VERY large list of people inside and outside McGough who can say they worked with him or for him.  He was known as a thoughtful leader with a tremendous work ethic.  He led with an optimistic and positive perspective and constantly strove for the success of people and the industry.

Tom truly embodied the AGC creed of Skill, Responsibility, and Integrity.



This AGC safety award began in 2003 as a tribute to Jeff Jensen, former owner of J.R. Jensen Construction Company (Superior, WI), and a strong advocate for field safety training, having served on the Duluth Safety Day committee for several years. The award is determined by the number of hours invested annually on safety training for each craft, supervisor/manager and subcontractor employee, as well as the company’s experience modification rate, total recordable incident rate, number of lost workday cases, and number of medical only cases. Recipients for 2021:

Category I (up to 149,999 work hours) – Danny's Construction Company, LLC
Category II (150,000 – 299,999 work hours) – Weis Builders, Inc.
Category III (300,000 and above work hours) – Rice Lake Construction Group


Now in its 19th year, the CHASE Program (the longest running partnership with Minnesota OSHA) recognizes companies that implement comprehensive safety and health programs and training. Recognized this year for their current participation:

Adolfson & Peterson Construction | Ames Construction | Atlas Foundation | Belair Sitework Services |
Benike Construction | Bituminous Roadways, Inc. | Bolander | The Boldt Company | C.S. McCrossan, Inc.| Danny’s Construction Company, LLC |Donlar Construction | ECSI, Inc. | Frattalone Companies, Inc. |
Gilbert Mechanical Contractors, Inc. | Harris | Hunt Electric Corporation | JE Dunn Construction |
Kelleher Construction, Inc. | Kraemer North America | Kraus-Anderson Construction Company |
Lakehead Constructors, Inc. | LS Black Constructors, Inc. | The Mathiowetz Construction Company | McNamara Contracting, Inc, | Meyer Contracting, Inc. | MG McGrath, Inc. | Minger Construction Company | Minnesota Paving & Materials | Mortenson | Northland Concrete & Masonry Co., LLC |
Park Construction Co. | Parsons Electric | PCL Construction Services, Inc. |  Q3 Contracting, Inc. |  
Rachel Contracting, Inc. | Ramsey Companies, Inc. | Rice Lake Construction Group | RJM Construction, LLC |  Rochon Corporation | Ryan Companies US, Inc. | Sellin Brothers, Inc. | Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc. |
Sowles Co./Northwest Tower Cranes | Ulland Brothers, Inc. | Veit | Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul, Inc. |
Weis Builders, Inc.


These annual awards recognize and showcase craftsmanship, technical skills, innovation, and dedication to quality in the bridge construction market. Each nominee is field reviewed and evaluated by a panel of MnDOT and industry representatives.

Meyer Contracting (Maple Grove, MN) 
Low Cost Structure (less than $1.5 M) | Bridge 27C25 - Bren Road in Minnetonka

Redstone Construction (Mora, MN) 
Medium Cost Structure (between $1.5 and $5 M) | Bridge 62735 - Dale Street over I94 in St. Paul

Kraemer North America (Burnsville, MN)
High Cost Structure (over $5 M) | Bridge 69A70 CSAH 61 over French River