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Miss Utility Presents the 2013-2014 Dig Smart Awards

The Miss Utility MD/DC Damage Prevention Committee holds the annual Dig Smart Awards as part of its quest to promote underground utility safety and recognize contractors who steadily work toward damage prevention. This year the committee reviewed entries from some of the safest contractors in Maryland and Washington, D.C., making it a challenge to pick just two winners.

The 2013-2014 Dig Smart Awards winners are Gray & Son, Inc. for Maryland and Traylor/Skanska/Jay Dee Joint Venture for Washington, D.C. These two outstanding organizations were chosen from a group of excellent nominations from contractors across Maryland and the District of Columbia. The two winners were determined after a review of each company’s damage prevention practices by a select panel of industry experts.

Gray & Son

Gray & Son, Inc. is a leading contractor in the Baltimore metropolitan area for both private and public construction projects. The company specializes in asphalt paving, land excavating, utilities, concrete, soil stabilization, sediment control, storm water management and commercial snow removal. Gray & Son was the recipient of the 2011–2012 Dig Smart Award for Maryland and an Honorable Mention recipient for 2012-2013.





Traylor/Skanska/Jay DeeTraylor/Skanska/Jay Dee is one of the nation’s leading heavy civil contractors. The company has a staff of dedicated professionals employing some of the most innovative construction techniques in the industry to build landmark bridges, tunnels and marine structures.






Childs Landscape Contractors

Childs Landscape Contractors, Inc. is the recipient of his year’s Dig Smart Honorable Mention Award. The company is a commercial landscape contracting company based in Arnold, Md. Childs Landscape's services include professional landscape design, plant material installation, state-of-the-art irrigation system design and install, pavers, hardscapes, fine grade, seed, sod, sediment, erosion controls, segmented and timber retaining walls, as well as grounds maintenance.




The winners were recognized at the 2014 Greater Chesapeake Damage Prevention Training Conference in Ocean City, Md. Congratulations to the three companies recognized this year and thank you to all organizations who submitted nominations.

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