Miss Utility Presents the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 Dig Smart Awards winners are Comer Construction, Inc. for Maryland and Anchor Construction Corporation 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.
Comer Construction, Inc. is a woman-owned general contractor, certified by the Maryland Department of Transportation as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Baltimore City MBE/WBE. Comer Construction, Inc.’s emphasis lies in the commercial and residential site preparation areas, including land clearing, demolition, sediment and erosion control, storm water management and water quality facilities, mass grading, athletic field construction, sewer mains and connections, sewage pump stations, water mains and connections, storm drainage systems, road construction (grading, stone base and paving), curb and gutters, stabilization, and contract hauling. This is Comer Construction Inc.’s first Dig Smart Award.
Anchor Construction Company is recognized as a leading multi-disciplined infrastructure construction contractor with ongoing projects throughout the Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas. People who have partnered with Anchor have resulted in innovative, cost effective and quality construction, exceeding their expectations for over 30 years. Our team of dedicated professionals has an unwavering commitment to: integrity, safety and quality. Anchor is "grounded in excellence." Anchor was also the recipient of the 2011-2012 Dig Smart Award for Washington, D.C.
B. Frank Joy LLC receives this year’s Dig Smart Excellence Award. This award recognizes companies that have been awarded the Dig Smart Award on three different occasions in the past and are maintaining the highest level of safety standards. B. Frank Joy LLC, a veteran-owned business, specializes in the installation, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure for both public and private sectors. B. Frank Joy LLC also received the Excellence Award in the 2012-2013 Dig Smart Awards.
The winners were recognized at the 2015 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.