Nov. 5 proved a happy night for Black Construction Corp.

The company not only was named the Guam Contractors’ Association Contractor of the Year but also gets to send two projects to the Associated Builders and Contractors National Excellence in Construction Awards national competition in Orlando Fla. The winning national project will be announced in Florida in February.

Attending the awards ceremony were (from left) Isagani Z. Dayao project manager; Roy D. Dema-ala project manager; Dean E. Bates project manager; Roel S. Macaraeg project manager; Joe L. Leasiolagi safety director; John M. McSweeney chief estimator; Thomas E. Anderson executive vice president; Leonard K. Kaae senior vice president and general manager; Harry Higa assistant dispatcher; Stephen Paling equipment manager; and Apollo Sevilla controller.


Black was named contractor of the year for the fourth year in a row and also won two other awards at the ceremony. This will be the first time the Guam Contractors’ Association will send two projects to the national level.

At the Guam Contractors’ Association annual awards dinner on Nov. 5 at the Holiday Inn Resort Guam Black received joint Contractor of the Year awards for two of its projects: the Malakal Natural Waste Water Treatment Park in Palau in the Public Works — Environmental category; and the Bank of Hawaii’s Harmon Branch Typhoon Damage Repairs in the Commercial — Under $2 million category.

The $4.5 million Malakal Waste Water Treatment Plant more than doubles the capacity of the system to 4 million gallons. The project was completed in phases with about $4 million coming from the U.S. Department of the Interior. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the plant on Oct. 21.

The $1.2 million Bank of Hawaii branch renovation increased the size of the 12-year-old structure by 25% to 8 000 square feet of banking area and included an enclosed lanai with an ATM and night depository. The architect on the branch which reopened on July 12 was Cliff Terry of Palau.

Other winners for various categories were Tumon Corp. for Harvest Christian Academy Early Learning Center Institutional — Under $5 million; Black Construction Corp. for Install Marine Loading Arms at Fuels Piers Delta and Echo Other Specialty Construction; Maeda Pacific Corp. for Reconstruction & Widening of Route 1 Phase II — Infrastructure; Black Construction Corp. for the U.S. Army Reserve Training Center American Samoa Commercial — $10 million to $15 million; Smithbridge Guam Inc. for Naval Forces Marianas Main Security Gate Upgrade Industrial — $2 million; Black Construction Corp. for the U.S. Army National Guard Readiness Center Phase II Institutional — $5 million to $10 million; Tumon Corp. for Replace Cooling Towers and Back-Up Chillers Guam Memorial Hospital Health Care — Under $5 million; Black Construction Corp. for Construct Emergent Repair Shop/Warehouse Polaris Point Mechanical-Industrial — $2 million to $10 million; MD Crisostomo Inc. for Harmon Substation Protection Upgrade Electrical-Industrial — Under $2 million; Dick Pacific Construction Co. Ltd. (Guam) for Cold Storage Facility U.S. Army Kwajelein Atoll Marshall Islands Industrial — $5 million to $15 million; Tumon Corp. for U.S. Postal Service GMF Station Repairs Institutional — Under $2 million; Core Tech International Design Build Repair & Renovate Bldg. 1657A Army Reserve Center Renovation — Under $2 million; Core Tech International for the Norbert J. and Sylvia Kalau Residence Residential — Single Family Only; Core Tech International for Design-Build Fencing at New Apra Housing Specialty Exterior Finish; and Core Tech International for Construct Operations & Training Facilities for Air National Guard Commercial — $2 million to $5 million. MBJ