Contractor of the Year, Project Manager of the Year and five projects from as many categories were among the top honors Jacobsen received from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Utah at its annual program, held on January 21 during AGC’s annual convention.
Jacobsen winning Contractor of the Year was thrilling—and unexpected. “This is an especially gratifying award for us, because it’s given by the State of Utah’s Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM),” explained JCC COO John Fortuna. “We love doing our part to make the state of Utah a great place to be, and we’re honored that the DFCM values our partnership as much as we do.”
Also recognized for its innovation and craftsmanship was the Provo City Center Temple (PCCT), which received the award for Renovation/Restoration Project of the Year. John Emery, PCCT project manager, also was named AGC’s Project Manager of the Year for leading the charge on the five-year transformation of the fire-ravaged Provo Tabernacle into a beautiful LDS temple.
Logan Regional Hospital’s Budge Clinic took home the win in the Healthcare Projects category. “We’re very excited to take home the award for this project, which was very sensitive and complex,” explained JCC Project Executive Blake Court. “Logan Regional Hospital is an exceptional partner; we look forward to continued projects with them.”
The Utah Olympic Park Ski Jumps won in the Sports/Recreation (small projects) category. The new jumps offer increased capacity and safety, resulting in optimal training for the United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA). The Ogden 2nd District Juvenile Courthouse won Government/Public Building Project of the Year. This new courthouse provides services for 5,000 youth and parents, inspiring positive change for young people and their families.
USU Eastern’s Central Instructional Building (CIB) was awarded Higher Education/Research Building Project of the Year. “We couldn’t have had a greater experience with USU Eastern; they were amazing to work with,” said JCC Project Executive Jim Cavey. “The CIB is a modern facility that will serve USU Eastern for years to come; I’m proud to have been a part of that.”
“Awards season is always a wonderful time of year—and this is a banner year for Jacobsen!” said JCC President Doug Welling. “We’re extremely honored by the project awards we received from AGC Utah, and to be named DFCM’s Contractor of the Year. Recognition like this inspires us to reach even higher to make life better for our clients, and help them achieve prosperity and success.”