The world may not be flat, but the concrete work our crews do is—and now we have the award to prove it. The Face Companies honored Jacobsen with a Golden Trowel on February 4 during the World of Concrete in Las Vegas. We were recognized for our work in the Unshored Elevated Slab category—work that also helped us set a new world record.
“Winning a Golden Trowel may be a first for Jacobsen, but it isn’t the first time our concrete craftworkers have achieved this high level of excellence,” said JCC General Superintendent Gale Mair. “Our crews deliver precise, near-perfect work on every concrete job we undertake. We’re proud our teams are filled with true craftsmen who produce such outstanding results.”
Jacobsen received the prestigious honor for concrete construction on Thanksgiving Station 4, a building in a luxury Lehi office park that features energy-efficient design and attracts well-known tenants, including Vivint Solar. During construction of the building, our teams poured 18,000 square feet of concrete, achieving an award-winning F-number (flatness number) of 69.6.
“We set a world record with that number, and it carries a lot of weight in our industry,” said JCC Quality Control Manager and Safety Productivity Coach Dan Henrie. “It means the floors in Thanksgiving Station 4 are among the flattest and most level in the world. They’re almost perfect.”
Jacobsen was in good company with other organizations throughout U.S. and across the globe. Other Golden Trowel recipients hailed from Brazil, Malaysia, North Carolina, California, Ohio, Florida and Texas.
“At Jacobsen, concrete construction isn’t just a phase in a larger project, it’s some of the most important work we do as a company,” said JCC President and CEO Doug Welling. “Our craftsmen are extraordinary, and we’re thrilled they have received such significant international recognition.”
Jacobsen places and finishes more than one million square feet of concrete each year. To see our teams in action, check out this video of our craftworkers pouring more than 4,500 cubic yards of concrete at Utah Valley Hospital.