> AWARD OF MERIT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE - SITE DEVELOPMENT AND LANDSCAPE (PUBLIC SECTOR CATEGORY) Valley Forward Association
> Project was among many that contributed to the CRESCORDIA AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE - LIVABLE COMMUNITIES (PUBLIC POLICY/PLANS CATEGORY) Valley Forward Association
> BUILD ARIZONA AWARD Associated General Contractors, Arizona Chapter
> ARIZONA PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT OF THE YEAR American Public Works Association, Arizona Chapter
> GENERAL DESIGN AWARD American Society of Landscape Architects, Arizona Chapter
> MAKING ARIZONA COMPETITIVE IN THE 21st CENTURY American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter
> PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS MERIT AWARD International Downtown Association
AWARD OF MERIT - BEST LANDSCAPE/HARDSCAPE/URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Engineering News-Record Southwest
> 2010 Build Arizona Award (Municipal/Utilities Construction Project less than $10 Million) from the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors
Awards for Arizona Falls Canal Bank Enhancement Project:
2011 and 2010 Jet Pull Champions
2009 Arizona Chapter of
Achen-Gardner was ranked #43 on the list of 2011 Southwest Top Contractors in the Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest Region magazine. The list is based on 2010 revenue from general contracting firms in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. We improved our overall ranking of #44 in 2010.
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Achen-Gardner ranked #4 in the 2010 Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business "Construction Companies: Heavy" category. We were ranked #8 in 2009. Notable projects in this year's Ranking Arizona Magazine were improvements in Scottsdale on Indian School Road and the Silverstone development, improvements in Chandler on Gilbert Road, and improvements in Gilbert on Val Vista Drive.
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
Some firms subcontract out their work, but Achen-Gardner Engineering LLC prefers to do most of its projects on its own. In fact, Vice President and Director of Special Projects Dan Spitza says that the company typically self-performs 85 percent of its projects. “That, in itself, is one of our biggest strengths,” he says, explaining that this self-reliance gives Achen-Gardner a greater hold on quality and project schedules.