Our annual memorial golf tournament/fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017.
Achen-Gardner presents the Tenth Annual Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, April 21, 2017 at San Marcos Golf Resort and invites you once again to join us. The tournament has served to financially support local engineering and construction students at the three major universities here in Arizona – Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. To date, the Tournament has funded more than $192,000 in scholarships at the three universities. Mike was a tremendous supporter of our industry, and we’re very honored to have the opportunity to give back to the educational community in his memory. We also feel it is important to continue the tournament and support of student scholarships to the extent that we all can. We keep our tournament sponsorship fees as low as possible to encourage your ongoing support in keeping the scholarships funded. San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ will be hosting our tournament this year. Don’t forget to register early to hold your foursome! You can easily fill-in the attached form on your computer and email it back to Karen Bilby at Kbilby@achen.com and follow up with a check in the mail. Please provide your email contact information so we can easily follow up with confirmations. We look forward to seeing you there!
Achen-Gardner Construction is proud to annouce we have worked more than one million man-hours without a lost time accident.
In January 2017, Achen-Gardner officially surpassed one million man-hours without a lost time accident. To date we have not had a lost time accident since 2012. Maintaining a safe construction project is our top priorty. We are excited to announce this milestone and celebrate our commitment to safety. Please visit the safety page on our website for more information and a great video featuring Cesar Martinez, Achen-Gardner's Safety Director.
Achen-Gardner Construction is honored to be one of the City of Chandler's Top 100 Companies in 2016.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce has recognized the top 100 distinguished stakeholder businesses in Chandler and Achen-Gardner was ranked #82 on the list. The Chandler Chamber ranks the companies based on physical presence in Chandler and the number of paid full time employees in Chandler. Achen-Gardner attended the Chandler 100 Ceremony on October 26, 2016 at Quantum Helicopters and recieved an official certificate and a unique metal award.
Achen-Gardner Construction's 56th Street Reconstruction CMAR project has won Arizona Forward's most prestigious Environmental Excellence Award.
We are very excited to announce that our Town of Paradise Valley 56th Street Reconstruction CMAR project has been awarded a Crescordia award in the Healthy Communities - Multimodal Transportation & Connectivity category. The award was presented at Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony on September 10, 2016, at the Arizona Grand Resort. Arizona Forward initiated the Environmental Excellence Awards in 1980 to recognize outstanding contributions to the physical environment of local communities. The program has grown significantly and now serves as a benchmark for promoting sustainability, conserving natural resources, and preserving our unique desert environment for future generations. Since introducing the Environmental Excellence Awards program, the coveted Crescordia — a Greek term which means “To Grow in Harmony” — has been given as the highest honor in each category.
This is the first Crescordia for a project constructed by Achen-Gardner though we did recieve Arizona Forward Awards of Merit for two past projects: City of Phoenix's Centennial Way Federal Aid Transportation Enhancement project and the City of Chandler's South Arizona Avenue Corridor Improvements project.
The 56th Street Reconstruction project has won many other state and national awards. See the project page for more information.
Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this project!
Project Owner: Town of Paradise Valley
CMAR/General Contractor: Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC
Designer: The CK Group, Inc.
Major Subconsultants: EPG (Landscape Architect), Service Engineering Design Consultants (El Chorro Wall), National Sign Plazas, Inc. (Wayfinding Signage)
Major Subcontractors: MakPro Services (Public Outreach), B&F Contracting, Inc. (Electrical), ISS Grounds Control, Inc. (Landscaping), RGG United Contractors, Inc. (El Chorro Wall), Magnum Companies (Custom Metal Elements), Integrated Masonry (Stone Features), Creative Metals (Gates), European Pavers (Pavers), SmithCraft Custom Signs & Graphics (Wayfinding Signage)
Achen-Gardner Construction is honored to win two American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year Awards for our Town of Paradise Valley 56th Street Reconstruction CMAR project.
Recently, the Arizona Chapter APWA announced that our 56th Street Reconstruction project had won the Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Transportation (Less than $5 million) Category. Win or lose, all projects that are submitted in statewide APWA competitions are forwarded to the national competition. Facing off against the best projects in the United States, the 56th Street Reconstruction project has also won the National APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award. According to the APWA Chapter Coordinator, "your selection puts you in a very elite group of winners and APWA is proud to have those on this project epitomize the public works profession and our association." We will accept the Arizona APWA Award at the Statewide Conference on August 11, 2016, at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Hotel in Tucson, AZ. We will accept the National APWA Award at the 2016 PWX (National Conference) on August 29th at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 56th Street Reconstruction project has also won the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors' BUILD ARIZONA AWARD as well as the ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE HONOR AWARD from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona.
Members of the project team received the award at the recent 2016 Build Arizona Awards Dinner and Auction.
We are excited and honored to receive the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors (AZAGC) Build Arizona Award for our 56th Street Reconstruction CMAR project. The project won in the Public - Reconstruction (Metro) - Municipal Utilities - Projects Less Than $10 Million category. It was a pleasure working with the Town of Paradise Valley (Owner) and the CK Group (Designer) on this "Visually Significant Corridor”. Members of the project team received the award at the 2016 Build Arizona Awards Dinner and Auction at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix on April 8, 2016. Achen-Gardner Construction was a Bronze Sponsor of the event which had a sports team theme.
Visit the 56th Street Reconstruction Project Page for more project information and photos.
Achen-Gardner is proud to have been a sponsor and volunteer at the Sky Kids Fly Day Event For Special Kids held at Scottsdale Municipal Airport on Nov. 7.
The Sky Kids event gave more than 100 children with special needs an opportunity to fly in a general aviation aircraft with an expert pilot along with a parent or friend to experience the wonders and enjoyment of flight. It was a fun day on the ground too, with face painting, a BBQ lunch, Star Wars characters, yo-yo champions, helper dogs, clowns, aircraft displays, and much more. This is the second time a fall Sky Kids Fly Day Event has been hosted at the Scottsdale Municipal Airport in addition to the annual spring event at Phoenix-Goodyear Airport. Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made this year's Scottsdale Fly Day Event possible.
- Pilots: 30
- Volunteers: More than 200
- Sky Kids flown: 114
- Total flights at the event: 117
- Family/friends flown: 182
- Volunteers flown: 24
- Total persons flown: 320
- Hamburgers consumed: 390
- Hotdogs consumed: 280
- Cookies consumed: 800
- Number of smiles: Too many to count
Visit the Sky Kids Facebook page for more photos of the November 7th event.
For more information visit the Sky Kids website at: skykidsaz.org
Mark your calendar, the next Sky Kids Fly Day Event will be at the Lux Air Jet Center at the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport on April 9, 2016.
Achen-Gardner Construction is honored to be one of the City of Chandler's Top 100 Companies in 2015.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce has recognized the top 100 distinguished stakeholder businesses in Chandler and Achen-Gardner was ranked #64 on the list. The Chandler Chamber ranks the companies based on physical presence in Chandler and the number of paid full time employees in Chandler. Achen-Gardner attended the Chandler 100 Ceremony on October 27, 2015 at the Chandler Center for the Arts and recieved an official certificate and a unique metal award created by TechShop Chandler.