Merritt Construction Services Wins Two Associated Builders & Contractors Awards
BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 18, 2019 – The Baltimore Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), a non-profit trade association, has named Merritt Construction Services the winner of two 2019 awards in their annual Excellence in Construction program. Merritt’s projects for the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster and Merritt Clubs Canton received the chapter’s awards of Excellence and Merit, respectively.
ABC’s Excellence in Construction has become the premier competition within the construction industry, recognizing and honoring Baltimore’s most innovative and high-quality construction projects, as well as safety and diversity programs.
Once an old bank, the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster’s 12,000-square-foot renovation project focused on converting a neglected space into a modern facility to support the organization’s ever-growing waitlist. Interior fit-out construction included a lobby area, staff offices, conference rooms, study and multi-purpose spaces, and rooms for music, art and STEM education. Several existing building features were salvaged, including a 4,000-pound vault, which was converted into a recording studio. The project was completed in April 2018.
With over 7,000 members, Merritt Clubs Canton retained Merritt Construction Services to complete a $20 million new construction project. Located at 3401 Boston Street, the club added an eight-story addition with a rooftop deck featuring two pools and a full-service bar and restaurant; 20,000 square feet of new workout space; a ground-level, six-lane indoor pool; and six floors of parking with a total of 350 spaces.
In February 2018, a main-level expansion opened to feature an indoor-outdoor turf area, an expanded children’s area and a new café and lounge called LM Fresh, named after Merritt Companies’ founder Leroy Merritt. Completed in May 2018, the 25,000-square-foot rooftop—Baltimore’s largest rooftop pool deck—offers 360° views of the city.
Merritt Construction Services will be recognized at ABC’s Awards of Excellence Ceremony on April 24, 2019 at the Hilton Baltimore.