In an arena of top NJ & PA Merit Shop general contractors, three Sweetwater projects stood out among its peers to win two 1st place Eagle Awards and a 2nd place Merit Award.
The re-build of an abandoned 50-year old, 2-story building to provide a stunning flagship location for Martin Insurance Group took the Merit Award in the $2-5 million category. Once layers started to be peeled away, it became necessary to remove the second floor and undergo multiple re-design efforts. The collage of previous additions and renovations was transformed into a cohesive and modern office building within a come-back campus along the NJ Turnpike in Monroe.
Taking the prestigious Eagle Award in the $2-5 million category was a phased critical renovation to create an Aseptic Corridor and equipment mezzanine for Genzyme Biosurgery in Ridgefield. It was testament to a Merit Shop contractor providing exceptional quality and safety within a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
The third project submitted was the 5-year Avery Townhome Apartments, a 460-unit residential development along highly-visible Route 130 in Willingboro. This Eagle Award-winner in the over $10 million category was constructed in 6-phases under precise scheduling directed by occupancy and logistics critical for maintaining safety among tenants. The result is a very nicely appointed neighborhood with resort-style amenities and a very happy client.
Additionally, Sweetwater was presented with a 2016 Platinum S.T.E.P. Award recognizing our documented commitment to safety through training, programs, no OSHA citations, EMR below .900, and pledged Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace.