EMCOR Group, Inc. (No. 1), Norwalk, Conn., was named American's No. 1 Most Admired Company in the engineering and construction industry by FORTUNE magazine. In addition, Forbes magazine named the company one of the 400 of America's Best Big Companies.

Indianapolis-based ERMCO, Inc. (No. 45) was honored with first place in the specialty division of the Construction Safety Excellence award from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Arlington, Va.; the top specialty contractor in the innovation category of the Governor's Workplace Safety Awards, which are a result of a partnership among the Indiana Department of Labor, on behalf of Governor Mitch Daniels, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers; and a Gold Summit Safety award in the category of “Building Subcontractor Over 300,000 Indiana Onsite Man- Hours” by the Indianapolis Construction Association. In addition, the firm was listed as No. 1 in the Indianapolis Business Journal's list of largest Indianapolis-area electrical contractors.

The Associated Builders and Contractors, Arlington, Va., presented Faith Technologies (No. 19), Appleton, Wis., an Excellence in Construction Pyramid award, which is designed to honor those contractors and projects that reflect innovation while maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety. Faith Technologies was recognized for its work on the U.S. Postal Service design-build project, consisting of 188 locations across 39 states.

Fisk Corp. (No. 7) was the electrical contractor for the New Building category winner of the 2008 AGC/Aon Build America Award: the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, built for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Helix Electric (No. 9), San Diego, was awarded the ABC Excellence in Construction 2008 - Las Vegas Chapter - Electrical - Commercial under $2 million and ABC Excellence in Construction 2008 - Las Vegas Chapter - Electrical - Commercial over $2 million.

The Illinois Safety Council, Chicago, awarded the Environmental Compliance award and the Making a Difference safety outreach award to Aldridge Electric (No. 15), Libertyville, Ill.

MYR Group Inc. (No. 4), Rolling Meadows, Ill., announced that its subsidiary Sturgeon Electric Co., Inc., Henderson, Colo., and the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based district of its subsidiary The L.E. Myers Co., achieved star status in the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for the Mobile Workforce Demonstration for Construction.

Parsons Electric (No. 22), Minneapolis, was awarded the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) “Best Lighting Design for a Casino Resort” award for its completion of the design and construction for Black Bear Casino Resort expansion in Carlton, Minn.

For the second year in a row, Power Design, Inc. (No. 25), St. Petersburg, Fla., received first place in the Tampa Bay Business Journal's “Fast 50” list, based on dollar-volume revenue growth. “The Fast 50” is a listing of the fastest growing privately held companies in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.

In 2008, the Massachusetts chapter of ABC granted Wayne J. Griffen Electric, Inc. (No. 17), Hollison, Mass., an Eagle award for its contributions to the Evergreen Solar Phase I project in Devens, Mass. Also this year, the Alabama chapter of ABC granted the company an Excellence in Construction award for its work on the Retirement Systems of Alabama's (RSA) Renaissance Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery, Ala., and a Merit award for its contribution to the construction of the Retirement Systems of Alabama's Riverview Pinnacle Lighting in Mobile, Ala.