The purpose of the Star Awards program is to acknowledge and thank our trade partners that go above and beyond to make our projects successful. Every year we select the most deserving companies and individuals to recognize based on Mortenson Team Member nominations. There are two nomination categories:

Company of the Year: a trade partner that has demonstrated leadership in quality, safety, preconstruction, innovation, diversity, etc.

Individual of the Year: anyone who is a part of a trade partner firm that has stood out in making the project more successful. This person can be a project manager, superintendent, foreperson, estimator, etc.

We greatly appreciate the leadership and the crucial role our partners play in the success of our business. 


Commercial Materials Company (CMC)

Preconstruction Award | Nominated by Nick Polack

The Commercial Metals Company (CMC) team, including Boyd Kelly, Michael Williams, Pat Nation, and Robert McKiernan, went above and beyond to help our estimating team reinforce scope in various projects last year. Their technical knowledge and attention to detail made them an asset to our team.

2020 Company Award Winners

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Fistline Systems Inc STAR Award 2020

Firstline Systems Inc

Quality Award | Nominated by Alex Brown & Ye Zhang 

Firstline Systems Inc was nominated for their work on Climate Pledge Arena. Their early efforts on contract document review and planning helped their team to minimize rework and finish their tasks on schedule. The team's focus on quality also helped our project team to achieve our commitments of "done means done" to our client. 

Noel STAR Award 2020

Noel Galvin, Hermanson Company

Foreperson Award | Nominated by Chris Allen

Noel with Hermanson Company was nominated for his fantastic work collaborating to oversee plumbing systems on the Climate Pledge Arena. Noel was a team builder - with his craft, with Mortenson, and for the project. Safety and planning were a clear priority in Noel's scheduling, procedural planning, and work execution. He was a very effective and communicative leader, shown through his engagement between his crew and the greater team. Noel's passion and leadership for doing the right thing were invaluable to our project's success.