Ingram Enterprises Wins National Construction Honor

Ruby Diamond Auditorium's renovation and expansion, judged the region's top commercial construction project in 2011, has claimed another honor for a Tallahassee specialty contractor.

Ingram Enterprises, which does drywall and interior construction, has won Associated Builders & Contractors Inc.'s national Excellence in Construction honor and brought home an Eagle Award, the top prize in the Interiors category.

Stout Named Contractors "Volunteer of Year"

The North Florida Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors has named Gary Stout its Volunteer of the Year for 2011.

Stout is president of drywall contracting firm Ingram Enterprises Inc. of Tallahassee. He is a past chairman of the chapter, past ABC of Florida chairman, and serves on the construction organization's state board of directors. He is also a trustee on the ABC National PAC Committee.

The chapter's recent awards banquet also recognized two retiring board members, Sutton Webb of Riley Palmer Construction and Jim Maples of A Materials Group.

The board members for 2012 are Brian Zettle of P.S.B.I., chairman; Sam Pickenpaugh of Florida Rock, vice chairman; Heath Annin of RAM Construction & Development, secretary-treasurer; Chuck Lester of Ajax Building Corp., past chairman; Bruce Kuhnel of Peaden LLC, chairman of the chapter's Western Region; Jim Folds, Culpepper Construction; Jason Gassett, Childers Construction; Bo Mixer, Benson's Heating & Air; Jay Kelly, Florida Fence & Outdoor Living; Ron Mason, James Moore & Co. CPAs; Scott Brewer, Allstate Construction; Finley Cook, Cook Brothers; Bill Strauss, Talquin Portable Restrooms; and Michael Roberts, Roberts Sand Co.