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Nor-Son attains recognition from builders, contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recognized the nation's top 2009 construction projects during its Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence awards celebration at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel and Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., on Feb. 4. Nor-Son's work in the home, hospitality, healthcare and commercial sectors earned the company four national level awards for Cayuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, Minn.; Gull Lake Conference Center, Nisswa, Minn.; Chase on the Lake Hotel, Walker, Minn.; and a Rustic Retreat in Northern Minnesota.

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry's leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects and safety programs. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.  

As construction manager for Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Nor-Son managed the 82,500 square foot addition and remodel of one of Northern Minnesota regions only critical access facilities, transforming it into an open, warm and inviting space.

As the design/builder for the Gull Lake Conference Center, Nor-Son incorporated a new conference facility that fit seamlessly into the natural wooded surroundings that have distinguished the resort for 90 years.

As general contractor for Chase on the Lake Hotel, Nor-Son worked in collaboration with the DLR Group to create a replica of the historic hotel with modern amenities.

Serving as general contractor for a Rustic Retreat in Northern Minnesota, Nor-Son followed a philosophy based on inventive design, attention-to-detail, and unwavering commitment.

"ABC is pleased to present these industry-leading construction projects with our Excellence in Construction awards," said Kirk Pickerel, ABC president and CEO. "This year's winners were exceptional examples of the outstanding craftsmanship and professionalism that embody merit shop construction. ABC members continue to be the driving force behind some of the nation's highest-profile projects."

Founded in 1978, Nor-Son, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in the design and construction industry, with offices in Baxter, Minn., and Fargo. More information is available at