At the Baltimore Building Congress and Exchange’s 82nd Annual Craftsmanship Awards ceremony on Thursday, October 14, Lewis Contractors’ new Sheppard Pratt Behavioral Health Hospital in Elkridge, MD, received five of the twenty awards for exceptional craftsmanship, a record among projects featured that evening. Awards recognize the work of Michael Beasley of Corridor Flooring Associates (flooring), Luis Caballero of HDL Construction (drywall), Shawn Collins of Henry J. Knott Masonry (unit masonry and exterior stone), Troy Hood of EMJAY Engineering & Construction (HVAC and plumbing), and both Mike Demario and Jeremy Johnston of DEL Electric (power generation, distribution and switchgear) who worked with the Lewis team to bring this outstanding building to reality.
For decades, these awards have provided an important venue to recognize individual craftsmen and their teams. Additionally, in recent years, BC&E has expanded the awards program to include an Overall Building Award as well, and this year such an award recognized Lewis’ Sheppard Pratt project.
Complex, challenging and beautiful, the new hospital is unique in many ways – its programs, the in-patient, day-patient and emergency care services, the amenities including a multi-level enclosed garden area, restaurant quality food services and the like. On the project site alone, more than 3,000 men and women helped to construct the building through the very height of the pandemic. Lewis extends its thanks to all of its trade partners on this singularly unique construction effort.
See Lewis president Tyler Tate’s interview about this project here.