WDS Construction Honored For Construction Excellence


WDS Construction, Inc., a Beaver Dam-based general contractor serving 48 states with construction management and development services, received three Project of Distinction construction excellence awards during the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin’s annual banquet.

Held virtually this year, the Projects of Distinction awards ceremony highlights the quality and professionalism of merit construction projects completed around the country by ABC of Wisconsin members. The panel of expert judges critiques safety, quality, owner satisfaction, execution and coordination, budgeting, challenges faced and overall distinctiveness.

WDS was recognized for its award-winning work on the following projects:

  • Gold—Bowlero, Arlington, Va.; This 50,000 square foot bowling and entertainment project was constructed inside a 50-year-old high-rise with 13 stories of residential above -and three levels of parking below- the construction site. The completed project features 32 backlight bowling lanes, lounge seating, interactive arcades and high-definition video walls.
  • Gold—LIDL Grocery Store, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Three feet of rainfall led to 12 weeks of lost production in a 36-week-long timeline to construct a 30,000 square foot grocery store on five acres of land. Delays in permitting due to COVID-19, as well needing to work with the DOT and county to maneuver around existing utilities and relocate power lines, fiber optic cables and telephone services were faced head on to complete the project.
  • Silver—Crossroads Church, Madison, Wis.; This 7,000 square foot renovation of the 12,000 square foot church required managing volunteers and subcontractors to convert a large sanctuary into a more intimate room for services, provide a handicap-accessible stage, and update the nursery, kitchen and welcome area while creating a multi-purpose fellowship room and youth center. The existing sanctuary contained bowl-style seating that required 30 inches of compacted gravel and structural foam blocks to create a level concrete floor.

“ABC members do amazing work for clients in areas like manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare and education,” said John Mielke, ABC of Wisconsin president. “We appreciate when our members are willing to have independent, third-party judges evaluate their work, so we have the opportunity to recognize their professional construction services that stand among the best anywhere.”

A full list of award winners can be found at abcwi.org/POD.

About Associated Builders & Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members; 900 in Wisconsin. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit the organization at abcwi.org.