L-D Contractor of the Year Award

NWIBRT/CAF Awards Banquet ProgramLarson-Danielson Construction Company was honored by the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) at the annual CAF/NWIBRT Awards Banquet on May 10. The firm was named the Commercial Contractor of the Year and was given the Commercial Project of the Year award for the Northwest Health – La Porte medical office building, which was completed in 2022.

“We are extremely honored and humbled to receive these prestigious construction awards from the Construction Advancement Foundation,” said Nick Larson, vice president of Larson-Danielson. “The awards serve as a testament to our incredible team and partners, without whom these achievements would not be possible.”

Founded in 1967, CAF is a regional trade organization for the construction industry which includes more than 500 members across Northwest Indiana. Each year, CAF awards companies that have demonstrated excellence in safety, craftsmanship, teamwork, quality, innovation, consideration for the environment, community support, and training. There were five categories of winning contractors, based on the nature of their services.

CAF Contractor of the Year

Commercial Contractor of the Year

The award for Commercial Contractor of the Year went to Larson-Danielson for work on commercial public and private-sector facilities completed in 2022, including:

  • Trailyard, Café and Restaurant – Valparaiso, IN
  • MAAC Foundation, Tactical Village and Training Building – Valparaiso, IN
  • Phoenix Metals, Office Renovations – Hammond, IN
  • Ivy Tech East Chicago, Welding Lab Renovations – East Chicago, IN
  • Hanover Community School Corporation, Hanover Middle School General Trades & Masonry Packages – Cedar Lake, IN
  • City of South Bend, Morris Performing Arts Center Slab Replacement – South Bend, IN
  • New Prairie School Corporation, New Halftime Building – New Carlisle, IN
  • People’s Bank, Banking Center 2nd Floor Renovations – Munster, IN

CAF Commercial Project of the Year

Commercial Project of the Year

CAF also gives Project of the Year awards each year across five categories. Nominees are evaluated based on the contractor’s ability to deliver a quality project within the owner’s budget and schedule while exhibiting a firm commitment to safety.

Larson-Danielson was also awarded the Commercial Project of the Year Award for the Northwest Health – La Porte medical office building. The 45,800 square foot, three-story facility is owned by Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate and was designed by Gresham Smith.

The building is multi-tenant medical facility that took approximately 15 months to complete from beginning to end. Construction began with Geopier foundation stabilization in early December 2020 and foundation construction at the end of December.

Site construction included parking for the public and doctors surrounding the new building, and a remote parking lot for additional hospital employee parking across the street. The building was completed and ready for occupancy to begin by the end of December 2021.

The building features a combination of physician offices and other hospital-based services, and is connected to the hospital on the first and second floors. The project was fully completed, and the hospital officially opened operations in the medical office building in January 2022.

Larson-Danielson 2023 CAF Awards

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(La Porte, Ind.) – The votes are in, and Larson-Danielson Construction has been named “best commercial construction firm for new construction” and “best commercial construction firm for remodeling or expansion” in Northwest Indiana and Michiana by the readers of the Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.

2022 was an exciting yet challenging year for Larson-Danielson, with several projects completed and awarded to the company.

“While there were many rewarding opportunities for us in 2022, being selected as the general contractor for a new residence hall at the University of Notre Dame was certainly one of the highlights,” said Nick Larson, Vice President at Larson-Danielson. “We’ve been fortunate to have a strong relationship with the University over the years, as well as the subcontractors and suppliers we work with and rely upon when developing our bids. We believe that these relationships, along with the hard work and dedication of our own staff in preparing our proposal, is what led to L-D being awarded this project.”

Larson-Danielson has consistently appeared on the Best of Business Awards list since its inception in 2005. This award reflects the firm’s overall goals and approach to future challenges.

“Although there is certainly no shortage of uncertainty for what lies ahead in 2023, we are focused on capturing the right opportunities that will promote further growth for the company and our employees while making sure we continue to provide the quality construction services we have built our reputation on over the past 115 years,” Larson said. “We are excited to be recognized by Northwest Indiana Business Magazine as the best in our industry, and remain committed to the goal of being the best for many years to come.”

Facet Architecture – Best Commercial Architectural Firm

In addition to Larson-Danielson’s Best of Business awards, Facet Architecture, the firm’s in-house architecture and design firm, earned its first award, “best commercial architectural design firm” in Northwest Indiana. Facet Architecture is a growing commercial architecture firm providing interior design and architecture solutions.

“Facet Architecture has been blessed to work with several clients, on multiple projects, over the years. We designed a 3-story medical office building in Michigan City for HealthLinc, a regional community health center, that will allow for expanded service to their clients and the growing needs of the city. This project is currently under construction and will be completed in early 2024,” said Robin Witte, AIA, Facet Architecture’s lead architect. “Another client, The MAAC Foundation, recently celebrated the expansion of their emergency service training campus through the newly designed and constructed Residential Tactical Village. This new area of the campus focused on creating a realistic residential environment for first responders to train in.”

Facet Architecture faced its share of challenges in 2022. Maintaining the highest levels of communication and a dedication to quality helped the firm overcome each challenge successfully.

“Our clients, frequently, have project deadlines that require a quick pace for building design. Our goal is to design a beautiful and functional building for our clients, within their budget and their required timeline needs,” said Witte. “Facet Architecture was able meet these challenges in 2022 by expanding our workforce and working as a team, with our clients, to meet our shared project goals.”

The Best of Business Awards were created to give readers the opportunity to acknowledge local businesses who are excelling in their service to the community. The awards promote excellence in innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in the business community.

Visit our awards page for a list of other awards and honors.

Best of the Best award

Midwest Real Estate News has released its 2022 Best of the Best issue, and Larson-Danielson has made the list of top construction companies.

The annual Best of the Best list highlights the top commercial real estate companies located throughout the Midwest. In addition to construction companies, the issue lists the top-ranked brokerage firms, developers, direct lenders, owners, property management firms, real estate law firms, and financial intermediaries.

Midwest Real Estate News is a bi-monthly publication covering the latest news and trends in commercial real estate throughout 13 states located in the Midwest. Appearing on the list of the best commercial construction companies in the Midwest places Larson-Danielson in an elite group.

A history of excellence

Best of Northwest Indiana Business, Best Commercial Contractor Seven Years RunningLarson-Danielson is not just among the best of the best according to Midwest Real Estate News. For the last six consecutive years, we have been voted the best commercial construction firm in Northwest Indiana. In fact, we have consistently appeared on Northwest Indiana Business Magazine’s Best of Business Awards list since 2005.

Larson-Danielson Construction has over a century of commercial construction experience. We work hard to instill the core values of our company into every project that bears our name.

Our goal is to produce quality work that is second to none. This ambition is what makes us one of the top contractors in the state of Indiana and throughout the Midwest.

Our team at Larson-Danielson brings the skills and experience that defines excellence in construction. We have been building upon a solid foundation of work since 1908. Our capabilities, commitment, and expertise continue to propel us to the top of the construction industry.

If you’re looking for exceptional value and quality service, Larson-Danielson is the best team for your construction needs. Contact us today to learn more.

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2022 Best of Northwest Indiana Business

2022 Best of Northwest Indiana Business(La Porte, Ind.) – The votes are in, and Larson-Danielson Construction has been named “best commercial construction firm for new construction” and “best commercial construction firm for remodeling or expansion” in Northwest Indiana and Michiana by the readers of the Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.

“We are extremely honored to have been voted among the best companies in Northwest Indiana and Michiana by the readers of Northwest Indiana Business,” said Nick Larson, vice president of Larson-Danielson Construction. “It is humbling to be recognized for our construction services by our clients and community year after year.”

Larson-Danielson has consistently appeared on the Best of Business Awards list since its inception in 2005. Each year, readers of the Northwest Indiana Business magazine and websites participate in a survey. They vote for the best businesses in 30 awards across six distinct categories in two regions: Northwest Indiana and Michiana.

“Recognizing and supporting local businesses has always been important, but never more so than during this unprecedented time of disruption,” said Troy Linker, publisher of Northwest Indiana Business. “Business owners and their employees are appreciative of the recognition of their hard work to serve their clients. Northwest Indiana Business Magazine congratulates all 2022 Best of Business award recipients!”

The Best of Business Awards were created to give readers the opportunity to acknowledge local businesses who are excelling in their service to the community. The awards promote excellence in innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in the business community.

Visit our awards page for a list of other awards and honors.