CertainTeed names finalists for its Gypsum Trophy Awards, which recognize North American contractors' expertise and innovation in drywall design, installation, sustainability; six companies will advance to compete in International Trophy Awards in Greece

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MALVERN, Pennsylvania , November 13, 2023 (press release) –

CertainTeed®, a leading North American manufacturer of building materials, has announced the finalists for its CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy Awards, which recognizes contractors’ work across North America – each at the forefront of drywall design, installation, sustainability and craftsmanship.

“While this marks only the sixth Trophy Award for CertainTeed, the pause we had to take during the pandemic made us realize how quickly this has become a luminary moment in our industry,” says Dean Updegrove, CertainTeed VP of Product Management, Interior Products Group. “Even in a season where labor shortages compound challenges from timelines, budgets, and outside-the-box design requests, this year’s finalists embody the incredible artisanship made possible with both our gypsum products, and other solutions from the full Saint-Gobain portfolio.”

The competition, which is traditionally hosted every two years, assesses drywall and finishing contractors in the U.S. and Canada for their design skills with gypsum, spanning various categories such as creativity, innovation and sustainability. Finalists are invited to attend the 6th CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy Awards event, which will be held November 10-12, 2022 at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California.

Of the finalists listed below, three U.S. companies and three Canadian companies will advance to the 13th Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy Awards, competing among contractors and their most prestigious projects from around the world in Athens, Greece, in April 2023.

●      Johnson, Finch & McClure Construction | 525 Olive Tower; San Diego, California

●      Johnson, Finch & McClure Construction | Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa (Father Joe’s Villages); San Diego, California

●      Niehaus Builder Services | Centene Stadium; St. Louis, Missouri

●      Rosema Corporation & Strahm Building Solutions | Electric Works; Ft. Wayne, Indiana

●      Southmost Drywall | The Conrad Hotel; Orlando, Florida

●      Standard Drywall | Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City, Utah

●      Wal-Mark Contracting Group | JW Marriott Clearwater Beach; Clearwater Beach, Florida

●      Wies Drywall | 100 Above the Park; St. Louis, Missouri

Canadian Finalists

●      Daly Smith Contracting, Inc. | Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre; Niagara Falls, Ontario

●      Construction Integral M.T. Inc. | Centre Slush Puppie; Gatineau, Quebec

●      Interior Specialties | Memorial University of Newfoundland Core Science Facility; St. Johns, Newfoundland

●      Kerr Interior Systems | U of A Dentistry/Pharmacy Building; Edmonton, Alberta

●      QSI Interiors, Ltd. | Stanley A. Milner Library; Edmonton, Alberta

●      Robertson Walls & Ceilings | YVR Pier D Expansion, Richmond, British Columbia

“As we prepare for the North American Trophy Awards, we’re honored to celebrate our finalists and recognize their accomplishments,” says Updegrove. “We’re confident each project – which showcases the diverse and creative ways drywall can be used as structural and design components – will inspire the same creativity amongst their fellow contractors.”

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