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Cobb Hill Receives 4 ABC Awards

Cobb Hill Construction is pleased to announce that it has been awarded four National Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards. Cobb Hill will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the annual Business Development Reception and Awards Ceremony on October 24, 2013 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH.

Cobb Hill received the Historical Restoration Excellence Award for its work on the Bridges House in Concord. The purpose of this project was to increase the capacity of the property to host larger events and extend its use to legislators, civic and business leaders, and visiting dignitaries from around the nation and world. The results of the renovations provided an attractive and functional setting for non-profit and community events.

The Commercial Under $2 million Merit Award, recognized Cobb Hill for their work on Tad’s Place at Havenwood-Heritage Heights Retirement Community. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tad Mosel moved to the Havenwood-Heritage Heights in his retirement and was approached by Mike Palmieri, the organization's CEO and president, about his plan to bring an auditorium to the residents. Mosel quickly became a generous donor for the project. The renovation included a total interior remodel along with raising the height of the roof on one side of the building to allow for a cathedral ceiling and the necessary ceiling height for a raised platform in the performing area.

Cobb Hill also received a Merit Award and Community Service Award in the Commercial Under $2 million category for their work on The Friendly Kitchen. The new building replaces the old Friendly Kitchen at the Hope House, which was lost to a fire in April 2011. The new Friendly Kitchen building is roughly 5800 square feet and is capable of seating up to 120 people with both indoor and outdoor seating. The one-floor building is accessible for people with disabilities and features an up-to-date commercial kitchen, making it easier for volunteers to prepare meals and clean up afterward. It also has ample storage area for donated foods as well as free onsite parking in a well-lit area.

“We are honored to receive such prestigious awards,” said Jerry Kingwill, president of Cobb Hill Construction. “Cobb Hill Construction strives for exceptional quality and value and we appreciate the cooperation of everyone involved in these projects that made this all possible.”

Read the NH Business Review Article on the awards here

About ABC, Inc. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 72 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry. For more information, call (703) 812-2000 or visit

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