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Awards: Continuous Recognition For Being The "Best of the Best".

Awards

Over the many years of service to our clients, Ragnar Benson has been continuously recognized for quality work, professionalism, integrity, and safety by architectural and contractor associations as well as industry publications. Here is a sampling of some of our many prestigious awards.

CORPORATE AWARDS
Awarded by the Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates (ASA Chicago)
2012 - General Contractor of the Year Award

Awarded by the Federation of Women Contractors
2011 - General Contractor of the Year Award

Awarded by the Coalition for United Community Action - O.R.T.C., Inc.
2010 - Contractor of the Year Award

Awarded by Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center
2008 - Illinois Family Business of the Year Award Finalist - Category C (Large Family Business)
2008 - Illinois Family Business of the Year Community Service Award

SAFETY AWARDS
Awarded by the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
2013 - Category II Winner
2012 - Category II Winner
2011 - Certificate of Commendation
2010 - Category II winner

Awarded by Builders Association
2013 - Safety Award
2012 - Safety Award
2011 - Safety Award
2010 - Safety Award
2009 - Safety Award

Awarded by OSHA
2010-2012 - Participant in OSHA Safety Partnership at Rush University Medical Center
2006 - Star Status for the Lowe's Regional Distribution Center in Rockford, Illinois
2001 - Star Status for the Alcatel-Lucent projects in Lisle and Naperville, Illinois

Awarded by the Illinois Safety Council
1992, 1994-1999, 2004 and in 2006 and 2011 - Safety & Health Award for Outstanding Safety Performance

Awarded by the Lake County Contractors Association
Safety Achievement Award from 1990-1999 and then again in 2002, 2003, and 2005-2008

CONSTRUCTION AWARDS
Awarded by the Chicago Building Congress
2014 - Merit Award Recipient, Infrastructure Construction Project of the Year for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Loop Track Renewal
2014 - Merit Award Finalist, COAA Owner's Choice Award for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Loop Track Renewal
2011 - Merit Award Finalist, Infrastructure Construction for the Union Pacific Railroad Joliet Intermodal Facility
2010 - Merit Award Finalist, New Construction Suburbs for the Brookfield Zoo Great Bear Wilderness Exhibit
2004 - Merit Award Finalist, New Construction Suburbs for the IBEW Local 701 Headquarters & Training Ctr.
2004 - Merit Award Finalist, Rehab Construction for the Lincoln Park Zoo Regenstein African Journey 

Awarded by Midwest Construction
2010 - Award of Merit Cultural - Brookfield Zoo Great Bear Wilderness Exhibit
2004 - Award of Merit Institutional - IBEW Local 701 Headquarters & Training Ctr.
2004 - Award of Merit Higher Education/Research - Fermilab – NuMi/MINOS Facility
2003 - Institutional Project of the Year - Lincoln Park Zoo Regenstein African Journey
2003 - Transportation Project of the Year - Union Pacific Railroad – Global III Headquarters

Awarded by AIA Chicago
2003 - Distinguished Building Award Citation of Merit for the Lincoln Park Zoo Farm-in-the-Zoo