built by best awards

Built By The Best Award

The CEBA Built By The Best Award acknowledges association members around the globe for their expertise and innovation in constructing, renovating and/or modernizing controlled environment buildings across the world. The award is open to project teams in all regions / continents comprised of Contractor / Design-Build companies End-User/ companies that are association members. Any of these parties can submit an application.

Buildings recognized with the Built By The Best Award seal represent some of the most innovative and complex facilities built around the globe according to the intricate, unique standards set forth by the controlled environment industry.  The award was created by the Controlled Environment Building Association.  CEBA is now accepting applications for this year’s award program which offers a more streamlined application process and includes two awards recognizing the varied sizes of controlled environment buildings constructed throughout the cold chain worldwide.

2023 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2023 CEBA Built By The Best Award recipients:

Ti Cold | CORE X Complete Project

Over $35MM Category

Fisher Construction Group for the NewCold automated cold storage facility project – Lebanon, Indiana, United States.

Pictured left to right: James Rogers, VP of Business Development, CEBA/GCCA; Christopher Wright, Project Manager, Fisher Construction Group; Michael Lokerse, Director of Design and Engineering, North America, NewCold Development; Aaron Comer, Director of Construction, NewCold; Brian Lynch, Executive Director, CEBA & EVP of Business Development, GCCA

To learn more about the project, click HERE

Under $35MM Category

Ti Cold for the CORE X COMPLETE high-density cold storage facility project – Sturbridge, MA, United States.

Pictured left to right: James Rogers, VP of Business Development, CEBA/GCCA, Rob Adams, EVP, Ti Cold; Sam Tippmann, Founder & CEO, Ti Cold; Josh Koester, VP of Construction, Ti Cold; Brian Lynch, Executive Director, CEBA & EVP of Business Development, GCCA

To learn more about the project, click HERE

Fisher Construction Group | NewCold Project

2023 Finalists

Over $35MM Category:

  • Fisher Construction Group | NewCold, Lebanon, IN, United States
  • Ti Cold | Sierra Supply Chain Services, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Under $35MM Category:

  • Ti Cold | CORE X COMPLETE, Sturbridge, MA, United States
  • WDS Construction |Vortex Cold Storage, Albert Lea, MN, United States

2023 Honorable Mention

Featured Honorable Mention Projects:

  • AMC Engineers | Pick n’ Pay, Eastport, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Big D Construction | Riverbend Meats, Idaho Falls, ID, United States
  • Eng2K | NewCold, Piacenza, Italy
  • FCL Builders | Cold Summit Development, Bedford Park, IL, United States
  • Primus Builders | RL Cold, Baytown, TX, United States

2023 Judges

  • Bobby DeGregorio, VP Business Development– ESI Group USA
  • Burnie Taylor, Chief Development & Solutions Officer – Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics
  • Jim Romine, VP, Engineering Design & Development – Lineage Logistics
  • Steve Hansen, President – Hansen Cold Storage Construction
  • Zach Norris, Vice President of Food & Beverage  – Evans General Contracting

Questions?

If you have questions about the award, submission process, or anything else related to the CEBA Built by the Best Award, please contact Holly Coughlan, Manager of Business Development and Membership at hcoughlan@gcca.org.

2024 Award Eligibility

  • This award is open to project teams in any country comprised of Contractor/Design-Build companies and Processor/End-User/Warehouse/Third-Party Logistics companies that meet the following criteria:
  • Contractor or design-build company must be a CEBA member in any region. Processor/End User/Warehouse/Third-Party Logistics company does not need to be a member.
  • Representative from customer company (processor, end-user, warehouse, etc.) is preferred during presentation alongside contractor or design/build company at annual CEBA Conference & Expo.
  • Building must maintain a controlled environment.
  • Teams must have completed a new build or expansion within the timeframe of January 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024.
  • Submission must be received by the submission deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Project must have been completed on or ahead of schedule.

2024 Submission Deadline

  • Project teams must complete the application process within the submission period. No late applications will be accepted
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2024 COB
  • Please send application materials to Holly Coughlan – hcoughlan@gcca.org

Application Process & Requirements

  • 2024 CEBA Built by the Best Award Application - Click HERE
  • CEBA Built by the Best Award PowerPoint Deck - Click HERE
  • There is no application fee.

Judging Process

  • Applications will be assessed during a formal scorecard review process conducted by the Selection Panel (made up of members of the CEBA Board of Directors, Business Development & Marketing Committee, and select end-users).          
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Questions?

If you have questions about the award, submission process, or anything else related to the CEBA Built by the Best Award, please contact Holly Coughlan, Manager of Business Development and Membership at hcoughlan@gcca.org.