November 21, 2022 at 1:45 p.m.
Recognized for gypsum design, craftsmanship and sustainability, five U.S. contractors will compete at Saint-Gobain’s 13th Annual International Trophy Event in April 2023.
CertainTeed®, a market-leading North American manufacturer of building materials, is honored to announce the winners of its Sixth Annual North American Gypsum Trophy Award. Five U.S.-based contractors, along with three Canadian contractors, have been selected for their visionary work in design, innovative use of CertainTeed gypsum materials and meticulous drywall installation.
The eight North American contractors, selected from an initial pool of fifteen finalists, will advance to the 13th Saint-Gobain International Gypsum Trophy Event in Athens, Greece, in April 2023, where they will compete against 70 projects from 30 different countries around the globe.
“We are excited and honored to celebrate these leading organizations. Each of them demonstrated skill and professionalism in delivering the vision of these innovative projects,” said Dean Updegrove, CertainTeed VP of Product Management, Interior Products Group. “Though the program paused for two years due to the pandemic, stand-out innovation and artistry within our industry did not. We applaud the commitment these contractors have demonstrated; they balanced traditional skill and material performance to deliver beautiful and complex solutions.”
The competition judges drywall contractors whose board design and use of CertainTeed solutions stand out from their peers in innovation, sustainability, safety, aesthetics and modularity based in the following categories: Drywall, Plaster, Innovation & Sustainability, Residential, Non-Residential, (Gypsum) Ceilings.
The 2022 North American Gypsum Trophy Awards winners include:
- Daly Smith Contracting, Inc. | Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre; Niagara Falls, Ontario
- Kerr Interior Systems | U of A Dentistry Pharmacy Building; Edmonton, Alberta
- Interior Specialties | Memorial University of Newfoundland Core Science Facility; St. John’s Newfoundland
“With gratification, we express our appreciation and respect to our talented building professional partners proudly representing the North American market for CertainTeed this coming Spring,” added Updegrove. “We look forward to joining these victors to showcase their diverse and creative designs setting new, inspiring benchmarks for our industry.”
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,900 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $4.1 billion in 2019. www.certainteed.com.