Contractor Awards

Each year, the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality (TCPWQ) recognizes contractors that excel in their efforts to prevent pollution from entering surface waters in Tippecanoe County during and after construction.

2019 Awards

F & K Construction - Discovery Park District

Category: Public Works Achievement in Erosion and Sediment Control

Description: This project constructed two new city blocks just south of State Street and east of Airport Road. While this project benefited from a relatively flat site and generally low stormwater flows, the difficulty arose in tight working spaces and lots of other projects and contractors working close by. Throughout the project, F&K were consistent in their attention to erosion control items. They met before the project began and maintained constant communication with staff and surrounding projects to ensure streets were adequately maintained.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lafayette

Category: Small Residential Achievement in Erosion and Sediment Control

Description: In 2019, Habitat for Humanity completed 8 different projects throughout the City of Lafayette. Each of these projects demonstrated excellent erosion and sediment control measures from inception to completion of the project. The City of Lafayette completed 141 different inspections on their properties and, if there was ever an issue, it was quickly addressed.  

Four of their projects were located in the new KOINONIA RIDGE Subdivision near the new Crosser Sports Complex. Perimeter control was always installed correctly and was well maintained. They also established permanent seeding immediately after construction was completed.

Turner Construction - Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory

Category: Commercial Achievement in Erosion and Sediment Control

Description: This new light-manufacturing and office building is located at the corner of State Street and US 231 in West Lafayette. This 20 acre site posed many potential erosion issues throughout the project including the construction of 2 new ponds built on the side of a hill. Their attention to and concern for erosion has been greatly appreciated throughout the project. They regularly met and walked the site with city staff to make sure everyone was on the same page and they were correctly addressing our concerns. Turner staff stabilized the site as it was constructed and paid attention to appropriate site sequencing.

Keller Development - Otterbein Commons

Category: Large Residential Achievement in Erosion and Sediment Control 

Description: The Otterbein Commons project is located on a 5.5 acre parcel on the east side of the Town of Otterbein, adjacent to the county-maintained Otterbein Ditch. The project consists of the renovation of an existing building, construction of over 23,000 square feet of new buildings, installation of an on-site storm sewer system, and excavation of a dry detention pond.

The inspectors write: “Ed & Tyler have been very responsive and cooperative during this project. Silt fence was installed at the very beginning of the project. Any issues that have come up have been resolved nearly immediately. Additional necessary measures were added, without question, within 24 hours. The pond and swales were seeded and blanketed as soon as earthwork was done in those areas.” 

Past Award Recipients

  • Tempest Homes (Residential)
  • Providence Construction (Commercial)
  • Kettlehut Construction, Inc. (Commerical)
  • F & K Construction (Public Works)
  • Ely Concrete (Residential)
  • Rieth Riley Contractors (Commercial)
  • Downham Homes (Small Residential)
  • Tempest Homes (Large Residential)
  • Force Construction (Commercial)
  • Fairfield Contractors (Public Works)