June 08, 2012

Lawless & Heck Honored with Builder & Leader Awards

SOUTHFIELD, MI –– Each year Barton Malow employees are asked to nominate their peers to receive the Carl O. Barton Builder Award and the Ben C. Maibach, Jr. Leadership Award.

The Carl O. Barton Builder Award honors Carl Osborn Barton, one of the founding principals of Barton Malow Company. Criteria for winning this award includes having jobsite responsibility and displaying excellence in the following:

  • Completing projects on time, within budget, with minimal issues
  • Maintaining satisfied customers
  • Excellent builder acumen
  • Maximizing profitability
  • Someone who supports diversity has strengths in safety, teamwork, quality, planning, organization, and mentoring

This year’s Carl O. Barton Builder Award winner is ANDY LAWLESS, Superintendent supporting Barton Malow’s Eastern Region. Lawless began his career at Barton Malow 17 years ago and has completed several complex hospital projects, new higher education buildings as well as a highly successful federal project. One nominator described Lawless as “a no-nonsense builder that is motivated to provide the owner the best project possible.”

The Ben C. Maibach Jr. Leadership Award honors Ben C. Maibach, Jr.’s career from laborer in 1938 to Chairman Emeritus of Barton Malow Company. Criteria for winning this award includes excellence in the following:

  • Behaving with integrity
  • Demonstrating compassion
  • Community involvement
  • Supporting diversity
  • Ability to inspire or motivate others
  • Mentoring and developing others
  • And is someone who makes you want to be a better person

This year’s Ben C. Maibach Jr. Leadership Award winner is KEN HECK, P.E., Chief of Planning & Logistics. Ken has worked for Barton Malow for 35 years and has served on many of the firm’s technically challenging projects. One nominator summed it up by saying, “Ken is the best representation of how mentorship, teamwork and integrity play an important role here at Barton Malow.”

We congratulate both Andy Lawless and Ken Heck on receiving these prestigious awards!

About Barton Malow Company
Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology and equipment installation services throughout North America. An industry leader in building information modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD), the firm’s niche market specialties include industrial, healthcare, education, federal, sports/special events, and energy. Barton Malow has a staff of over 1,600 in 13 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual firm revenues exceed $1 billion. For additional information visit or follow the firm on Twitter