MIA+BSI Announces 2016 Pinnacle Award Winners

MIA+BSI Pinnacle Awards 2016
Representatives from Polycor, Twin City Tile and Marble, Italmarble Pocai, Tennessee Marble Company, Cutting Edge Stone, and Bonstone with Janina Mathiasz (Veronafiere), 2016 MIA President David Castellucci, and 2016 BSI President Aaron Hicken.

MIA+BSI Natural Stone Institute announced the winners of the 2016 Pinnacle Awards at the MIA+BSI Awards Luncheon at TISE 2017 in Las Vegas. For the 9th year, a Grande Pinnacle Award was presented to the best overall project. The 2016 Grande Pinnacle Award was presented to the six companies responsible for the Minnesota State Capitol renovation: Polycor, Twin City Tile and Marble, Italmarble Pocai, Tennessee Marble Company, Cutting Edge Stone and Bonstone. This marks the first time in the program’s history that multiple companies have been honored with this award.

The Minnesota State Capitol restoration is one of the largest and most complex restoration projects in the United States. The project architects used the same White Georgia marble selected by the building’s first architect, Cass Gilbert, 115 years ago. Success in communication between all stone team members resulted in less than a 1 percent fabrication error rate and kept the stone schedule on time and within budget.

MIA+BSI expressed its thanks to the contributors of the 2016 Pinnacle Awards: MAPEI (Commercial Awards), GranQuartz (Residential Awards), Coldspring (Renovation/Restoration Awards), Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomac Latin America (Kitchen and Bath of the Year Awards), and Marmomac (Grande Pinnacle Award). The 2016 Pinnacle Awards are as follows:

Pinnacle Awards of Excellence
Renovation/Restoration: Polycor, Twin City Tile and Marble, Italmarble Pocai, Tennessee Marble Company, Cutting Edge Stone and Bonstone for the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration.
Renovation/Restoration: Rugo Stone of Lorton, VA for the UVA Rotunda Renovation in Charlottesville, VA.
Commercial Interior: Camarata Masonry Systems of Houston for Energy Center III of Houston.
Commercial Exterior: JMS Jura Marble Suppliers of Eichstaett, Germany for Talan Towers of Astana, Kazakhstan
Bath of the Year: Ceramic Harmony International, Inc. in Huntsville, Ala. for Mitchell Master Bath in Huntsville, Ala.
Kitchen of the Year: United Marble Fabricators in Watertown, Mass. for Private Residence in Weston, Mass.

Pinnacle Awards of Merit
Renovation/Restoration: Coldspring in Cold Spring, Minn. for St. Francis of Assisi Church inStaunton, Va.
Renovation/Restoration: Ford Marble and Tile in New Athens, Ill. for The Arcade in St. Louis, Mo.
Renovation/Restoration: Vermont Stone Art in Barre, Vt. for 9 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Mass.
Residential Interior/Exterior: Stonrich Pte Ltd. In Singapore for Peirce Hill Residence in Singapore.
Residential Interior/Exterior: Marmi Natural Stone in Norcross, Ga for Monumental Staircase in Washington, DC.
Commercial Interior: ASI Stone Imports in Chelsea, Ala. for Inspiration Slope/Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Commercial Interior: Rugo Stone in Lorton, Va. For Hungarian Chapel in Washington, Dc.
Commercial Exterior: Coldspring in Cold Spring, Minn. for National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
Commercial Exterior: PICCO Engineering in Concord, Ontario, Canada for Aga Khan Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Commercial Exterior: KEPCO+ in Salt Lake City, for Indianapolis Temple in Carmel, Ind.
Commercial Exterior: Red Leaf Stone in Vancouver, BC for The Vermeer in Vancouver, BC.

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