Butler Manufacturing Recognizes Bel-Con for Excellence | Date: 18/04/2017

Butler Manufacturing Recognizes Bel-Con for Excellence
Presentation of award for Regional Outstanding Builder for Canada L-R Tom Gilligan - President Butler Buildings, Tom Gunsinger - President Bel-Con, Scott Kent - Sales Bel-Con, Harry Yeatman, Vice-President Butler Buildings

We were pleased to be recognized from amongst our industry peers at the recent Butler Manufacturing annual sales meeting. In past years we've been called to the stage as one of a number of Butler Builder dealers who were being honoured for outstanding sales performance. Well, this year was a little different.

This year, when our name was called, it was for... well, why not read the press release yourself?

Kansas City, Mo., April 5, 2017 — Bel-Con Design Builders Ltd., a general contractor in Belleville, Ontario has been named Outstanding Builder of the Year by Butler Manufacturing™ for the Canadian region. Butler provides design-build construction solutions and innovative building technology to the nonresidential market. The designation is awarded to one Butler Builder® per region that excels in the sale of Butler® building and roof systems as well as demonstrates superior marketing skills.

Founded in 1973, Bel-Con has 30 employees and has been an authorized Butler Builder for 39 years. Recent projects include a new facility for SafeStart, a Division of Electrolab as well as a plant expansion for Triangle Fluid Controls.  Both of these projects are located in Belleville.  Recently Bel-Con also completed a new secure document storage facility for Iron Mountain in Kingston Ontario.

Not to be modest, but this award was unexpected to say the least. As he walked to the stage, Tom was uncertain if he'd heard the announcement correctly. He recalled after the fact that "....quite honestly I was so surprised by the award that I didn’t actually hear the intro as to why we won!"

Thankfully, the good folks at Butler Manufacturing were able to provide us that. So, both for Tom and those who weren't there, here's the "instant replay" of that shining moment.

And the Regional Outstanding Builder for Canada is:
Bel-Con Design-Builders!

  • First TBS project in North America!
  • Social Media and marketing machine!
  • Well-rounded team pushing the limits on all fronts

Thank you, Butler Manufacturing, for giving us this award. We're absolutely thrilled!

The first reason (cited above) as to why we were chosen for Butler's Builder of the Year award refers to a "TBS project". For those not in the know, TBS stands for Thermal Bridge System, which is Butler's latest innovation in metal roofing systems. We were first in North America to use this system and the project we used it on was a facility expansion for Triangle Fluid Controls.

The second reason given for choosing us was an acknowledgement that we've been working steadily to promote ourselves, and Butler's building systems, in order to stand out in a competitive marketplace as the preferred choice for design-build construction solutions.

Finally, and most importantly, Butler chose to recognize us for having an accomplished team who push the limits. That's pretty high praise!

Certainly, our team earned this award, but it was our clients, in trusting us with their construction projects, who made it possible. Thank you for your confidence, we look forward to continuing to provide you with great service and building solutions!

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