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SECAF Announces 12th Annual Government Contractor Award Winners

GovCon Community Comes Together Virtually to Mark Excellence and Celebrate Success

The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Government Contractor Awards. Last night hundreds of people representing government contracting firms and leading industry professionals gathered virtually as the 2020 winners were named. More than 40 regional business leaders chose this year’s finalists from an exemplary group of applicants. Award winners were then selected by a distinguished group of judges, including Shiv Krishnan (CEO, KOOLROX and Founder of INDUS Corp), Kevin Robbins (Co-Founder of Blue Delta Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Wolf Den Associates), Peter Schulte (Principal, CM Equity), and Eric Wolking (Operating Partners, Bluestone Investment Partners). The Event Chairs were Scott Brezler (Managing Partner – Government Contracting Industry Group, DHG), Cameron Hamilton (Managing Director, FON Corporate Finance), and Adam Nalls (Senior Vice President, Atlantic Union Bank).

The Government Contractor of the Year awards recognize companies in four revenue categories (Under $7.5M, $7.5-15M, $15-27.5M, and $27.5-50M) that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence in growth and financial performance. The Award of Excellence highlights an organization that represents excellence within their community, the government contracting industry, and towards employees. The Government Project of the Year is given to a company that has delivered a stellar program with significant value to the federal government. The Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year honors companies that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence through its efforts as a prime contractor.

The Special Recognition Award is presented to a small business that – in the judges’ view – exemplifies many of the core qualities of the other SECAF awards and has a strong focus on providing class-leading services and solutions. The Government Advocate of the Year commends an organization or

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Wisconsin Home Improvement Chain Appeals Jury Award for Woman’s Injury

Menard Inc. is appealing a jury award to a woman who was injured when she fell over a flatbed cart at its store in Minot, North Dakota.

A jury last year awarded nearly $40,000 to Darlene Johnson, plus about $145,000 in attorney’s fees in a civil lawsuit against the home improvement chain, based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

According to the complaint in the case, Johnson went to Menards in May 2013 to exchange a floor vent. She stopped at the customer service desk to ask about exchanging the item.

As Johnson turned to leave, she fell onto the flatbed cart that had been left in the walking area beside the service desk, Minot Daily News reported.

Johnson cracked seven teeth which required extensive dental work, including root canals and bridges.

Her attorneys argued Menards was at fault for not keeping the walking area free of obstructions. Menards lawyers said Johnson should have been paying closer attention to her surroundings and that other customers managed to avoid the cart.

The civil jury found that Menards was completely at fault and that Johnson had no responsibility for the accident.

In its appeal to the North Dakota Supreme Court, attorneys for Menards also argue that the award of lawyer’s fees is excessive.

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MOSS Building & Design Wins 2020 Chrysalis Regional Award for Kitchen Remodeling

CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — MOSS Building & Design is pleased to announce that it is the top winner in the 2020 Chrysalis Regional Award Category for Kitchen Remodeling for this stunningly modern, urban chic kitchen remodel in Oak Hill, Virginia. Continuing to set new standards of professionalism, 79 companies from across the United States were named winners for Remodeling Excellence this year, with entries judged on overall design, creative use of space and materials, and degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

“This was the first year [MOSS Building & Design] entered the awards, and to take home top honors on the first attempt is impressive,” says Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards.

MOSS Building & Design was tasked with a very specific vision for this kitchen remodel, transforming it from its original, standard look and feel to the more modern “urban loft style” that matched the design of the rest of the home. With an eye to a contemporary and almost minimalist design, the MOSS Building & Design team brought the client’s vision to reality, focusing on clean lines, eclectic and uniquely fabricated fixtures, and a stunning use of quartz on both the massive island and the walls, among other updates.

“Kitchens aren’t something that I understand…to watch the design team take those [ideas] and present those back to me into something that I could have never conceived and having them be brilliant was exciting. And then to watch that unfold into a beautiful building…was beyond exciting. It’s more than we had envisioned,” said the MOSS Building & Design client and homeowner. A full video of the remodel can be found here: https://youtu.be/7x4XGqXVqhk

MOSS Building & Design’s expert designers re-configured the space for better functionality, replacing the original cabinetry, appliances, countertops,

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