In an effort to recognize and encourage excellence in all phases of masonry construction, the Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston (AMCH), in association with the Texas Masonry Council, bestow the Golden Trowel Awards. The Golden Trowel Award is given annually to an architect, a general contractor or owner, and a masonry contractor demonstrating excellence in their respective contributions to a masonry project deemed worthy by a distinguished panel of judges.
The 2017 Golden Trowel Awards were bestowed in May, and Camarata Masonry Systems Ltd. won the Excellence Award in four of the eight categories, with Honor Awards in the other categories.
- Chelsea Montrose, Residential Multi-Family category
- Methodist Hospital Sugar Land Bed Tower, Government/Institutional category (see below)
- San Jacinto River Authority Surface Water Facilities, Block category
- 811 Louisiana (Formerly Two Shell Plaza), Restoration category
- Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Government/Institutional category
- TSU New Student Resident Housing, Educational Facility (College/University) category
- Kyle Field at Texas A&M University, Block category
- Energy Center III, Hardscape/Landscape category
- 295,000 pre-blended DTP brick (90% Burnt Pumpkin, 10% Red Sunset).
- 15,750 TUP Garnet Modular Velour.
- 1,130 cf cast stone (for window sills, banding & parapet coping).
For more information on any of the other Camarata Masonry projects listed above, contact Jill Hunter at Camarata Masonry.
To view all the winners from the 2017 Golden Trowel Awards, visit www.amchhouston.org.