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Green Bay general contractor Best Built, Inc., an authorized Ceco Building Systems Builder, was recognized with a “2008 Projects of Distinction Silver, Metal Building, Up to $1 million Category” award by the Wisconsin Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Best Built received its award for its work on a new facility for Leo Van De Yacht Well Drilling.

Best Built, located in Green Bay, has been a family owned business for over 60 years and offers services from site consulting to general contracting to industrial services.

The building, located in Green Bay, was built on a new site to replace a previous location and was designed with a commercial look on the exterior and a residential look inside. A fireplace and tray ceiling used in the entranceway were designed to give the owner needed space as well as an at-home feeling. The shop area created the space needed to house three well rigs along with company trucks. The pump shop houses the equipment needed to assemble and make ready pumps for installation.

“The existing building was scheduled to be razed,” said Craig Kassner, Best Built president, “so we had to act quickly and redesign a new building to fit the new site.”

Construction began during a long, cold and snowy winter but was finished in four months. A major obstacle was the size of the site and the difficulty of getting the storm water design completed.

“The owners had future plans for an outbuilding where the original detention pond was located,” said Tom Van De Hei, Best Built project manager. “So we worked with the project team and site engineer to design a ditching system to run along both sides of the lot. This allowed space for future buildings.”

The new building is a Ceco Building Systems custom-designed steel frame with exterior CMU and exterior metal wall panels and consists of 14,575 square feet of office, pump shop, wash bay, maintenance area and storage.

Project architect was Kocken & Associates; project manager was Jim Boyea; and the owner is VDY Properties LLC.

The ABC/Wisconsin Chapter Projects of Distinction awards are designed to recognize the most distinct construction projects in Wisconsin and to elevate the awareness of the quality construction performed by ABC member firms and their employees. This program rewards projects of all sizes for distinctiveness. Projects were recognized in areas including overall distinctiveness, execution of design, craftsmanship, coordination, budgeting, safety, difficulty and unusual challenges.

About Best Built Inc.

From professional office buildings to retail centers to industrial facilities, Best Built offers extensive construction experience. Best Built projects are supported by a variety of outstanding services, including in-house design services and general contracting labor disciplines that go well beyond just construction management. Best Built can expertly take a project from blueprints to concrete to steel and wood, and finally, to landscaping.

Best Built, Inc. offers the following services: site consulting, analysis and layout; general contracting; demolition; design/build; additions and new construction; construction management; estimating and scheduling; millwright and industrial services and many more. For more information, go to

About Ceco Building Systems

Ceco Building Systems designs and fabricates metal buildings. For more information, visit

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