SME Steel Awards

ENR California Selects 2018 Specialty Contractor of the Year

ENR California is proud to announce that SME Steel has been named Specialty Contractor of the Year.

SME Steel in Los Angeles is helping provide the bones of some of the state’s most iconic projects and the firm has more than doubled its revenue in the past year. It has been recognized for its safety record for its work on Levi Stadium. The firm also completed the steel package of the San Diego State University Aztec Student Union with a flawless safety record.

SME is also working on San Francisco’s Moscone Center expansion, NVIDIA’s new headquarters in Santa Clara and the FivePoint Gateway Campus (OCPC) in Irvine. The firm’s largest regional project completed in 2017 was Google’s restored Spruce Goose hangar in Venice, and the largest California project to break ground is LA Stadium at Hollywood Park. The steel topping out for the stadium was in June 2018.

The company has been active with the Boy Scouts (helping develop the organization’s first welding merit badge), helped fund a baseball park for disabled children and worked with Habitat for Humanity.

Readers will be able to learn more about SME in a profile story that will publish in the December print edition of ENR California.

Title Project/Category Issued By
2019 Q Award Banc of California Stadium Alliance for Quality Construction
2019 Safety Leadership Certificate of Appreciation LAX Southwest Airlines T1.5 Hensel Phelps
2018 Specialty Contractor of the Year Specialty Contractor of the Year ENR California
2018 Best of the Best Sports/Entertainment Vivint SmartHome Arena Renovation ENR North America
2018 Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Best Project NVIDIA Triangle ENR California
2018 Sports/Entertainment Best Project Banc of California Stadium ENR California
2018 Residential/Hospitality Award of Merit ASCAYA Clubhouse ENR Southwest
2018 Excellence in Safety Best Project Primary Children's Hospital Surgical Expansion ENR Mountain States
2018 Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Best Project Cornerstone at Cottonwood Corporate Center ENR Mountain States
2018 Sports/Entertainment Best Project Vivint SmartHome Arena Renovation ENR Mountain States
2018 Higher Education/Research Award of Merit Primary Children's & Families' Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute ENR Mountain States
2018 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2018 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2018 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2017 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2017 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2017 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2016 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2016 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2016 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2015 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2015 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2015 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2015 AISC IDEAS2 Award Linq High Roller AISC
2014 Safety Recognition Levi's Stadium Turner | Devcon JV
2014 AISC IDEAS2 National Award | Greater than $75M Newport Beach Civic Center AISC
2014 AISC IDEAS2 Merit Award | Greater than $75M Salt Lake City Public Safety Building AISC
2014 AISC IDEAS2 Merit Award | Greater than $75M U.S. Courthouse, San Diego AISC
2014 AISC IDEAS2 National Award | Less than $15M San Diego Library Dome AISC
2014 Category 8 Other Structures Award Winner San Diego Library Structure Magazine
2014 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award San Diego Library American Galvanizers Association
2014 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2014 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2014 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2013 Image of Welding Large Business Category The American Welding Society and The Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee
2013 CEO of the Year CEO of the Year Utah Business Magazine
2013 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2013 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2013 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2012 Sustainable Business Award Innovation Utah Business Magazine
2012 Solid Steel Competition | 1st Place Commercial San Diego Library SDS/2 Design Data
2012 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2012 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2012 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2012 Top Business Zions Bank Speaking on Business KSL
2011 CFO of the Year CFO of the Year Utah Business Magazine
2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award | Sustainable Design Hamilton Partners Office Building SEAONC
2011 Solid Steel Competition | 2nd Place Commerical Smith Center for the Performing Arts SDS/2 Design Data
2011 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2011 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2011 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2010 Safety Commendation Structural Steel Fabrication and Erection AISC
Intermountain Best of 2010 222 Main Office Building and Workers Compensation Fund Office Building Mountain States Construction
2010 Recognition of Support SME Field of Dreams Rotary International
2010 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2010 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2010 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2009 Fast 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Utah Utah Business Magazine
2009 Business of the Year Business of the Year West Jordan Chamber
2009 Campeon Torneo Dominical Liqa de Fut-Bol O.C.D. en Utah
2009 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2009 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2009 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
2008 Best Steel Project of the Year Intermountain Medical Center Intermountain Contractor
2008 Best Private Building Under $5M SME Steel Corporate Headquarters Intermountain Contractor
2008 Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Support Salt Lake City Veterans Cemetery Salt Lake Chamber Military Affairs Committee
2008 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR California
2008 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Mountain States
2008 Top 600 Specialty Contractor Top 600 Specialty Contractor ENR Southwest
Best 07 Nevada Steel Project World Market Center - Building 3 Southwest Contractor
2007 Ideas Awards National Award California Academy of Sciences Modern Steel Construction Magazine
2006 Safety Achievement Award Safety Construction Program Group
2006 Outstanding Acheivement in Safety Safety Recognition Webcor Builders
2006 Annual Safety Award Business and Industry State of Utah Labor Commission
2005 President's Safety Award Augustus Tower Perini
2003 Safe Site Award Fashion Show East Expansion The Associated General Contractors of America
Best of 2002 Awards Caesars Colosseum Southwest Contractor
Best of 2002 Awards Ritz Carlton Lake Las Vegas Southwest Contractor
Best of 2002 Awards Green Valley Ranch Southwest Contractor
2000 Certificate of Appreciation for Safety Performance Aladdin Hotel and Casino Fluor Daniel
December 1999 Contractor of the Month Aladdin Hotel and Casino Fluor Daniel
1996 Recognition Award for Pollution Prevention Practices Pollution Prevention Practices Utah Pollution Prevention Association
1995 Innovative Design and Excellence in Architecture with Steel | Regional Winner Salt Palace Convention Center Modern Steel Construction Magazine
Friend of the Iron Workers Ironworking Industry Institute of Ironworking Industry
Distinguished Service Structural Steel Erection Institute of Ironworking Industry

LEED Awards

Project Location LEED Level
CityCenter Las Vegas, Nevada 6 Gold
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco, California Platinum
San Diego State University Aztec Student Union San Diego, California Platinum
City College of San Francisco Joint Use Facility San Francisco, California Gold
City College of San Francisco Wellness Center San Francisco, California Certified
City Creek Center Salt Lake City, Utah Silver and ND (Neighborhood Development)
Dendreon Corporation Seal Beach, California Certified
Foothill College Physical Science and Engineering Center Los Altos Hills, California Silver
Las Vegas City Hall Las Vegas, Nevada Gold
Newport Beach Civic Center Newport Beach, California Silver
Ohlone Community College Newark Center for Health Services and Technology Newark, California Platinum
California State University, Long Beach Hall of Science Long Beach, California Silver
San Diego Federal District Courthouse San Diego, California Gold
San Diego Public Library San Diego, California Silver
Salt Lake City Federal District Courthouse Salt Lake City, Utah Gold
Salt Lake City Public Safety Building Salt Lake City, Utah Platinum
OHSU Peter O. Kohler Pavilion Portland, Oregon Platinum
University of California, Los Angeles Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles, California Gold
UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science Davis, California Platinum
InterContinental Hotel San Francisco San Francisco, California Gold
SFPUC Headquarters San Francisco, California Platinum
Utah State University Agricultural Sciences Building Logan, Utah Platinum
Utah Valley Convention Center Provo, Utah Silver
The Questar Center Salt Lake City, Utah Silver
Westlake Landmark Westlake Village, California Certified
222 Main Salt Lake City, Utah Gold
Montage Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, California Gold
Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab Los Angeles, California Silver