AMI Awards

ABC AQC Member!

AMI Leadership Team members are pictured with the plaque. Front row from left: Sue Collins and Deanna Branski. Back row from left: Steve Ellison, Lance Hazel, and Mike Wiltshire.

Architectural Metals, Inc. Named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC

Portland, Michigan, August 24– Architectural Metals, Inc. of Portland, Michigan today announced that it has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

“It is a blessing to be recognized as an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors. I believe it is a result of our renewed commitment to serve, as well as our employees and suppliers willingness to support that mission. URAMI!” – Brian Potter, President

“Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor Architectural Metals, Inc. with Accredited Quality Contractor status for its commitment to excellence in construction, its workforce and the communities it helps build,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric, Indianapolis. “Architectural Metals, Inc. earned this recognition for world-class safety performance, a strong record of investment in a talented and well-trained workforce, diversity leadership and community service.”

Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility:

In achieving AQC status, each member company takes the following pledge:

As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.

AQC is recognized by Construction Users Roundtable (CURT®), an organization founded by leading construction project owners.

Architectural Metals, Inc. (AMI) furnishes and installs a wide variety of architectural sheet metal building components to meet the demanding needs of today’s owners and design professionals. Products include standing seam roofing, insulated metal wall panels, composite panels, corrugated metal wall panels, column covers, louvers, sun shades and more. The company also manufactures custom trim pieces. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, AMI stands proudly on its reputation for quality craftsmanship and professionalism in every area of service. Browse our website or contact us for more information on how AMI can serve your business needs.

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at

ABC 2017 STEP Diamond Level Award!

Pictured are AMI representatives (middle three) Lance Hazel, Willy Mendoza, and Steve Ellison accepting the award from the two ABC representatives on the ends.

AMI was awarded the “Diamond Level” of recognition in safety at the ABC 2017 STEP Recipients Award Breakfast. Diamond is the highest level of STEP Safety Award. This is AMI’s third consecutive year winning a STEP Safety award.

Centria Platinum Dealer and Outstanding Sales Performance for 2017

Pictured from left: AMI representative Mike Wiltshire, Centria representative Mike Sicklesteel, and AMI representative Chris Duits.


AMI was awarded Centria Platinum Dealer and Outstanding Sales Performance Awards for the year 2016. Pictured from left are: AMI representative Mike Wiltshire –  Sales, Centria Representative Mike Sicklesteel, and AMI representative Chris Duits – Sales. AMI has been a Centria Platium Dealer for the past eleven consecutive years.


Trade Contractor: Exterior Finish Award!


AMI representatives from the Audi / Porsche Grand Rapids Project are pictured with the awards Project Manager Andy DeBoer (left) and Foreman Drew Sifton (right).

AMI was awarded the Exterior Finish Award for the Audi / Porsche Grand Rapids Project. Pictured with the awards from left are: AMI Project Manager Andy DeBoer and AMI Foreman Drew Sifton.

Craft Professional Of The Year Award!


AMI Member Terry Buschert (left) accepting the “Craft Professional Of The Year Award” from an ABC representative (right)

AMI Foreman Terry Buschert was winner of the Craft Professional Of The Year Award 2016. Terry is pictured (left) accepting his award from an ABC representative. Congratulations Terry, thank you for all of your hard work!

Field Leadership Program Graduates!


From Left: Drew Sifton, Steve Ellison

AMI is proud to announce the graduation of two Foremen from the Field Leadership Program: Drew Sifton and Steve Ellison. Thank you both for your hard work and dedication towards AMI and reaching this goal.

OSHA Inspection: Violation/Citation Free!

AMI has had two OSHA Inspections in 2016, both crews were citation and violation free thanks to their hard work and dedication. The two crews were recognized and awarded with safety shirts at the April 2016 Company Meeting.

2015 CWDA Rally Winners!


From Left: Drew Sifton, Chris Duits, Terry Bushert, and Brandon Clarida.

AMI won the first CWDA Rally! Four employees made up the AMI team: Chris Duits, Terry Buschert, Drew Sifton, and Brandon Clarida!

Journeyman – Architectural Sheet Metal Worker

AMI is proud to announce that Jeremiah Thomas, Drew Faulkner, Billy Wilson, Nick Taylor, and Chad Beard have reached the status of Journeyman – Architectural Sheet Metal Worker. Thank you both very much for your hard work and dedication to AMI and this goal.

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