We’re so excited to announce that KSR has won an Excellence in Construction Award from the Association of Builders and Contractors of Connecticut for our restoration and rehabilitation of the Russell Chapel at Indian Hill Cemetery.
Each year, the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Connecticut celebrates the best in the industry at the CT ABC Excellence in Construction Awards. Held as part of the CT ABC’s Annual Meeting in October, over 500 people were in attendance at this years’ event. Dozens of projects were reviewed, and Kronenberger was one of only eleven companies/projects chosen to receive this prestigious award.
ABC’s Awards of Excellence Program is the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation.
ABC’s Connecticut chapter celebrates the Excellence in Construction Awards program to honor the state’s most innovative and high-quality Merit Shop construction projects. The projects and contractors are acknowledged for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, innovation and inclusion, diversity and equity. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer.
In 1867, Middletown’s Frances Russell donated the Gothic Revival Chapel in memory of her late husband, Samuel Russell. Constructed of Portland Brownstone, and embellished with small brownstone carvings, the Chapel is known for housing the Meneely Bell, forged in Troy, New York in 1868. The chapel’s interior is adorned with stunning stained glass windows and features elegant hand-carved woodwork and finishes. The building is listed on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places.
After nearly 150 years of service, the building fell under disrepair. Kronenberger & Sons was retained to tackle the interior repairs and restoration, including all of its woodwork and wainscoting, plaster, flooring and pews, as well as the ornate, original entry doors.
Indian Hill Cemetery is located in the heart of Middletown, Connecticut. Established in 1850, the 50-acre cemetery is a key piece of the community and the history of Middletown. Situated on one of the highest outlooks in the Middletown region, the property overlooks the majestic Connecticut River, many of the most historically prominent families of Middletown and surrounding towns are buried at Indian Hill. Still an active cemetery, Indian Hill offers year-round public access to the beautiful park-like setting. Their mission is to serve the community as an active burial ground while continuing to maintain the Native American heritage of the land, restore and sustain the landscape, and manage the grounds as an accessible community resource.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing the non-union construction industry. ABC is an association of 69 chapters with more than 22,000 commercial contractors and construction-related firms among its members in the U.S. ABC Connecticut is a chapter organization dedicated to serving construction professionals throughout the Connecticut area.
Merit Shop Construction refers to a philosophy in the construction industry that awards contracts based on performance, value, and quality of work, rather than on labor affiliations.