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Press and Awards

(Pictured above: NAU President Dr. Rita Cheng accepting the award on behalf of the KCS & NAU project team for the NAU International Pavilion at the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards Gala on September 10, 2016.)

June 2022: KCS's Development Arm, Genterra Enterprises's Senior Vice President, Rich Bowen, NACET Moonshot Mission Control Award Recipient 

Genterra Enterprises’s Senior Vice President, Rich Bowen, received the Mission Control Award at the Annual Shoemaker Entrepreneur Awards Dinner. This prestigious event was  presented by NACET Moonshot (Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology).

Read the full press release here.

May 2022: KCS Executive Vice President, Gabriella Smith, 2022 Woman of Impact Award Winner 

Executive Vice President, Gabriella (Gabe) Smith, has been chosen as the first ever Woman of Impact Award Winner from the 2022 Greater Phoenix American Heart
Association’s Inaugural Class.

Read the full press release here.

March 2022: Arizona Forward 50th Anniversary Award Recipient

Arizona Forward selected KCS as the Northern Region Recipient of the 50th Anniversary Award at the 40th Annual Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP.

Read the full press release here.

January 2022: KCS Voted Best of Business 2021 Winner in the Commercial Contractor Category

KCS was voted the Best of Business 2021 Winner in the Commercial Contractor category by readers of Flagstaff Business News (FBN). 

August 2021: City of Flagstaff Municipal Court Facility Wins Masonry Award

The Arizona Masonry Council selected the City of Flagstaff Municipal Court Facility as a winner in their "30th Annual Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards" competition.

Read the full press release here.

June 2021: Christ's Church of Flagstaff & KCS Partner to Support Flagstaff Non-Profits

KCS donates office space to 928 Central, a non-profit support program operated by Christ's Church of Flagstaff, so that it can expand its operations and better serve the community.

Read the full press release here.

January 2021: KCS Voted Best of Business 2020 Winner in the Commercial Contractor Category

KCS was voted the Best of Business 2020 Winner in the Commercial Contractor category by readers of Flagstaff Business News (FBN).

January 2020: KCS Voted Best of Business 2019 Winner in the Commercial Contractor Category

KCS was voted the Best of Business 2019 Winner in the Commercial Contractor category by readers of Flagstaff Business News (FBN). 

July 2019: KCS Recognized as one of the Top General Contractors

KCS was recognized as one of the "Top General Contractors in the Southwest" by Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest.

September 2018: KCS Serves as Pacesetter Company for United Way of Northern Arizona Fundraiser

KCS served as a Pacesetter Company and raised $44,388 for United Way of Northern Arizona, once again KCS' largest campaign to date!

August 2018: Verde Valley Medical Center - Camp Verde Campus Receives Arizona Masonry Guild's Excellence in Masonry Architectural Award

Verde Valley Medical Center - Camp Verde Campus has been awarded the Excellence in Masonry Architectural Award by Arizona Masonry Guild, which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year.

August 2018: KCS President Tim Kinney Speaks with 12 News About KCS' Commitment to United Way of Northern Arizona

KCS President Tim Kinney and LAUNCH Flagstaff Partnership Director Paul Kulpinski speak with 12 News about KCS' commitment to United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL).  

Check out the video here

September 2017: KCS Serves as Pacesetter Company for United Way of Northern Arizona Fundraiser

KCS served as a Pacesetter Company and raised $32,504 for United Way of Northern Arizona, KCS' largest campaign to date!

September 2016: NAU International Pavilion Recognized for Environmental Excellence 

Deemed a "building of the future," Northern Arizona University's LEED Platinum Certified International Pavilion earned the coveted President's Award (Best of Show) and the Crescordia Award in the 36th Annual Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP. Jurists praised the facility as among the greenest building of its kind in the world.

Read the article in the NAU News

September 2016: KCS Serves as Pacesetter Company for United Way of Northern Arizona Fundraiser

KCS served as a Pacesetter Company and raised $28,070 for United Way of Northern Arizona, KCS' largest campaign to date!

August 2016: NAU International Pavilion Wins ENR Southwest's 2016 Best Projects Award

The NAU International Pavilion was the recipient of ENR Southwest's 2016 Best Projects Award in the Green Building Category. ENR Southwest's 2016 Best Projects competition is open to projects in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Read the ENR blog article 

April 2014: KCS in NAU News - "Net-zero pavilion provides much-needed space while saving energy"
 
KCS is currently constructing NAU’s International Pavilion, which will be the university’s first net-zero facility, defined as a structure with energy use equaling the amount of renewable energy created on-site.

Read the article in the NAU News

September 2014: KCS Serves as Pacesetter Company for United Way of Northern Arizona Fundraiser

KCS served as a Pacesetter Company and raised $24,308 for United Way of Northern Arizona.

September 2013: KCS Serves as Pacesetter Company for United Way of Northern Arizona Fundraiser

KCS served as a Pacesetter Company and raised $23,422 for United Way of Northern Arizona.

August 2012: KCS Participates in the American Cancer Society's Climb to Conquer Cancer

The KCS team raised over $1,000, making KCS' team one of the top 75 Flagstaff Climb to Conquer Cancer teams.

September 2012: KCS Serves as Pacesetter Company for 2012 United Way of Northern Arizona Fundraiser

KCS served as a Pacesetter Company and raised over $23,000 for United Way of Northern Arizona.

July 2011: KCS Recognized as one of the Top 50 General Contractors

KCS was recognized as one of the "Top 50 General Contractors in the Southwest" by Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest.

October 2010: KCS Receives Second Consecutive Outstanding Safety Award from SCF Arizona

The KCS safety program, which includes the development of customized, project-specific safety plans for each KCS project, has earned two consecutive "Outstanding Safety Awards" from SCF Arizona, our Arizona worker’s compensation provider. 

September 2010: Highlands Fire Station No. 23 Receives Coconino County Advanced Award for Sustainability

Highlands Fire Station No. 23 is the recipient of the 2010 "Coconino County Advanced Award for Sustainability". 

June 2010: MNA Easton Collection Center Receives BIG Green Award

The Museum of Northern Arizona Easton Collection Center is the recipient of the "Commercial Green Building Award" presented by the USGBC Arizona Chapter, the Southwest Build-It-Green Expo, and the Arizona Department of Real Estate on behalf of The BIG Green Awards (Build-It-Green).

April 2010: KCS Recognized as Top 25 Green Building Contractors

KCS was selected by Southwest Contractor as one of the "Top 25 Green Builders".

April 2010: KCS Recognized as one of the Top General Contractors of 2010

KCS was recognized by Southwest Contractor as one of 2010’s "Top General Contractors".

February 2010: Sedona-Oak Creek USD PV System Receives Award of Excellence

The Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District Photovoltaic System is the recipient of the "Award of Excellence" presented by Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB).

November 2009: Highlands Fire Station No. 25 Receives Design Award

Highlands Fire Station No. 25 is the recipient of the "Gold Design Excellence Award" in the Satellite Category by Fire Chief Magazine.

November 2009: MNA Easton Collection Center Claims “Greenest” Building in the Nation

The Museum of Northern Arizona Easton Collection Center is the recipient of McGraw-Hill Companies’ 2009 "Best of the Best Award" in the Green Building category.

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September 2009: MNA Easton Collection Center Wins Regional Award

The Museum of Northern Arizona Easton Collection Center is the recipient of Southwest Contractor’s 2009 "Best of the Best Award" in the Green Building category.

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July 2009: KCS Awarded National Estimating Award

The Northern Arizona University Union Dining Hall Expansion project took home top honors for the national "Best Project Estimate Challenge" sponsored by the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) and Design Cost Data Magazine.

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April 2009: KCS Recognized as Top 140 General Contractors

KCS was recognized as one of the "Top 140 General Contractors" by Southwest Contractor.

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