BCA KSM Service Awards Logo2021 Service Awards

The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana proudly announces winners of the association's 2021 BCA Service Awards sponsored by Katz, Sapper & Miller.

BCA Summit and Gold Medal Awards recognize individuals who have exhibited exemplary performance and strong ethics in their business dealings. In addition, these individuals made significant contributions to the general advancement of the construction industry and have been involved in local philanthropic organizations.

The Centennial Award honors an emerging leader under age 40 who is active in BCA, showing commitment to leadership in their company and dedicated to improving the quality of life for citizens of northeast Indiana through involvement in humanitarian groups.

Program Sponsor:
Katz, Sapper & Miller

2021 Summit Award Recipient

James Kratzat

James Kratzat | Retired from MSKTD

Jim is a founding partner of MSKTD. He and his partners started MSKTD in 1978, and from 2007 thru 2018, Jim served as its president. Jim's interests have always been in making the spaces where people live, work and play, the types of places that make their experience positively affected by architecture. 

His career highlights include his work throughout the Fort Wayne community- Erin's House, Ash Brokerage, the Allen County Public Library, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, the Grand Wayne Center, the Embassy Theatre, the River Greenway, Children's Hope House, and several projects at his alma mater, Ball State University.  

In addition to working as an Architect, Jim's most important responsibility at MSKTD was maintaining an attitude, culture, and positive atmosphere. 

Still visiting the office and assisting with special projects, Jim is enjoying more time fishing, golfing, and traveling with his wife Linda. They share three children: Joe, Jenny, and Paige, and their families, as well as numerous furry and feathery friends. 

Jim chose Erin's House for Grieving Children as the recipient of the $500 donation on his behalf. 

2021 Gold Medal Award Recipient

John Brogan

John Brogan | Owner of BZW Master Painters

What began as a three-person operation in 1978, BZW Master Painters has grown into one of the most accomplished groups of professional painters in the Fort Wayne area. John's affiliation with the BCA began 26 years ago, in 1995, when BZW Master Painters became members.

John served on the BCA Board of Directors from 2007 to 2018. He also served on the Safety Committee as Board liaison for 10 years. John currently serves as chairman of the BCA Government Affairs Committee, in which he has been a member since 2004. 

John is relishing watching BZW Master Painters' next generation, who took over the reins in 2018. He is confident they will continue to deliver high-quality painting services for years to come. 

John and his wife Martha have a son Joe, a hospitalist at Duke Hospital in North Carolina. They enjoy traveling to visit their family and spend time with their two grandchildren. Although John enjoys golf, his passion is playing music in the local band The Distractions

BCA presented a donation in the amount of $500 to St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church Soup Kitchen on John's behalf. 

2021 Centennial Award Recipient

Jamie Bates

Jamie Bates, PE  | SME

A project engineer for SME, Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. Jamie grew up in Lagrange County, Indiana, and currently resides in Fort Wayne with her husband Bryan and their two fur babies. A professional engineer, Jamie has worked in the industry since graduating in 2015.

Jamie currently serves on the BCA Young Professionals Committee and the Fort Wayne/Lima Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. She is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and previously served as President of the Northeast Indiana Chapter in 2017.

 

 Congratulations to our 2020 winners!
Congratulations to our 2019 winners!