Workers from Wisconsin, California and Florida were among the HVAC and sheet metal winners in the Associated Builders and Contractors 2011 National Craft Championships.

Ninety trades workers specializing in fields such as mill work and carpentry also took part in the contest, which was held April 12-15 in San Antonio as part of the association’s EdCon and Expo.

“The National Craft Championships is a great opportunity to recognize the wealth of talent within the merit shop construction industry,” said 2011 ABC National Chairman Michael J. Uremovich, president of Great Lakes Energy Consultants LLC in Manhattan, Ill. “We look forward to honoring these craft professionals’ commitment to high-quality workmanship, technical knowledge and safe work practices. These craft professionals are the best of their trade and represent the highly skilled future of construction.”

In the HVAC category, winners were:

Steven C. Boss (gold)

Training sponsor: ABC Wisconsin chapter

Employer: DeTroye Electric Service Inc.

Robert J. Wilson (silver)

Training sponsor: ABC Indiana chapter

Employer: Dilling Group

Thomas Vance Jr. (bronze)

Training sponsor: ABC Florida Gulf Coast chapter

Employer: Bel-Mar Air Conditioning Co.

In the sheet metal category, the winners were:

Richard W. Raynor (gold)

Training sponsor: ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust

Employer: Pacific Rim Mechanical Contractors Inc.

John Samuel Baenisch II (silver)

Training sponsor: ABC Iowa chapter

Employer: Proctor Mechanical

Eric F. Bartow (bronze)

Training sponsor: ABC Wisconsin chapter

Employer: Kurth Sheet Metal Inc.