Awards

The ConnexFM Awards Program is the most prestigious recognition for your professional credibility and sets a standard of excellence for others to strive to achieve. We are currently looking for ConnexFM members with impeccable accomplishments from a company and/or organization that have impacted the facility management industry through innovation, operations or outstanding work performance within the industry.

The 2022 ConnexFM Awards Program will launch in mid-October 2021 with a new nomination and voting process. Details will be coming soon.

For questions or additional information please contact awards@connexfm.com.


U.S. Multi-Site Company of the Year Award (Company Award) 

ConnexFM’s U.S. Multi-Site Company of the Year Award is the most prestigious award recognizing the excellence of performance by a multi-site facility management team.

2020: Ulta Beauty

2019: Ross Stores, Inc

2018: Apple

 

2017: Jon Dawkins

2016: Matthew Jacques

2015: Mark Warren

2014: Shawn Browning

2013: Kirk Beaudoin

2012: Sandy Ward

2011: Timothy Christian

2010: Karen Shriner

2009: Bill Pietrykowski

2008: Lynn Harnishfeger

2007: Olivia Walker

2006: Dudley Carpenter

2005: Ed Bordelon

2004: Al Perl

2003: Rebecca Lessack

2002: Ron Rau

2001: Brian Grady

2000: Steve Waxman

1999: Jack Dennis

U.S. Supplier of the Year Award (Company Award) 

U.S. Supplier Company of the Year is the Association’s most prestigious award recognizing excellence in performance by a supplier/consultant team in the facility management industry.

2020: W Services Group, LLC

2019: CBRE | Facility Source

2018: Branded Group

 

2017: Lisa Varga

2016: Charisse Luckey

2015: Jaclyn Frenzel

2014: Laura Riendeau

2013: Curt Picard

2012: Lisa Varga

2011: Steven Gottfried

2010: Ron Eigenbrod

2009: Ron Prager

2008: Carl Nottberg

2007: Whelan’s International

2006: IBS – Industrial Building Services

2005: Academy Life Fire Safety

2004: Chain Store Maintenance, Inc.

2003: Brinco Mechanical Management Services, Inc.

2002: Blue Northern Air Conditioning, Inc.

2001: American Project & Repair, Inc.

2000: IBS – Industrial Building Services

1999: Pegnato & Pegnato Building Systems Services

Innovation in Corporate Responsibility (Company Award) | RETURNING 2022

The Innovation in Corporate Responsibility Award is the association’s award recognizing companies with innovative corporate responsibility accomplishments in operations and/or outstanding work performance within the industry.

Lawrence W. Whelan Connex Lifetime Achievement Award (Individual Award) | RETURNING 2022

Lawrence W. Whelan ConnexFM Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes extraordinary accomplishments by ConnexFM members. This prestigious award recognizes your peer(s)—living or deceased—who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the facility maintenance profession over a long career.

2020: Nelda Alston

2018: Steven Gottfried

2016: Carl Nottberg

2014: Dotty McNally

2012: Ron Eigenbrod

2011: Steven Waxman, RFMP

2010: Olivia B. Walker, CPM

2009: Lawrence W. Whelan

Young Professional of the Year Award (Individual Award) 

ConnexFM’s Young Professional of the Year is awarded to a ConnexFM member (35 years and younger, as the 1st day of January in which the awards are given) who has been an active member making significant impacts in ConnexFM and contributions to the facilities management industry.

2020: Amanda Smith, Superclean Service Company, Inc.

2019: Jessica Fumo, Party City

2018: Monica Ferrer, Walgreens

 

Outstanding Volunteer Award (Individual Award) | RETURNING 2022

ConnexFM’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year is awarded to a ConnexFM member who has been an active volunteer that has made a significant difference in ConnexFM’s goals, strategic direction and contributions to the facility management team industry. This award is nominated by ConnexFM Board of Directors, staff and committee members. If you have additional questions on this award contact awards@connexfm.com.

2019: Amanda Smith, Superclean Service Company, Inc.

2018: Lynn Harnishfeger

 

2017: William (Bill) Ackerman

2016: Mike Lapointe

2014: Chris Slocum

2014: Steve Seidel

2013: Maryella Pegnato

2012: Maureen Lux

2011: Tom Bevacqua

2010: John Nadler

2009: Lisa Varga

2008: Bruce Falke

Service Excellence Award (Individual Award) | RETURNING 2022

The Service Excellence Award is given to additional volunteer members who have made significant contributions to the Association. This award is nominated by ConnexFM Board of Directors, staff and committee members. If you have additional questions on this award contact awards@connexfm.com.

2019:Curt Picard, Brinco Mechanical Management Services, Inc.

2019: Bob Barnard, BAS – Build Air Services

2018:

   Marc Balzamo

   Brian Foster

 

2017:

   Robbie Drake

   Dave Emmons

   Amanda Holup

   Myriah Kingen

   Steven Peldiak

2016:

   Rick Aiello

   Michael Kurland

2015: Allen Randolph

2014:

   Steve Seidel

   Linda Giddens

   Amber Johnson

2010:

   Amanda Hamilton

   Peter Mohrhauser

   Janis Williams

2009: Ann Moran

2008:

   Wayne Knaub

   Richard Lee

   Al Perl

   Ron Prager

   Lisa Varga

   Mario Varga

2006:

   Robbye Chasteen Deffebach

   Ann Gurnee

   Kenneth Pantin

   Ron Rau

Canadian Multi-Site Company of the Year (Company Award) | RETURNING 2022

ConnexFM's Canadian Multi-Site Company of the Year is the most prestigious award recognizing excellence of performance by a facility management team.

2019:Aldo Group (Tie)

2019: Staples Canada (Tie)

2018: The Home Depot Canada

 

Canadian Supplier Company of the Year (Company Award) | RETURNING 2022

ConnexFM's Canadian Supplier Company of the Year is the most prestigious award recognizing excellence in performance by a supplier/consultant team in the facility management industry.

2019: 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

2018: Facility Plus

Canadian Excellence Award (2014 - 2016) (Individual Award) | ARCHIVED AWARD

The Canadian Excellence Award is the Association’s most prestigious award that recognizes excellence by a retailer or a supplier in the Canadian Retail Store Management field.  A nominee of this award may be a ConnexFM Canadian Retailer Member, a Canadian Supplier Member, or a co-nomination of any combination and may or may not reside in Canada or have a headquarters located in Canada. (Note: This award has been updated to company awards - see above.)

2016: Randall Linton

2015: Terry Hays

2014: Michaela Bass

Innovation in Sustainability (2011 – 2018) | ARCHIVED AWARD

The Innovation in Sustainability Award is the Association’s award recognizing companies with innovative sustainability accomplishments in operations and/or outstanding work performance within the industry. A specialized, unique attribute for this recognition includes a successful collaboration between retailers and their supplier partners within the multi-site facility management industry.

2018:

  Target

  TD Bank

 

2017: Target

2017: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

2015:

  JCPenney for Energy Management – “Innovative Solutions”

  Starbucks for Operations – “Global Responsibility – Environmental”

  Walgreens for Innovative Solutions – “Net Zero Store”

2013: Leigh Pearson, Staples Canada Inc. and Pam Soto, Verizon Wireless

2012: JCPenney and RockTenn Waste & Recycling Solutions, The Body Shop International & International Environmental Alliance (IEA)

2011: Staples, Inc.