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 facilities management industry through innovation, operations or outstanding work performance within the industry.
All ConnexFM individual members are eligible to nominate any ConnexFM member organization(s) or individual(s). Self-nominations are not allowed. ConnexFM membership will be verified by internal staff. Please use this form to submit nominations for:
- U.S. Multi-Site Company of the Year Award (Company Award)
- U.S. Supplier of the Year Award (Company Award)
- Lawrence W. Whelan Connex Lifetime Achievement Award (Individual Award)
- Young Professional of the Year Award (Individual Award)
- Outstanding Volunteer Award (Individual Award)
- Innovation in Corporate Responsibility (Company Award)
Awards will be announced LIVE at the ConnexFM 2023 National Conference on April 4 from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm CT.
For questions or additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
2021: Ulta Beauty
2019: Ross Stores, Inc
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 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.
2021: 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)
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 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.
2022: Nicki Frank
2021: 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
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.
2022: Alex DiPetro, Herc Rentals
2021: Amanda Smith, Superclean Service Company, Inc.
2019: Jessica Fumo, Party City
2018: Monica Ferrer, Walgreens
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 email@example.com.
2022: Jessica Fumo, Visionworks
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaclyn Frenzel, Onsite
Megan Varano, Davaco
Ryan Beck, W Services
Jamie Delli Santi, Rubicon
Stefanie Driscoll, Ferrandino & Son
2019: Curt Picard, Brinco Mechanical Management Services, Inc.
2019: Bob Barnard, BAS – Build Air Services
2015: Allen Randolph
2009: Ann Moran
Robbye Chasteen Deffebach
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
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.
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.
2017: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
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.