"Craft Professional of the Year" award goes to Charles P. Bowman of The Witmer Group

WINNER:  "Craft Professional of the Year", Charles P. Bowman of The Witmer Group
for Exterior Veneers, awarded May 2017

The ABC-Keystone (Associated Builders and Contractors, Keystone Chapter) awarded The Witmer Group Foreman Charles P. Bowman the "Craft Professional of the Year" award in the category of exterior veneers.  Mr. Bowman accepted his award on May 24th, 2017, along Wohlsen Construction's Larry Woodfin (for Carpentry), at the ABC Apprenticeship Graduation & Craft Professionals of the Year Awards event.

Chuck's award was granted after a thorough review of his craftsmanship and leadership on the Antietam National Battlefield/Burnside Bridge project in Sharpsburg, Maryland.  The National Park Service enlisted B3 Builders to oversee the necessary restoration of the 1836 barrel vaulted stone bridge.  Witmer Restoration, Inc. (with Chuck as Foreman), along with Kinsley Construction, contributed to the historically significant National park Service project, completed last December, 2016.  For more info on the project, find the Profile here.

The Witmer Group is fortunate to have Chuck on their team, "As a team leader, Mr. Bowman brings organization, attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and to stay calm under pressure.  He is a proven mentor in sharing best-practices, modeling integrity, and exampling the highest-quality of workmanship.  His patience, clear communication, and adaptability, make him a Foreman that is both appreciated by employees and sought after by Superintendents."

It is a great benefit to both The Witmer Group, and its collection of clients and customers, that Foreman/Craftsmen like Charles Bowman contribute their skills to high-profile projects such as the Burnside Bridge.  "Mr. Bowman sets the standard as a highly-experienced craftsperson, mentor, and leader; The Witmer Group values the skills and talents he provides as a first-class foreman."

We're glad to have celebrated with Chuck during the May 2017 awards event - thank you to ABC-Keystone for the evening's ceremony and for recognizing such a valuable asset to the industry!

Chuck Bowman, Craft Professional of the Year

Pictured left to Right, The Witmer Group: Vice President of Operations, Wayne Fuhrman; Superintendent, Scott Pence; award winner Chuck Bowman; President, Kenneth Schwebel