Pictured are Helmkamp Construction’s Brian Bechard (Director of Preconstruction), Andy Reynolds (Senior Estimator), Rob Johnes (President & Owner), Brandon Howard (Superintendent) and Kyle Ogden (Vice President).


EAST ALTON, Ill. – Helmkamp Construction won the 2024 General Contractor of the Year in its category at the ASA (American Subcontractors Association) Midwest Council’s 2024 awards gala on April 20.

The award categories included General Contractor of the Year, Outstanding MEP Subcontractors, Outstanding Specialty Subcontractors and Service Provider/Supplier of the Year. The ASA Legacy Award, and GC Field & Office Employees of the Year, were also recognized at the gala.

In addition to the companywide award, Brandon Howard, a Helmkamp superintendent for the past 18 years, won General Contractor Field Employee of the Year.