Tom Guilfoy Memorial Craftsmanship Award

Created in 2004, this annual award was in memory of Tom Guilfoy, owner of 100 year old Guilfoy Cornice Works in San Francisco. This award is for any project where attention to detail and expertise was critical to the project and exemplifies teamwork between sheet metal workers and the contractor and the contractor and owner.

This award is presented annually for any type of work in the HVAC, Specialty, Industrial, Kitchen or Architectural fields. Projects entered will be judged on the skill and expertise exhibited to complete the project, regardless of how big or small. There are two main categories – mechanical and architectural, along with a creative concepts category to recognize exceptional projects falling outside of the mechanical and architectural categories.

2019 Guilfoy Award Winners

The 2019 Tom Guilfoy Craftsmanship Award in the Architectural category was awarded to CMF, Inc of Orange for the Cal Poly Pomona Student Services Building project located in Pomona, California. This project, largely due to its size and characteristics, was very complex and challenging. The other subcontractors on the project had great difficulties in meeting the tolerances demanded by the work, and this project required extraordinary measures to install. A total of 103,000 square feet of roofing surface with 12 clerestories was supported 8.5″ above the substrate. 

The 2019 Tom Guilfoy Craftsmanship Award in the Mechanical Category was awarded to Southland Industries of Union City for the Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness Campus Hospital.  This winner was chosen due to the project’s complexity, collaboration, craftsmanship, and the challenges of working at one of the busiest intersections downtown in a big city. This 989,230 square-foot, 11-floor OSHPD-1 certified facility has 13 operating rooms, 120 private acute care patient rooms, 26 pediatric acute care rooms, a total of 274 licensed beds, and 16 imaging rooms. 

Past recipients of this award include:
2018  ACCO Engineered Systems of Glendale- USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Project- Mechanical Category
2018 CMF, Inc. of Orange- Apple Park, Cupertino, California- Architectural Category
2017 University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors- El Cajon, UCSD Jacobs Medical Center, San Diego- Mechanical Category
2017 California Sheet Metal Works, Inc.- El Cajon, Eli Lilly at Campus Pointe, San Diego- Architectural Category
2016 Control Air North, Inc. – Santa Clara Samsung American Headquarters – Mechanical Category
2016 GES Sheet Metal, Inc.- West Hollywood IAC Tenant Improvement Building –  Architectural Category
2015 ACCO Engineered Systems – Santa Clara Levi Stadium, Mechanical Category
2014 California Sheet Metal – San Diego, San Diego New Central Library – Architectural Category
2014 Control Air North – Oakland, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center – Mechanical Category
2013 Air Systems of Sacramento, William Jessup University Expansion, Rocklin – Architectural Category
2013 ACCO Engineered Systems – Glendale, Cedars Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Los Angeles – Mechanical Category
2012 Brady Air Conditioning, Inc., 1905 Samuel Murphy Windmill Historical Restoration. San Francisco – Architectural Category
2012 Control Air North, Inc., Li Ka-Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley – Mechanical Category
2011 CMF, Inc., Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, Orange – Architectural Category
2011 Key Air Conditioning Contractors, Inc., Tom Bradley International Terminal Interior Improvements and Baggage Screening, Los Angeles – Mechanical Category
2010 Air Systems, Inc., Target Sunnyvale – Architectural Category
2010 University Marelich Mechanical, Inc., GLVAC Veterans Home, West Los Angeles – Mechanical Category
2009 CMF, Inc, LA High School #9 for the Visual & Performing Arts
2008 Control Air North, Inc., California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
2007 Air Systems, Harborwalk Condominiums, Oakland
2006 Weiss Sheet Metal, Rebecca and John Moore’s UCSD Cancer Center, San Diego
2005 Custom Metal Fabrication, Pedestrian Walkway, Chicago