Reliable Wins Excellence in Construction Award

Reliable Wins Excellence in Construction Award

Reliable recently received the Excellence in Construction Award from ABC Chesapeake Shores for project Amazon DMD9. Congrats to all involved!

Reliable Contracting Company, Inc., one of Maryland’s largest paving companies, recently received an Excellence in Construction Award from the Chesapeake Shores Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC.) To win an award in the 2022 Excellence in Construction Competition is an honor, and we continue to strive to do our best work in paving as we have for nearly 100 years. Below is more about our recent award-winning project, Amazon DMD9.

Reliable Wins Excellence in Construction Award

In September 2022, Chesapeake Shores ABC gave Reliable Contracting the Excellence in Construction Award for the Specialty Contractor in Sitework/Landscape/Hardscape in the $5-10 million category. 

The project in question was an expansive parking lot and improved loading bay for Amazon’s warehouse and shipping location in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The project covered 14.3 acres total, and its duration was March 2021 to April 2022. Reliable Contracting performed over 98% of the contracted work. Our project manager was Tanner Craig, and our superintendent was Joe Sutphin.

Joe Sutphin, Tanner Craig, and Mike O’Quinn

Digging Deeper

The process of constructing a parking lot involves a lot more than asphalt. Below the surface is an elaborate, scientific design of storm drain pipes and sublayers graded to a precise slope that takes away stormwater runoff safely. Three of the major components in the Amazon parking lot project were the subgrade, grading, and stormwater drainage system.

The soil on which a parking lot goes must be suitable for bearing its weight without shifting or sinking. The soil on this construction site was originally unsuitable, but as one of the few Maryland companies that specializes in soil stabilization, we were able to correct this issue by mixing in Portland cement.

Grading the parking lot is necessary to prevent disastrous flooding. Reliable used GPS and manual technology to ensure the correct grading across the entire area. We were just as careful with the grading, design, and installation of the stormwater drainage system, knowing how important high-quality drainage work is.

Executing the project Amazon DMD9 included having tight reins on scheduling and time management, profitability and cost, and avoiding disrupting Amazon’s shipping operations. A successful completion left impressed and pleased clients and a winning place in this year’s Excellence in Construction Competition.


Reliable is dedicated to delivering quality products, displaying professionalism within the firm, seeking new opportunities for expansion and profitability, and providing an environment for individual success. If you have a commercial or residential construction project that you need taken care of, please contact Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor today by calling 410-987-0313 or visiting our website. You can also follow Reliable Contracting on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter!

Reliable Contracting Company serves the following and surrounding counties: Annapolis, Queen Anne’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Howard, Prince George, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington D.C.

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