Awards & Recognitions

 Gaines and Company has been a loyal member of the Associated Utility Contractors of Maryland (AUC) for over 50 years.  When we opened our North Carolina office, we joined the North Carolina Utility Contractors Association. (NCUCA). Throughout our history we have also participated in the National Utility Contractor’s Association. (NUCA).  Our key people have served on the boards of these organizations and have been honored by them on several occasions.

            ▪ Lee Gaines (AUC President 1990-1992) received the “Ditch Digger of the Year Award” in 1993 for contributions made to the industry.  He was also honored with the “Founders Award” in 2007 for Lifetime Service to the organization.

            ▪ Myrt Gaines (AUC President 200-2002) received the “Ditch Digger of the Year Award in 2007. 

            ▪ Lee Gaines Sr. was similarly honored with the “Founders Award” in 1995.

            ▪ David Gaines served as the NCUCA President from 2006-2008.  He remains active on their board and as its PAC chairman.

Gaines has been a member of the Home Builder Association of Maryland (HBAM) since the early 70s.  More recently HBAM’s Land Development Council began an awards program.  Gaines and Company was selected as its 2004 Contractor of the Year.

Each year Engineering News Record (ENR) selects the nations Top 600 Specialty Contractors and for the past 20 years, Gaines and Co. has been so honored.  Over the past ten years, Gaines and Co. has been selected as one of the Top 20 Utility Contractors in the nation, reaching a height of #6.