Contestants in the SkillsUSA National Carpentry competition had eight hours to build a scale of a residential house requiring wall framing, roof framing, steel stud framing and exterior trim work.

June 29, 2023

SkillsUSA National Championships Challenge Top Construction Talent

Haskell again teamed with NCCER to create, administer and judge the Carpentry competition at the massive Career and Technical Education event.


Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a vital source of Haskell’s workforce, and many in the company devote their time and talent to supporting programs on the local, state and national levels. 

For the 13th consecutive year, Haskell team members, in conjunction with the National Center for Construction Education and Research, designed and administered the Carpentry competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. 

SkillsUSA is a nonprofit national education association serving middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled-service occupations. The SkillsUSA Championships brought nearly 6,500 state champions in more than 100 trade, technical and leadership competitions. 

David Bates, Vice President of Construction Core, served as Technical Chair for the Carpentry competition for the sixth year. Bates, Tim Mosley, Senior Manager of Field Personnel, Craft Development Specialist Mike Osborne and former Haskell Superintendent Garrett Thompson created the concept – a scale of a residential house requiring wall framing, roof framing, steel stud framing and exterior trim work – and Virtual Construction Specialist Sidhesh More created the drawings and model.   

The 67 contestants had eight hours to build the projects, which were judged by a group of industry leaders who looked at the quality of the project, the adherence to the drawings and safety. 

 “It’s amazing to see this much talent in one place,” Mosley said. “This event lets us network with other industry leaders as well as recruit talent.” 

2023 SkillsUSA Carpentry Medalists 

Gold: Cooper Khoury, Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, Maine
Silver: Gideon Cyr, Williamson College of the Trades, Media, Pennsylvania
Bronze: Landon Schneider, Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kansas 

High School
Gold: Garrett Baumgartner, Greater Altoona Career & Tech Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania 
Silver: Anselm Frietsch, Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus, Newton, Iowa 
Bronze: Ethan F. Bowden, Uintah Basin Technical College, Vernal, Utah 

Haskell delivers $2± billion annually in Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Consulting solutions to assure certainty of outcome for complex capital projects worldwide. Haskell is a global, fully integrated, single-source design-build and EPC firm with over 2,200 highly specialized, in-house design, construction and administrative professionals across industrial and commercial markets. With 20+ office locations around the globe, Haskell is a trusted partner for global and emerging clients.

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