Employee Success Stories

Middough strives to hire, train, support and promote employees who represent our core values as a company by exhibiting professionalism, taking initiative, honoring commitments and dedication to continuous improvement.

Middough Annual EHS & Quality Excellence Awards

Middough recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding initiative and contribution to the advancement of Middough’s culture of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) excellence and Quality excellence. Each year, one individual from each office is recognized for EHS Excellence and for Quality Excellence demonstrated through the year. Awards are also given for the top contributor for the year in EHS and in Quality. 

As a company we look for recognizable initiative showing specific signs of progress toward our continuous improvement priorities, demonstration of a One Middough™ culture, and delivery of Performance You Trust™ and Project Solutions.

To see a full list of our EHS and Quality winners, click here.

Larry Krakovsky

2021 Overall EHS Excellence Award Recipient


In recognition of his commitment to Environmental Health and Safety, Larry Krakovsky, Mechanical Specialist, is hereby presented the 2021 Middough Overall Company EHS Excellence Award. During the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Larry has been immersed in Middough’s health and safety effort.  He has been a leader in the office, at the site, and from home.


Larry has not only provided EHS orientation for the Cleveland new hires but also did so for the Pittsburgh office. His technique for introducing the Middough safety observation program during the new hire orientation has helped many of the new employees become active participants in our program. He regularly encourages the office as a whole and as individuals to submit safety observations. Larry’s commitment resulted in submission of 92 observations in 2021 with four of those being significant Safe by Design entries. Additionally, he is the go-to person when safety equipment is needed for work in the field work and communicates proactively with EHS Manager, Tom Sexton, when there is a need for specialized equipment. Larry is a veteran EHS champion and we are greatly appreciative of the ways he has exceeded expectations in 2021. Thank you, Larry, for exemplifying Middough’s Safe by Choice culture.

Thomas Voytko

2021 Overall Quality Excellence Award Recipient


In recognition of his commitment to quality, Tom Voytko, Sr. Structural Engineer, is hereby presented the 2021 Middough Overall Company Quality Excellence Award. 


Tom exemplified the One Middough culture by work sharing with every office and over 30 team members during the execution of the largest project in the company in 2021. As the structural discipline lead for this confidential project for the past eighteen months, Tom  and the entire project team were tested with fast-track schedule demands and ever-increasing scope. Tom tackled this by leading proactive meetings with the client, vendors, and contractors. He identified issues and solved problems before construction.  He executed over 75 DQR meetings achieving near perfect scores. His organization and leadership are invaluable at Middough and 2021 was truly remarkable.


Thank you, Tom, for demonstrating Middough’s core values of being professional, taking initiative, honoring commitments, and continuously improving. Your behavior, tested during the many storms of a major project, truly demonstrated your ongoing commitment to the Middough brand promise, Performance You Trust™.