About Us

About Banicki

Since 1991, J. Banicki Construction, Inc. has provided our clients with technically advanced, partnership driven solutions for civil infrastructure. We build, maintain and renew the infrastructure where people work, live and play while operating across a range of markets and geographic locations to deliver sustainable solutions to complex challenges.

On over 1300 municipal, state and federal projects, Banicki’s success and reputation has been built on a core partnering approach that leverages a highly qualified and experienced staff with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex contracts.

Led by a project team of committed construction experts, Banicki delivers a truly outstanding resume of experience in guiding and working with Owners, Program Managers, Designers, Stakeholders and Facilities Users to achieve cost, schedule and quality goals. In doing so, we achieve best quality and value, while ensuring the safety of our workers and members of the public.

Sterling Construction

In 2011, Banicki became an independent subsidiary of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Sterling). Sterling is a publicly traded heavy civil construction firm currently ranked 15th on Forbes’ 2021 America’s Best Small-Cap Companies List and 64th among Engineering News-Record’s 2021 Top 400 Contractors.

Sterling was founded in 1955 and owns companies across the Western United States, including Texas Sterling Construction (Texas), R.L. Wadsworth (Utah and Colorado), J. Banicki Construction, Inc. (Arizona), Road and Highway Builders (Nevada and Hawaii), Myers & Sons Construction (California), Tealstone (Texas and Louisiana) and Plateau Excavation, Inc. (Georgia). Sterling Infrastructure, Inc. has a current market value of $650 million.

While Sterling operates under different company names based on local operating unit history, our firms leverage strong and independent local experience with the institutional advantages of a joint operation and equipment sourcing. We also share technical competencies and methodologies such as our Safe and Sound® Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) Program.


Banicki is committed to expanding its regional leadership role as a heavy/highway construction organization recognized for delivering maximum project quality and value in an environment of productivity, profit and operational efficiency.


Banicki continues to deliver maximum client value at the lowest possible operating cost in the local and regional heavy highway construction market. The company will also continue to be recognized at the state and national level for its quality of workmanship and approach to client service. Project Management is led by a lean, cohesive core group of seasoned professionals focused on delivering project quality and value in an environment of productivity, profit and operational efficiency.


The company’s most valuable assets are the skilled and experienced workforce found on every project. Banicki’s key project managers have an average length of employment with the firm of over 10 years; superintendents have 15 average years of employment. This longevity gives client’s confidence in our ability to successfully deliver a high quality project. Our competent and loyal labor force is why Banicki completes project on time and within budget, why the company continues to engage challenging and profitable projects and why our customers prefer to work with us.


Mike Abraham, President

With over 32 years of industry experience, Mike Abraham has a unique blend of field and management experience that enables him to lead projects from the pre-planning stage to project completion. As company President, Mike Abraham drives the Banicki team to achieve excellence in client outcomes through the execution of Banicki’s vision and strategy. He is directly responsible for achieving company goals of productivity, profitability and operational efficiency by providing practical direction and knowledge to Managers, encouraging the overall effort of the Banicki team and acting as an unparalleled management resource during the preconstruction and construction phases of all projects.

Don Davis, APDM Manager

Don brings over 34 years of industry-leading experience in preconstruction delivery, including key oversight of estimating, cost modeling and cost control reporting, schedule development, modeling and schedule delivery efforts. Don is recognized for his ability to collaborate and integrate key design, management and construction staff into the preconstruction and design phases of projects. He utilizes his experience and focus on evaluation, data planning, metrics and comprehensive reporting to ensure a comprehensive project controls scope for each project. Don has been instrumental in working with owners and design teams in the discovery and identification of schedule critical work components and alternative means and methods costing, while providing vital Opinion of Probable Construction Cost (OPCC) analysis, man-hour costing analysis and subcontractor selection and analysis. His expertise in establishing estimate basis, assumptions and calculations support under the design-build framework ensures the development of a comprehensive, accurate and accepted GMP that incorporates value and quality. His construction delivery experience on complex, signature projects ensures transparent communication, review and documentation for project controls efforts.

Eric Rotner, Operations Manager

During his 15 years in the construction industry, Eric has worked in positions from Field Engineer to Construction Manager on JOC, Design/Build and CMAR projects. Eric is a graduate of Arizona State University and is recognized for his effective communication, leadership and field management skills, attention to detail, logical decision-making ability, and experience at working in deadline-driven project environments. His skill and experience enables him to consistently achieve quality and schedule benchmarks and successful project completions. He is well versed in all construction disciplines and the sequencing of events on projects in accordance with design, budget and schedule.



Adding Project Value – Engaging Sustainable Construction”

Heavy civil projects rarely incorporate green initiatives due to concerns over cost effectiveness, but “green” initiatives garner media attention and overwhelming public support. Greenroads® is a sustainability rating system for roadway design and construction. In brief, Greenroads® is a collection of sustainability best practices, called “credits,” that relate to design and construction. Achieving these credits can earn points toward a total score for a project, and in general, this Greenroads® score can be used as an indicator of sustainability for the completed roadway alignment. Costs related to the Greenroads® program may be offset by sustainability savings realized during the project.

Recent Awards


  • 2021 Building Bridges for a Better Tomorrow Award from the White Mountain Apache Tribe for the Post Office Canyon Bridge
  • 2021 American Concrete Institute, Arizona Chapter, Transportation Award for Sky Train 2


  • ConstructSecure – Gold Safety Award


  • AZ MDCE Award
  • Build Arizona Award – Under $10 Million (Araby Road)


  • 2017 California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Aviation Project of the Year
  • Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award – ADOT/Prescott Valley Pipeline Multi-Use Path


  • 2016 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety Innovation Award
  • 2016 National Asphalt Paving Association Quality in Airfield Pavements Award
  • 2016 American Concrete Institute Quality Concrete Airfield Pavements Award
  • 2016 Arizona Department of Transportation Transportation Partnering Excellence Award
  • 2016 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC-AZ) – Build Arizona Award
  • 2016 International Partnering Institute Partnering Excellence Award


  • 2015 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC-CA) – Innovative Safety Application Award
  • 2015 NAPA Award Quality in Construction, Airports
  • 2015 NAPA Award Quality in Construction, Under 50,000 Tons
  • 2015 NAPA Award Quality in Construction, Airports
  • 2015 NAPA Award Quality in Construction, Innovative Pavement Under 50,000 Tons


  • 2014 Quality in Airport Pavement Award for Exemplary Quality in Airport Pavements


  • 2012 Transportation Partnering Excellence Award by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)


  • 2009 and 2012 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Arizona State and National Safety Award