The firm that designed Hesperia's new and only movie theater was recognized recently for its work on Cinema West's Civic Plaza 12.

Slater and Son, Inc., based in Chico, recently won an American Buildings Company Excellence in Design Award in the category of Recreation for the Civic Plaza 12 movie multiplex.

The company also won third place in the category of Manufacturing/Industrial for Caldera Brewery in Ashland, Ore.

ABC's Excellence in Design Awards recognizes builders and roofers for their innovation and distinction in design.

"We appreciate the continued dedication and innovative spirit our Builders and Roofers exemplify," said Ron Kuenkler, President of American Buildings Company. "We are honored to work with such a talented group and were impressed with the many deserving projects that were entered in this year's Excellence in Design awards."

The highly anticipated Excellence in Design Awards competition is open to all authorized ABC Builders and Architectural Metal Systems (AMS) Roofers. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges.