ROCKVILLE, MD. -- Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.,dedicated to providing cutting-edge mechanical solutions - including pre-construction, engineering, construction, design-build, fabrication, installation and maintenance services which provide and promote every step of the building process announces today their 1st Place win at the Property Management Association's Marketing and Advertising Excellence Awards.

Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. took home three awards for their in-house marketing department that included 1st Place for On-Site Communications for their monthly employee newsletter, The Drip, 1st Place for Direct Mail marketing and Honorable Mention for Best Website.

"To take home three awards our first year is very exciting! Our employees truly enjoy reading our company newsletter. It's a great way for them to get the recognition they deserve, keep up on company events, see projects as they develop, and for the office and field to stay connected,"said Stacey Ehring, Business Development Specialist at Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.  "Our website was a collaborative project that we worked on with RMR Marketing which tells our story; details our capabilities; displays a great portfolio of our projects; offers career opportunities and also connects our viewer to our social media outlets."

Shapiro & Duncan's marketing department focuses on communicating with their clients and employees through digital media and providing an information stream that is pertinent and timely.

The Property Management Association held their 10th Annual Marketing and Advertising Excellence Awards at the Washington Post on November 30, 2012. The program acknowledges marketing professionals who are members of the organization based on criteria that included 90 noteworthy submissions in 22 categories.

The awards ceremony attracted a large crowd of Property Managers and Marketing Professionals eager to celebrate their accomplishments. Entries were judged on the basis of creativity, innovation and effectiveness by a panel of advertising experts who are associated with some of the leading advertising agencies in the national capital area. Marketing pieces were awarded for stabilized communities, lease-up communities, commercial office buildings, condominiums, retail/shopping centers and corporate firms who are all PMA Associate members.