ABC Honors Top Construction Companies for Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity

ORLANDO, Florida, March 17—Associated Builders and Contractors has announced the winners of the 2022 National Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Excellence Awards, an annual recognition of ABC members that display exemplary IDE leadership in their company, workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices and training and mentoring programs. The winners were honored at the 33rd annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida, on March 16.

“Advancing inclusion, diversity and equity in construction the merit shop way benefits the entire industry,” said 2023 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Milton Graugnard, executive vice president, Cajun Industries LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “ABC is pleased to recognize organizations that continually prioritize these valuable components to any vibrant culture. Congratulations to these industry and business leaders for committing to creating inclusive workplaces, celebrating diverse ideas and perspectives and deploying strong IDE strategies to put the best talent on the field.”

Awards were presented in five categories:

Associate: Baker Tilly, Chicago

General Contractor Over $33 Million: Avalon Bay Communities, Boston, and Hensel Phelps, Greeley, Colorado

General Contractor Under $33 Million: Bryson Constructors Inc., East Point, Georgia

Subcontractor: M. Davis & Sons, Kenneth Square, Pennsylvania, and TDIndustries, Dallas

Supplier: United Rentals Inc., Stamford, Connecticut

A panel of construction professionals reviewed submission responses and selected the winning companies that excelled in advancing inclusion, diversity and equity in the industry and workforce.

United Rentals Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, is ABC’s IDE program sponsor and supports ABC’s IDE initiatives, including the IDE Summit and National Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Excellence Awards.   

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