Honoring the best in the construction community.

The ABC Construction Workforce Awards features the Craft Instructor of the Year, Craft Professional of the Year and Young Professional of the Year. These individuals play critical roles in shaping the future of the construction industry by highlighting construction as a meaningful lifelong career, emphasizing safe work practices and expanding education opportunities.

Award recipients will receive a $10,000 cash prize and a feature in Construction Executive magazine. Plus, they will continue to receive national exposure and professional development for years to come.

The 2021 nomination and application period is now closed. The individual award winners will be announced at the Careers in Construction Awards program at Convention 2021, March 9-11 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. Learn more about ABC Convention 2021 at


ABC presents the annual Craft Instructor of the Year Award to an instructor who possesses outstanding creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to transfer knowledge through communications skills and innovative teaching to promote lifelong learning to the future construction workforce.

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ABC presents the annual Craft Professional of the Year award to a construction craft professional who excels in his or her field, demonstrates a passion for the trade, exhibits outstanding leadership qualities and demonstrates a commitment to safety, education and the merit shop philosophy.

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ABC presents the annual Young Professional of the Year award to an individual under the age of 40 who is dedicated to the merit shop and is a natural leader and top performer in his or her field, based on career achievement, leadership and vision for the future of the commercial and industrial construction industry.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Craft Instructor and Craft Professional of the Year Sponsors

Young Professional of the Year Sponsor

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners!
Craft Professional of the Year

Ron Cayton
Gaylor Electric
Craft Instructor of the Year

Bryan Gamble
ABC Greater Tennessee
Young Professional of the Year

Brandon Mabile
Performance Contractors
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