Award-winning ABC member Hensel Phelps is celebrating its 80th year of continuous operations in 2017. Founded in Greeley, Colo., in 1937, the award-winning firm has evolved from home building and remodeling into a multibillion-dollar employee-owned firm, delivering landmark buildings both nationally and internationally. Over the last 80 years, Hensel Phelps has evolved into a multibillion-dollar employee-owned firm, delivering landmark buildings both nationally and internationally. Hensel Phelps still calls Greeley, Colo., home, but has expanded, with operations strategically located to support existing and future clients. Hensel Phelps has eight full-service district offices located in Arizona, Northern and Southern California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Texas, and Virginia. “Joseph Phelps, the son of Hensel Phelps, noted that the success of the company could be attributed to the employees," said Jeffrey Wenaas, president and chief executive officer of Hensel Phelps. His philosophy was to hire the best people, then step out of the way and let them do what they do best. I agree with that wholeheartedly. Our financial strength and longevity are the direct results of the pride of ownership our employees take in every job, big or small.“ Hensel Phelps was honored at the 26th Annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Workforce Week '16 for its work on the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Charles McC.Mathias Laboratory in Edgewater, Md. Hensel Phelps was also awarded the ABC National Diversity Excellence Award . The Diversity Excellence Award program recognizes members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs. ABC honors the National Diversity Excellence Awards winners for making diversity a business priority and striving to achieve a fully inclusive and culturally competent workforce.