On March 20, Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2018 recipients of the National Small Business Week awards, including ABC member Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Hensel Phelps was awarded the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence, which recognizes large prime contractors that have excelled in their utilization of small businesses as suppliers and subcontractors. Hensel Phelps, which has previously won this award in 2010 and 2014, received the award for the construction category.

Brad Lewis, corporate director of supplier diversity for Hensel Phelps, said he was both grateful for the recognition from SBA and for Hensel Phelps’ creativity and innovation in their approach to small-business enhancement.  

“Our initiatives and plans are geared towards true small-business capacity building and capability enrichment,” he said. “They are the future large businesses of the industry. We want to support their growth and build a lasting relationship.”

All awardees have been invited to Washington, D.C. to participate in events and ceremonies during SBA’s 2018 National Small Business Week, which will be held April 29 to May 5.