AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards

AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards

As part of AGC’s ongoing commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the construction industry, the AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards program – sponsored by Willis Towers Watson – recognizes companies that share AGC’s commitment. This award seeks to raise awareness of the value a diverse workforce and inclusive environment brings to a company by celebrating diversity and inclusion champions within AGC. By recognizing these diversity and inclusion champions, AGC hopes to inspire other AGC member companies to engage in activities that will promote diversity and inclusion both within the Association and the industry.


Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards


The AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards honor AGC members that are champions in advancing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion within their workforce, supply chain and in the communities they serve. By showcasing and recognizing best practices from companies that are developing and delivering diversity and inclusion initiatives with demonstrable success, award winners have the opportunity to share their track record of achievement and commitment.  Award winners will be able to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion and a track record of achievement.

Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award Categories:

  • General or Specialty Contractor – Small Contractor
  • General or Specialty Contractor – Mid-Sized Contractor
  • General or Specialty Contractor – Large Contractor
  • Industry Service Provide/Supplier

Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award Criteria:

Applicants will be judged on the following:

  1. Commitment & Accountability
  2. Workforce/Internal Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
  3. Business/External Diversity & Inclusion Efforts


Diverse Business of the Year Award


AGC seeks to honor a diverse business that is committed to achieving business success in the construction industry. The Diverse Business of the Year award is geared towards general or specialty contractors that hold a certification recognized by a certifying agency. Qualified certifying agencies include: National Minority Supplier Development Council; Women’s Business Enterprise National Council; other federal, state and/or local government agencies; or other certifications, recognized on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to submit one letter of recommendation, though applicants are encouraged to submit two letters of recommendation as they are highly valued by the judging committee.

The Diverse Business of the Year award winner will be able to demonstrate strong vision and leadership in overcoming obstacles that lead to business results; a reputation for professionalism and integrity in work standards and performance; and a commitment to service in their community.

Diverse Business of the Year Award Criteria:

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from AGC chapter or national leadership/staff. In addition, applicants can submit a second letter of recommendation from an individual they’ve worked with in the previous 12 months. Applicants will be judged on the following:

  • Consistent Growth
  • Vision and potential for long-term success
  • Business culture and values
  • Response to adversity or obstacles
  • Contributions to the community
  • AGC involvement


See the 2022 Winners:


Who Should Enter:

Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards

The AGC Diversity & Inclusion awards are open to general contractors, specialty contractors, and service and supply provider companies in good standing of at least one AGC Chapter. Nominations must be submitted by principals or officers of firms, or with their written permission.

Diverse Business of the Year Award

The Diverse Business of the Year award is open to general contractors or specialty contractors in good standing of at least one AGC Chapter. Nominations must be submitted by principals or officers of firms, or with their written permission.


Rules/Guidelines for Submittal:

  1. All applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, October 28, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
  2. For applications requiring a letter of recommendation, all letters must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, November 7, 2022.
  3. Submissions may cover one, some, or all aspects of diversity including but not limited to: age, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, race, and religion.
  4. Submissions must relate to activities or initiatives conducted in the last twelve months.
  5. You may also submit PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Excel documents, or photos with your entry. Only ten (10) uploaded files (including photos) are allowed per submission. Photos that are uploaded should be in JPG/JPEG or PNG format, ideally in 300 dpi resolution. Do not submit multiple images within the same file.
  6. All entries and accompanying materials may be used by AGC of America to celebrate the achievements in diversity and inclusion by the company that submitted it. By submitting an entry, the entrant grants to AGC of America a broad, non-exclusive royalty-free license to copy, distribute, and otherwise use the entry and all accompanying materials (including materials in text, image, or other forms) in works both related to and unrelated to the AGC Diversity & Inclusion awards. The entrant warrants that it has the right to grant such a license and that neither the entry nor the license infringes on the rights of any third party. Do not submit any materials to which you do not have the copyright and other proprietary rights.
  7. All applications must be completed using AGC’s online application system. Entries will not be accepted by mail or fax.
  8. There is a $150 application processing fee. The application fee must be submitted through PayPal. Other forms of payment will not be accepted.


Frequently Asked Questions:

How are the entries judged?

Entries are judged by the AGC of America Diversity & Inclusion Judging Committee. Your entry will be evaluated based on the information you provide in the application.

When and where will the award winners be announced?

Winners will receive their award during the annual AGC Convention held March 2023.Winners will receive one complimentary registration to attend the 2023 Convention and accept their award.


Contact Information:

For questions regarding AGC’s Diversity & Inclusion Awards, contact Brynn Huneke, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Member Engagement at or (703) 837-5376.