Special to Atmore News
Atmore’s Rolin Construction was named as the 2021 Diverse Business of the Year by the Associated General Contractors of America, association officials announced last week.
The trade association also awarded Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards to Austin Commercial, Gilbane Building Company, KAI Enterprises, Trinity Subsurface LLC, Hilti North America, and the Nevada Contractors Association.
“These awards recognize successful construction industry diversity and inclusion programs,” said Bob Lanham, association president and president of Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc. in Houston, Texas. “They also recognize successful women and minority-owned member firms. For us, inclusion means that no matter what you look like, no matter how you think, you should feel welcome and included where you work.”
Rolin Construction Inc. is a diverse, Native American-owned and operated general contractor licensed in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. The company’s two-part motto is “honesty is the only policy” and “doing the right thing even when no one is looking.”
The seven awards were presented during the association’s annual convention in Orlando last month.
A diverse panel of judges, representing all aspects of construction, evaluated the submissions based on three criteria: corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion, workforce diversity and inclusion initiatives, and subcontractor-supply chain diversity and inclusion initiatives.