Our Contractor of the Year program honors the forward thinkers, high achievers and just plain good people in construction.


The Contractor of the Year contest, sponsored by Caterpillar, recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and who exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals: business acumen, equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement. Contractors who meet these qualifications are invited to enter. Contractors also can be nominated by others in the construction industry. To enter an applicant must:

  • Have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million.
  • Have at least 10 years of construction company ownership experience.
  • Have a proven, excellent safety record.
  • Own at least five ride-on construction machines.
  • Be able to represent the construction industry in a positive way.

An applicant is required to complete an application form in its entirety. Co-owners should submit one application, listing all owners. All entries must be received by the deadline of October 3rd, 2014. Equipment World editors will carefully review each entry and select 12 finalists. Each finalist company will be featured in Equipment World magazine and will win a trip for the finalist and his/her guest to Las Vegas to attend a NASCAR race. One finalist will be chosen as the Contractor of the Year. All information is confidential and is only used for judging purposes.

No purchase necessary. To enter, fill out all information requested on the online entry form. You may also download a copy of the form and mail it to: Editor, Contractor of the Year, P.O. Box 2029, Tuscaloosa ,Alabama 35403. Entry forms may also be emailed to mgruver@randallreilly.com or faxed to (205)345-5695. All entries must be received by the deadline of October 3rd, 2014. The Contractor of the Year contest is open only to contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million. It is NOT open to employees of Randall-Reilly Publishing Co./Construction Media Division and its agents, and suppliers of this program and their families. Offer void where prohibited and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Construction Media Division editors will select the 12 finalists and the Contractor of the Year. Their decisions will be final. No responsibility is assumed for lost, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries.

PRIZES: Contractor of the Year finalist company representatives will receive a trip to Las Vegas to attend a NASCAR event.

Winners will be notified by mail and have an article on them published in an issue of Equipment World magazine. Limit one (1) prize per family or household. For a list of the finalists, send a self-addressed stamped envelope after January 1, 2015 to Promotion Partners, Contractor of the Year Finalist List, P.O. Box 550841,Dallas, Texas 75355-0841.No substitution or transfer of prizes allowed. Applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner. © 2014, Randall-Reilly Publishing Co.


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