Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for entries

Marcia Gruver Doyle Pix
Updated Sep 11, 2014
Our 2014 Contractor of the Year, Jeremy Hiltz, accepts his award in Las Vegas.Our 2014 Contractor of the Year, Jeremy Hiltz, accepts his award in Las Vegas.

Equipment World’s Contractor of the Year program—which  honors the forward thinkers, high achievers and just plain good people in construction—is now open for entries.

Each year, the editors of Equipment World select 12 finalists for this prestigious program, now in its 15th year.  Each finalist and their guest receive a free weekend at the Wynn resort in Las Vegas, capped by VIP attendance to the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup race on March 8th.  For a taste of what this event involves, check out the video below, which includes a personal invite from Mike Rowe.

In addition, each finalist is featured in the pages of Equipment World magazine, with the 2015 Contractor of the Year winner appearing on our May cover. This year’s winner, Jeremy Hiltz of Jeremy Hiltz Excavating, Ashland, New Hampshire, calls being named Contractor of the Year “the pinnacle of my career.”

To be a candidate, you must:

  • Have between $3 million and $15 million in annual revenues (this can be your current revenues, or an average for the past 3 years).
  • Have at least 10 years of construction company ownership experience.
  • Have a proven, excellent safety record
  • Represent the construction industry in a positive way.

Interested? The first 50 contractors to completely fill out an application will receive a Cat hat, courtesy of Caterpillar, sponsor of the Contractor of the Year program for more than 14 years.

To apply, click here.