Applications, nominations open for 2020 Contractor of the Year award; finalists receive ConExpo-Con/Agg trip

Marcia Doyle
Updated Sep 25, 2019
Equipment World’s May 2019 cover featuring Shrock Premier Custom Construction, this year’s Contractor of the Year.Equipment World’s May 2019 cover featuring Shrock Premier Custom Construction, this year’s Contractor of the Year.

The first 50 applicants to the 2020 Contractor of the Year contest will receive this Cat hat.The first 50 applicants to the 2020 Contractor of the Year contest will receive this Cat hat. Equipment World’s Contractor of the Year program is celebrating its 20th year in 2020, and is offering some exciting changes to the event schedule.

Next year’s event will take place during ConExpo-Con/Agg, and offer the opportunity for 12 finalists to attend the every-third-year premier construction equipment show.

Designed to honor contractors who have excelled in their markets, the contest is open to construction firm owners who have been in business 10 years or more, have between $3 million and $15 million in annual revenues, have an excellent safety record and will be able to represent the construction industry in a positive way. Contractor of the Year has been sponsored by Caterpillar since its inception.

During the event, each finalist and their guest will receive a four-day expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas’s Venetian Resort and participate in an industry roundtable, focus group and awards banquet. In addition, finalists will have passes to ConExpo-Con/Agg and receive a VIP tour of the Cat booth.

The 2020 Contractor of the Year winner will be featured as the cover story in the May 2020 issue of Equipment World. Stories on the remaining 11 finalists will be featured in the magazine in subsequent months.

The deadline for applying for the 2020 contest is October 4. Applicants can either be self-nominated or nominated by others. Applicants have the choice of either filling out an online form, or downloading a form to fill out at their leisure.

And the first 50 contractors to completely fill out an application will receive a Cat hat, courtesy of Caterpillar.

Click to Apply Now for the 2020 Contractor of the Year Award