Rules and Criteria

The Equipment World 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 September 30th, 2016. 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. 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: Contractor of the Year, c/o Marcia Gruver Doyle, Equipment World Editorial Department, P.O. Box 2029, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403. Entry forms may also be emailed to or faxed to (205) 345-5695. All entries must be received by the deadline of September 30th, 2016. 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, LLC 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. Randall-Reilly Construction 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: A representative from each finalist company and a guest will receive a trip to Las Vegas.

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. No substitution or transfer of prizes allowed. To obtain a list of the finalists, please mail your request, together with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to: Randall-Reilly, LLC: Corporate Headquarters, P.O. Box 2029, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403, Attn: Contractor of the Year Finalist List. Requests after December 31, 2016 will not be honored. © 2016, Randall-Reilly, LLC