The Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with gala in Raleigh/Durham on Aug. 21, recognizing member and stakeholder’s support from individuals and organizations through the association’s annual Brilliance Awards.
“Minority contractors and the construction community are ready to join forces to celebrate diversity and recognize the best in the industry,” said Renee Jones, president of HCAC’s board of directors and the person who initiated the Brilliance Awards six years ago.
Matty Lazo-Chadderton, representing North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, shared a proclamation recognizing the importance of HCAC and its members over the past decade in the Carolinas.
Winners of the 2017 HCAC Brilliance Awards are:
Trade Contractor of the Year: Concept Dumpsters, Inc.
General Contractor of the Year: Rodgers Builders
Associate of the Year: Carolina Small Business Development Fund
Partner of the Year: Skanska
Safety Champion of the Year: American Waterproofing, Inc.
Outstanding Service to HCAC: Cesar Montesdeoca, Montes Electric
Outstanding Community Service: Julian Arcila, Signalis Group
Outstanding Business Partnering: Pacino Mancillas, AC&M Group
Recognition of Brilliance: Renee Jones, Skanska
Organizers say the event provided founding sponsors and members the opportunity to celebrate accomplishments and engage newcomers.
Keynote speaker Pegine Echevarria outlined her “Know It, Own It, Share It” motivational message, sharing moments from her own journey as a minority and female small business owner.
Gilberto Sucre, managing director at CIC Construction Group SE received the sponsorship of a business program at Tuck School of Business, provided by Novant Health.