ARLINGTON, Va. (Oct. 7, 2021) — Atmore’s Rolin Construction was named as the 2021 Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).  The association also awarded Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, to Austin Commercial, Gilbane Building Company, KAI Enterprises, Trinity Subsurface, LLC, Hilti North America and the Nevada Contractors Association.

“These awards recognize successful construction industry diversity and inclusion programs. They also recognize successful women and minority-owned member firms,” said Bob Lanham, the association’s president and president of Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc. in Houston, Texas.  “For us, inclusion means that no matter what you look like, no matter how you think, you should feel welcome and included where you work.”

Rolin Construction, Inc. is a diverse, Native American-owned and operated General Contractor licensed in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. The company’s motto is that honesty is the only policy and doing the right thing even when no one is looking. The Rolin team strives to complete all its projects with integrity, not just with clients but also suppliers and subcontractors.


In addition to naming Rolin Construction as the Diverse Business of the Year, Lanham also announced six other winners of the association’s fourth annual Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards.  Austin Commercial, based in the Texas state capitol, won the Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Grand Award, which goes the firm who scores the highest number of points out of any of the Diversity & Inclusion Excellence categories. Hensel Phelps, located in Providence, Rhode Island, won the Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award for a large contractor. The Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award for a mid-sized contractor went to KAI Enterprises in St. Louis, Missouri. The Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award for a small contractor went to Trinity Subsurface, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware. The Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award for a service or supply firm went to Hilti North America in Plano, Texas. And the Diversity & Inclusion Chapter Award went to the Nevada Contractors Association.

The seven awards were presented during the association’s annual convention in Orlando last month. A diverse panel of judges, representing all aspects of construction, evaluated the submissions based on three criteria: corporate commitment to diversity & inclusion, workforce diversity & inclusion initiatives and subcontractor/supply chain diversity & inclusion initiatives, Lanham noted.