Diversity Construction Group Receives ABC National Award

(l-r) ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc.; James A. Keaney Jr., president of Diversity Construction Group / photo credit: Jerry Thompson

Cheshire, CT – Diversity Construction Group recently announced that it has been awarded a National Diversity Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). James A. Keaney Jr. accepted the award on March 1 at ABC’s 27th annual Excellence in Construction Awards during the association’s Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards recognizes members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain, and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs. Diversity Construction Group won in the small and emerging contractor category.


Diversity Construction Group President, James A. Keaney, Jr stated “We are excited to be recognized by the ABC for our efforts to promote diversity in our industry.  I want to express my extreme gratitude to the many subcontractors, vendors and volunteers that helped make the 1st Annual Diversity Construction Group Foundation Golf Tournament such a success in the spirit of promoting diversity in our industry.”

“Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor Diversity Construction Group for their commitment to processes that embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of their business,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. “Diversity Construction Group has created a competitive advantage by creating a framework that attracts and retains top talent from a wide variety of backgrounds into the construction industry. ABC looks forward to working with this year’s National Diversity Excellence Awards winners and its Diversity Resource Groups to continue to lead the industry forward in unlocking the full potential of every individual who chooses a career in construction.”

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