2024 Contractor of the Year Contest Now Accepting Nominations

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Updated Sep 29, 2023

Editor's Note: This article was updated on September 22 to extend the 2024 Contractor of the Year awards deadline to October 6. 

Nominations are now open for Equipment World’s 2024 Contractor of the Year program.

Equipment World editors will choose twelve finalists to receive a three-day expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to participate in the Contractor of the Year event from March 21-23, 2024.

During the event, finalists will participate in networking events, industry roundtable discussions and an awards banquet, where each finalist will be honored and the 2024 Contractor of the Year will be named.

To access the Contractor of the Year application, click here.

Now in its 24th year, the program is designed to honor contractors who have excelled in their local markets by displaying the highest standards of business acumen, equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement.

New this year, the qualifying revenue range has been increased from $15 million to $20 million.

Contractors who meet the following criteria are invited to enter:

  • Have annual revenues of between $3 million and $20 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

The deadline for applying for the 2024 contest has been extended to October 6. Applicants can either be self-nominated or nominated by others. Applicants have the choice of filling out an online form, or downloading a form to fill out at their leisure.

The Contractor of the Year program has been sponsored by Caterpillar since its inception in 2000. The winner and each finalist will be featured on the Equipment World website.

The first 50 contractors to submit a completed application will receive a Cat hat, courtesy of Caterpillar. To apply, click here.

For more information about the program, visit www.equipmentworld.com/contractor-of-the-year

Want to see more scenes from our 2023 event? Check out this article and video that celebrates the naming of our 2023 Contractor of the Year, Shay Stutsman of Stutsman Gerbaz Inc., Aspen, Colorado.