The Associated Minority Contractors of America (AMCA) has recognized Mortenson as the “General Contractor Mentor of the Year” in recognition of the company’s efforts in minority and women-owned contractor outreach and mentoring. Mortenson received the award at AMCA’s annual awards banquet on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Devin Hunsaker, Mortenson’s senior project manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Hunsaker is currently managing the expansion and renovation project of the Public Administration Building on SRP’s campus in Tempe. Mortenson and SRP are committed to increasing opportunities on the project for minority-owned business enterprises (MBE), women-owned business enterprises (WBE) and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE).
“Our company and the projects we build can only be successful through diverse outreach and mentoring,” said Bob Nartonis, senior vice president at Mortenson. “We work to ensure all targeted businesses have opportunity and a successful experience that can grow and advance their practices.
In order to provide opportunities for these businesses, Mortenson made a commitment to increase the business participation goals through qualifying businesses for the project. The company also worked collaboratively with SRP to develop and host an outreach event to expand the visibility and access for all interested businesses. Ten different MBE, WBE and DBE companies were involved in the project as a result.
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