Congratulations to our Director of Market Strategy, Arlen-Dean Gaddy, on receiving the Best Supporting Man Brilliance Award! The 2021 awards ceremony took place on Tuesday evening at the JW Marriot in Downtown Grand Rapids. Ben Wickstrom, P.E., President and CEO stated, “Arlen is an authentic leader, and an advocate and mentor to help people to achieve to their potential. I see Arlen exhibiting the behaviors described in this award every day. Congratulations Arlen!”

We are incredibly proud to have Arlen on our team. His endless pursuit to encourage diversity and advocate for women in construction is pivotal and we couldn’t be more excited for the future. Thank you to West Michigan Woman for recognizing all of the inspirational individuals who received nominations for these awards!


Supporting women in the workplace is good for business. Our male counterparts should be change agents who elevate the presence of women leaders related to business equality. Sheryl Sandberg notes, “The benefits of men leaning in for equality are huge.” The Best Supporting Man award lauds a male leader who mentors, advocates, recruits, promotes and shares in the work of women, with dedicated and demonstrated intent of elevating their equality in the workplace.


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The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored West Michigan’s finest projects in its annual Excellence in Construction Awards (EIC) on Sept. 21, 2023. The EIC Awards are all about celebrating the jaw-dropping projects brought to life by ABC Western Michigan chapter members.