Excellence In Construction


ABC Member companies have the opportunity to compete for honors in the construction industry’s premier bi-annual awards program—the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards competition—that recognizes the outstanding merit shop project's innovation, quality and vision of the project team—contractors, architects, engineers, owners and others—who have played a vital role in the project's completion. Projects are judged on a variety of criteria such as safety, personnel management, quality control, scheduling and degree of difficulty.

To begin the process register your company's Intent to Compete and Project Data in the Online Submission Forms.  For project entry requirements download the Project Entry Requirements.



  • January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018 - Date in which your project must be completed.
  • February 1, 2019 - Phase I: Deadline to register your project (Intent to Compete).
  • March 1, 2019 - Phase II: Deadline to submit final application, supplemental materials and payment. ($25 Intent to Compete Fee + $325 Project Submission Fee)
  • May 3, 2019 - Date of Excellence In Construction Awards Gala.
    • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Hilton Tampa Downtown
Sponsorship Opportunities


The Project Entry Requirement documents (above) include:

    • Program Overview
    • Entry Requirements
    • Overview of Award Categories
    • Requirements
    • Opportunities
    • Social Media & Entry Samples
    • Project Award Categories (General and Specialty)
    • Project Entry Qualifications, Rights and Agreement

    For further assistance contact Laura Gross at lauragross@abcflgulf.org.

    Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (ABC) honored 76 projects collectively worth over $3 billion at the 2017 Excellence in Construction Awards during a ceremony held in 2017 at the Hilton Downtown Tampa.