What we really love about our annual celebrating construction event is that we feel as though we are really helping out the industry as a whole by commending those who are invited every year. We want to get people excited about our industry to keep innovation and motivation alive. As we have mentioned before, supply is low and demand is high for construction workers as a whole around the country and we want to turn that trend around.
In addition to our award and recognition, those who are crowned at our event are given a great opportunity to exposure in their business and business grows exponentially for them once it is over.
We like to think that there are a few people out there working in the construction business who might work a little bit harder with the hopes of being given one of our awards bringing them much better business for the future. Motivation is our entire goal for this event because we have so much passion for what we do.
Our event is the absolute perfect way for those looking to get their innovative and unique ideas to the public’s attention and hopefully shape the industry for the better. In addition to getting more potential customers, you are also catching the attention of all of the top contractors and construction workers in the entire country.
We love seeing all of these great minds come together and share their knowledge with one another.
Just like the guys working in the construction business, the demand for roofers and other general contractors is on the rise and we seem to be seeing fewer and fewer people entering this industry as well. The reasons behind this phenomenon are similar to the reasons less people are entering the construction business and the two can somewhat be considered “synonyms” of each other when we are talking about them in this fashion.
An Exciting Time, Nonetheless!
What is so great about our annual event and as we briefly discussed before, times have never been better for the general contracting industry out there! Even though there seems to be less people entering the business, the products and innovations that are developing every day are more advanced and sophisticated than ever before.
Although they weren’t crowned the winners (we don’t like to consider anyone who is a part of our celebration to be “losers”), Superior Roofing & Siding Company deserves a mention because of their contribution to our event and the industry as a whole. We won’t take credit or give away what they are working on, but they are on their way to revolutionizing the way people look at gutter and roofing protection. In theory, this could one day be a one encompassing system which could greatly minimize the amount of time that it would take to implement each system separately. This is what we are looking for in our event and is putting them right on track to being crowned at one of our future events!
These are the sort of innovations and breakthroughs that make our annual celebration so exciting! Even though the numbers are shrinking in regards to those entering the field, the advancements and technology that is being put into them has never been stronger or more promising. We hope that there are more out there like us who see these times as exciting opportunities, rather than a dismal state of our respective industries.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a steady decline of those trying to enter the construction industry and we believe that this is for a number of different reasons. Like we briefly mentioned before and first of all, times are changing drastically and technology has quickly become the fastest growing industry in today’s job market.
Needless to day, this high demand of IT workers or computer programmers has created a generation that are jumping head first into various tech fields which are leaving less people willing to take on construction jobs.
According to this Atlantic Article, the construction business has seen a nearly 60% decrease in employment for workers in Nevada and other states seem to be following the same trend. Government and corporate funding seems to be following the tech trend by focusing much more on them and neglecting the construction industry.
As opposed to looking at this from a negative stand point, we like to look at this as an exciting time to encourage others to think about going into the construction business because the demand has been increasing as the supply of skilled and experienced workers are decreasing. As we acknowledge and award those who have excelled in their field, we hope to be encouraging and motivating people out there to consider coming to our field.
Until the day comes where robots are constructing our buildings and architects for us, there will be an increasing demand for workers and now is the perfect time to take advantage of it.
The ultimate goal of our award ceremony every year isn’t to show off and try and out-do the other professionals in your respective industry, but rather to have the most innovative and creative minds come together once a year to learn from one another. We have spent countless hours with each ceremony that we have finding the most reputable and creative construction workers and contractors from all over the country and put them all under the same roof for one amazing evening.
The Unsung Heroes
All of the work that we do to put this celebration together every year is nothing compared to the hard work and dedication that our participants do every single day. In this day and age of growing technology industry, there doesn’t seem to be enough acknowledgement for the men and women who have built the amazing working societies all throughout the country.
Sure, there are a large number of people out there who know the basics of general contracting or construction jobs who carry on with their various respective careers throughout the day, but this event was made to bring out the ones who have changed the industry for the better.
The general contractors and construction workers that are nominated or invited to our prestigious event are those who have proven themselves and continue to advance our field. Just like our previous years, 2014 was no exception and we had an amazing turnout with professionals from all over the country.