Hoffman Construction Company recognized for going above and beyond to support Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)

March 3, 2024

We’re excited to share some fantastic news with you. Hoffman Construction has been recognized with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary’s Golden Shovel Award at the 38th Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Summit in Wisconsin Dells.

This prestigious award underscores our unwavering dedication to excellence, collaboration, and supporting diversity within the construction industry. We’re incredibly proud to be acknowledged for our efforts in championing disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) and exceeding contract requirements to foster inclusivity and opportunity.

As members of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA), we’re committed to driving positive change and leading by example. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to building a more inclusive and equitable construction sector, and we’re honored to stand among our peers who share our values. 

Congratulations to all the winners of the Secretary’s Golden Shovel Award and the Mentor-Protege Program. All contributions are instrumental in advancing our shared mission to enhance Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure and promote economic growth.

Thank you to our stakeholders for your ongoing dedication and support as we continue to make a difference together.

Read the text from Facebook below:

WTBA members understand the importance of teamwork, coordination, and bringing diverse voices to the table. Without that, the hundreds of projects across Wisconsin our members tackle every year simply wouldn’t happen.
Today, Wisconsin Department of Transportation recognized the dedication to that mindset at the 38th Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Summit in Wisconsin Dells.
“When the DBE program does well, everyone in Wisconsin benefits,” WisDOT Deputy Secretary Kristina Boardman told the crowd of several hundred. “The progress you have all made is remarkable, especially the work of those being recognized today. But we know we still have more work to do to eliminate the barriers that may be holding some DBEs back. That’s why we’re here today.”
The conference recognized six “Secretary’s Golden Shovel” winners, which are companies that go above and beyond contract requirements to support and empower DBEs. The award session also saluted eight Mentor-Protege Program participants. A vast majority of the winners are WTBA members.
WTBA was also honored to present a breakout session panel on best practices for successful contractors. Led by WTBA Director of Engineering Matt Grove, the panel included Neil Bakke of Mathy Construction, Eric Bertram of Edgerton Contractors, Inc., and Jeff Parisi of Walbec Group.
Congratulations to all the winners – your hard work and support of the DBE program has a hugely positive impact on our mission to build and maintain a robust transportation system.
2024 Secretary’s Golden Shovel Award Winners
Mentor-Protege Program Awards
HNTB Corporation / Spann & Associates, LLC
Jacobs Engineering Group / LT Leon Associates, Inc.
Northeast Asphalt, Inc. – A Walbec Company / Meltz Industries LLC
Payne & Dolan, Inc. – A Walbec Company / ANASA
SEH – Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. / Reach Grow Exceed Engineering
Zenith Tech, Inc. – A Walbec Company / Van Zile Contractors
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