Honoring the best in the construction community.

The ABC Construction Workforce Awards features the Craft Instructor of the Year, Craft Professional of the Year and Young Professional of the Year. These individuals play critical roles in shaping the future of the construction industry by highlighting construction as a meaningful lifelong career, emphasizing safe work practices and expanding education opportunities.

Award recipients will receive a $10,000 cash prize and a feature in Construction Executive magazine. Plus, they will continue to receive national exposure and professional development for years to come.

The 2022 nominations are now open and will close on Friday, Oct 22. The individual award winners will be announced on March 15, during the Opening General Session at Convention 2022 in San Antonio. Learn more about ABC Convention 2022 at



All applications are submitted electronically following the below steps: *It is recommended you use Google Chrome to ensure program compatibility.

  1. Register Here
  2. Click the logo for the award pertaining to you.
  3. For first-time applicants, create a username and password to access the registration and application pages. If you have submitted previously, your username and password remains the same from year to year.
  4. Phase I - the nomination: complete all the required questions on the nomination form. You may save your information as you go and revisit the form as needed.
  5. When ready, click Save and Finalize to submit the application. Once the nomination is finalized, you will no longer be able to make edits. A confirmation will be emailed to you and the nominee will receive a separate email with links to continue on to Phase II - the application.


Click any logo below to view an electronic copy of the nomination and application forms.

2022_Craft Instructor

ABC presents the annual Craft Instructor of the Year Award to an instructor who possesses outstanding creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to transfer knowledge through communications skills and innovative teaching to promote lifelong learning to the future construction workforce.

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2022_Craft Professional

ABC presents the annual Craft Professional of the Year award to a construction craft professional who excels in his or her field, demonstrates a passion for the trade, exhibits outstanding leadership qualities and demonstrates a commitment to safety, education and the merit shop philosophy.

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2022_Young Professional

ABC presents the annual Young Professional of the Year award to an individual under the age of 40 who is dedicated to the merit shop and is a natural leader and top performer in his or her field, based on career achievement, leadership and vision for the future of the commercial and industrial construction industry.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Winners!
Craft Professional of the Year

Pat Willburn
DynaTen Corp
Craft Instructor of the Year

Todd Swan
Franklin County Career and Technology Center
Young Professional of the Year

Jim Ellis
Price Electric