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Construction Person of the Year Submissions 2017

Oct 3, 2016

Construction Person of the Year 2016 – Bill Giebelhaus, Co-founder and long-time Chief Operating Officer, Clark Builders


The Construction Person of the Year Award is part of the Contractor of the Year program presented by Alberta Venture and Merit Contractors Association. This award recognizes excellence in Alberta’s construction community. The recipient is chosen for a combination of principled leadership, strategic thinking and balanced workplace values. The Contractor of the Year Awards is featured in Alberta Venture’s July issue.

In addition to the magazine content, Alberta Venture will host an awards gala in June that will be attended by Contractor of the Year finalists and construction executives from across Alberta.




The Construction Person of the Year Award is adjudicated by an independent panel of industry, governmental, and post-secondary figures. To ensure unbiased selection, Alberta Venture and Merit Contractors are not on the awards selection committee.


Individuals eligible for the Construction Person of the Year must:
• Work for a company that sells construction services, employ trades people,
and/or contract out labour supply in the industrial, commercial, institutional, residential, civil, road building or oilfield construction sectors.
• Work for a company that has their head office within Canada and a branch
office in Alberta. Individuals hailing from both public and private companies
are eligible.

Responses to this Construction Person of the Year submission package will be
assessed by an independent selection panel and all decisions of the adjudication panel are final.


If selected as the Construction Person of the Year, participation in the program is required. Please note the following:
Media Appearances
Recipient will be profiled in the July edition of Alberta Venture including an online profile at In preparation for this coverage, participation is expected for interviews (video and telephone) and photography sessions as required by Alberta Venture staff or freelance writers/photographers.
Event Involvement
Recipient will receive two complimentary VIP reception and awards gala tickets. The Construction Person of the Year will be honoured at the awards gala in June 2017, where the award recipient will deliver a brief acceptance speech highlighting the nature of his or her successes in the construction industry.

Key Dates

  • Nomination Deadline: April 10, 2017
  • Judging will take place mid-April.


  • July 1, 2017 – The July issue of Alberta Venture will be published in print and online.

Awards Gala

  • The Contractor of the Year Awards Gala will be held in Edmonton in June 2017

If you have additional questions on how to complete the submission form or the adjudication process, please call 780-990-0839 ext 243 or email

Please fill out the form below or email the completed word document

DEADLINE: April 10, 2017

  • Nominee Information

  • Nominator Information

  • Include a list of any personal or corporate awards received.
  • 500-word description of the nominee's achievements and contributions to his/her construction company and compelling reasons why you feel he/she deserves to be considered for the 2017 Construction Person of the Year. Include details of the nominee's impact on his/her company, industry and community. Describe the nominee's philanthropic contributions to the community at large.
  • Letters of reference from colleagues and friends.
  • Description of the company for whom the nominee works, including company corporate culture, financial performance, human resources practices, customer service policies and continuous improvement programs. In particular, detail is required about the nominee's specific area of responsibility.
  • Any additional news clippings or ancillary information that will support the nomination.


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