Established in 1991, Build Ohio celebrates construction through an awards program that recognizes contractors for excellence in construction and a gala that reflects upon the accomplishments of the construction industry throughout the year. The Build Ohio awards program recognizes commercial contractors for excellence in construction. Winning projects set the standard of excellence in construction in Ohio defining a standard that many strive to achieve. The awards program is open to all AGC of Ohio contractor members in good standing. A panel of highly regarded retired construction professionals selects the winning entries according to how they meet (and surpass) the Build Ohio criteria. Winning projects receive the bronze and green marble Build Ohio statue.

The Build Ohio Celebration gala culminates the year. More than 350 contractors from across Ohio attend the annual event, which includes a cocktail hour, dinner, and program recognizing the accomplishments of the commercial building industry. A video presentation highlights the projects entered in the awards program, and the winners are announced for the first time that evening.

Your Build Ohio Entry

Every year, companies have questions about how to best prepare their Build Ohio entry. The following links describe the entire process, and give some useful tips to keep in mind while putting together your entry.


Consider Build Ohio Celebration Sponsorship!

There are several ways members can be involved with AGC of Ohio’s annual Build Ohio event. Some enter projects in the awards competition. Many attend the popular Build Ohio Celebration, scheduled this year for November 9th.  And another excellent way to support Build Ohio and your association is to sponsor the Celebration gala.

Benefits for Build Ohio Celebration sponsors include:

  • Public recognition as a Build Ohio sponsor
  • Exposure to the contractors and guests that annually attend the gala
  • Your sponsor board and sponsor logo flashing throughout the dinner
  • Inclusion in all event printed and electronic marketing materials
  • Company description included in the Build Ohio Preview that is mailed to 2000+ construction professionals
  • Complimentary admissions to the Build Ohio Celebration

Sponsor Deadline: August 23, 2019 for inclusion in all printed and electronic marketing materials

The Build Ohio Preview is mailed in October to over 2,000 construction industry Representatives, including private and public owners, architects, engineers, government officials and AGC of Ohio members.
Direct questions to Parker Brown at (614) 486-6446 or