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Building a Better Future: 2019 Highlights

The past 12 months have been full of experiences that have helped The Hagerman Group exemplify our vision of “Building a Better Future.” Here are just a few examples, with links to some of our most popular blog posts from the year.

Inspiring the industry

In January, Terry Greene, executive vice president of The Hagerman Group, received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, “What’s on TAP.” Throughout his career, Terry has helped build a better future by improving the lives of countless individuals and making a lasting impact on associations in our industry and community.

Inspired by our subcontractor partners

In February, The Hagerman Group received the 2019 Excellence in Ethics award and the 2019 General Contractor of the Year (Over $100 Million in Annual Revenue) award from the Indiana Subcontractors Association at their annual GC of the Year Awards banquet. We’re grateful for all of the subcontractors who voted for us—it’s a message that will continue to inspire us as we move into 2020. In addition, we appreciated the attendance of subcontractors and other partners at our inaugural Subcontractor Safety Summits, which took place in March.

Engaging future generations of construction talent

Our student enrichment program—facilitated through The Hagerman Institute of Learning—helps promote construction careers at an early age. For example, when improved learning environments were underway at Lafayette Meadows Elementary School this spring, Hagerman’s Little Hardhats program provided an experience for the school’s 600 students to learn more about the construction process firsthand. The project wrapped up in time for the students to enjoy their new environment with the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

As Franklin College’s first major campus project in nearly 15 years, a newly renovated and expanded science center completed in May helped prepare the college for the future. It also allowed Colton Polter, a Franklin College student, to get some hands-on experience in the construction industry through an internship with The Hagerman Group.

Public spaces that make a difference

The impact of Blake’s Children’s Garden at Garfield Park in Indianapolis is twofold. It honors the memory of the late Blake Bowell, who battled a rare form of brain cancer. The garden renovation also provides a drastically improved space where children and their families can create new memories. We celebrated the opening in July, and the project was recognized with the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Monumental Awards in October.

This summer also marked the opening of a catalytic project in northeastern Indiana—Promenade Park at Riverfront Fort Wayne. Located where three rivers converge in Fort Wayne’s downtown, the park is a critical piece of the city’s redevelopment and revitalization story, which continues to unfold.

Giving back to help others move forward

Throughout the year, The Hagerman Group has participated in countless community causes and has supported numerous nonprofit organizations, with a particular focus on causes that help children and that enhance learning and healing. Our fulfilling work—on projects for healthcare, education, industrial, corporate and institutional clients—helps us give back while helping others move forward.

We appreciate our team members, clients and partners for being part of our journey and helping us Build a Better Future! Here’s wishing you all the best during the 2019 holiday season and in the decade ahead.

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