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HCAC celebrated 10 years of operations in the Carolinas,
in the most memorable way!

Thursday, August 3, 2017. Charlotte, N.C. The Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a sold out gala at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport on July 21. The HCAC Gala and Brilliance Awards is an annual awards ceremony that has made an impact in the construction industry of the Carolinas. The main purpose of this gathering was to recognize the support of all members and stakeholders who have been working closely with HCAC, proving how beneficial this organization is for the minority business community of the Carolinas and to the construction industry as a whole.

The evening began with a welcome from Renee Jones, President of the Board of Directors and creative initiator of the Brilliance Awards six years ago. To kick off the evening she said, “Minority contractors and the construction community are ready to join forces to celebrate diversity and recognize the best in the industry.” Immediately after Matty Lazo-Chadderton from Governor Cooper’s office shared a Proclamation recognizing the importance of the HCAC and its members over the past ten years in the Carolinas.

The winners of the 2017 HCAC Brilliance Awards are:

Trade Contractor of the Year: Concept Dumpsters, Inc.
General Contractor of the Year: Rodgers Builders
Associate of the Year: Carolina Small Business Development Fund
Partner of the Year:  Skanska
Safety Champion of the Year: American Waterproofing, Inc.
Outstanding Service to HCAC: Cesar Montesdeoca, Montes Electric
Outstanding Community Service: Julian Arcila, Signalis Group
Outstanding Business Partnering: Pacino Mancillas, AC&M Group
Recognition of Brilliance: Renee Jones, Skanska

The event provided founding sponsors and members the opportunity to celebrate accomplishments and engage newcomers. Keynote speaker, Pegine Echevarria, was a ball of energy and engaged the audience with her “Know It, Own It, Share It” motivational message. Pegine shared moments from her own journey as a minority and female small business owner and connected with the small business owners in the audience. Another highlight of the night was the opportunity to award Gilberto Sucre with CIC with the sponsorship of a business program at Tuck School of Business, provided by Novant Health.

HCAC thanks all supporters for making this event possible and for adding outstanding value to our cause. For more event information, visit us at

About HCAC

The Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) is a nonprofit 501 (c) 6 established to provide the necessary resources to ensure continuous improvement of its members, promoting long-term success of Hispanic construction companies in the Carolinas. To achieve its objectives, HCAC provides members with valuable services in the areas of education, consulting, corporate and advocacy. HCAC's membership includes general contractors, subcontractors, construction workers, vendors and equipment suppliers, and corporations related to this industry.

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