2017 Bravo Award

Date Published: Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) bestows the Bravo Award in recognition of a company's substantial contribution to Iowa through community service and philanthropy, and for serving as a leading example of corporate responsiveness on the part of the construction industry.

Cedar Valley Corp.’s company philosophy has always been one of giving back to the industry and communities from which its livelihood is drawn. Because of their philanthropic attitude and generous employees, Cedar Valley Corp. was presented with the 2017 Bravo Award by the Associated General Contractors of Iowa at the annual convention in January 2018.

The following represents only a small listing of benefits gained by Cedar Valley Corp.'s monetary and service donations:

  • provide resources to improve the health and wellness of the community;
  • provide underprivileged children the chance to participate in extracurricular activities;
  • improve the quality of life for people with mental illness through advocacy, education and mutual support;
  • resources to promote educational excellence and academic achievement for students to create better teachers, more dynamic classrooms and engaged students;
  • provide the opportunity for people with disabilities to work and learn together with their non-disabled peers;
  • expand medical services by providing funding for new equipment;
  • offer support to entire families and pediatric patients that have been diagnosed with cancer;
  • funding of Waterloo School facilities, equipment, and personnel; academic development and support;
  • education and delivery of healthy choices;
  • child abuse and domestic violence prevention and recovery;
  • improving access to health services;
  • scholarships to assist in furthering education;
  • inspire young people by providing programs for students that focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Helping them to become essential figures in their communities;
  • offer annual scholarships to help players with the costs of playing hockey.

The Associated General Contractors of Iowa Bravo Awards program was initiated in 2000 to recognize those member firms who are involved in improving the quality of life in their community and who project a positive image for the construction industry through contributions of funds, labor, materials, equipment and leadership. In many communities throughout the state, our members are leading corporate citizens, and with this comes a degree of responsibility for philanthropy. The members honored with Bravo Awards go the extra mile to try to improve the quality of life in their communities through contributions of cash, labor, materials, equipment and project management. Benefactors include community and recreation centers, youth organizations, schools and colleges, charitable organizations, health service groups, and many more. The Bravo Award is the highest award that the chapter can present to a member company.