2021 Bravo Award

Date Published: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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 2021 Bravo Award by the Associated General Contractors of Iowa at the Spring Day event in March.

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

  • The donations to families-in-need during the holidays provides a chance for our employees to step up and feel great about helping to provide for families during difficult times.
  • The Leader in Me campaign receives financial support to be used to continue the program in the local schools. The program helps students develop essential soft skills while teaching leadership skills.
  • Members of the Truck Driver & Transportation programs at Hawkeye Community College were provided the opportunity to explore truck driving careers in the construction industry.
  • Donations made by Cedar Valley Corp. employees for veterans were donated to Elevate Behavioral Health to assist in providing peer support groups and one on one services for veterans. The funds will assist veterans with accessing resources, getting connected with the VA, combatting PTSD, suicidal ideations, etc. They will also help fund retreats and other events for veterans to connect with one another and build relationships to help them succeed. 
  • Students received scholarships to assist in furthering their education through CVC’s donation to the Iowa State University and AGC of Iowa Education and Research Foundation.
  • United Way provided funding for 61 community programs at 36 local oraganizations in the Cedar Valley.

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.