Awards & Rankings

In addition to the top rankings PCL receives for outstanding business performance and human resource practices, the organization continually receives awards of excellence for quality, innovation, safety, and community spirit. This reinforces PCL’s reputation as an employer of choice, as a leading provider of construction services, and as a valued community member.





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    2014 Canadian Construction Awards

    PCL was recognized with two awards by the Canadian Construction Association in 2014. The CCA Excellence in Innovation Award was given for a method of pressure testing on concrete formwork developed by PCL’s Calgary district on the Airport Trail Tunnel project. PCL also won the CCA Environmental Achievement Award for the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC), built in Prince George, British Columbia by PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
    In 2013, the CCA Community Leader Award was presented to president and CEO Paul Douglas on the basis of his personal service to the community and also for the community leadership that inspires PCL to donate millions annually to charitable organizations across North America. Anibal Valente, vice president, PCL Constructors Westcoast, was named CCA General Contractor of the Year in recognition of his commitment and dedication to the industry and to the CCA General Contractors Council.

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    The Green 30

    PCL was named one of The Green 30 most environmentally conscious employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt and MacLean’s magazine. A magazine feature showcased the efforts of those companies that have incorporated environmental stewardship into their business models and corporate cultures. The top 30 list was independently compiled by Aon Hewitt. It was based on employee perceptions of workplace eco-friendly policies and practices, using data from the Employee Opinion Survey, completed as part of the Best Employers study.

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    50 Best Managed Companies

    ​PCL has been a Platinum Club member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies list since 2004 and a member of the 50 best list since 1994.

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    Canada's Top 100 Employers

    The PCL family of companies has earned a spot on 2015 Canada’s Top 100 Employers list. Now entering its 16th year, Canada’s Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes Canada’s best places to work. The submissions are reviewed by an academic advisory board and evaluated using eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social events; health, financial, and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skill development; and community involvement.

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    Heavy Construction News On-Site Magazine's Top 40

    ​PCL is ranked #1 on Heavy Construction News On-Site magazines’ Top 40 list of Canadian general contractors. In the words of former editor Russell Noble: “[PCL is] also making history by being the top spot for longer than anyone here on Heavy Construction News can remember.”


Fit-Friently Worksite Gold Status (Seattle)
American Heart Associatio​n, 2010-201​6
​Healthiest Employers in Denver
Denver Business Journal, 20​11​ ​
​Most Philanthropic Company (Tampa)​
Tampa Bay Busines​s Jour​nal, 2012​
Healthiest Companies in America
Interactive Health Solutions, 2012​
​​Spirit of Puget Sound Award
United Way of King County, 2012
​​Healthiest Employers (Tampa)​
Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2012​, 2014
Healthiest Employers (Orlando)
Orlando Business Journal, 2013​​​​
​​Healthy 100 Workplace Award (Orlando)
Florida Hospital Words on Wellness​, 2013​​​​
Pro Patria Award (Seattle)
Washington Committee for the Employer
Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
, 2013​​​
Contractor of the Year (Hawaii)
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate
Development Association​, 2013​
​Work-Life Seal of Distinction
Alliance for Work-Life Profess (AWLP), 2013​​​​
Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Status (Denver)
American Heart Association​, 2013​​​​-2016
​Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Status (Orlando)
American Heart Association​, 2013​​​​-2016
Top Corporate Philanthropist (Denver)
Denver Business Journal, 2015
Hawaii's Most Charitable Companies
Hawaii Business Magazine, 2015
Top Corporate Philanthropist (Seattle)
Puget Sound Business Journal, 2016

Top 100 Green Contractors
Engineering News-Record, 2008-2016​​​
National Design-Build Award (LEGOLAND Florida)
Design-Build Institute of A​merica (DBIA), 2012
Top Bridges #2 (Pearl Harbor Memorial (Q) Bridge)
Roads and Bridges Magazine, 2013
Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award (Houston/Atlanta)
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), 2014
National Award of Merit (San Diego Airport Expansion)​​
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), 2014
Alliant Build America Merit Award
Associated General Contractors of America​, 2015
Best of the Best Projects (Streamsong Resort and San Diego Airport Terminal 2)
Engineering News-Record, 2015​
Top Roads #7 (SR 520 Eastside Transit and HOV)
Roads and Bridges Magazine​​, 2016​

Top Bridges #2 (Nigliq Channel Bridge)
Roads and Bridges Magazine​​, 2016​​
​​​Contractor of the Year
Engineering News-Record Southeast, 201​1

​​​Contractor of the Year
American Subcontractors Association of Southern California, 2011

Friends of Our Urban Forest Outstanding Project (LEGOLAND Florida)
Florida Urban Forestry Council, 2011

Best Project (LEGOLAND Florida)
Engineering News-Record Southeast, 2012

Award of Merit (Tempe Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge)​
Engineering News-Record Southwest​, 2012​

Award of Excellence (Mesa College Student Services Center and San Diego Continuing Education Mesa College Building)
Construction Management Association of America, San Diego, 2013​

Champion of Inclusion Award (TIG Seattle)
Sound Transit, 2014

Best Project (Streamsong Resort)
Engineering News-Record Southeast, 2014

Mayor's Design Award (Mile High United Way Headquarters)
Mayor Hancock, 2014​

Best Project Award (San Diego Airport Terminal 2 Airside Expansion)
Engineering News-Record California, 2014

​​Best Project Award (RTD Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility)
Association for Learning Environments, 2015​

Mountain and Plains Planning Award (Emily Griffith Campus)
Association for Learning Environments, 2015

Best Project Award (Pavilion at Colorado State University's Laurel Village)
Engineering News-Record Mountain States, 2015

Best Project Award (Denver Public Schools/Emily Griffith Technical College Downtown Campus)
Engineering News-Record Mountain States​, 2015

Best Project Award (Mile High Morgridge Center for Community Change)
Engineering News-Record Mountain States, 2015

Los Angeles Architectural Award (Interpretive Center at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park)
Los Angeles Business Council, 2015

Real Estate Champions Award (MHUW and DPS Emily Griffith)
Denver Business Journal, 2015

Top General Contractor in Hawaii
Pacific Business Journal, 2015, 2016

Top Contractor
Engineering News-Record Southwest, 2016
Honor Award (Cesar Chavez Parking Structure)
American Public Works Association, 2016
Project Achievement Award
Construction Management Association of America, 2016

Excellence in Concrete Construction (SR 520 Eastside Transit and HOV)
Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association, 2016
​​​Corporate Citizen of the Year (Peter Beaupre)
Denver Business Journal, 2010​
​​Top 20 Under 40 (Jim Schneiderman)
Engineering News-Record Southeast, 2012
Patriot Award (Tony Sturgess)
Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, 2012​

40 Under 40 (Brett Dolan)
Denver Business Journal, 2013​

Top 20 Under 40 (Brett Dolan)
Engineering News-Record Mountain States, 2013

Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado (Brett Dolan)
ColoradoBiz Magazine, 2012
Top 20 Under 40 (Brad Hise)
Engineering News-Record Texas and Louisiana, 2013​
Top 20 Under 40 (Mauricio Ramos)
Engineering News-Record ​​Southwest, 2013
Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado (Lucas Mallory)
ColoradoBiz Magazine, 2014
Top 20 Under 40 (Aaron Wiehe)
Building Design + Construction, 2014

Top 20 Under 40 (Danielle Tihon)
Engineering News-Record Northwest​, 2014
Top 20 Under 40 (Tyler VanderLinden)
Engineering News-Record Northwest, 2014
Top 20 Under 40 (Scott Watson)
Engineering News-Record Texas and Louisiana, 2014

Top 20 Under 40 (Lourdes Lopez)
Engineering News-Record Southwest, 2015

Top 20 Under 40 (Jeremy Voss and Eric Chavez)
Engineering News-Record Southeast, 2015

ENR Northwest's Top Young Construction Professionals (Andy Anderson)​
Engineering News-Record Northwest, 2015
Patriot Award (Mike Headrick and Mike Schafer)
Minnesota Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve​, 2015
Top 40 Under 40 (Lucas Mallory)
Building Design + Construction , 2015

Top 20 Under 40 (Lucas Mallory)
Engineering News-Record Mountain States, 2016
Top 20 Under 40 (Thai Nguyen)
Engineering News-Record California, 2016​
Build Washington Superintendent of the Year (Kelly Alger)
Associated General Contractors of Washington, 2016
Outstanding Mentor Award (Jeremy Voss)
Architecture Construction Engineering Mentor Program, 2016
Top 40 Under 40 (Lucas Mallory)
Denver Business Journal, 2016
Grand Award for Construction Safety ​Excellence
Associated General Contract​ors of America, 2012​

Construction Industry Safety Excellence Constructor Award (PCL Industrial)
Construction Users Roundtable, 2013
National Safety Excellence Award (Houston and Bakersfield)
Associated Builders and Contractors, 2013, 2015
​​Grand Award for Construction Safety Excellence
Associated General Contractors of ​​Washington, 201​3, 2016​
National Safety Excellence Award (Houston/Atlanta)​
Associated Builders and Contractors, 2014

Excellence in Safety Award (UCLA Center for Health Sciences Seismic Renovation)​
Engineering News-Record California, 2015​
Top 100 Companies for Working Families
Orlando Sentinel, 2006-2013
Best Place to Work in San Diego
San Diego Business Journal, 2008-2013
Best Place to Work in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Business Journal, 2008-2015
Best Company to Work For in Colorado
ColoradoBiz Magazine, 2007-2014
​​Best Place to Work in Hawaii
Hawaii Business Magazine​, 2007-2015
Top Company Colorado
ColoradoBiz Magazine, 2011​​
Top Workplace (Minneapolis)
Star Tribune, 2011, 2012, 2013
Best Place to Work Tampa
Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2011-2013​
Florida's Best Companies to Work For
Florida Trend Magazine, 2011-2015
Washington's Best Workplaces
Puget Sound Business Journal, 2011-2016​
Metro Atlanta's Top Workplaces
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2012
Best Company to Work For Minnesota
Minnesota Business Magazine, 2012, 2013
Best Place to Work in Central Florida
Orlando Business Journal, 2012, 2016
Best Place to Work in Virginia
Best Companies Group, 2013
Top 250 Private Company in Colorado
ColoradoBiz Magazine, 2014
Tampa Bay Area's Largest General Contractors
Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2014​
Best Employers in North Carolina
Business North Carolina, 2014​-2016
Best Places to Work in Connecticut
Hartford Business Journal, 2015
100 Best Workplaces for Millennials
Fortune, 2015-2016
Best Midsize Employers
Forbes, 2016
Top Company to Work For in Arizona and Republic Media, 2016​