Phoenix, AZ (June 21, 2019) – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is pleased to announce Mike Bontrager, Regional President, as a recent recipient of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Champion Award. Among four total champions, the board selected Bontrager based on his involvement as co-chair of the Chamber’s Construction Workforce Initiative. He not only showed exemplary ambassadorship for the newly founded program, he helped the committee raise nearly $2 million in donations to fund a campaign that will focus on attracting youth, women, veterans and other individuals to launch a career within the construction industry.
“I’m humbled to be recognized for doing something that I feel so passionate about. I have firsthand knowledge of the need for awareness and growth within the construction trades and my role within the Workforce Initiative came naturally,” Bontrager said.
Todd Sanders, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber, spoke about the focus on construction as an avenue for growth in the Valley, “without building, we can’t grow.”
The award ceremony was held at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon and featured Bobby Dulle, General Manager of Phoenix Rising, as the keynote speaker.