Construction and project management software company, Procore, invites Canadian construction professionals to participate in their third annual Hard Hat Hero contest.
The contest recognizes passionate construction professionals who make a lasting and meaningful impact on their industry and community.
“If you know people in construction, you know a Hard Hat Hero. They improve your day in a small way, but do it consistently because a Hard Hat Hero isn’t defined by a single day of hard work, but by a lifetime of showing up,” says Procore.
In a statement provided by Procore’s website, the company’s inaugural winner, Gary Fogerty, says a Hard Hat Hero represents anyone who puts on a hat every day—“from the broom pusher to the CEO.”
Fogerty suggests that a Hard Hat Hero goes beyond a person who moves a project forward to ensure it gets done safely, on time and under budget, but someone who acts as a leader on and off the job site.
“The book Passion and I.C.E. by Stephen Stefano, has defined a leader for me. The key leadership qualities highlighted in the book––passion, integrity, courage, and empathy––have stuck with me. It is the combinations of these key qualities that I believe make up a hero. Hard Hat Hero brings to light the women and men in the industry who have impacted their communities in great ways,” said Fogerty.
If you know someone who fits this description, Procore encourages nominating them as this year’s Hard Hat Hero.
The first place contest winner will receive $5,000 to donate to a charity of their choice and will be invited to attend a NASCAR race where they’ll get to see their name and the name of their charity in racing stripes, printed on the car.
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