McGough Named MEDA’S 2012 Contractor of the Year
The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), the City of Saint Paul, and the Association of Women Contractors sponsor the Construction Partnering Program (CPP), which supports minority- and women-owned enterprises that team up with larger construction firms. For the third consecutive year, McGough Construction, which has worked with Salah Tarraf and Tarraf Construction since 2003, has won MEDA’s Contractor of the Year award.
In acknowledging McGough’s collaboration with Tarraf, Yvonne Cheung Ho, CEO and president of MEDA, observed, “We are very pleased to recognize McGough Construction as the 2012 General Contractor of the Year, as well as McGough’s commitment to utilizing minority- and women-owned contractors and their active participation in the CPP.
MEDA’s focus is helping entrepreneurs of color succeed. Through the CPP program, over the years Tarraf Construction has grown and prospered. As minority-owned companies expand and hire new employees, they greatly contribute to employment of minorities within the construction industry and workforce development goals.
Tom McGough Jr., President of McGough Construction, added,”We applaud the efforts of the Construction Partnering Program and everyone who supports minority- and women-owned businesses. Our valued partnership with Tarraf Construction and Salah Tarraf has enriched our companies. We look forward to many more years of this partnership.”
McGough Construction has been a leader in supporting minority- and women-owned construction firms since its founding in 1956. With offices in Phoenix, Arizona, and St. Cloud and Rochester, Minnesota, McGough is also a multiple winner of the TOPS Award, which recognizes general contractors that “promote working relationships with subcontractors offering Teamwork, Opportunities and Partnering.”