Mayor Joe Hogsett recognized Powers & Sons Construction, a third-generation family and minority-owned business, as the Certified Vendor of the Month for February.
The award — which is an ongoing initiative between the Mayor’s Office and the Office of Minority and Women Business Development — was presented to Mamon Powers III, president of the Powers & Sons Indianapolis Office on Feb. 8.
“Powers & Sons Construction has been involved with some of our city’s largest and most beloved 21st-century projects, including portions of the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis International Airport, and TCU Amphitheater,” Hogsett said in a statement. “But their legacy stretches back decades, making them a longstanding pillar of both Hoosier construction firms and the Black-owned business landscape of Indianapolis.”
Powers & Sons Construction got its start in 1967 when they began building single-family homes in Northwestern Indiana. The company expanded into commercial construction in Chicago and Indianapolis. During his 10 years as President, Powers has led projects exceeding $150 million and tripled the office’s size.
The business received several prestigious awards over the years, including “Best Places to work in Indiana,” “Diversity in Leadership Award,” “Indy Chamber Monumental Award” and “Black Enterprise Award for Business & Entrepreneurship.”
“When my grandfather started our business, all he wanted was to be a good contractor and give back to the communities we serve,” Powers said in a statement. “I am proud that 56 years later, striving to be the best and giving back to the community is core to our culture.”
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