2019 Alabama AGC BuildSouth Awards

January 16, 2019

(1) BuildSouth Community Involvement Award – Travis L. Rabren Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament

“Rabren General Contractors grew from a specialty concrete contractor into one of the largest general contractors in the state of Alabama. In 2008, founding partner Travis Rabren lost a hard-fought battle with cancer. His family and Rabren General Contractors founded the Travis L. Rabren (TLR) Foundation to benefit the community of Auburn, Alabama. The foundation helps charitable organizations fund efforts that directly affect the community, such as Our House, a facility which provides a safe place for underprivileged children to go before and after school, and the Shine Prom’s “Prom Night Out” for local people living with disabilities. The TLR Foundation’s annual Memorial Golf Tournament hosts over 100 golfers and raises approximately $50,000 annually with a match of the proceeds from Rabren General Contractors. Countless people have been inspired through the leadership of CEO Matt Rabren and his dedication to the Auburn community.”

(2)BuildSouth Speciality Contractor Award – Auburn University President’s Home Renovation

“Renovation of the historic University President’s Mansion included a 4,000 square-foot addition, featuring a central courtyard, entirely glass-enclosed atrium, and state-of-the-art event and catering kitchen. The home also offers guest quarters with a private kitchen, and a garage with adjacent entertainment space. The team followed LEED practices to salvage, then reinstall, historical elements of the home, such as the fireplace surrounds, chandeliers, and more. Design details could be decided even after construction was underway, thanks to innovative project management technology. The home will host successful ventures for the University and its foundations for many years to come.”