Awards and Recognition

Breaking Ground is proud to be both locally and nationally recognized for their excellence within the construction industry, in the community, and through their strong commitment to safety and sustainability.

  • 2012 ABC National Pyramid Award,  Projects Under $4M, Breaking Ground Contracting Renovation
  • 2012 Women of Steel Award, Mary Tappouni, Entrepreneurs Anchor Magazine Masters of the Industry Awards
  • 2012 USGBC-NF Innovation Award for Green Business of the Year
  • 2011 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award, Renovation Projects Under $2M,  for Lakewood Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Renovation and Steeple Restoration
  • 2011 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award, Green Project of the Year, for Breaking Ground Contracting Renovation
  • 2010 USBGC-NF Innovation Award for Outstanding Leadership: Mary Tappouni
  • 2010 USGBC-NF Innovation Award for Outstanding Corporate Responsibility: Breaking Ground Contracting
  • 2010 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction  Award, Residential, for Historic Springfield 6th Street Residence
  • 2010 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction  Award, Other Construction,  for Bethune Skate Park, Daytona Beach, FL
  • 2010 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award, Institutional Less than $5M,  for Discovery Montessori School
  • 2009 SBA Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Florida
  • 2009 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award:  Tritt|Henderson Phased Office Renovations
  • 2009 Women in Business Award:  Best Entrepreneur
  • 2008 Associated Builders and Contractors National Platinum STEP Safety Award
  • 2008 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award, Chamblins Uptown Bookstore and Coffee Shop
  • 2008 Associated Builders and Contractors Award of Merit for Camp Blanding RTSM
  • 2008 Jacksonville Business Journal 9th Fastest Growing Company
  • 2007 American Business Awards: Stevie Award Finalist for Best Entrepreneur
  • 2007 Associated Builders and Contractors National Platinum STEP Safety Award
  • 2007 Jacksonville Business Journal: “Women of Influence”
  • 2007 Jacksonville Business Journal: List of Women-Owned Businesses
  • 2007 First Coast Business Alliance: Construction Firm of the Year
  • 2007 Jacksonville Business Journal: “40 Under 40”
  • 2007 Jacksonville Business Journal: List of Commercial Remodelers
  • 2006 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award
  • 2006 Jacksonville Business Journal: List of Women Owned Businesses
  • 2005 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award
  • 2005 Associated Builders and Contractors National Gold STEP Safety Award
  • 2004 American Business Awards: Stevie Award Finalist for Best Entrepreneur
  • 2004 Mayoral Commission on Small and Emerging Business
  • 2003 First Coast Business Alliance WBE Construction Firm of the Year

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