Mary Tappouni continues to be a woman on fire. On November 13, 2009, Mary was honored at the Stevie Awards ceremony in New York City as the winner in the category of Best Entrepreneur, Service Businesses up to 100 Employees.
The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. The mission is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, the business community and the general public. The Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted awards!
Mary, we are so proud of you and your newest accolade! Your hard work, passion and desire to make a difference are a model for us all! Congratulations!
Are We a Contractor or Educator?
The answer is....both! As Director of Education for Breaking Ground Education Services, a division of Breaking Ground Contracting, people often remark about how unconventional it is that a construction company also promotes education. Each time I hear these remarks, it becomes even MORE clear to me just how much sense it makes that a successful construction company like Breaking Ground Contracting blaze the trail of education in green, sustainable and LEED* building and workplace safety. After all, buildings use the greatest amount of energy...WAY more than our vehicles. So, it stands to reason that we do our part to enlighten the industry to environmentally sound ways of doing business. We don't just believe it, we live it! The foresight of President, Mary Tappouni, began many years ago with her passion for building, nature and the environment. Her vision drives her company, and those of us who have the privilege of working for Breaking Ground Contracting have been infected by her passion for green building and the desire to couple sound building practices with environmental responsibility. It is our mission to educate other contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, developers and anyone else who wants to listen and learn, about the ways we can all do our part in building green for the future...the future of our industry, our children and our world.