WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 27, 2013) – Hargrove, Inc., an award-winning general contractor for national trade shows, full-service events, and custom and rental exhibits, wrapped up 2013 with several awards from leading trade publications for work across multiple lines of business and corporate capabilities, as well as continued strong business development.
The year started strong as Hargrove continued its track record of being the go-to general contractor choice for high-profile work. Hargrove was the general contractor for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barrack Obama, creating an overall theme, designing general décor and building stage sets and floats. Hargrove produced the American Society of Association Executive (ASAE)’s Springtime Expo for Hargrove’s 38th year as general contractor. Additionally, Hargrove acquired a variety of new trade show business including: the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) Streamlining Healthcare Conference, the Airport Council International North America (ACI) Annual Conference and Expo, the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS)
Annual and Regional Conventions and the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP)’s Annual Forum.
In addition to its business development efforts, Hargrove was named to the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., one of the top 50 event companies by Special Event magazine and by Event Marketer and Event Design Magazines as one of the top exhibit fabricators in the U.S.
“We are proud of our accomplishments in 2013 and continued efforts to grow our client base while providing a one-of-kind approach to service and creative solutions across all product lines. Clients are looking for a true partner focused on their success—and they find that Hargrove is able to deliver on those needs,” said Tim McGill, Chief Executive Officer of Hargrove, Inc.”
Hargrove was also nominated for six Bizbash Event Style Awards and was the Silver Winner for the 2013 Event Design Awards in the “Best Hospitality Area” category for its design for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) Policy Conference.
To round out the year, Hargrove-produced events landed on Bizbash’s esteemed Washington’s Top 100 Events 2013 list, including:
• National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony,
• Conservative Political Action Conference,
• AIPAC Policy Conference,
• Human Rights Campaign National Dinner,
• Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference,
• National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation Celebration of Service
to America Award,
• National Governors Association Winter Meeting,
• National Christmas Tree Lighting,
• Fight Night,
• Leukemia Ball,
• U.S.O. Gala,
• Gourmet Gala Benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,
• RAMMY’s, and
• Washington Auto Show.