Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Workshop and Networking Summit

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) hosts the Annual DBE Workshop and Networking Summit to engage highway contractors, consultants, subcontractors and laborers in effective communications and teambuilding interactions that lead to a diverse and equitable highway contracting environment.

Save the Date: the 38th Annual DBE Workshop and Networking Event

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February 28-29, 2024

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Dr
Baraboo, WI 53965
(877) 253-5466

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2024 Secretary’s Golden Shovel Award Nominations

The Secretary’s Golden Shovel awards presented during the Annual DBE Workshop & Networking Summit are designed to recognize exemplary efforts and actions in the implementation of DBE program principles and desired outcomes. In Federal Fiscal Year 2023 hundreds of contractors and consultants participated in the development of WisDOT projects across the state. The Golden Shovel award is given to contractors, consultants, or agencies that has gone above and beyond contractual obligations in implementing the principles of the DBE Program that focus on nondiscrimination, business development efforts, compliance procedures, and fair and equitable access.

2024 Secretary's Golden Shovel Nominees

A-1 Excavating Inc.

ANASA Traffic Control Services LLC

Brothers Infrastructure Group Construction LLC


DAAR Engineering, Inc.

HNTB Corporation

Hoffman Construction Company


Lakeside Engineers

Payne + Dolan | A Walbec Group Company

Reach Grow Exceed Engineering

Rock Road Companies, Inc.

Sheet Piling Services LLC

Zignego Company LLC

DTSD Deputy Administrator Scott Lawry, DTSD Administrator Rebecca Burkel, standing in for Golden Shovel Award winner Jeff Parisi of Walbec Group is Heather Salyer and Daniel Webster, Walbec Group and Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Sara Rodriguez