I Build America

In 2018, I Build America founded National Construction Appreciation Week to honor the dedicated men and women in the construction industry building America. Recognizing this foundational industry, the week seeks to open a dialogue concerning the communities they build.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Construction Appreciation Week to be annually observed the third week in September.


Launched in 2016 by HCSS CEO Mike Rydin, I Build America is an image-building movement dedicated to showing value that the men and women in construction bring to our modern life. Our purpose is to instill pride within the construction industry and inspire the next generation of young people by telling the story of American construction. We are the only organization solely dedicated to promoting the construction industry while fostering a sense of respect for the talented professionals who are part of it. Our movement aims to bring together the entire industry, regardless of company size or specialty, with one unified message: I Build America.