Barton Malow

Supplier Diversity

Our commitment to supporting and partnering with minority, women, and veteran-owned firms is supported by award-winning programs that continue to streamline the engagement process, strengthen relationships, heighten client awareness, and increase spend with diverse suppliers.

Supplier Diversity

Barton Malow strives to stay ahead of the industry by making supplier diversity a true part of our organization. We’ve committed to allocate 8-12% of the company’s total subcontracts to diverse businesses through our annual corporate spend goal. Our focus on assisting minority firms through mentoring, partnerships, joint ventures, and supplier utilization has helped firms grow throughout the construction industry.

Supplier Diversity Policy

The Barton Malow Supplier Diversity Policy is implemented across the Family of Companies in order to ensure diverse firms receive equal access and a fair opportunity to compete for business in joint ventures, contracts, subcontracts, the purchase of goods and services, and more. Our commitment extends beyond any legal mandates or the requirements of customers or regulators and instead reflects a sincere belief that supplier diversity is a key element to our mutual long-term prosperity by focusing on the following goals:

  1. Establishing beneficial relationships with diverse firms that will enhance their growth and development;
  2. Improving the communities in which we operate; and
  3. Enhancing the competitive position of Barton Malow.

Engagement Initiatives

Barton Malow’s Community Engagement Program aims to maximize opportunities for minority, women, small, LGBTQ, and veteran-owned firms (MWVBE) to work with us through Supplier Diversity Initiatives that include:

Our initiatives start with being intentional about using MWVBE firms, regardless of client requirements. Our Community Engagement team works directly with procurement and project teams across the enterprise to implement strategies that increase our success rates of business inclusion through outreach, continuous notification, updates of bid packages, prequalification, assistance, and more.

Diverse Business Partnerships: Councils, Chambers, + Associations

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • Great Lakes Women’s Business Council
  • Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Tampa Bay Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Pontiac Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association
  • Michigan Minority Contractors Association 
  • MD Washington Minority Companies Association 
  • National Association of Women in Construction 
  • National Association of Black Women in Construction 
  • Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance
  • Council of Supplier Diversity Professionals
  • Black Contractors Owners and Executives
  • BuyDetroit Buyers Council
  • Knoxville Area Urban League

Awards in Supplier Diversity

Category: Corporation of the Year
Year:1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

Category: Corporate One Award
Year: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Category: Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award – Best in Class
Year: 2019, 2021

Category: Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award – Advanced
Year: 2017, 2022, 2023

Category: Corporate Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion – Beacon Award
Year: 2009

(formerly FCA)
Category: Supplier of the Year Award
Year: 2014, 2015

Category: Supplier of the Year
Year: 2007, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Diverse Partner Profiles

Part of our efforts to promote our diverse partners, suppliers, and subcontractors involves profiling them in regular features in our Communities News and via our social media channels.