Presented by Face® Construction Technologies, Golden Trowel® Awards recognize the flattest and most level floor slabs placed in the world in the previous contest year. To date, 389 Golden Trowels have been presented to 151 different contractors on five continents. Golden Trowel® Gold Plates are awarded to the winner in each category; Golden Trowel® Silver Plates recognize outstanding entries that did not win their category.
A special Golden Trowel®, The “Sam” Award, was established in 2002 to honor “outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to the art and science of high-quality horizontal concrete construction.” The Sam is named in honor of Samuel A. Face, Jr., the late Chairman of The Face Companies.

The 2023 Golden Trowel® contest year ran from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023. Winners are announced each year at The World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

Applications for each year’s contest are due by September 30. Email

The Face® Companies also present The Golden Trowel® Asia Awards only to contractors and projects in Asia. The first Golden Trowel® Asia was presented in 2015.

Face Construction Technologies, Inc.

One of
The Face® Companies
of Norfolk, Virginia USA
Founded 1867

US and Canada 1-800-368-6237

The Face® Companies 

427 West 35th Street
Norfolk, VA 23508

US and Canada 1-800-F-number (1-800-368-6237)

Worldwide 1-757-624-2121

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