Richard Copeland, Chairman of THOR Construction, Inc., was recently inducted into MEDA’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame for his on-going leadership in the minority business community. MEDA is recognizing Mr. Copeland as a role model for “showing positive business results, creating good jobs, operating with integrity and giving back to the community.”

Mr. Copeland, who is involved in many MEDA programs, is a strong supporter of MEDA’s Construction Partnering Program, (CPP) which was created to increase construction opportunities for minority firms in the metropolitan area.

Awards

  • 2013 – Twin Cities Largest Ethnic Minority Owned BusinessMSP Business Journal
  • 2011 – SBA Entrepreneurial Success Award
  • 2010 – Supplier of the Year – NMSDC
  • 2009 – Mirage Volcano Winner “Best Of” For Renovation/Restoration ProjectsSouthwest Contractor Magazine
  • 2009 – Pro Patria AwardESGR
  • 2009 – THOR Construction reaches #1 in the MplsSt. Paul Business Journal’s “Top 25 Minority Owned Businesses”
  • 2008 – Answering the CallMartin Luther King, Jr. Local Legend Award
  • 2007 – Largest Black Owned BusinessesListing in Black Enterprise’s 100
  • 2006 – Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA)Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame Inductee Richard Copeland, CEO, Thor Construction, Inc.
  • 2006 – Largest Black Owned BusinessesListing in Black Enterprise’s 100
  • 2006 – National Minority Contractors AssociationHall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award – Richard Copeland, CEO, Thor Construction, Inc.
  • 2005 – U.S. Small Business Man of the Year NomineeRichard Copeland, CEO, THOR Construction, Inc.
  • 2005 – Largest Black Owned BusinessesListing in Black Enterprise’s 100
  • 2004 – Largest Black Owned BusinessesListing in Black Enterprise’s 100
  • 2004 – Minority Business of the Year AwardCity of Las Vegas and State of Nevada
  • 2004 – Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the YearFinalist – Richard Copeland, CEO, THOR Construction, Inc.
  • 2003 – Entrepreneur of the YearMaster of Business Administration
  • 2003 – Entrepreneur of the YearMaster of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 2003 – Entrepreneur of the YearNational Black Minority Business Association
  • 2003 – Largest Black Owned BusinessesListing in Black Enterprise’s 100
  • 2002 – Minority Supplier of the YearMinnesota Minority Supplier Development Council
  • 2002 – Committee On The Environment (CUE) AwardProject: Witches Hat Tower Renovation, presented by the City of Minneapolis Planning Department
  • 2002 – Largest Black Owned BusinessesListing in Black Enterprise’s 100
  • 2001 – Contractor of the YearConstruction Management Association (CMA)
  • 2000 – Committee On The Environment (CUE) AwardPresented by City of Minneapolis Planning Department Project: Park Avenue United Methodist Church
  • 1999 – Outstanding Usage of Poured-in-Place Concrete AwardPresented by the Minnesota Concrete and Masonry Association
  • 1992 – Entrepreneur of the YearCharles W. Poe Award (MEDA)
  • 1992 – National Supplier of the YearNational Minority Supplier Development Council
  • 1990 – Economic Development AwardSenator Rudy Boschwitz
  • 1990 – Minority Supplier of the YearMMSDC
  • 1990 – Administrator’s Minority Business Enterprise AwardUSA Dept. of Trans.