Diversity & Inclusion

James Clayton - Diversity
James Clayton
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Jenene Seymour - Diversity
Jenene Seymour
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Building Equitable Futures and Communities

We are committed to living our values of diversity and inclusion at every level of our business and in every relationship and project we build.


A Culture of Outreach and Inclusion

In 1963, Charlotte entrepreneur and engineer B.D. Rodgers envisioned a company built around structures and relationships of enduring value and integrity. Since then, our project teams have worked to fulfill his vision by extending our diversity and inclusion efforts with community outreach that starts on the project site and reaches into the community, engaging business owners and citizens alike.


Finding Success with Diverse Partnerships

We intentionally partner with organizations that advocate and support the diversity and inclusion space. Our strategic partnerships with Small, Minority, Women-Owned or Veteran & Service-Disabled Businesses lead to successful keystone projects that enrich the local community and help grow the capabilities of historically underutilized businesses.

Economic Impact

Adding Value to Our Communities

We believe that engaging diverse business partners on our projects has a profound economic impact on the communities where we build. In 2020 alone, Rodgers Builders spent nearly $50 million with diverse businesses. The result is a stronger community, increased local employment and meaningful workforce development, both locally and regionally.


A History of Support

Over the years, we have supported organizations who share our commitment to diversity and inclusion, including:

  • National Association of Minority Contractors
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Economic Development Initiative
  • Carolinas Virginia Supplier Development Council
  • South Carolina Minority Economic Development Institute
  • Charlotte Business Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • South Carolina Association of Minority Contractors
  • United Minority Contractors of North Carolina
  • Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas
  • Carolinas AGC Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
  • Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenville (SC) Chamber