• Build SD Award, Associated General Contractors of SD
  • Safety Excellence Award, Associated General Contractors of SD
  • Business of the Month Award, Brookings Chamber of Commerce


  • Excellence in Design Award, American Building Company


  • National Build America Award, Associated General Contractors of America


  • Excellence in Design Award, American Building Company
  • Outstanding Safety Performance, Acuity Insurance


  • Build America Award, Associated General Contractors of SD
  • Outstanding Safety Performance, Acuity Insurance
  • Meritorious Achievement Award South Dakota Safety Council


  • Top Ten Award, American Buildings Company
  • Million Dollar Club Award, American Buildings Company
  • Above and Beyond Award, SD 4H Shooting Sports

2019 AGC Awards

Mills Construction, a design/build construction company in Brookings South Dakota, received two awards at the AGC of South Dakota’s Annual Convention. The South Dakota Building Chapter AGC Build South Dakota Awards are given in recognition of excellence in the construction industry. The Build South Dakota Awards are presented to projects selected by a panel of contractor’s toughest critics; industry peers from other regions.


Mills Construction was recognized for outstanding safety in construction and received the Safety Excellence Award for Outstanding Company. The team was honored with a second accolade and took home the Build South Dakota Award for their renovation work on the 20,000 square foot, mixed use building, The Farmstead, in White.


The Farmstead was truly a collaborative community effort as the owner, Dedicated Investment Group (DIG),  White city council, mayor and citizens, the county of Brookings, Mills Construction, Heartland Consumers Power District and SD USDA Rural Development all worked together to revitalize the community, provide needed housing, amenities and jobs. The former White Care Center closed its doors in 2015. Prior to development, Mills Construction Architectural Department led a series of community discussions focusing on the needs and desires of local residents. All of these elements working together end up creating a hub of activity in the community, and hopefully the success of those businesses helps create even more opportunities for growth in White. The renovated 20,000 square foot building now includes a restaurant space, healthcare clinic, hair salon, a massage therapist, laundry facilities, a fitness center, 13 apartments, and 14 enclosed garages. At the end of the day, this project is about more than just saving and re-purposing a building – it’s about helping to build a community. On July 21, 2018 in conjunction with White’s Pioneer Days an open house was held to celebrate the completion of this key hub in the community. Many local residents that were familiar with the old White care facility went on tours that day and could not believe the incredible transformation that occurred.


Mills Construction Receives Excellence in Design Award

The Brookings Register – Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Mills Construction Honored

A local company has been named one of American Buildings Company’s Award Winners for the 2017 “Excellence in Design” competition.


Mills Construction won second place in the office category. The company used design, innovative technology and value to create a new structure for FirstLine Funding Group in Madison of outstanding utility and beauty. The project included a standard clear span building but also included a five foot façade surrounding the building. The façade transformed the building to make it appear more contemporary. Therefore the building received the benefits of being a metal building, but also gained the striking appearance of an office building.


Mills Construction has been around since 1949. President Randy Hanson said, “Mills Construction is honored to have served the Brookings region for 68 years all the while continuing to grow. We will build every relationship and structure striving to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.”


National Award Celebration

Mills Construction had a great night of celebration on Thursday, April 7, at the OAC celebrating the Alliant Build America Award for building the Outdoor Adventure Center in the under $10 Million category. Speakers included Bryce Healy from the SD AGC, Brookings Mayor Tim Reed and Randy Hanson, President of Mills Construction. Approximately 120 people attended the event. Thank you to all who made this project an award winning success and for coming to celebrate. It was a great honor for Mills Construction, the Outdoor Adventure Center, Brookings, and the State of South Dakota. Each project we build is important and it is great to receive National recognition and promote the construction industry.