|Joe Thompson, Christy and Teddy Phillips|
The American Red Cross of East Tennessee, awarded Phillips & Jordan, Inc. as their 2018 Humanitarian of the Year during a special ceremony at the USA Cycling Pro Road, Time Trial & Criterium National Championship, June 21, 2018. The award was accepted by William T. “Teddy” Phillips, Jr., Chief Executive Officer for Phillips & Jordan (P&J).
Bestowed annually, the Humanitarian of the Year award recognizes local people, groups, or organizations whose efforts and accomplishments have made our community a better place to live and work. Past award recipients include Governor Bill Haslam and Phillip Fulmer.
“Phillips & Jordan has handled some of the nation’s worst disaster cleanups, including hurricanes, floods, toxic spills, and land and rock slides. We are pleased to honor their work with this award,” said Sharon Hudson, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of East Tenn.
P&J is a privately held company that specializes in heavy civil construction. In addition to the disaster recovery work, P&J has also completed projects related to industrial, commercial, and residential construction; transportation (highway, rail, air); dams, levees, and reservoirs; power generation and delivery; oil and gas; and landfills.
"It is with great honor that I humbly accept the Humanitarian of the Year award on behalf of the Phillips & Jordan family. It is with our employees that we can share a common sense of purpose and conviction, which leads to the betterment of our community – and, ultimately, our society,” said Teddy Phillips, CEO of Phillips & Jordan. "For more than 65 years, we have provided response and recovery efforts for nearly every major federally declared disaster. We deliver these services with the unwavering commitment of our employees because we care and we are family."