Recipient of the 2016 Entrepreneurial Success Award
Blattner Energy is the recipient of the 2016 Entrepreneurial Success Award from the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce based on the company’s growth, culture and innovation.
This award honors a company that was started as a small-sized business and has since advanced and grown into a large business under the same leadership. In the case of Blattner Energy, small is defined as fewer than 500. Since 1997, the company has grown by the thousands in employees and millions in revenue.
The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce was impressed with Blattner’s growth, commitment to organizational culture, dedication to community engagement at the headquarters and at jobsite locations, and the leadership’s vision throughout the last 20 years.
“We believe our accomplishments today stem from a business philosophy centered on honesty, integrity and collaborative relationships,” said Scott Blattner, president of Blattner Energy. “Our unique culture also plays a big part in it because it focuses on company fit, individual growth and team achievements.”
A fourth generation family company today, Blattner Energy is a successful power generation contractor and leading installer of renewable energy. Throughout the generations, the company has evolved to offer their customers and industries quality and innovation. The history of Blattner begins in 1907, when David Henry (D.H.) Blattner took an entrepreneurial risk when he left farming to eventually found D.H. Blattner & Co. Railway Contractors. The company built railroads, highways and county roads. By the third generation, D.H. Blattner & Sons, Inc. was formed and emerged as a leader in multiple areas of construction, including heavy civil, mining, railroad and structural concrete. In 2008, Blattner Energy, Inc. was established as a sister entity to D.H. Blattner & Sons, building on the company’s already extensive portfolio of renewable energy projects. Today, the company embraces a deep cultural fit with customers and employees, is financially strong and follows best practices that allows for strategic moves that are in the best interest and longevity of the business.
Other 2016 St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce business award winners are, Sue Borgert of Borgert Products in the Small Business Owner of the Year category, and CWMF Corporation in the Business Central Mark of Excellence: Family Owned Business of the Year category.