One of the few female leaders in the industry when she founded rand* construction in 1989, Linda Rabbitt is ENR MidAtlantic’s 2022 Legacy Award winner.
Selected by ENR’s editors, the annual Legacy Award honors an individual in the region who has established a solid “legacy” of lifetime service to the design and construction industry, their colleagues and to their community. ENR MidAtlantic includes Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Rabbitt, who remains the owner and board chair at rand*, will be featured in the February 2022 issue of ENR MidAtlantic. Under Rabbitt’s leadership, rand* has grown into one of the top general contractors in the DC Metro area and has expanded on a national scale with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas and Denver.
The company was recently named a 2021 Top Workplace in the US. The company has also been consistently voted as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Washington Business Journal and Washingtonian Magazine. The firm has earned more than 200 craftsmanship awards by regional industry organizations such as Washington Building Congress, NAIOP and Associated Builders and Contractors.
Rabbitt has been named "100 Most Powerful Women in DC" by Washingtonian Magazine, “50 Most Influential Virginians” by Virginia Business Magazine and “Power 100” and “Most Admired CEO in Construction” by Washington Business Journal.
Rabbitt founded a program at George Washington University called “on the Board” teaching C-suite women the rules and responsibilities of corporate board directorship. She founded a similar program at the Harvard Business School called “Women on Boards.” In 2008, Rabbitt was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame.
She has served on the boards for many local associations, including: The Federal City Council (chair), The Greater Washington Board of Trade (chair), Economic Club of Washington, International Women’s Forum, Washington, DC Chapter (president), Washington Building Congress (president) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) (president). She also served on the Board of Trustees at George Washington University, where she was elected to serve as a Trustee Emeritus, a lifetime recognition.