Since his grandfather put him to work more than half a century ago, Chuck Jablon has built not only a legacy in the construction industry, but a resume of award-winning and awe-inspiring structures that rank among the best in the world. 

For that impact on the industry, as well as a far-reaching impact on his hometown of St. Petersburg, Fla. and beyond, ENR Southeast has named Jablon its 2023 Legacy Award winner. The award goes each year to an industry professional who has established a legacy of service in the AEC industry, among their colleagues and in the community. 

Jablon, senior vice president of construction operations, has worked 51 years in the industry and 19 with Skanska where he has completed projects like the Innovation Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University, the 2014 ENR Global Best Project of the Year

Actively involved in numerous community organizations, Jablon’s reach extends beyond the industry as well, including groups that promote economic growth, environmental awareness and community involvement. Jablon also has personally raised millions for charities like the Moffitt Cancer Center, Ronald McDonald House and the American Heart Association. 

In his nomination of Jablon, Skanska USA Building Executive Vice President Michael Brown says Jablon “breathes new life into the industry by cultivating talent,” adding that “Chuck’s passion for the art and science of building lies at the heart of his legacy, and his excitement is both palpable and infectious.”

Find out much more about Jablon and his legacy in our Jan. 16 print edition.