Apply for STEP, AQC by Nov. 1 To Be Eligible for ABC’s 2020 Top PerformersSM Ranking

What defines the best of the best? ABC’s Top Performers lists—the only rankings of their kind—recognize member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence and special designations, ranked by work hours. You must achieve STEP Gold or higher and earn the Accredited Quality Contractor designation to qualify—applications are due by Nov. 1 for consideration in the rankings.

In addition, members should update their profile on to ensure any special designations are noted in the Top Performers rankings. Read on for more information on how to attain each of these qualifications.

ABC’s STEP Safety Management System
Every ABC member wants to send its workers home safely every night. Take the first step towards achieving world-class safety by participating in STEP, whether you are beginning your safety journey or continuing to strengthen your performance. Top-performing STEP participants are 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Getting started with STEP is free, and it can help you lower your workers compensation insurance rates. Visit or email for more information.

ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor Designation 
Is your company AQC material? AQC members demonstrate their commitment to financial fitness, world-class safety, workforce development, talent management, diversity and inclusion, the highest levels of quality construction and the betterment of the communities in which they work. If your company excels in these areas, you too can earn the AQC accreditation, which is recognized by the Construction Users Roundtable. For more information, visit or email Jake Reedy at
Be sure your profile is up to date in to have your special designations listed in the Top Performers rankings. ABC’s member database features contact information for more than 13,000 contractors. Members can search for an ABC contractor, supplier or other construction professional by name, chapter, location, sales volume or type of construction. ABC populates member profiles with information on whether they have earned an Excellence in Construction® award, participate in the STEP safety management system and Accredited Quality Contractor programs, have federal designations and have signed the Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Pledge. Contact for a login if you don’t have one.

Visit for the digital edition of the 2019 Top 150, Top 50 With Special Designations and Top 20 by Region or read the news release for more details.