Associated Builders and Contractors today announced that 45 of its contractor members have been named an Accredited Quality Contractor, a prestigious credential recognizing commitment to corporate responsibility, for at least 25 of the past 30 years. ABC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Accredited Quality Contractors program in 2023.
“Accredited Quality Contractors exemplify top-performing contractors by setting the standard in the contracting community for safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality,” said Michael Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “Every day, these member companies’ leaders and employees commit to the highest level of corporate and community achievement, embodying the best of ABC’s membership. Congratulations to these outstanding construction companies.”
Launched 30 years ago, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:
- Safety performance
- Talent management, including inclusion, diversity and equity
- Craft and management education
- Community relations
In earning the AQC credential, each member company commits to world-class safety by achieving the Gold, Platinum or Diamond level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top performers achieving incident rates more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average.
Reaccredited annually, AQC members also make the following pledge: As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services, and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principles of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.
AQC is recognized by the Construction Users Roundtable, an organization founded by leading construction project owners, and AQC members are eligible for ABC’s Top Performers lists, which rank contractors based on work hours.
To learn more about AQC and see the full list of accredited quality contractors, visit abc.org/aqc or utilize the zip code finder tool. ABC members have exclusive access to the list of accredited quality contractors and more on FindContractors.com.