14 ABC Pelican companies named national ‘top performers’


Associated Builders and Contractors has released its 2019 Top Performers lists, and 14 ABC Pelican member companies are on it.

The annual list recognizes ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified. Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the lists identify the Top 150 Performers, Top 50 Performers with Special Designations and Top 20 Performers by Region.

ABC Pelican member companies on the list and their rankings: 1. Turner Industries; 3. Performance Contractors; 5. MMR Constructors; 7. Cajun Industries; 9. STARCON International; 13. EXCEL Group; 15. ISC Constructors; 19. Repcon; 35. LPR Construction; 43. F.L. Crane & Sons; 57. Group Industries; 70. Trade Construction; 72. The Lemoine Company; and 141. Holes Incorporated.

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” ABC President and CEO Michael Bellaman said in announcing the rankings. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities, and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, Top Performers must have implemented ABC’s STEP safety management system, described by the organization as making top-performing contractors up to 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. The companies are ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

The listings highlight contractors that have earned ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor credential for their commitment to corporate responsibility in quality, safety, talent management, education, community relations and diversity; those that won national Excellence in Construction, Safety Excellence and Diversity Excellence awards; and those that hold designations awarded to diverse companies to help procure work from government and private entities.

Get free access to the 2019 Top Performers list at abc.org/topperformers.