Sending workers home safely every night is a common goal among construction firms. Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) STEP program has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work.
“Of the 106 member companies in North Carolina and South Carolina that submitted this year, 16 are new to the program. In fact, our contractor participation leads the nation at 40 percent,” said Sara Breeggemann, Director of Workforce Development, ABC Carolinas.
This year’s STEP awards were presented at the 2023 ABC Carolinas Safety Summit in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday October 6, 2023. (See list of winners below).
Safety Summit Highlights and Takeaways
ABC Carolina’s 2023 Safety Summit focused on the Total Human Health Initiative which is a critical link in the STEP Program, which has been designed to help members focus and improve the complete health, wellness, and livelihood of their employees. The THHI program matrix and resources were designed to provide simple and effective means and methods to build and customize any member program from basic to advanced regardless of the size of your organization.
During the Safety Summit, ABC Carolinas Chapter invited individuals from member companies to offer their insights on topics including Mental/Social Wellness, Physical/Occupational Wellness, Intellectual/Environmental Wellness, and Financial Wellness. Attendees learned how to take initiatives from each of these categories and implement them into their organization to make sure total human health is a priority for their employees.
STEP AWARD RECIPIENTS
Check out the list of ABC Carolinas members who were recognized this year at one of the five levels, with Diamond being the highest.
84 Lumber Company
A M King
Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.
BE&K Building Group
Bobbitt Design Group
Bordeaux Construction Company, Inc.
Catalyst Construction Company, Incorporated
Cely Construction Co.
Century Contractors, Incorporated
CF Evans Construction
CIC Construction Group
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Crowder Construction Company
Delaware Elevator, Inc.
Fred Adams Paving Company, Incorporated
Gastonia Plumbing & Heating Company, Inc.
Gatch Electrical Contractors, Incorporated
Gaylor Electric, Inc.
GMF Steel Group
Graycor Southern Inc.
Hendrick Construction, Incorporated
Hill Electric Company
Hitt Contracting, Inc.
Lakeside Project Solutions, LLC
LeChase Construction Services, LLC
Lithko Contracting, LLC
McCrory Construction, LLC
Messer Construction Company
Miller Valentine Construction
Pattillo Construction Corporation
Peak Cranes LLC
Randy Marion Automotive Group
S&S Sprinkler Company, LLC
Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
Skanska USA Building, Inc.
SouthCon Building Group
Steel Specialty, Incorporated
Target Contractors, LLC
Thomas Construction Group, LLC
Turner Construction Company
United Rentals, Inc.
W.M. Jordan Company
Adams Electric Company
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Carroll Daniel Construction
Chesapeake Contracting Group, Inc.
Choate Construction Company
David Allen Company, Inc.
DooleyMack Constructors of SC, LLC
Equipment Share, Inc
Evans General Contractors
Exceed Safety LLC
Harkins Builders, Inc.
Hoar Construction, LLC
Ivey Mechanical Company, LLC
JE Dunn Construction Company
Landmark Construction Company Inc.
M. B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.
Mechanical Contractors, Incorporated
Old Dominion Insulation, Incorporated
Poettker Construction Company
Precision Concrete Construction, Inc.
Republic Refrigeration, Incorporated
Robins & Morton
Watson Electrical Construction
William R. Nash, LLC
Danis Construction Company
Doggett Concrete Construction
Performance Contractors, Inc.
Ruppert Landscape, Inc.
S. W. Funk Industrial Contractors, Inc.
Sears Contract, Incorporated
Ace/Avant Concrete Construction Company, Incorporated
Carolina Commercial Contractors, LLC
Gerloff Contracting Inc.
Hinson Electric, Incorporated
Kirlin Way Mechanical
McDonough Construction Rentals, Inc.
Redwood Construction Co.
Superior Industrial Maintenance Co., LLC
About STEP – Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. Participating companies score their level of achievement for each component on a weighted point scale and document their incident rates (TRIR and EMR). Companies receive a recognition level of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze based on this data.