HOUSTON, July 30 – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, announced the recipients of the 2019 STEP awards in the bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond levels at the Membership Breakfast on July 26th. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.
STEP applicants measure their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.
“We had the opportunity to recognize our Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond STEP award recipients,” said Brandon Mabile, Performance Contractors, and 2019 ABC Chairman. “Achieving any STEP level is an incredible accomplishment and ABC is pleased to award members who excel in safety practices.”
To apply for the STEP program, it is recommended to be completely honest while completing the self-evaluation forms, and to give a copy of the evaluation form to two employees from lower, middle, and upper management. This could include foremen, project managers, and superintendents who can evaluate safety from all levels.
“As an industry, it is our responsibility to ensure our workers go home in the same –or better—condition than when they arrived on the jobsite every day,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “By participating in STEP, ABC member companies’ leadership has demonstrated a commitment to create the conditions for all to do their work without incident. By implementing proactive safety measures, such as toolbox talks and sound substance abuse policies, ABC members are committed to consistently raising the bar when it comes to safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, applying STEP processes dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best performing companies 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.
Below is a list of STEP winners ranked from highest honors:
Austin Industrial, Inc.
Brewer Construction Services, LLC
Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC
Cajun Industries, LLC
CECO Pipeline Services Co.
Comfort Systems USA South Central
Corval Builders & Erectors, Inc.
D.E. Harvey Builders, Inc.
Electra Link Inc.
Gonzales Commercial Electric, Inc.
Griesenbeck Architectural Products, Inc.
ISC Constructors, LLC
Karsten Interior Services
Manhattan Construction Company
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
MMR Constructors, Inc.
Mobil Steel International, Inc.
PCL Industrial Construction Co.
Polk Mechanical, LLC
S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.
Standard Constructors, Inc.
STARCON International, Inc.
Structure Tone Southwest LLC
The Mundy Companies
Turner Industries Group, LLC
W.T. Byler Co.
Aggregate Technologies Inc.
Apache Industrial Services
Bundren Painting & Drywall
Burrow Global Services, LLC
Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
Cleary Construction Services Inc.
Craig & Heidt, Inc.
E.E. Reed Construction, L. P.
E3 Electric, Ltd
Enterprise Commercial Paving
Fast Track Specialties, LP
Garney Companies, Inc.
GMI - Greater Metroplex Interiors, Inc.
Group Industries, LLC
Locke Solutions Precast Division
Rogers-O'Brien Construction Company
Ruppert Landscape, Inc.
Skanska Building, Inc.
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Summit Industrial Construction, LLC
TDC Waterproofing & Restoration
Teal Construction Company
TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc.
Tolunay Engineering Group
Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc.
Total Boiler & Mechanical, LLC
Bayou City Industrial Contractors, Ltd
Bluewater Constructors, Inc.
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
MacKnight Safety Solutions
Performance Contractors, Inc.
The Gonzalez Group
Correct Electric, Inc.
KAustin & Associates
Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Locally, ABC Greater Houston was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers, and construction associates in the Greater Houston area. ABC helps members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abchouston.org.