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ABC Names BL Harbert Among Top-Performing U.S. Contractors

ABC recently named the 2019 top-performing contractors in U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction. Safety, quality, diversity and project excellence are all taken into consideration for identifying the Top 150 Performers, the Top 50 Performers with Special Designations and Top 20 Performers by Region.

We are thrilled to announce BL Harbert International is ranked #2 in the Top 150 Performers in the nation and ranked #1 Top Performer in the Southeast Region.

“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,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like RK 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, BL Harbert International demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680 percent safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors as a top 150 performing contractor in the nation,” said BL Harbert International CEO Billy Harbert. “We work tirelessly to exceed our clients’ needs all the while keeping our big assets, our employees, safe. This award recognizes the efforts of our teams on each jobsite across the country and I could not be more proud of their steadfast commitment to safety excellence.”

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.


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