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ABC Recognizes Members in the STEP Safety Management System

HOUSTON, July 21 Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, announced the recipients of the 2021 STEP awards in the bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond levels at the Membership Breakfast on July 16. 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 at the July Membership Breakfast,” said Sam Craig, Craig & Heidt Inc., and 2021 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.

To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org. To learn more about this celebration, please visit www.abchouston.org.



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Below is a list of STEP winners ranked from highest honors:


TW Mechanical

Aggregate Technologies Inc.

Amber, L.P.


Arc Energy Services

Ardent Services LLC

Austin Industrial, Inc.

BETCO Scaffolds

Bilfinger Inc

Bo-Mac Contractors, Ltd.

Bottom Line Equipment, LLC

Brewer Construction Services, LLC

Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC

Cajun Industries, LLC

Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD

Chemex Global, Inc.

Cherry Demolition

Craig & Heidt

DPR Construction

E.E. Reed Construction, L. P.

Fast Track Specialties, LP

Flintco, LLC

Gilbane Building Company

GMI - Greater Metroplex Interiors, Inc.

Gonzales Commercial Electric, Inc.

Greco Structures

Griesenbeck Architectural Products, Inc.

GROUP Industries, LLC

Haley-Greer, Inc.

Harvey Builders

Holes Incorporated

I.E. Smart Systems

Insulations, Inc.

ISC Constructors, LLC

Joslin Construction Texas, LLC

Karsten Interior Services



Marquis Construction Services, LLC

MB Western Industrial Contracting Co.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

McCorvey Sheet Metal Works, LP

Mobil Steel International, Inc.

Moore Industries LLC

Oates Industries, Inc.


Performance Contractors, Inc.

Polk Mechanical Company

Ref-Chem L.P.


RUS Industrial, LLC

S&B Engineers and Constructors

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.

Sealevel Construction, Inc.

Skanska USA Building Inc.

Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.

STARCON International, Inc.

Structure Tone Southwest, LLC.

Summit Industrial Construction, LLC

Sunbelt Rentals Scaffold Services

TAM Services Group, Inc.

TDIndustries, Inc.

Tellepsen Industrial

The Gonzalez Group

TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc.

Total Boiler & Mechanical, LLC

Trio Electric

Turner Construction Co.

W.T. Byler Co.

Way Engineering

Westway Construction

White Construction Company

Zachry Industrial, Inc.



1 Priority Environmental Services, LLC

Action Gypsum Supply

Alston Construction Co, Inc.

Austin Commercial

AXIOS Industrial Group

Bluewater Constructors, Inc.

Bundren Painting & Drywall

Burrow Global Services, LLC

Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing

Clunn Acoustical Systems

Concrete Constructors

Correct Electric, Inc.

Crain Group, L.L.C.

E3 Electric, Ltd

Enterprise Commercial Paving, Inc.

Fireproof Contractors, Inc

Force Corporation

Gallant Industrial

Griffin Dewatering, LLC

JE Dunn Construction Company

Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.

Keystone Concrete Placement

Kitchell Contractors, Inc.

Knight Industrial Services Inc.

Legacy Contractors, LLC

Locke Solutions Precast Division

MacKnight Safety Solutions

Manhattan Construction Company

PCL Industrial Construction Co.

Power Design

Rogers-O'Brien Construction

Roll-Lift USA

SpawGlass Construction Corporation

ZamCo Directional Drilling



Contech Control Services

Empire Steel Erectors, LP

MMR Group

S&B Helical

Turner Industries Group, LLC

Wolfenson Electric, Inc.

Worley Field Services Inc.



Foundation Building Materials

King Company, LLC

PAT Tank, Inc.

Teal Construction Company



EA Plumbing & Property Services

EyeSite Surveillance

Oxford Builders Inc.

Ruppert Landscape

TRW Houston

Contact: Lauren Harrell, 832-389-5114, l.harrell@abchouston.org


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.