HOUSTON, July 13 – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, announced the recipients of the 2022 STEP awards in the Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels at the Membership Breakfast on July 8. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.
STEP applicants 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.
“We had the opportunity to recognize our Diamond, Platinum, Golf, Silver, and Bronze STEP award recipients at the July Membership Breakfast,” said John Glaze, Fast Track Specialties, LP and 2022 ABC Greater Houston 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.
Below is a list of STEP winners ranked from highest honors:
1 Priority Environmental Services, LLC
Apache Industrial Services, Inc
Ardent Services, LLC
Arreis Group LLC
Austin Commercial, LP
Bengal Crane & Rigging
BLOCK Companies, LLC
Bluewater Constructors, Inc.
Bottom Line Equipment, LLC
Brewer Construction Services, LLC
Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC
Burrow Global Services, LLC
Cajun Industries, LLC
Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.
Certified Crane & Rigging Services, LLC
Chemex Global, Inc.
Craig & Heidt, Inc.
Crain Group, L.L.C.
E.E. Reed Construction, L. P.
Enterprise Commercial Paving, Inc.
EnviroCon Systems, Inc.
Fast Track Specialties, LP
Fireproof Contractors, Inc
Gilbane Building Company
Griesenbeck Architectural Products, Inc.
GROUP Contractors, LLC
ISC Constructors, LLC
Joslin Construction Texas, LLC
Karsten Interior Services
Marquis Construction Services Inc
McCorvey Sheet Metal Works, LP
Mobil Steel International, Inc.
Moore Industries, LLC
Network Cabling Services
Norrell Construction, Inc.
Oates Industries, Inc.
Performance Contractors, Inc.
Polk Mechanical, LLC
Rogers-O'Brien Construction Company
Roll- Lift USA
S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.
Sealevel Construction, Inc.
Skanska Building, Inc.
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Standard Constructors, Inc.
STARCON International, Inc.
Structure Tone Southwest LLC
Summit Industrial Construction, LLC
TAM Services Group, Inc.
Teal Construction Company
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
EyeSite Surveillance, Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction
HITT Contracting Inc.
Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
Locke Solutions Precast Division
McDonough Construction Rentals, Inc.
Oxford Builders Inc.
PAT Tank, Inc
PCL Industrial Construction Co.
SpawGlass Construction Corporation
Manhattan Construction Company
Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.
Ruppert Landscape, Inc.
Turner Industries Group, LLC
AD2 Construction Services
Bendel Tank & Heat Exchanger
Braun Intertec Corp.
Emerald Standard Services, Inc.
Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.
Key HTX Development and Holdings, Inc
Action Gypsum Supply
Du-West Services Inc.
Afresh Vision Enterprises
Vizion Crane & Industrial Support, LC
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.