R.H. White Construction today announced that it has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors, the first year R.H. White Construction earned the prestigious credential for its commitment to corporate responsibility. ABC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Accredited Quality Contractors program in 2023, and only 547 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors most recently earned the credential. “This prestigious credential is a real testament to the dedication and commitment of our employees to ‘do the right thing’ and consistently excel for our customers. Their belief in our safety standards and the quest for zero incidents contributes directly to their superior performance in service to our customers. It is especially meaningful as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary,” said, Jim McCarthy, R.H. White CEO. Launched three decades ago, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:
- Safety performance
- Talent management, including inclusion, diversity, and merit
- Craft and management education
- Community relations
“Accredited Quality Contractors exemplify top-performing contractors by setting the standard in the contracting community for safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality,” said Michael Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “Every day, the leaders and employees of R.H. White Construction commit to the highest level of corporate and community achievement, embodying the best of ABC’s membership. Congratulations to these outstanding construction companies.” In earning the AQC credential, each member company commits to world-class safety by achieving the Gold, Platinum, or Diamond level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top performers achieving incident rates more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Reaccredited annually, AQC members also make the following pledge: As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services, and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principles of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively to meet the needs of our clients. AQC is recognized by the Construction Users Roundtable, an organization founded by leading construction project owners, and AQC members are eligible for ABC’s Top Performers lists, which rank contractors based on work hours. To learn more about AQC and see the full list of accredited quality contractors, visit abc.org/aqc or utilize the zip code finder tool. ABC members have exclusive access to the list of accredited quality contractors and more on FindContractors.com.