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 To learn more about this celebration, please visit 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
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  

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


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