ABC Recognizes STEP Recipients at July Membership Breakfast
HOUSTON – Members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) gathered at the University of Houston Hilton to recognize the 2018 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award recipients. The STEP Program is an annual report that documents the dramatic impact of using proactive safety practices to reduce recordable incidents, making the best-performing companies 670 percent safer than the industry average. Both large and small contractors alike can use the STEP program to improve the safety on jobsites and protect their workers.
“We had the opportunity to recognize our Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond STEP award recipients,” said Robert Burelsmith of E.E. Reed Construction and the 2018 ABC Chairman. “It was an honor being able to see over half of the room stand up for recognition.”
“At job sites of STEP awarded companies, subcontractors recognize that these companies have a strong safety culture and they expect a certain level of safety.”
“S&B has been participating in STEP for over twenty years,” said Ralph Riley with S&B Engineers and Constructors. “We are a strong believer in STEP, and know how beneficial it is to our company, and how it has helped gain us recognition not only in the Greater Houston area, but also nationally as well. At S&B, we believe that accidents are preventable as long as good systems and processes are in place. STEP is an ideal program to put those processes in effect.”
To apply for the 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. Occasionally, there are gaps between each level’s perception of safety on the jobsite, and it is the company’s responsibility to take the next step in order to fix those disparities.
For more questions about applying for STEP, please contact Callie Fields or visit the ABC website at www.abchouston.org.
Below is a list of STEP winners ranked from highest honors:
Austin Industrial, Inc.
Brewer Construction Services, LLC
Brock Services, LLC
Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC
Burrow Global Services, LLC
Cajun Industries, LLC
CECO Pipeline Services Co.
Circle & Crane Services
Comfort Systems USA South Central
Commercial Fence Inc.
Craig & Heidt
Electra Link Inc.
Garney Companies, Inc.
Hoar Construction, LLC
ISC Construction, LLC
Karsten Interior Services
Manhattan Construction Company
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
MMR Constructors, Inc.
PCL Industrial Construction Co.
Polk Mechanical Company
S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
SpawGlass Construction Corporation
Standard Constructors, Inc.
STARCON International, Inc.
Teal Construction Company
The Mundy Companies
Tracer Construction LLC
Turner Industries Group, LLC
W.T. Byler Co.
Bayou City Industrial Contractors, Ltd
Contech Control Services
Correct Electric, Inc.
G.R. Birdwell Construction
Performance Contractors, Inc.
Rogers-O’Brien Construction Company
Ruppert Landscape, Inc.
The Schneider Corporation
Tolunay Engineering Group
Aggregate Technologies, Inc.
Austin Commercial, LP
BE&K Building Group
Bluewater Constructors, Inc.
Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
Cleary Construction Services, Inc.
Corval Builders & Erectors, Inc.
D.E. Harvey Builders, Inc.
EE Reed Construction, L.P.
Enterprise Commercial Paving
Fast Track Specialties, LP
GHD Services Inc.
Group Industries, LLC
Gutier Roofing & Sheet Metal
Industrial Solutions, Inc.
Joeris General Contractor, Ltd
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
Mammoet USA South, Inc.
MB Western Industrial Contracting Co.
Mobil Steel International, Inc.
Oxford Builders, Inc.
Peterson Beckner Industries, Inc.
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.
Southeast Fire Protection, L.P.
Structure Tone Southwest LLC
Summit Industrial Construction, LLC
The Gonzalez Group
TnT Crane & Rigging, Inc.
TRIAD Electric & Controls
White Construction Company
Gallop Tower Field Service
Gonzales Commercial Electric, Inc.
Locke Solutions Precast Division
Performance Electric L.P.
Premier Demolition Services