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

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

Austin Industrial, Inc.
Bartlett Cocke
BrandSafway Solutions
Brewer Construction Services, LLC
Brock Services, LLC
Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC
Burrow Global Services, LLC
Burton Construction
Cajun Industries, LLC
CECO Pipeline Services Co.
Cherry Companies
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
JAMCo, Inc.
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.
Saulsbury Industries
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
SpawGlass Construction Corporation
Standard Constructors, Inc.
STARCON International, Inc.
Teal Construction Company
Tellepsen Industrial
The Mundy Companies
Tracer Construction LLC
Trio Electric
Turner Industries Group, LLC
W.T. Byler Co.

Bayou City Industrial Contractors, Ltd
BETCO Scaffolds
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
Tradesmen International

Aggregate Technologies, Inc.
Amber, L.P.
Austin Commercial, LP
BE&K Building Group
Bluewater Constructors, Inc.
Bundren Roofing
Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
Cleary Construction Services, Inc.
Corval Builders & Erectors, Inc.
D.E. Harvey Builders, Inc.
DPR Construction
EE Reed Construction, L.P.
Enterprise Commercial Paving
Fast Track Specialties, LP
GHD Services Inc.
Group Industries, LLC
Gutier Roofing & Sheet Metal
Haley-Greer, Inc.
Holes Incorporated
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.
Ref-Chem, L.P.
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.
Southeast Fire Protection, L.P.
Structure Tone Southwest LLC
Summit Industrial Construction, LLC
Synchro Corp
TDIndustries, Inc.
The Gonzalez Group
TnT Crane & Rigging, Inc.
TRIAD Electric & Controls
Turner Construction
White Construction Company

Admiral Glass
Gallop Tower Field Service
Gonzales Commercial Electric, Inc.
Locke Solutions Precast Division
Performance Electric L.P.
Premier Demolition Services



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