Kaplan Named Top Performer by ABC

Boston – Kaplan Construction, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) general contractor and construction management firm, was ranked on Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) national 2021 Top Performers list, which recognizes ABC member contractors in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence, and special designations, ranked by work hours. Kaplan also made the Top General Contractors up to $50 million and the Top Performers with Special Designations lists.

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top 75 Trade Contractors, Top Electrical Contractors, Top Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors, Top 100 General Contractors, and Top General Contractors Up to $50 million, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential, as well as the Top Performers With Special Designations.

“Making sure our employees return home safe and sound every night is a top priority at our company. The ABC’s Step Safety Management Program is the gold standard in construction, and we are proud to have achieved an ABC safety award for the past four years,” said Nathan Peck, president of Kaplan Construction.

To be eligible, Kaplan Construction demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 655% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2021 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2019, as reported in their 2020 STEP applications. ABC members that earn the Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) credential certify their commitment to quality; safety; craft and management education; talent management; inclusion, diversity, and equity; and community relations.

Kaplan has a long history of being recognized by ABC through its Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA) and STEP Safety Management program.

“The common priorities in our third annual list of ABC Top Performers include culture, safety, innovation, workforce development and driving market value,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “Collaboration and adaptation created a safer, more productive jobsite and workplace for Kaplan, and I applaud these industry leaders for setting the standard in developing people, winning work and delivering that work safely, ethically and profitably.”

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