Accredited Quality Contractors (AQC) presented by The Contractors Plan

AQC 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 principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.”

Contractors that successfully qualify as "Accredited Quality Contractors" are accredited for one year. Member companies must renew each year.

The Accredited Quality Contractor program was launched in 1993. It is a program that publicly recognizes and honors those construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility:


Benefits of an Accredited Quality Contractor

Wide recognition within the industry, the business community, and the public

National and local recognition in publications

Authorization to use AQC language in bid documents

Permission to use the AQC log on company letterhead, business cards, websites and jobsite signs

Access to AQC marketing materials such as stickers, brochures, membership plaque, etc.

Points on National Excellence in Construction Awards submissions for being AQC certified

The AQC program is recognized by CURT. Read the statement of recognition from the Construction Users Roundtable

Additional Promotional Opportunities

Construction Executive

Construction Executive (CE) offers Accredited Quality Contractor members the opportunity to showcase their company's achievements and capabilities in this widely-viewed publication. CE has created specially priced packages for half-page, full-page and two-page spread articles with professional editing and graphic design, plus promotion, marketing and more. Annually, the December issue of the magazine includes a listing (no fee) of all current AQC members. Click here for more information!


AQC Members can order logo apparel for their entire team through Aramark. Aramark offers exclusive savings for AQC members and $5 flat rate shipping. Email for more information.

Meet the Sponsor

Since 1983, The Contractors Plan has designed and administered healthcare, retirement and specialty benefits programs for contractors who perform prevailing wage (Davis-Bacon Act) work. We are a full-service third-party administrator offering retirement and health benefit plans for prevailing wage workers, and we are proud to lead the industry in group benefit plans designed specifically for hourly and part-time workers. Our products, proprietary benefits administration platform and services help employers save money, reduce their workload and stay compliant with local and federal government mandates and regulations. As a strategic partner and proud AQC sponsor, The Contractors Plan has assisted more than 500 ABC members with their Davis-Bacon, prevailing wage compliance and retirement plan needs.

Our solution is:

  • Available to all ABC contractor members regardless of the type of work they perform, with features and benefits that will support the entire spectrum of employee benefits;
  • Sold and serviced through a national network of local brokers and agents.

Many ABC broker members are already contracted to sell The Contractors Plan, and more are signing up every day.

Contact Us

AQC Mentors are available! If you feel you could benefit from peer-to-peer assistance in order to maintain your company's AQC status, contact ABC National to be matched with a mentor.

Email or call 202.595.1378.

Accreditation by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is not an endorsement or promotion of any of the services an accredited contractor provides, nor does it represent a guarantee by ABC that any particular level of work will be provided. It is a reflection of ABC’s evaluation and determination that the contractor as a whole meets a standard of business practices that have been adopted for accreditation purposes by an independent committee comprised solely of ABC members.

Accreditations are based on findings from member companies at particular points in time, therefore the quality of services offered by an accredited contractor could change without ABC’s knowledge between annual reaccreditations. The information on this website should be used as a guide in making choices about which contractor will best meet the client’s needs and not as ABC’s recommendation to utilize any particular contractor’s services. Owners and others who recognize this accreditation are responsible for obtaining the additional information necessary to make informed decisions about their choice of contractors. ABC therefore expressly does not assume any liability for the quality of services provided by an accredited contractor to any client.