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:

Quality
Safety*
Employee
Benefits
Training
Community
Relations

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!

Aramark

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 AQC@abc.org 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.



Testimonials

“ISC is honored to have been an ABC Accredited Quality Contractor for over two decades. The AQC designation validates to the owner community that we are a quality service provider who meets or exceeds their quality performance expectations in the instrumentation, electrical and controls industry.”—Rod Remondet, quality director, ISC Constructors, Baton Rouge, La., AQC since 1993

“Our AQC status demonstrates the holistic effort we employ to grow Lewis Contractors into a respected company that serves the community. This recognition not only stands for the promise of quality we make to our clients, but perhaps more importantly, our investment in the wellbeing of our employees and community.”—Tyler Tate, president, Lewis Contractors, Owings Mills, Md., AQC since 2015

“GROUP Industries’ AQC accreditation has allowed us to find quality employees and demonstrate to our clients the value we place on safety and training. It also helps us communicate our commitment to the communities we are proud to be a part of.”—David Arrighi, CEO, GROUP Industries LLC, Baton Rouge, La., AQC since 1999

“AQC helps set Haley-Greer Inc. apart from competitors that don’t have the same commitment to quality, safety, employee training and benefits and community involvement. We proudly use our AQC accreditation in all our proposals and marketing efforts.”—Letitia Haley Barker, president, Haley-Greer Inc., Dallas, AQC since 2007

“CURT is very pleased to recognize the AQC program as a constructive and valuable program designed to identify construction firms that have achieved a level of excellence in their organizational structure and business operations.” — Greg Sizemore Esq., executive vice president, Construction Users Roundtable (CURT)


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 aqc@abc.org 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.