The prestigious Accredited Quality Contractor credential publicly recognizes and honors those construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility:

Talent Management
Craft and Management  Education
Launched in 1993, the AQC program is open to ABC contractor members earning STEP Safety Management System Gold, Platinum or Diamond Levels that have been in business for a minimum of three years.

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

Benefits of an Accredited Quality Contractor

Gain wide recognition within the industry, the business community, and the public including national and local recognition in publications

Use AQC language and provided materials in bid documents to win more work.

Market your AQC credential on company letterhead, business cards, websites, social media and jobsite signs.

Access AQC marketing materials such as the logo, stickers, brochures, membership plaque and more.

Earn points on National Excellence in Construction Awards submissions for being an AQC.

Become eligible for the ABC Top Performers lists.

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

For more information and assistance with the application, watch the video series below!


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.”

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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.


“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.

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