Associated Builders and Contractors Names Interstates Companies Contractor of the Year

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                                                                    For Immediate Release
Feb. 12, 2014 

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Interstates Companies is its 2013 Contractor of the Year. Interstates Companies Chairman and CEO Larry Den Herder accepted the award on behalf of the company Feb. 11 during ABC’s 24th annual Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony in Maui, Hawaii.

“Each year, ABC recognizes an individual or company that attains a level of achievement that raises the bar for all of us,” said 2014 ABC National Chairman Dan Brodbeck, president and CEO of Compass Partners, LLC. “Interstates' commitment to safety and excellence on all levels helps to advance our organization, the construction industry and the merit shop philosophy.”

Marking its 60th year of business in 2013, Interstates began as a small electrical company in 1953 that was founded on the core values of dependability, integrity, trust, quality and family. Today, the company boasts 600 employees and delivers $100 million of work annually in design-build electrical solutions. In addition to electrical construction, Interstates offers electrical engineering, control systems and instrumentation services.

Interstates first became an ABC member in 1975 and currently is a member of ABC’s Iowa, Rocky Mountain and Cornhusker chapters. 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction association representing 22,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.