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                                                                For Immediate Release

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., March 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named hth companies of Union, Mo., 2016 Contractor of the Year for exceptional leadership in training, safety, innovation and commitment to the merit shop philosophy. Founder and CEO Greg Hoberock accepted the honor at the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala on March 1 during Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to recognize hth companies’ leadership with our highest award: Contractor of the Year,” said Chuck Goodrich, 2017 ABC national chair and president of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. “Truly an ambassador for the merit shop construction industry, hth companies embraces advancement through innovation, demonstrates world-class safety performance and focuses on the wellbeing of their workforce. Their remarkable success in recruiting top talent into the industry and helping each employee develop to his or her maximum potential draws needed attention to the highly desirable career paths construction has to offer.”
hth companies, led by the executive team of Greg Hoberock, Mike Freese, Doug Hoberock, Susan Hellebusch, Erin Freese and Shelley Sutton, embodies the principles of the merit shop in all areas of the business. The company was founded in Union, Mo., in 1984 as a family-owned mechanical contracting firm, and has since grown to include more than 600 employees in 13 states. In its more than 30-year history, hth companies has expanded its service offerings to include mechanical insulation, scaffold erection, industrial cleaning and maintenance, welding, pipefitting and confined space rescue.

hth companies was also honored with a best-in-class National Safety Pinnacle Award during the Excellence in Construction Awards gala. The company’s world-class safety culture has earned it Diamond status in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) and produced an exceptionally low Experience Modification Rate of 0.59, making it among the safest construction companies in the United States.

The company demonstrates an impressive commitment to volunteerism and working to better the construction industry by serving on a number of top boards of construction business associations, including ABC’s Environment, Health and Safety Committee. In addition, the company dedicates time and resources to local community groups including:
  • St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
  • St. Francis Borgia Parish
  • Washington Town & Country Fair Board
  • Washington Lions Club
  • Washington School District
  • WINGS Foundation Board
  • Washington High School Athletic Association