For more information, you may email or call 202.595.1378.

Additional branch Offices
If you would like to add additional office locations to your AQC membership, download the AQC Branch Form.

The Accredited Quality Contractor program was launched in 1993. It is a program which publicly recognizes and honors those construction firms which have documented their commitment in five key areas of corporate responsibility:
  • Quality
  • Safety (STEP Gold, Platinum or Diamond Level Required)
  • Employee Benefits
  • Training
  • Community Relations and Diversity
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.

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 logo on letterhead, business cards and job-site 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.

New Promotional Opportunity!
Construction Executive ​(CE)​ now 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 basic listing (no fee) of all current AQC members. Click here for more information!

Applications & Recertifications

*a minimum of five must be received from third-party references as details in the application 

The application and requested supplemental information must be provided in both printed and electronic form to be considered for certification. For the printed materials, please submit in a binder with tabs and please do not use page protectors unless the document being supplied is smaller than 8½” x 11”. The electronic version may be submitted on disc or flash drive, or zipped and emailed to Please be sure the files are organized and labeled clearly.  Electronic folders are recommended.  

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email them to

AQC Mentors are available!  If you feel you could benefit from peer-to-peer assistance in order to achieve AQC status, email to be matched with a mentor.

Download the 2016 AQC recertification form.

Participating members must recertify annually. The completed form should be returned electronically to The due date is September 1, 2016. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email them to

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

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.