Accredited Quality Contractors pledge their commitment each year to providing clients with the highest-quality construction services.

October 27, 2023

Haskell Earns 25th Consecutive Accredited Quality Contractor Honor

Given by the 22,000-member Associated Builders and Contractors, the AQC designation recognizes just 547 firms for their safety, quality and service.


The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced that Haskell has again been named an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) for its commitment to corporate responsibility. This is the 25th consecutive year the Jacksonville, Florida-based company has earned AQC recognition.

“Throughout Haskell’s history, we have been committed to producing world-class solutions for our clients,” said Kevin Kett, Director of Quality. “This is an exclusive honor, only awarded to 547 of the nation’s elite construction contractors. We are honored to receive this prestigious award.

Launched three decades ago, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:

“Accredited Quality Contractors exemplify top-performing contractors by setting the standard in the contracting community for safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality,” said Michael Bellaman, ABC President and CEO. “Every day, the leaders and employees of Haskell commit to the highest level of corporate and community achievement, embodying the best of ABC’s membership. Congratulations to these outstanding construction companies.”

In earning the AQC credential, each member company commits to world-class safety by achieving the Gold, Platinum or Diamond level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top performers achieving incident rates more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average.

Statistically, Haskell is measured against the commercial construction industry based on Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), which is compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2022, Haskell team members recorded a TRIR of 0.28 while executing more than 4.2 million manhours. This represents a performance that was the third-best in company history, 10 times better than the industry average.

ABC is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950, representing more than 22,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

Reaccredited annually, AQC members also make the following 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 principles of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.”

AQC is recognized by the Construction Users Roundtable, an organization founded by leading construction project owners. AQC members are eligible for ABC’s Top Performers lists, which rank contractors based on work hours.

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Haskell delivers $2± billion annually in Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Consulting solutions to assure certainty of outcome for complex capital projects worldwide. Haskell is a global, fully integrated, single-source design-build and EPC firm with over 2,200 highly specialized, in-house design, construction and administrative professionals across industrial and commercial markets. With 20+ office locations around the globe, Haskell is a trusted partner for global and emerging clients.

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