Graycor Southern

Graycor Southern Recognized As A 2021 Top Performer By ABC

Graycor Southern was ranked No. 90 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2021 Top 200 Performers list, which recognizes ABC member contractors’ in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence and special designations, ranked by work hours.

“It is a distinct honor for Graycor Southern to be named one of ABC’s 2021 Top Performers among national general contractors”, says Shawn Buchanan, Senior Vice President, Graycor Southern Inc.  “Recognitions like this are a validation that GSI continues to be focused on the things that matter in the construction industry, specifically Safety, Quality and overall Project Excellence.”

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top Trade Contractors, Top Electrical Contractors, Top Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors and Top 100 General Contractors and Top General Contractors Up to $50 million, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential, as well as the Top Performers With Special Designations.

“The common priorities in our third annual list of ABC Top Performers include culture, safety, innovation, workforce development and driving market value,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “Collaboration and adaptation created a safer, more productive jobsite and workplace for Graycor Southern, and I applaud these industry leaders for setting the standard in developing people, winning work and delivering that work safely, ethically and profitably.”

Graycor Southern is also honored to receive recognition as ABC’s 2020 Accredited Quality Contractor, and 2021 National and Regional Excellence in Construction Awards,® and2021 National Safety Excellence Awards.

To be eligible, Graycor Southern demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 655% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2021 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2019, as reported in their 2020 STEP applications. ABC members that earn the AQC credential certify their commitment to quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management, inclusion, diversity and equity and community relations.

“This recognition would not be possible without the tremendous efforts of our project staff and craft, whose field-focused dedication to the fundamentals: Safety, Quality, Cost, and Schedule continue to exemplify the very best in our industry and distinguish us from the competition,” Buchanan added.  “Congratulations to the entire GSI family, it is well deserved!”

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