1. < Back to Press Releases

    Balfour Beatty is ranked No. 1 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2021 Top 200 Performers and Top 100 General Contractors lists

    March 23, 2021


    DALLAS – Balfour Beatty is ranked No. 1 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2021 Top 200 Performers and Top 100 General Contractors lists, which recognizes ABC member contractors’ in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence and special designations, ranked by work hours in Construction Executive magazine. In addition, Balfour Beatty received special designations including ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Gold or higher and earned ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) credential in 2020.

    “We are honored to be recognized by ABC as the Top Performer and Top General Contractor of 2021,” said Leon Blondin, Balfour Beatty’s US chief executive officer. “This is a true testament of our team members commitment to our partnerships in safely delivering premier projects and their dedication in providing innovative services and solutions for our clients to achieve their building goals. Our team is grateful for the opportunity to work with our industry partners and owners to design and build critical infrastructure that meets the needs of our local economies and helps our communities grow across the country.”

    To be eligible, Balfour Beatty 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 US 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.

    “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 Balfour Beatty, and I applaud these industry leaders for setting the standard in developing people, winning work and delivering that work safely, ethically and profitably.”

    Balfour Beatty has been a long-standing member of ABC receiving multiple accolades in delivery of construction projects across the nation. The company has also been recently recognized by ABC of Florida’s First Coast Chapter with its “Project of the Year” and Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Award for the completion of Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla and ABC Carolinas Chapter with its EIC Eagle Award for Parker Poe law firm’s interior buildout project.

    For access and more information on ABC’s 2021 Top Performers list at abc.org/topperformers.