Branch Builds, a business unit of Branch Group, was ranked 167 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ fifth annual Top Performers publication, which lists its contractor members that build the country’s most enduring, innovative, high-quality construction projects, ranked by work hours. Branch also ranked #88 on the ABC national list of Top General Contractors.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors for our quality construction work. This substantiates the hard work done every day by our employee owners. It is through their efforts, that we have been able to successfully perform so well these past few years. We are happy those efforts have been recognized,” says CEO, Donald D. Graul.
As an ABC Top Performer, Branch achieved Diamond status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to ABC’s Safety Performance Report. The majority of the honorees also must earn ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor credential, which recognizes commitment to corporate responsibility in quality, safety, talent management—including inclusion, diversity and equity—education and community relations.
Branch was one of the top contractors named an ABC Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) in 2022.
“Branch invests in and attributes its successes to its people, and its value proposition gives their employees purpose, delivers quality to their clients and strengthens their bottom line,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “Congratulations to Branch for raising the bar in developing people, winning work and delivering that work safely, ethically and profitably.”
“This year’s ABC Top Performers agree that culture is key,” said Michael Bellaman, president and CEO of ABC. “Not only is a strong corporate culture an essential component of a thriving and vibrant workplace, but it helps retain top talent, create safe and healthy jobsites, and build better communities. We honor this top-performing contractor and all employee owners at Branch who are placing the highest importance on investing in their people, health and safety, and innovation.”
Through STEP, AQC and other robust programs, Branch demonstrates it:
- Sustain and grow their businesses, financially and economically
- Offer market-competitive compensation, benefit and retirement packages
- Commit to world-class safety
- Commit to workforce development, education and creating career opportunities
- Commit to an inclusive and diverse work environment
- Develop opportunities for their employees to achieve their career dreams
- Cultivate committed leadership
The ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 250 Performers, Top General Contractors, Top Trade Contractors, Top Electrical Contractors, Top Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors and Top Performers by Market, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential. The Top Performers with Special Designations hold one or more special designations. The Top Performers were ranked by the number of hours worked in 2021, as reported in their 2022 STEP applications. The rankings also include lists of top-performing companies in 18 market segments, such as government, health care, infrastructure, military, retail, religious, high tech, airport and sports complexes
View the 2023 Top Performers lists at abc.org/topperformers.