Ajax Building Company Honored as a Top-Performing US Construction Contractor by ABC
Tallahassee, FL March 7— Ajax Building Company, LLC was recently ranked on Associated Builders and Contractors’ fifth annual Top Performers publicationGo to https://www.abc.org/Membership/Top-Performers, which lists its contractor members that build the country’s most enduring, innovative, high-quality construction projects, ranked by work hours. Ajax was also recognized as one of the Top General Contractors, as well as within the Education and Government categories.
‘Quality builds its own reputation.’ has been the Ajax motto for 65 years, since 1958. Our model of customer service, integrity, transparency, inclusion, collaboration, innovation, and a culture of safety are how we maintain that reputation.” says Bill Byrne, Ajax Building Company CEO.
As an ABC Top Performer, Ajax achieved Gold 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 ReportGo to https://abc.org/spr. The majority of the honorees also must earn ABC’s Accredited Quality ContractorGo to https://www.abc.org/Accredited-Quality-Contractors-AQC-presented-by-The-Contractors-Plan credential, which recognizes commitment to corporate responsibility in quality, safety, talent management—including inclusion, diversity and equity—education and community relations.
Mr. Byrne went on to say, ““Safety has always been one of the pillars upon how we identify as a construction firm and have built our reputation. When we became one of the family companies within the Structure Tone Building Group, the values of their Safety 360 initiative mirrored our own. It is a model of awareness, shared responsibility, behavior based coaching and positive reinforcement.”
Ajax, an ABC Accredited Quality ContractorGo to https://www.abc.org/Accredited-Quality-Contractors-AQC-presented-by-The-Contractors-Plan since 2009, was also recognized in this publication as one of the Top General Contractors, as well as within the Education and Government categories. “Ajax 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 Ajax 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 employees at Ajax Building Company who are placing the highest importance on investing in their people, health and safety, and innovation.”
Through STEP, AQC and other robust programs, Ajax Building Company 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/topperformersGo to https://www.abc.org/Membership/Top-Performers.
About Our Company: Ajax Building Company, LLC founded in 1958, is an employee owned and third generation family operated construction management firm. During the past 65 years, Ajax has steadily grown to become one of the Southeast’s premier contractors. As a part of the STO Building Group family of companies, Ajax’s project experience now extends throughout the United States, into Canada and the UK, and Ireland. Regardless of the complexity or size of a project, Ajax brings innovative solutions to construction challenges and always strives to exceed their client’s expectations. Ajax prides itself on delivering projects that are on time, within budget and possess the highest level of safety, customer service and quality. Ajax is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.