Ajax Building Company Named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC, Achieving Elite Status in Safety, Education and Culture
Tallahassee, Florida, October 6, 2021—Ajax Building Company, LLC of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina today announced that it has again been named an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors, the 13th year it has earned the prestigious credential for its commitment to corporate responsibility. Only 229 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors earned the credential in 2020.
“Quality builds its own reputation has been the Ajax motto since 1958. Our model of customer service, integrity & transparency, inclusion, collaboration, innovation, excellence, and a culture of Safety 360 are how we maintain that reputation of quality. It is also how we’re able to meet the ABC AQC standards thus earning us another year of accreditation, certification we’ve held since 2009, something of which we’re extremely proud.”
Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:
- Safety performance
- Talent management
- Craft and management education
- Community relations, inclusion, diversity and equity
“Accredited Quality Contractors are the types of companies I want to work for and do business with because of the priority placed on world-class safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality,” said 2021 ABC National Chair of the Board of Directors Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., Kaukauna, Wisconsin. “Congratulations to the leadership and employees of Ajax Building Company, LLC for your daily commitment to corporate and community service; you exemplify the merit shop philosophy and what’s best about ABC membership.”
In earning the AQC credential, each member company commits to world-class safety by achieving Gold, Platinum or Diamond level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management SystemGo to http://www.abc.org/en-us/safety/step.aspx. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top performers achieving incident rates more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry averageGo to https://abc.org/Portals/1/2020%20SPR%20Safety%20Performance%20Report.pdf?ver=2020-06-01-090849-333×tamp=1591016941425&utm_source=PDF&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=2020%20SPR.
AQC members also take 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 Construction Users RoundtableGo to https://www.curt.org/, an organization founded by leading construction project owners.
About ABC: Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 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. Visit us at abc.org.
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 63 years, Ajax has steadily grown to become one of the Southeast’s premier contractors. As a part of the STO Building Group family, 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.