Stronghold Engineering’s 2020 Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) recertification has been renewed by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for another year.
Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility:
- Safety (ABC STEP Gold, Platinum or Diamond level required)
- Talent management
- Craft and management education
- Community relations and diversity
In addition to qualifying in the other four areas of corporate responsibility, Stronghold achieved STEP Platinum.
“By becoming an Accredited Quality Contractor, Stronghold Engineering’s commitment to corporate and community service excellence is clear,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, president and owner, R.C. Stevens, Winter Garden, Florida. “Stronghold Engineering’s company-wide leadership on the ACQ principals is helping to drive world-class safety performance, workforce development, diversity and quality construction in the communities in which they work.”
In achieving AQC status, each member company takes 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 principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to 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 Roundtable, an organization founded by leading construction project owners.