Warfel Construction Company is pleased to announce that the firm has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Only 450 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors earned the credential in 2021.
“We are proud to have had a presence in the AQC program for multiple years since the designation’s inception,” said Matt Hartzler, President & CEO. “This achievement is a testament to our employee’s commitment to serving our clients with honesty, integrity, accountability, and teamwork.”
Launched nearly 30 years ago, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:
- Safety performance
- Talent management, and inclusion, diversity and equity
- Craft and management education
- Community relations
“Accredited Quality Contractors set the standard in the contracting community in safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality,” said 2022 ABC National Chair of the Board of Directors Stephanie Schmidt, president of Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania. “Congratulations to this high-performing construction company. Daily, the leaders and employees of Warfel Construction Company commit to the highest level of corporate and community achievement, exemplifying the 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 System. 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 average.