BOSTON – March 30, 2021 - Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today it was ranked on Associated Builders and Contractors national 2021 Top Performers list, which recognizes ABC member contractors in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence, and special designations, ranked by work hours. Kaplan also made the Top General Contractors up to $50 million and the Top Performers with Special Designations lists (Kaplan is a certified WBE).
Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top 75 Trade Contractors, Top Electrical Contractors, Top Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors, Top 100 General Contractors, and Top General Contractors Up to $50 million, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential, as well as the Top Performers With Special Designations.
“We are honored to receive these awards from ABC because they validate the hard work our teams do every single day in delivering a high-quality construction product for our clients,” said Nathan Peck, president of Kaplan Construction. “Making sure our employees return home safe and sound every night is a top priority at our company. The ABC’s Step Safety Management Program is the gold standard in construction, and we are proud to have achieved an ABC Safety award for the past four years.”
To be eligible, Kaplan Construction demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 655% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2021 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2019, as reported in their 2020 STEP applications. ABC members that earn the AQC credential certify their commitment to quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management, inclusion, diversity and equity and community relations.
“The common priorities in our third annual list of ABC Top Performers include culture, safety, innovation, workforce development and driving market value,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “Collaboration and adaptation created a safer, more productive jobsite and workplace for Kaplan, and I applaud these industry leaders for setting the standard in developing people, winning work and delivering that work safely, ethically and profitably.”
Kaplan has a long-history of being recognized by ABC through its Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA) and STEP Safety Management program, including:
ABC Excellence in Construction Awards
• 2020 – ABC MA Eagle Award for Boston University Children’s Center
• 2020 – ABC National Pyramid Award for Boston University Children’s Center
• 2019 – ABC MA Eagle Award for Revolution Hotel
• 2019 – ABC National Eagle Award for Revolution Hotel
• 2019 – ABC MA Eagle Award for Congregation Kehillath Israel
• 2019 – ABC National Pyramid Award for Congregation Kehillath Israel
• 2018 – ABC MA Eagle Award for 9 Williams Street
ABC Safety Awards
• 2020 – Diamond STEP
• 2019 – Gold STEP
• 2018 – Gold STEP
• 2017 – Platinum STEP
Access the 2021 Top Performers list at abc.org/topperformers.
About Kaplan Construction
Kaplan Construction is a WBE general contractor and construction management company that provides comprehensive building programs including preconstruction planning, construction management, design-build services, and general construction for commercial, healthcare, multi-family, worship, and institutional clients. Serving Greater Boston since 1976, the company’s proactive approach features lean building techniques and integrated project delivery (IPD) that often realize substantial cost savings and earlier completion dates for its clients, while its dedication to safety far surpasses industry standards. For more information, please visit www.kaplanconstructs.com.
Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM
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