Stellar Recognized as Top Safety Leader Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors

Jacksonville, Florida (March 18, 2024) — Today, Stellar announced it has earned a National Safety Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors, which was presented at the 34th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida, on March 14. Stellar, a Jacksonville-based fully integrated firm specializing in design, engineering, construction, and mechanical services, has been awarded the Pinnacle award for the fourth consecutive year. This is the highest award category given to contractor members by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for exceptional achievements in construction safety.

The award rankings are based on the Diamond, Platinum, or Gold status achieved by ABC's STEP Safety Management System organizations. Contractors are evaluated based on several criteria, including self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and interviews conducted by ABC's National Health and Safety Committee members. The 2023 award winners were selected from ABC member firms based on their safety performance data throughout the qualifying year. Only 45 nationwide contractors were presented with this recognition, acknowledging organizations' commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards.

“Securing the Pinnacle award for the fourth consecutive year highlights our consistent dedication to prioritizing the safety of our employees, clients, and the general public. We are honored to be recognized among the top contractors in the nation for our safety best practices and will continue to prioritize safety in every aspect of our operations." Says Neil Ross, Stellar’s Vice President of Safety.

“Health and safety are core values for Stellar, deeply integrated into the company’s actions and decision-making processes,” said 2024 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Buddy Henley, president, Henley Construction Co. Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland. “Stellar does not compromise on safety, relentlessly ensuring every employee arrives and leaves the jobsite in the same or better condition every day. Among the NSEA winners are several ABC Top Performers, which demonstrates the positive impact of implementing strong safety programs. Join me in thanking this top safety contractors for the example they set in this industry.”

The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236—Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237—Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238—Specialty Trade Contractors.

ABC’s STEP Safety Management System provides contractors and suppliers with a robust, no-cost framework for measuring safety data and benchmarking with peers in the industry. The self-assessment tool helps participants identify real opportunities for scalable growth in their safety programs to lower their total recordable incident rates.

CNA, one of ABC’s strategic partners, is the presenting sponsor of the National Safety Excellence Awards.

See a complete list of winners on ABC’s website.

2023 Pinnacle Award Winner