Achieving Accredited Quality Contractor Designation


We’ve proudly achieved Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) status from Associated Builders and Contractor, a national construction industry trade association. Along with other AQC members, we set a standard in the construction industry by being high performing, ethical contractors in our communities. 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:

  • Quality
  • Safety (ABC STEP Gold, Platinum or Diamond level required)
  • Talent management
  • Craft and management education
  • Community relations and diversity

How do we meet these requirements? Kent Heronimus, Recruiting Manager at Interstates, explains that our employees make it possible. “As an employee at Interstates, you may often hear us say ‘the most impressive thing we’ve built is our team.’ We strongly believe that our people are our greatest resource, and the results we deliver wouldn’t be possible without them.” We focus on their professional development, through different training and leadership opportunities, and help them build their career.

Another way we meet these requirements is by emphasizing a zero-injury culture. By holding safety meetings each morning, offering safety education, and encouraging the importance of safety, we’ve created a safety culture at Interstates. We treat each other like family, and that means keeping each other free from injury on the job site.

“Interstates’ company-wide leadership on the AQC principles is helping to drive world-class safety performance, workforce development, diversity and quality construction in the communities in which they work.” Says 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, president and owner, R.C. Stevens, Winter Garden, Florida.

In achieving AQC status, each member company takes the following pledge and is recognized by Construction Users Roundtable, an organization founded by leading construction project owners.

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.

By continually building our team and safety culture, we strive to protect our family and serve yours.


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