Washington, DC, November 15, 2022 – Hypower, a leading general, electrical, and utility contracting company, today announced that it has again been named an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors. For the 4th year, Hypower has earned the prestigious credential for its commitment to corporate responsibility.
“By becoming an Accredited Quality Contractor, Hypower’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. “Hypower’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.”
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
In achieving AQC status, each member company takes the following pledge:
“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 Hypower 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.
AQC members also take 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 principles of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and 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.
Hypower is a general contractor specializing in commercial and industrial electric, electrical service, and utility contracting. The company works with some of the leading general contractors, utilities, developers, and institutions in the United States. Hypower operates through several divisions specializing in heavy civil electrical infrastructure, electrical building construction, outside plant power and communications projects, airfield lighting, and ground-mount and floating solar farms nationwide. The company also specializes in 24/7 commercial and industrial electrical service and repair in Florida. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hypower employs more than 400 people and has successfully completed over 1,000 projects valued at over $1.2 billion. Hypower is licensed to operate in more than 30 states and consistently ranks at the top of its class nationally for its exemplary safety and innovation record within the construction market. Hypower consistently emphasizes safety from an employee, job site, and public safety perspective. Widely recognized for its industry excellence, Hypower is currently ranked as a TOP 20 Electrical Contractor in the nation by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This national U.S. trade association also placed the company on its 2022 Top 200 Performers list. As a result, Hypower has been honored with ABC STEP Platinum Awards for Safety Training consecutively since 2013. Hypower was selected as a 2017 Business of The Year and a 2020 Best Places to Work by the South Florida Business Journal. The company has won over 20 Excellence in Construction Eagle Awards presented by ABC, Florida East Coast Chapter, and has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor for the last six years. Hypower has also won the prestigious Specialty Contractor Project of the Year award in 2018 and 2020. Hypower's President, Bernard Paul-Hus, was honored with the 2020 South Florida Ultimate CEO Award by the South Florida Business Journal.
About Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit ABC at www.abc.org.
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