Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has recognized Stellar with a 2024 National Safety Pinnacle Award, the highest award category given to ABC contractor members for exceptional achievements in construction safety.

Stellar, a fully integrated firm specializing in design, engineering, construction, and mechanical services, was honored this month at the 34th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards during the ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida. This is the fourth consecutive year the company has earned a Pinnacle Award.

The award rankings are based on the Diamond, Platinum, or Gold status achieved by organizations in ABC's STEP Safety Management System. 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 contractors across the country were presented with this recognition, which acknowledges the commitment of organizations 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," said Neil Ross, Stellar’s vice president of Safety. 

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.


About Stellar
Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction, refrigeration, and mechanical services firm serving commercial, industrial, and public sector markets across the United States. More than 750 Stellar employees throughout the country create award-winning food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, commercial buildings, and military facilities. In addition to its headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, Stellar operates support locations throughout the United States.