Willow Construction Named a National, Top-Performing US Construction Company by ABC

Press Release

Willow Construction of Easton, Maryland, was recognized in the Associated Builders and Contractors’ sixth annual Top Performers publication as one ABC’s Top 250 Performers and Top General Contractors nationwide. ABC’s Top Performers lists—the only rankings of their kind—recognize member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, inclusion, diversity, equity, project excellence and special designations, ranked by work hours.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Top Performer and Top General Contractor by the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC),” said Michael Hiner, President and co-owner of Willow Construction. We want to extend our gratitude to ABC for their support and expertise in advocacy, business management, and workforce development. Additionally, we’d like to thank the Willow team for their hard work and dedication, as they have played a crucial role in achieving this recognition. It’s a testament to our collective commitment to upholding industry standards of safety, quality, and community engagement.”

As an ABC Top Performer, Willow Construction achieved Platinum status last year in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which helps the best-performing contractors achieve incident rates nearly seven times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to ABC’s Safety Performance Report. Willow Construction also earned ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor credential in 2023. This credential recognizes excellence in quality, safety performance, talent management—including inclusion, diversity and merit—craft and management education and community relations.

“Willow Construction builds the community’s most enduring, innovative, high-quality construction projects, and its leadership team and employees have thriving, growth-centric mindsets, strategic plans and goals,” said Michael Bellaman, President and CEO of ABC. “Business growth is never an accident. It results from a combination of tangibles and intangibles—including a robust culture, innovative tools, a commitment to total human health and a pragmatic appetite for risk. We congratulate Willow Construction, an exceptional contractor, for operating successfully in a merit shop environment, attracting and retaining top construction talent and setting the standard in business growth.”

Through credentials like STEP, AQC and other robust programs, Willow Construction demonstrates it:

  • Sustains and grows its business, financially and economically
  • Offers market-competitive compensation, benefit and retirement packages
  • Commits to industry-leading safety
  • Commits to workforce development, education and creating career opportunities
  • Commits to work environments that are inclusive and diverse
  • Develops opportunities for their employees to achieve their career dreams
  • Cultivates committed leadership

The ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 250 Performers, Top General Contractors, Top Trade Contractors, Top Electrical Contractors, Top Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors and Top Performers by Market, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential. The Top Performers with Special Designations hold one or more special designations. The Top Performers were ranked by the number of hours worked in 2022, as reported in their 2023 STEP applications. The rankings also include lists of top-performing companies in 18 market segments, such as government, health care, infrastructure, military, retail, religious, high tech, airport and sports complexes.

ABC’s Top Performers listings are presented by these ABC strategic partners: Milwaukee, Procore, Southwire and United Rentals. View the 2024 Top Performers lists at abc.org/topperformers.