Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter Honors Businesses Excelling in the Field of Safety

Midland, Michigan, January 2021 – ABC Greater Michigan Chapter is proud to announce the member companies that won the 2020 Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards. STEP recognizes ABC member companies who consistently excel in the field of safety, but more importantly it provides an evaluation tool to help identify areas to improve a company’s safety program. 

“Our contractors work safely for thousands of hours every year and are always looking to improve. With the continued focus on raising the bar it is no surprise that the list of Diamond and Platinum winners is growing year over year. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for working hard to make sure everyone goes home safely each and every day,” said Ken Misiewicz, ABC board chairman and President & CEO of Pleune Service Company, Inc.

The following ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member companies received awards in the following categories:



Blasy Electric

Central Concrete Products

Fisher Sand and Gravel

G.E. Insulation

Great Lakes Bay Construction

The Mackenzie Companies

Valley Electrical Contractors


Architectural Metals

Consolidated Electrical Contractors

Fisher Contracting

Magnum Construction


Three Rivers Corporation

Town & Country Group


American Plumbing

Pleune Service Company



Answer Heating & Cooling

JE Johnson

The Tancor Corporation

United Electrical Contractors



A/C Electric

Albin Hengesbach Carpentry & Custom Cabinets, Inc.

Laux Construction

The highest honor recognizing a safety program that demonstrates the highest commitment is the diamond level. These companies must have an incident rate at least 50% below the National Bureau of Labor Statistics average in their particular NAICS code for the current year and each of the past two consecutive years and have an EMR (or “mod factor”) at or below 0.700 (0.800 for companies under 100 employees).

Also, recognized was the 2020 “Pete Crawford Memorial” Safety Leader of the Year award. The award was presented to Devin Hill of Windemuller.

The Craft Professional of the Year award was presented to Joe Zazo of Zazo Electric.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a national trade association with 22,000 members representing more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. You can learn about ABC National at  ABC Greater Michigan Chapter serves a membership spanning 23 counties. ABC-GMC provides craft and professional education, up-to-date industry communication, legislative representation, as well as affinity programs and packages. For more information contact us at 989.374.4600 or