Three Rivers Corporation of Midland, Michigan today announced it has achieved the Accredited Quality Contractor credential from Associated Builders and Contractors. Only 450 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors earned the credential in 2021.

“Three Rivers Corporation is honored to receive this prestigious recognition from Associated Builders and Contractors that recognizes our commitment to our work, our team members, and the communities where we conduct business,” said Jon Lynch, President. “At Three Rivers, we talk about bringing the highest levels of safety, quality, and value to every project we have the privilege of working on. This recognition, paired with the national honors we have received for our safety program, demonstrates our team’s continuous dedication to always delivering on that promise for all our customers.”

Launched nearly 30 years ago, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:

  • Quality
  • Safety performance
  • Talent management, and inclusion, diversity and equity
  • Craft and management education
  • Community relations

“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 Three Rivers Corporation 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.