North Carolina’s Safety Leaders: The Top 10 listed

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Safety has become a vital element for success in North Carolina’s construction industry and the businesses and organizations in our Top 10 Safety list have earned their place through exceptional and comprehensive safety policies – converted to on-the-job safe practices.

We’ve used a variety of resources to determine the list, including participation in the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC)’s Safety Training Evaluation Program (STEP), which recently honored more than 100 members with awards at the association’s annual Safety and Human Resources conference in Concord.

ABC says STEP participants lowered their total recordable incident rate by 87 percent compared to the industry average, an impressive achievement.

While it is an honor to be listed here, this list is not hierarchical – and many other companies could qualify. Accordingly, you should not read a ranking order into this list, and the list is alphabetical.

Centennial Contractors

Based in Goldsboro, this contractor has worked for government agencies, institutions and private industries, always stressing the highest work quality.
The business has been recognized with an ABC Excellence in Safety award, Gold STEP award and Paragon Safety award.

Choate Construction Company

Employee-owned Choate Construction has offices in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, providing general construction, management and consulting services.

The business has a OneLife identity safety program with a logo to remind everyone that safety must be top of mind. Choate received an ABC Gold STEP award, and the company has been accepted into this year’s North Carolina Building Star program.

Crowder Construction Company

Crowder Construction have been in business for 70 years. This general contractor also provides clients with industrial construction and energy services. Projects range from bridges, dams, water and waste water treatment, to civil transportation and public utilities infrastructure.

Crowder received a 2017 Gold Safety Achievement Award from the North Carolina Department of Labor, and a Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) merit award Outstanding Safety Performance in the Heavy Construction Division in 2017. The company also received an ABC Gold STEP award.


Located in Charlotte, Edifice is one of the Southeast’s most successful full service general contractors. The company completes often complex projects, including corporate offices, education, healthcare, retail, municipal, and seniors living. ABC has recognized the business with a Platinum STEP award.


Eldeco specializes in electrical design and construction, with more than 45 years experience on many major retail, industrial and heavy construction projects.
The company employs staff certified in safety management by the American Society of Safety Professionals. Employees identify leading indicators to red-flag projects before safety problems become critical. Eldeco has received three Platinum STEP awards from ABC.

Precision Concrete Construction

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) has recognized this business with Lost Time, Improvement, Recognition and Fleet awards in 2018, and it has earned an ABC Gold STEP award. The business has a safety incentive program and sends a specialized safety training van to its job sites.

Precision Walls

Precision Walls of Raleigh and Carey has created a construction safety program with help from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA). The business has reduced trips, slips and falls, and its safety achievements have been recognized with an ABC Platinum STEP award.

Scaffolding Solutions

This company has been in business since 2002, offering all type of custom scaffolding as well as elevators, hoists, lifts, platforms and shoring for any type of construction project, big or small.

Special Feature: Scaffolding Solutions achieves exceptional safety record with full-service elevated work platforms

Tab Premium Built Homes

The inaugural Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Program of the Year Award went to this company, a member of the Home Builders Association of Craven & Pamlico Counties. Tab Premium Built Homes has implemented comprehensive safety programs with mandatory safety meetings, personal protective equipment enforcement, and other safety measures.

WB Moore Electrical Contractors

This Charlotte-based contractor has won the Construction Safety Excellence Awards for a specialty contractor for seven consecutive years and the North Carolina Department of Labor award for 10 consecutive years. The employee-owned company has been in business since 1989.

WB Moore focuses on continuous safety training and has been recognized with an ABC Platinum STEP award.


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