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Palmisano Named As A 2020 ABC National Top Performer


We are honored to announce that Palmisano was named to Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2020 Top Performers list, which recognizes ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence, ranked by work hours. 

To be eligible, Palmisano demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 827% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2020 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2018, as reported in their 2019 STEP applications. ABC members that earn the AQC credential certify their commitment to quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management, diversity and community relations.

“ABC Top Performers are the best large contractors in the merit shop construction industry, demonstrating the highest commitment to world-class safety, craftmanship, workforce development and community engagement,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings identify contractors like Palmisano will continue to lead our industry as we adopt innovative technologies, tackle industry-wide challenges such as the workforce shortage, and lead us into a new decade.”

In January 2020, Palmisano was recognized as an Accredited General Contractor (AQC) by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National. The AQC program provides national recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility: Quality, Safety, Talent Management, Craft and Management Education, Community Relations and Diversity.

Additionally, Palmisano was awarded STEP Platinum for outstanding Safety program, and ABC Safety Professional of the Year for Safety Manager, Dave Cortez at the 2019 ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter Excellence Awards Gala. 

Access the 2020 Top Performers list at

About Palmisano

At Palmisano, our vision for a better world has made us the Southeast’s newest leader in construction.  Our foundation is built on a proven heritage of quality, service and contribution.  An even though our roots go back nearly 70 years, we’re just getting started.  

We know that to continue our legacy of hard work, partnership and philanthropy, we have to evolve.  That’s why we created a new kind of construction company designed to foster the next generation of leaders.  A place where talented renegades are empowered to share their best work with millions of people – and where bold new ideas and technologies are embraced and cultivated.  Banded together with a renegade mentality, we relentlessly drive real value through our transformative projects and a shared vision for smarter, healthier cities.

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