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PERRYVILLE, MO, April 12, 2024 - Kelly Garza, Marketing Manager for Robinson Construction Company in Perryville, MO, earned the designation of Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) in March 2024. She joins 1,000-plus professionals who are currently CPSMs that have been certified by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), which advocates for, educates, and connects leaders in the design and building industry. The Society’s mission is to engage, inspire, and empower A/E/C professionals for leadership and lifelong learning.

Certified Professional Services Marketers (CPSMs) are recognized as having the experience and knowledge to generate profitable business in the architectural, engineering, and construction marketplace. To achieve this designation, certification candidates must meet educational and experience requirements, pass a rigorous written examination, and pledge to abide by the CPSM Code of Ethics. The process validates the individual’s mastery of and ability to apply critical business development knowledge in an industry that values certification.

About SMPS:

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries (A/E/C). With more than 7,400 members, SMPS provides leadership and professional development programs, industry research, business-building events, and vital marketing resources. Through SMPS, A/E/C professionals in North America tap into powerful networks to form project teams, secure business referrals and intelligence, and benchmark performance. The Society is committed to validating the practice of marketing and business development as essential to the success of all professional services firms. Learn more about SMPS at smps.org.

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Robinson Construction Company, Perryville, MO, today announced it ranks 95 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2024 Top 250 Performers list and 48 on the Top 150 General Contractors list, an annual publication that recognizes contractor members’ outstanding achievements in safety, quality, inclusion, project excellence and special designations ranked by number of hours worked.

“I'm incredibly proud of our team's unwavering commitment to excellence, safety, and community building,” said Paul Findlay, president of Robinson Construction. “We've worked tirelessly to achieve these rankings, and it's a testament to the dedication of every member of our organization. We will continue to push boundaries, drive innovation, and set the standard for construction excellence."

As an ABC Top Performer, Robinson Construction achieved Gold status or higher 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. Robinson Construction also earned ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor credential, which recognizes excellence in quality, safety performance, talent management—including inclusion, diversity and merit—craft and management education and community relations. 

“Robinson 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 Robinson 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, Robinson 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.

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Dustin Hall, superintendent for Robinson Construction, has completed the requirements for national certification as a Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) awards this certification to individuals who meet the rigorous experience and education requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination. The examination covers the body of knowledge supervisors must have to carry-out their safety-related supervisory responsibilities.

The STSC certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Those who earn the STSC Certification are recognized as having met demanding, peer-established competency requirements in supervision. A STSC must recertify every five years to maintain this certification.

The STSC certification program is operated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Established in 1969, BCSP has nationally recognized credentials in the safety, health, and environment accredited professional and para-professional certifications.

 
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Robinson Construction Company has been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as a Top Contractor in five regions. This is the tenth consecutive year Robinson has earned rankings on ENR's Regional Top Contractor Lists. Rankings are based on 2021 revenue for work completed in the regions as defined by ENR. Robinson has garnered rankings in the following regions:

  • Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin) - No. 90
  • Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee) - No. 126
  • Texas & Louisiana (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas) - No. 106
  • Mid-Atlantic (D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia) - No. 79
  • Mountain States-Intermountain (Idaho, Montana, Utah) - No. 28

ENR is a weekly magazine that provides news, analysis, data, and opinion for the construction industry worldwide. The ENR Top Contractors list ranks general contractors, both publicly and privately held, based on construction contracting-specific revenue.

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Recently Robinson was awarded the AGCMO Zero Lost Workdays Award for 2021. Pictured are Leonard Toenjes - President of AGCMO, Eugene Besand – Corporate Safety Director, and Sean Thouvenot – AGCMO Board President.

Robinson was also awarded the AGC of America Certificate of Commendation for Safety Excellence 2021. This is presented to three-year program participants who achieved a zero incident rate or an incident rate of 25% below their division’s average. #rccosafety #agcmosafety

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Robinson Construction Company of Perryville was ranked on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2022 Top Performers list, ranks its commercial and industrial contractor members that build long-lasting high quality construction projects, based on work hours. Robinson was ranked No. 78 on the Top 200 Performers list, No. 43 on the Top 125 General Contractors list, and No. 19 on the Top Performers by Market-Top Military Contractors list.

As an ABC Top Performer, Robinson Construction demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Diamond STEP level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to ABC’s Safety Performance Report.

The listings highlight contractors that have earned ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor credential for their commitment to corporate responsibility in quality, safety, talent management—including inclusion, diversity and equity—education and community relations; those that won national Excellence in Construction,® Safety Excellence and Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Excellence awards; and those that hold designations awarded to diverse companies to help procure work from government and private entities.

Robinson has a long history of being recognized by ABC through awards programs and special designations including:

  • 2021: STEP Diamond
  • 2003-2020: STEP Gold / Platinum
  • 2019-present: Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC)
  • 2021: No. 60 Top 200 Performers; No. 30 Top 100 General Contractors
  • 2020: No. 69 Top 200 Performers; No. 35 Top 120 General Contractors
  • 2019: No. 12 Top 20 Performers in the Midwest 2019: National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award - Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial Project
  • 2016: General Contractor Chapter Safety Award
  • 2006: Excellence in Construction Merit Award – Wolf River Interceptor Relief Sewer Projects
  • 2005: National Safety Excellence Award Semifinalist

“Robinson Construction invests in and attributes its successes to its people, and its value proposition gives their employees purpose, delivers quality to their clients and strengthens their bottom line,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “Congratulations to Robinson Construction for raising the bar in developing people, winning work and delivering that work safely, ethically and profitably.”

Through STEP, AQC and other robust ABC programs, ABC Top Performers demonstrate they:

  •  Sustain and grow their businesses, financially and economically
  • Offer market competitive compensation, benefit and retirement packages
  • Commit to world-class safety
  • Commit to workforce development, education and creating career opportunities
  • Commit to an inclusive and diverse work environment
  • Develop opportunities for their employees to achieve their career dreams
  • Cultivate committed leadership

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top 125 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 size based on the number of hours worked in 2020, as reported in their 2021 STEP applications. New to this year’s rankings are lists of top-performing companies in 18 market segments, such as government, health care, infrastructure, military, retail, religious and sports complexes. View the 2022 Top Performers lists at abc.org/2022topperformers.

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Please enjoy the latest issue of our company newsletter - the Robinson Report!

In this issue:

Featured Story-Robinson Completes 'Fuzzy Seed' Storage Building for Large Agricultural Company in Texas

Company News 
Employee News & Accomplishments
Community Activities & Events
On the Safe Side

View our latest NEWSLETTER

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Robinson Construction of Perryville, Missouri today announced that it has again been named an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors, the 3rd year it has earned the prestigious credential for its commitment to corporate responsibility. Only 229 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors earned the credential in 2020.

According to Robinson President Paul Findlay, “Our continued focus on Robinson’s core values of safety, clients, community, and providing opportunity for our dedicated employees has once again allowed us to achieve this designation from the Associated Builders and Contractors. We are honored to once again be included in this elite group of contractors.”

Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:

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

“Accredited Quality Contractors are the types of companies I want to work for and do business with because of the priority placed on world-class safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality,” said 2021 ABC National Chair of the Board of Directors Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., Kaukauna, Wisconsin. “Congratulations to the leadership and employees of Robinson Construction Company for your daily commitment to corporate and community service; you exemplify the merit shop philosophy and what’s 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.

About ABC: Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.

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Robinson Construction Company has been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as a Top Contractor in three regions. This is the ninth consecutive year Robinson has earned rankings on ENR’s Regional Top Lists. Rankings are based on 2020 revenue for work completed in the regions as defined by ENR. Robinson has garnered rankings in the following regions:

MIDWEST (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin) – No. 77

SOUTHEAST (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee) – No. 119

TEXAS & LOUISIANA (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas) – No. 97

ENR is a weekly magazine that provides news, analysis, data, and opinion for the construction industry worldwide. The ENR Top Contractors list ranks general contractors, both publically and privately held, based on construction contracting-specific revenue.

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Robinson Construction Company announced it has achieved Diamond Level in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System, meaning the company is 655% safer than the industry average. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants.

“We are proud to be recognized by ABC as a Diamond Level STEP Award recipient for 2021,” said Paul Findlay, president of Robinson Construction. “Our entire team is dedicated to a Zero Incidents culture, and this is reflected in our ABC National STEP Diamond Level status.”

Robinson Construction has participated in the STEP program for nearly 20 years, earning an award each year at the Gold Level and above. Diamond is the highest level achievable through the program.

STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.

“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Robinson Construction to have a safer and more productive jobsite,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “Committing to total human health is essential to ensure both the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce, and I commend Robinson Construction for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raising the bar of safety performance.”

According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best performing companies more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.

To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.

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