Dallas, TX –  April 7—Austin Commercial announced it has been recognized with two awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), receiving the 2019 National Diversity Excellence Award in the General Contractor category, as well as the 2019 National Safety Merit Award.

The ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards recognize ABC members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices and education and mentoring programs. Austin Commercial won in the General Contractor category.

“Austin Commercial shows an unmatched commitment to a diverse and inclusive construction industry, which generates new ideas and drives innovation,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida. “Austin Commercial’s leadership is showing the construction industry how to best meet the needs of a 21st century workforce and attract people typically underrepresented in our industry.”

The 2019 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2019. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Safety and Health Committee.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to recognize Austin Commercial for consistently raising the standards of safety in the construction industry,” said Keating. “Their dedication to world-class safety performance and commitment to total human health is the gold standard of the merit shop construction industry.”

“Recognition for Austin Commercial’s safety and diversity efforts is gratifying and validation of our employee-owners efforts to serve our customers with excellence,” said Brad Brown, President of Austin Commercial. “Our efforts in both diversity and safety are reflective of who we are as a company, and an essential part of our core values. Our employee-owners take pride in owning our approach in both disciplines.”

About Austin Commercial

Austin Commercial is one of the largest, most diversified builders in the United States, nationally recognized for exceptional safety, comprehensive diversity-inclusion programs, and innovative construction solutions. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, its 10 regional offices serve the following markets: advanced technology, aviation, corporate offices, healthcare, hospitality, mission critical, mixed-use retail and residential, public assembly and sports, and university. For more information, visit www.austin-ind.com.