October 8, 2019 – Capping its 60th year in business, KBE Building Corporation has been recognized with several accolades, including being named an Associated Builders and Contractors 2019 Top Performer, a Hartford Courant 2019 Top Workplace for the second year in a row, and one of Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors of 2019.
ABC Top Performer
ABC Top Performers recognizes contractors across the US who have demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. KBE is currently ranked #113.
“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC.
Hartford Courant Top Workplace
KBE was recently ranked 13th among the Hartford Courant’s 2019 Top Workplaces (small employer group). Companies are recognized solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. “We couldn’t be included on this list without our employees,” stated Michael Kolakowski, KBE president and CEO. “Their commitment to our mission of building excellence together and fostering exceptional relationships with our clients, design partners, trade contractors, and each other is the reason for our success.” This is the second year in a row that KBE has been named a Top Workplace by the Courant.
ENR Top 400 Contractors
A leading international magazine for the engineering and construction industry, ENR’s annual list, based on construction revenue, has ranked KBE as number 280 among the nation’s top contractors. Among the recent projects keeping KBE in these top rankings are the 78,588 sf, 4-story Wayback Residence Hall at State University of New York, Purchase College in Purchase, NY, the 291,150 sf renovation and expansion of Seabury Active Life Community in Bloomfield, Conn., and the 105,000 renovation and expansion of the City of Waterbury’s Consolidated Department of Public Works.
About KBE Building Corporation
Located in Farmington, CT; Norwalk, CT; and Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.
KBE is one of the KBE Companies, which includes KBE-NY, serving metropolitan New York, and New Valley Construction, serving the Western US. Through this affiliation of full-service construction management firms, the KBE Companies serve clients throughout the US in the senior living, higher education, retail, corporate, government, hospitality/entertainment, and health care markets.
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