CMS Named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC

by | Nov 16, 2022 | Awards, News

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) of Maumee, OH, 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 450 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors earned the credential in 2021.

We are proud to once again be named an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors, and honored to be one of only 450 merit shop construction contractors to have received the title in 2021,” said CMS Chairman and CEO, Ernest Enrique, PE.  “At CMS, we pride ourselves on the timely delivery of safe, high-quality projects, by a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We are truly committed to providing excellence in the AQC program’s five specified areas, and we thank ABC for recognizing our efforts.”

Launched nearly 30 years ago, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:

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

Accredited Quality Contractors set the standard in the contracting community in safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality,” said 2022 ABC National Chair of the Board of Directors Stephanie Schmidt, president of Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania. “Congratulations to this high-performing construction company. Daily, the leaders and employees of CMS commit to the highest level of corporate and community achievement, exemplifying the 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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Podcasts

Watch CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, present in this SAME Small Business COI Webinar, "SBA Recertifications and Their Impact on Small Business." April 2022.

Watch CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, present in the webinar, "SAME Small Business Transition Challenges: A Proposed Framework and Solution." November 2021.

Watch CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, share her experience with SAME SBC, "My SBC Story: Mercedes Enrique." September 2021.

In an episode from the HDR Advisory Group Podcasts, you’ll hear CMS President and Owner, Mercedes Enrique, share the steps she took before making a leap of faith, and the value she places on relationships and having an abundance mentality.

Listen to CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, in an interview at the 2016 SAME Small Business Conference in Atlanta, GA. CMS has been a member of the Society of American Military Engineers since 2004.

Listen to CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, in the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast, "Monsanto Supplier Diversity Initiative - Growing Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive." CMS graduated from the Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program in May 2017.

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