CMS Named #7 Top Military Contractor by ABC Top Performers List

by | Feb 27, 2024 | News

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), a global Department of Defense construction contractor, announced today it ranks 7th on the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2024 Top Military Contractors list within its Top Performers list, an annual publication that recognizes its member firms for outstanding achievements in safety, quality, inclusion, project excellence and special designations ranked by number of hours worked.

Ernest Enrique, Chairman and CEO, noted, “We are honored to be recognized as the 7th top Military Contractor on ABC’s 2024 Top Performers list. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team at CMS – both in the office and in the field.  I am proud of our team’s accomplishments and look forward to continued success in the future.

CMS is also a two-year recipient of the Diamond-level award 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. In addition, CMS 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.

CMS 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 CMS, an exceptional contractor, for operating successfully in a merit shop environment, attracting and retaining top construction talent, and setting the standard in business growth.

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Podcasts & Media

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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