FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 18, 2006) – Stevens Construction has won a Safety Star Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for its outstanding safety record. In its inaugural year, this newly created award by ABC’s Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, recognizes contractors who have demonstrated exemplary safety standards throughout the year.

abc-safetystarThe semi-annual award program was initiated to generate a greater awareness of the importance of a safe working environment within the construction industry. In all, 23 contractors competed in the five award categories. ABC carefully reviewed each company’s safety policy and plan, safety training program, and safety record, as well as OSHA inspection reports. The number of employees and cumulative hours worked were also factors in determining the award recipients.

Stevens Construction was recognized as a company that has an outstanding safety program and maintains the highest of safety standards. Because safety is such an important part of each employee’s daily routine, the Stevens team is able to maintain an impeccable safety record while still meeting clients’ budgeting and scheduling goals.

Stevens Construction’s custom designed safety plan is implemented on every job site and is monitored constantly throughout every phase of construction. All employees and subcontractors are required to follow the safety plan’s strict guidelines. The plan also requires a consultant to make random inspections and insure OSHA compliance on all projects.

Based in Fort Myers, Fla., Stevens Construction specializes in construction management, and also provides general contracting and consulting services to architects, developers, contractors and owners. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control, and assistance with inspections, licenses and warranties. The company builds commercial and healthcare facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call (239) 936-9006.