Delaware Elevator Honored as Top-Performing U.S. Construction Contractor

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Delaware Elevator, Inc. has ranked in top categories on Associated Builders and Contractors’ Fifth Annual Top Performers Publication, which lists contractor members that build the country’s most enduring, innovative, high-quality construction projects, ranked by work hours. Rankings earned in specialty categories listed below.

  • 2nd Top Museums/Monuments/Parks Contractor
  • 9th Top Specialty Contractor
  • 9th Top Military Contractor
  • 11th Top Government Contractors
  • 12th Top Residential Contractor
  • 30th Top Trade Partners
  • 58th Nationally out of all companies

President and CEO of Delaware Elevator, Inc., Charles “Pete” Meeks said, “I feel incredibly honored that Delaware Elevator has received this recognition. It would be impossible without the phenomenal support of our team across all departments and in various locations. Their efforts in safety, their quality of work, and their overall dedication to their careers have made Delaware Elevator the company it is today. They appreciate the merit shop principles and stand by these values in all that they do. Our customers also deserve praise, as they are the backbone of our business and keep us pushing forward, making new advancements, and providing satisfaction across the board. Thank you.”


As an ABC Top Performer, Delaware Elevator has also achieved Diamond status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractor more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Furthermore, Delaware Elevator was recognized as an ABC Accredited Quality Contractor and a Chapter Safety Award recipient through ABC National. Key areas analyzed were commitment to corporate responsibility in quality, safety, talent management—including inclusion, diversity, and equity—education and community relations.

“Delaware Elevator invests in and attributes its successes to its people, and its value proposition gives their employees purpose, delivers quality to their clients and strengthens their bottom line,” said Michael Bellaman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of ABC. “Congratulations to Delaware Elevator for raising the bar in developing people, winning work and delivering that work safely, ethically and profitably.”

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