Kirlin Builders Earns National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

Kirlin Builders has been named the winner of a National Safety  Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Based in Rockville MD, but servicing our military men and women across the world, Kirlin Builders received the award March 21st during the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.

The National Safety Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is thrilled to honor Kirlin Builders, whose world-class safety processes and safety culture has created an environment where every employee understands that the wellbeing of those around them is everyone’s responsibility,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., director of preconstruction at Branch & Associates, Herndon, Va. “Kirlin Builder’s impressive safety record shows the clear difference that an uncompromising, top-down commitment to safety makes in a contractor’s performance and we are proud to call them an ABC member.”

The 2017 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health and Safety Committee. See the full list of winners on abc.org.

STEP is the standard for developing world-class safety programs in construction and is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health program and identify opportunities for improvement. According to ABC’s latest Safety Performance Report, the best-performing ABC members STEP participants can reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent, making the best-performing companies 670 percent safer than the industry average.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 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 70 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 them at abc.org.

Kirlin Builders Wins CURT Safety Award for 2015

CURT Award

CURT – the Construction Users Roundtable – awarded Kirlin Builders the 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Construction Industry Safety Excellence on November 10th. KB Safety Director “Moose” Hamid (middle right), Project Manager Richard Lennon (middle left) and Senior Vice President Gerald Lemons (second over from the left) accepted the award November 10th at the CURT Awards Gala in Houston, Texas. The safety award was recognition for KB’s hard work and persistence in keeping our project sites safety compliant.  Our contribution to safety, thoughtful planning and oversight, and going the extra mile was instrumental in us garnering this fantastic distinction. The CURT award is constructed from four different materials — glass, wood, metal, and stone — to represent the construction industry. It proudly sits on the front table as employees and visitors frequent KB’s Corporate Headquarters in Rockville, MD.

Kirlin Builders Wins ABC-VA STEP Safety Award

On June 26th, Kirlin Builders was awarded ABC VA’s Platinum Award for the 2015 Safety Training Evaluation Process, otherwise known as STEP. This is a truly special award, with less than 3% of ABC members across the nation earning this honor. Mustafa “Moose” Hamid of KB humbly accepted this award for KB’s outstanding Safety Program on June 30th at the ABC-VA Safety Recognition and Networking luncheon in Virginia.

Chesapeake Regional Safety Council Award


On May 18th, Kirlin Builders proudly accepted the Award of Excellence from the Chesapeake Regional Safety Council, who recognized our company as a true “Champion of Safety”. KB Safety Director Mustafa “Moose” Hamid accepted this prestigious award June 12th at the U.S.S. Constellation in Baltimore in a ceremony honoring all the winners who keep construction job sites safe. He’s pictured bottom left accepting the award.

Kirlin Builders Wins 2014 Paragon Safety Award

Kirlin Builders was thrilled to receive the 2014 Paragon Award in the Commercial and Institutional Building Construction category (100K-500K man hours) from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Virginia on May 26th. The Paragon Award is a statewide award, established by the ABC-VA Safety Committee, to reward members for excellence in the field of safety. KB Safety Director Moose Hamid proudly accepted this award June 30th at the ABC-VA Safety Recognition luncheon in Fairfax, Virginia.