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ABC Names its 2018 Contractor of the Year

Monday, April 1, 2019

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The Associated Builders and Contractors organization recently announced its 2018 Contractor of the Year, an award that “recognizes companies for corporate integrity, commitment to safety, professional development and expert craftsmanship.”

This year, the honor went to MAREK, a Houston-based firm with 80-plus years in the construction industry.

With a long history of integrity, an exceptional safety record, excellent customer service and dedication to the communities they serve, MAREK is a standout in our field,” said 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader, telecom vice president of National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas.

“The company’s commitment to developing, upskilling and retaining their workforce also sets an exceptional example for the construction sector.”

ABC notes that MAREK was a founding member of the ABC Houston Chapter and the Dallas-Fort Worth TEXO Chapter, and its executives remain active on several ABC committees and boards, including the ABC PAC and the Free Enterprise Alliance. MAREK is also is an ABC Accredited Quality Contractor with STEP Diamond safety performance status.

The organization adds that the company is heavily involved in ABC apprenticeship and training programs, pointing out that Mike Holland, chief operating officer of MAREK, and Stan Marek also have testified in Washington, D.C., to advocate for immigration reform, diversity and removal of cumbersome policy regulations affecting the construction sector.

MAREK, a family-owned business, is now one of the largest commercial specialty contractors in the South, with more than 1,500 employees and seven regional offices.

Holland accepted the honor at the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards gala during ABC Convention 2019 on March 27, in Long Beach, California.


Tagged categories: Associated Builders and Contractors; Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC); Awards and honors; Contractors; Good Technical Practice; NA; North America

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