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ABC Names Performance Contractors as 2023 National Contractor of the Year

BATON ROUGE, LA — Performance Contractors was recently named National Contractor of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Awarded at the 33rd annual Excellence in Construction Awards gala, this honor recognizes a single entity as an outstanding leader, innovator, and executor of projects in the industry.

Performance Contractors is dedicated to the merit shop philosophy, a principle that ABC lives by, which is designed to ensure that the best person for the job is the one who gets the job. By putting the right people in the right places, the goal is to ensure that work is completed more safely, more efficiently, and with greater quality.

“Performance Contractors continues to be a nationwide leader in large-scale, full-service industrial construction,” said 2023 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Milton Graugnard, Executive Vice President, Cajun Industries LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “This company and its employees are committed to ABC’s mission of advancing the merit shop by delivering high-quality projects safely and efficiently to contribute to the strength of our communities. It is an honor to present Performance Contractors with this well-deserved award.”

In addition to National Contractor of the Year, Performance Contractors has received several other ABC accolades this year, including the National Safety Excellence Award and two Eagle Awards.

Eight Performance Contractors employees also competed in the ABC National Craft Championships. These employees competed for top honors in their chosen craft. The following employees represented Performance Contractors at this annual competition: 

  • Edgar Uresti, Pipefitting
  • Javan Hill, Structural Welding
  • Kanyun Hoffpauir, Structural Welding
  • Juan Mercado, Structural Welding
  • Michael Martinez, Pipe Welding
  • Caleb Kidder, Pipe Welding
  • Kade Williams, Tig Welding
  • Jacques Pecquet, Millwright
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