ABC Top Performer

FaverGray was ranked 164 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2020 Top 200 Performers list and 90 on the Top 120 General Contractors List, which recognizes ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity, and project excellence ranked by work hours.

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top 120 General Contractors, Top 30 Electrical Contractors, Top 20 Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, and Top 30 Specialty Contractors, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential, as well as the Top 75 Performers With Special Designations.

“We are honored to be recognized as a Top Performer and Top General Contractor,” said James Gray, CEO of FaverGray. “Throughout our fifteen years of quality service in the construction industry, we continue to take pride in our passion and dedication to safety with every community we build.”

To be eligible, FaverGray demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s Diamond STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 827% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2020 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2018, as reported in their 2019 STEP applications. ABC members that earn the AQC credential certify their commitment to quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management, diversity and community relations.

“ABC Top Performers are the best large contractors in the merit shop construction industry, demonstrating the highest commitment to world-class safety, craftmanship, workforce development and community engagement,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings identify contractors like FaverGray that will continue to lead our industry as we adopt innovative technologies, tackle industry-wide challenges such as the workforce shortage, and lead us into a new decade.”

FaverGray has also been recognized as an ABC Accredited Quality Contractor, Excellence in Construction awards and Diamond Safety Excellence awards.

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James a. Gray

Gray co-founded FaverGray in 2005 and has more than 45 years of experience in design and construction management in the residential, commercial and industrial market sectors. As CEO, Gray is responsible for leading the development of FaverGray’s short and long term strategy, creating and implementing FaverGray’s vision and mission, maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, evaluating expansion opportunities and industry developments, maintaining social awareness and responsibility within FaverGray’s market sectors, assessing and managing corporate risks and management of banking and surety relationships.