CSM Group of Kalamazoo, Michigan was ranked 127 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2020 Top Performers 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.

“CSM Group is honored to receive this acknowledgment by ABC,” said Jim Feltch, president and chief executive officer of CSM Group. “Our construction professionals bring an exceptional level of safety and quality to our projects and they are the reason why we have been named a top contractor.”

To be eligible, CSM Group demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s 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 CSM Group 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.”

CSM Group was named a 2019 Accredited Quality Contractor and also received the 2019 Safety Award of Excellence from the ABC Western Michigan Chapter.

The list of 2020 Top Performers can be found at abc.org/topperformers.


Katrina Reed is the Senior Director of Marketing & Sales at CSM Group. For all media inquiries, please contact her at katrina.reed@csmgroup.com.