Manhattan Construction Company Named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC, Achieving Elite Status in Safety, Education and Culture

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Construction Company, a top-performing national construction services firm, today announced that it has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) by Associated Builders and Contractors, the 18th year it has earned the credential for its commitment to corporate responsibility. Only 229 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors earned the credential in 2020.

“As a fifth-generation, family-owned company, there is an authentic care and concern for those who work for and with Manhattan,” said Manhattan Construction Company President John Reyhan. “Our AQC designation is a meaningful affirmation of our wide-ranging quality, safety, education, health, and wellness programs that nourish the lasting success of our client relationships, team members, project partners, and trade partners.” ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas:

• Quality
• Safety performance
• Talent management
• Craft and management education
• Community relations, inclusion, diversity, and equity

“Accredited Quality Contractors are the types of companies I want to work for and do business with because of the priority placed on world-class safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality,” said 2021 ABC National Chair of the Board of Directors Steve Klessig, vice
president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., Kaukauna, Wisconsin. “Congratulations to the leadership and employees of Manhattan Construction Company for your daily commitment to corporate and community service; you exemplify the merit shop philosophy and what’s best about ABC membership.”

In earning the AQC credential, each member company commits to world-class safety by achieving Gold, Platinum or Diamond level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top performers achieving incident rates more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. AQC members also take the following pledge:

As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services, and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principles of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients. AQC is recognized by Construction Users Roundtable, an organization founded by leading construction project owners.


About ABC
Associated Builders and Contractors 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 69 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 us at

About Manhattan Construction Company
Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Company is a fifth-generation family-owned company that provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s portfolio of work includes mission-critical, sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, science & technology, aviation, transportation, industrial, convention, casino, and hospitality
facilities. Manhattan is an 18-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an ABC 2019, 2020, and 2021 Top Performing Contractor, a nine-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2017 and 2021 National Safety Pinnacle Award winner.