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Top Performing Contractor

March 16, 2020

Nor-Son Construction was named to ABC’s Top-performing US Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Nor-Son Construction, with offices in Baxter and Wayzata, MN, was ranked 105 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2020 Top Performers and Top General Contractors lists, 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.

“It is quite an achievement for our company to make this list,” said President and CEO Andy Anderson. “and is quite the testament to our employee’s dedication to safety and quality.”

To be eligible, Nor-Son Construction demonstrated world-class 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 Nor-Son Construction 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.”

Access the 2020 Top Performers list at