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Knobelsdorff Chosen as Top-Performing U.S. Construction Company by ABC

(Goodhue, Minnesota) March 8, 2022 — Today, Knobelsdorff was ranked #89 on Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2022 Top 200 Performers list, which ranks its commercial and industrial contractor members that build long-lasting high-quality construction projects, based on work hours. Knobelsdorff also ranked #48 on the ABC’s Top 100 General Contractors in the U.S. This is the third year Knobelsdorff has earned this award. Eligibility requirements for the top 100 general contractors include contractors that achieved STEP Gold or higher and earned ABC’s AQC credential in 2020, ranked by works hours.

Karl von Knobelsdorff, CEO and President of Knobelsdorff says, “We are proud to be ranked in the top 200 performers and top 100 general contractor companies by ABC. Knobelsdorff is grateful to be a part of many world-class organizations that focus on safety on and around the worksite while we GSD.”

As an ABC Top Performer, Knobelsdorff has demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving platinum ranking in Safety Process Evaluation in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to ABC’s Safety Performance Report.

The listings highlight contractors that have earned ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor credential for their commitment to corporate responsibility in quality, safety, talent management—including inclusion, diversity and equity—education and community relations; those that won national Excellence in Construction, Safety Excellence and Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Excellence awards; and those that hold designations awarded to diverse companies to help procure work from government and private entities.

Knobelsdorff has also received ABC’s Accredited Quality ContractorExcellence in Construction, and Safety Excellence awards.

“Knobelsdorff invests in and attributes its successes to its people, and its value proposition gives their employees purpose, delivers quality to their clients, and strengthens their bottom line,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “Congratulations to Knobelsdorff for raising the bar in developing people, winning work, and delivering that work safely, ethically, and profitably.”

Through STEP, AQC, and other robust ABC programs, ABC Top Performers demonstrate they:

  • Sustain and grow their businesses, financially and economically
  • Offer market competitive compensation, benefit and retirement packages
  • Commit to world-class safety
  • Commit to workforce development, education, and creating career opportunities
  • Commit to an inclusive and diverse work environment
  • Develop opportunities for their employees to achieve their career dreams
  • Cultivate committed leadership

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top 125 General Contractors, Top Trade Contractors, Top Electrical Contractors, Top Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors and Top Performers by Market, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential. The Top Performers with Special Designations hold one or more special designations. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2020, as reported in their 2021 STEP applications. New to this year’s rankings are lists of top-performing companies in 18 market segments, such as government, health care, infrastructure, military, retail, religious, and sports complexes.

View the 2022 Top Performers lists at


Knobelsdorff is a premier Electrical, Engineering, Automation, and Renewable Energy team offering endless opportunities and innovative solutions to customers across North America. Ranked #126 in Inc. 5000 Series List “fastest-growing companies in the Midwest,” Knobelsdorff has grown from 5 to 220 employees in just one decade. With 30 plus years of industry knowledge, Knobelsdorff is a leader in the food and beverage, grain, feed, flour & fertilizer, industrial and manufacturing, agriculture, mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy markets.

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