St. Louis-area’s Poettker Construction named Accredited Quality Contractor

Ryan Poettker

Poettker Construction of Breese, Illinois — about 45 miles from St. Louis — has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors.

This is the first year that Poettker has earned the credential for its commitment to corporate responsibility. Only 450 of the nation’s merit shop construction contractors earned the credential in 2021.  

“We are honored to attach this quality credential to our name,” said Ryan Poettker, president of Poettker Construction. “For more than 40 years, Poettker has operated with a primary focus on safety and quality and this sort of accreditation is a tremendous win.” 

Launched nearly 30 years ago, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas: 

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

In earning the AQC credential, each member company commits to safety by achieving the Gold, Platinum or Diamond level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System.