James B. Pepper Rutland | MMR Named Among Nation’s Top-Performing Electrical, Trade Contractors by Associated Builders and Contractors

Pepper Rutland
2 min readApr 6, 2023

March 20, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA — MMR is proud to announce its distinguished placement on the Associated Builders and Contractors Top Performers List, ranking as the second top-performing electrical contractor and second top-performing trade contractor in the nation. In addition to these prestigious rankings, MMR was named the nation’s sixth top-performing contractor overall and fifth top-performing industrial contractor.

“We are honored to be recognized as a top performer by ABC and proudly credit this achievement to our dedicated workforce for keeping safety and quality at the forefront of all operations,” said MMR President/CEO James B. ‘Pepper’ Rutland. “Looking ahead, we are eager to introduce initiatives and programs to develop our employees, refine processes and enhance technologies to remain a driving force in the industry.”

ABC’s Top Performers List ranks member contractors by hours worked in 2022 and honors achievements in project excellence, safety, quality, diversity and equity, inclusion and special designations. The list comprises member contractors that achieved ABC’s STEP Gold designation or higher and earned ABC’s AQC credential last year.

In 2022, MMR recorded an impressive 9.8 million work hours, a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 0.08 and an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 0.66. MMR also demonstrated outstanding safety standards by achieving Diamond Level in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP management system, a designation that ranks MMR’s safety performance 655% higher than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average.

ABC presented MMR with several special designations in 2022 that contributed to its top-performer rankings, including its STEP Diamond designation and multiple Excellence in Construction awards. MMR was recognized by the Baton Rouge and New Orleans chapters of ABC for its superior safety standards and outstanding performance on several notable projects in Louisiana and Texas. MMR received six Excellence Awards, the highest honor a project can achieve, two Merit Awards, the second highest honor a project can achieve, and a Diamond STEP Award, presented for outstanding safety practices.

MMR maintains ABC’s AQC credential, certifying its commitment to quality construction, world-class safety, financial fitness, community enrichment and workforce development. As an Accredited Quality Contractor, MMR remains dedicated to leading the industry in prioritizing safety, quality, training and community relations in all operations.

To read ABC’s Top Performers 2023 full report, visit: https://www.abc.org/Portals/1/2023/TP/ABC%202023%20Top%20Performers%20FINAL.pdf?ver=A9tfbjvnxxZ8R7xAGKHjPw%3d%3d.

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Pepper Rutland

Pepper Rutland is the founder and CEO at MMR Group , headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To read more about Pepper, visit PepperRutland.com!