Sevan Achieves ABC’s Diamond Level in STEP Program

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (Wednesday, August 2, 2023)—Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. (Sevan) announced it has achieved Diamond level in the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

Sevan, a global leader in innovative program management for clients with multiple sites, received the important recognition via ABC’s world-class safety management system—which helps dramatically improve safety performance by providing a roadmap to measure, strengthen and build industry-leading safety initiatives.

STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing health and safety programs that reduce job site incidents.

“At Sevan, we firmly believe that safety is not a choice, but a non-negotiable priority,” said Jim Evans, Founder & CEO at Sevan. “By adopting safety as a core organizational Tenet, Sevan makes a powerful statement about our unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of our team members, clients and business partners.”

Sevan’s commitment to safety is exemplified via meticulous new hire orientations, rigorous field audits and regular safety trainings. Through steadfast dedication to robust safety measures and the active involvement of key leaders, Sevan strives to safeguard the health and safety of its workforce and continually advances the standards of safety excellence.

“Sevan has spared no effort in developing the most comprehensive framework that guarantees a safe work environment for all,” said Chris Carter, Director of Safety at Sevan. “We are proud to set new benchmarks for safety in the industry and look forward to fostering a culture where all team members, clients, business partners and the general public go home safe at the end of each day.”

Since its inception in 2011, safety has been imperative at all levels of the organization. Sevan’s safety program and OSHA 300 log stand as a testament to its safety commitment, reflecting zero accidents with days away from work and time off.

“Establishing stellar safety practices is a journey,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC’s vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “That journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Sevan to actively build health and safety into their culture.”

In 2023, Sevan was recognized as an Employee-Rated Great Place to Work® for the 10th consecutive year and ranked No. 36 on Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s Top 50 Program Management Firms, No. 57 on ENR’s Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms. In 2022 Sevan earned the Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion Award. In 2021, Sevan ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the 4th consecutive year. In 2020, Sevan ranked No. 124 on the Financial Times FT 1000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

About Sevan

Sevan is an innovative global leader in design, program management, construction services and data analytics for organizations with multiple sites. Sevan puts capital to work—creating speed and scale—via dramatically enhanced efficiencies and accelerated schedules for high-quality program rollouts to maximize ROI. We partner with some of the world’s biggest brands and serve the unique needs of clients in the restaurant, retail and government spaces and create value. Sevan’s team spans across four countries and 50 states. As an extension of our client’s teams, our in-house experts manage capital improvement initiatives through every step of a program’s lifecycle.

Sevan helps iconic brands optimize their multi-site construction and facility programs in the United States and internationally. Sevan is headquartered near Chicago in Downers Grove, Illinois and has an international office in London.

Sevan has a passion for sustaining people, the environment and its clients’ businesses. Sevan strategically guides worldwide brands—including 7-Eleven, AAFES, Amazon, Amtrak, Balfour Beatty, BP, Carbon Health, Corvias, DaVita, Department of Veteran Affairs, Focus Brands, HCA Healthcare, HEB, Inspire Brands, Jiffy Lube, Kroger, Logistics Property Company (LPC), Luxottica, McDonald’s, Motor Fuel Group, Popeyes, QDOBA, Raising Cane’s, Starbucks, Sunoco, TravelCenters of America, VyStar Credit Union, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart, WOW Carwash and Yum! Brands—through their entire turnkey program lifecycle. Sevan rolls out multi-site initiatives efficiently, predictably and transparently. Applying breakthrough technology solutions, Sevan optimizes construction of new builds, rebuilds, remodels and renovations. Sevan has licensed architects in 50 states as well as D.C., Canadian provinces, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Sevan has professional engineers on staff and general contractor licenses in more than 25 states. Since Sevan’s inception in 2011, the team has refreshed more than 28,000 retail stores, 21,000 restaurants and 35,000 healthcare sites. The team has also completed more than 32,000 surveys, totaling more than 1.5 billion square feet.

Sevan is a certified Veteran Owned Business via the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) and earned the exclusive designation as a Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (VBE) from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). Sevan Elevate, a program that reinforces and continuously improves safety and sustainability across the company, is designed to impactfully deliver excellence to Sevan’s people and clients.

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