Tuesday, January 9, 2018

NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety


ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named 12 winners of the 12th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs.

The awards program recognizes member companies, workers and other individuals for outstanding safety programs that make them leaders in the residential construction industry.

"Safety permeates all aspects of home construction, and is an ever-present factor whenever a builder, remodeler, subcontractor, or multi-unit home builder steps onto the jobsite," said David Miller, chairman of the NAHB Construction Safety and Health Committee and a multifamily developer from Lubbock, Texas. "Safety is a culture that home builders must actively cultivate. It's about thorough onboarding training and stopping and taking the time on a routine basis to have these important conversations and keep safety top-of-mind.

"These excellent builders and remodelers unapologetically enforce safety procedures so that everyone walks off the worksite and gets home without injury," Miller added. "I commend these honorees for taking pride in worksite safety and integrating it as a critical component of their business success."

This year's SAFE awards program honors the following individuals and companies that have worked to achieve exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry.

NAHB Safety Champion of the Year
Jason Harris of TRI Pointe Homes in Denver

Remodeler Safety Program of the Year - Less than 50 employees
Tenhulzen Residential, LLC in Bellevue, Wash.

Remodeler Safety Program of the Year - More than 50 employees
Neil Kelly Company in Portland, Ore.

Single-Family Builders Safety Program of the Year
Sea-Dar Construction (Less than 10 homes built per year) in Boston
Sandcastle Homes (11 to 100 homes built per year) in Houston, Texas
David Weekley Homes (More than 500 homes built per year) in Houston, Texas

Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year - Less than 50 employees
Quality Waterproofing in Valley Park, Mo.

Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year - More than 50 employees
Kimbel Mechanical Systems, Inc. in Fayetteville, Ark.
Environmental Stoneworks in Centennial, Colo.

Innovative Safety Program/Idea of the Year
Southern California Builders Safety Alliance in Irvine, Calif.

Associate Member Safety Program of the Year
Safety Consulting & Compliance Corp. in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Leadership in Construction Safety Award
Carl Harris of Carl Harris Co., Inc., in Wichita, Kan.

For additional information on the SAFE awards, visit nahb.org/safe.