NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety

January 21, 2016

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named 17 winners of the 10th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs. The winners were recognized last night at the SAFE awards reception held during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

The NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company SAFE awards recognize member companies, workers and other individuals for the excellent safety programs that make them leaders in the residential construction industry. 

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize the recipients of this year’s SAFE awards,” said NAHB Construction, Safety and Health Committee Chairman Don Pratt, a residential contractor and a construction education consultant from Auburn Hills, Mich. “Safety is an essential aspect of our construction industry and, of course, we want our workers to make it home safe and sound each and every day. But that requires an ongoing commitment to jobsite safety, it is for this reason that we honor those individuals and companies that demonstrate exemplary achievement in keeping their workers and worksites safe through the use of safe work practices, applied procedures and effective training programs.”   

This year, the SAFE program honored the following individuals and companies that have worked to achieve exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry.  

NAHB Safety Professional of the Year:
Matt Murphy, Safety Environmental Engineering Inc. (SEE, Inc.)

Remodeler Safety Program of the Year – Less than 50 employees:

Landis Residential Builders

Remodeler Safety Program of the Year – More than 50 employees:
John Kraemer and Sons Inc.

Single-Family Builders Safety Program of the Year:
Landis Residential Builders (Less than 10 homes built per year)
John Kraemer and Sons, Inc. (11 to 100 homes built per year)
Shea Homes (Greater than 100 but less than 500 homes built per year)

Habitat for Humanity International (Greater than 500 homes built per year)

Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year – Less than 50 employees:
Commonwealth Roofing Corp.

Multifamily Safety Program of the Year – Less than 50 Employees:
Joseph J. Duffy Co.

Multifamily Safety Program of the Year – More than 50 Employees:
JW & Sons, Inc.

Innovative Safety Program/Idea of the Year:
SCAFF-ALL Inc.

NAHB-Affiliated Association Safety Program of the Year:
Greater Fort Worth Builders Association

Associate Member Safety Program of the Year:
84 Lumber

Light Commercial Contractor Safety Program of the Year – Less than 50 Employees:
D.M. Neuman Construction Co.

Light Commercial Contractor Safety Program of the Year – More than 50 Employees:
Alan Shintani Inc.

NAHB Student Chapter Safety Program of the Year – High Schools/Career Technical
Chippewa Valley Schools

NAHB Student Chapter Safety Program of the Year – Colleges/Universities
Riverland Community College


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