The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named the recipients of the 14th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs. The winners were honored today during the NAHB International Builders’ Show at an awards presentation held in the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone.
This year’s SAFE program honors the following individuals and companies that have worked to achieve exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry.
The 2019 SAFE Award winners are:
NAHB Safety Champion of the Year
Jeff Eschliman, Maracay Homes – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Job-Site Safety Institute Innovative Safety Idea of the Year
Little Giant Ladders – Springville, Utah
Leadership in Construction Safety
Dr. Christine Branche, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – Washington, D.C.
Single Family Builder Safety Program of the Year (Fewer than 10 Homes Starts Per Year)
Alan Shintani, Inc. – Waipahu, Hawaii
Single Family Builder Safety Program of the Year (11-100 Home Starts Per Year)
Sandcastle Homes, Inc. – Houston, Texas
Single Family Builder Safety Program of the Year (100-500 Home Starts Per Year)
Summit Homes – Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Single Family Builder Safety Program of the Year (500+ Homes Starts Per Year)
Taylor Morrison – Sarasota, Fla.
Multifamily Builder Safety Program of the Year (Fewer than 50 Employees)
Holland Construction, Inc. – Denver
Multifamily Builder Safety Program of the Year (More than 50 Employees)
The NRP Group – Cleveland
Associate Member Safety Program of the Year
Iacoboni Site Specialists, Inc. – Baltimore
Remodeler Safety Program of the Year
Irons Brothers Construction – Shoreline, Wash.
Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year (Fewer than 50 Employees)
Kirkwood Fence – Valley Park, Mo.
Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year (More than 50 Employees)*
Comer Construction, Inc. – Forest Hill, Md.
Baker Roofing Company – Raleigh, N.C.
NAHB Student Chapter Safety Program of the Year
Brigham Young University-Idaho – Rexburg, Idaho
Siding Contractor Safety Program of the Year
SouthEnd Exteriors – Charlotte, N.C.
“Safety on the jobsite is a top priority, and it is great to see these individuals and companies making a difference in advancing safe work practices and creating strong safety programs,” said Bob Hanbury, NAHB Construction Safety and Health Committee chairman, Home Innovations Research Lab Chairman of the Board, and home remodeler from Newington, Conn. “We are honored this year’s winners for being leaders in the industry and demonstrating a superior commitment to safe work practices.”
“This award gets right to the heart of our mission—keeping building professionals safe on the jobsite,” said Mike Gerber, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Builders Mutual. “We are proud to once again be part of this important program and are pleased to be able to honor those leaders in the industry today.”