2021 SAFE Award Winners Prioritize Safety during a Difficult Year

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Contact: Elizabeth Thompson
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Today NAHB named the recipients of the 16th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs. The 2021 SAFE Awards winners were honored at a ceremony held during the 2022 International Builders’ Show

This year’s SAFE program honors individuals and companies that worked to achieve exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry. Many safety programs were adjusted and tweaked in light of the pandemic.

As an extension of NAHB’s member mental health and wellbeing initiative, three new categories were added to the SAFE Awards in 2021 to recognize excellence in mental health programs and advocacy.

“Jobsite safety is a top priority for NAHB and those in the residential construction industry every year, but throughout 2021, the ongoing pandemic added an extra layer of concern for home builders as they try to keep workers, visitors and clients safe on construction sites,” said J. Gary Hill, NAHB Construction Safety and Health Committee chairman. “We are honored to recognize this year’s winners for being leaders in the industry and demonstrating a superior commitment to safe work practices.”

“Builders Mutual believes in the importance of promoting a culture of safety on every job site,” said Mike Gerber, President and Chief Executive 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.”

The 2021 SAFE Awards Winners are:

NAHB Safety Champion of the Year
Joshua Hollingsworth, Buchanan Construction – Asheville, North Carolina

Leadership in Construction Safety
J. Gary Hill, Job-Site Safety Institute – Raleigh, North Carolina

Job-Site Safety Institute Innovative Safety Idea of the Year
The NRP Group – Cleveland, Ohio

NAHB Associate Member Safety Program of the Year (Fewer than 50 employees)
Winchester Precast – Winchester, Virginia

NAHB Associate Member Safety Program of the Year (More than 50 employees)
Menzner Hardwoods – Marathon, Wisconsin

Single Family Builder Safety Program of the Year (Fewer than 10 Home Starts Per Year)
Sea-Dar Construction – Boston/New York

Single Family Builder Safety Program of the Year (More than 500 Home Starts Per Year)
Visionary Homes – North Logan, Utah

Multifamily Builder Safety Program of the Year (Fewer than 50 Employees)
Holland Construction, Inc. – Denver, Colorado

Multifamily Builder Safety Program of the Year (More than 50 Employees)
RA Nelson – Avon, Colorado

Remodeler Safety Program of the Year (Fewer than 50 employees)
JOMA Construction – Watkinsville, Georgia

Remodeler Safety Program of the Year (More than 50 employees)
F & S Building Innovations – Roanoke, Virginia

Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year (Fewer than 50 employees)
Greenleaf Landscapes – Marietta, Ohio

Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year (More than 50 employees)
Helix Electric – San Diego, California

NAHB Student Chapter Safety Program of the Year
Build Smart Institute – Roanoke, Virginia

Excellence in Mental Health (Industry Advocate)
Cal Beyer, CSDZ – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Excellence in Mental Health (Company)
McCarthy Building Companies – St, Louis, Missouri

Excellence in Mental Health (HBA)
North Carolina HBA