NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety

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Today, Feb 27, 2024, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named the recipients of the 18th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry. The 2023 SAFE Awards winners were honored at a ceremony held during the 2024 International Builders’ Show.

As the home building industry’s only award recognizing professionals who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the industry, this year’s SAFE program honors individuals and companies that emphasize safety in all forms, including mental health advocacy.

“At Builders Mutual, we strive to protect and advance the unique needs of the contractor community, and there is nothing more important to us than promoting a culture of safety on every jobsite,” 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 2023 SAFE Awards Winners are:

NAHB Safety Champion of the Year
Ryan Berkhouse – Cleveland, OH

Leadership in Construction Safety
David Jaffe – Washington, DC

Job-Site Safety Institute Innovative Safety Idea of the Year
Ballantyne Gear – McKinney, TX   (below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Member Safety Program of the Year (More Than 50 Employees)
Floform Countertops LLC – Kent, WA

Excellence in Mental Health Advocacy (Organization)
The NRP Group – Cleveland, OH

Excellence in Mental Health Advocacy (Individual)
Brandon Bryant – Asheville, NC

Multi-Family Safety Program of the Year (Fewer Than 50 Employees)
Holland Construction, Inc. – Denver, CO

Multi-Family Safety Program of the Year (More Than 50 Employees)
Van Metre Homes – Ashburn, VA

NAHB Student Chapter Safety Program of the Year
Brigham Young University-Idaho – Rexburg, ID

Remodeler Safety Program of the Year (More Than 50 Employees)
Bennett Contracting – Albany, NY

Siding Contractor Safety Program of the Year
Alan Shintani, Inc. – Waipahu, HI

Single-Family Safety Program of the Year (Fewer Than 10 Home Starts Per Year)
John Joseph Companies – Green Bay, WI

Single-Family Safety Program of the Year (More Than 500 Home Starts Per Year)
David Weekley Homes – Houston, TX

Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year (Fewer Than 50 Employees)
Northbound Masonry – Stanwood, WA

Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year (More Than 50 Employees)
Perry Engineering – Winchester, VA

State or Local Association Safety Program of the Year
Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties – Bellevue, WA

 

NAHB IBS2024The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home
building, remodeling, multifamily construction, propertymanagement, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential andlight commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80% of the new housing units projected for this year.

 

Builders Mutual
Headquartered in North Carolina, Builders Mutual is one of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast’s leading writers of commercial insurance for the construction industry. Since its inception, Builders Mutual has broadened its territory beyond North Carolina to include the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The company provides coverage to more than 29,000 policyholders through more than 5,000 sales agents and employs nearly 450 staff throughout our footprint. For more information, visit buildersmutual.com.

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