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Contractors Recognized as State's Construction Safety Leaders

DES MOINES, IA — The Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC of Iowa) announces the winners of the AGC of Iowa Recognition of Safety Excellence Awards (ROSE), awarded to contractors who demonstrate a cultural commitment to safety and sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. This year’s award winners were announced at the ROSE Awards luncheon during AGC of Iowa’s 98th Annual Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Also in attendance were special guests Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg.

Winners have innovative safety programs and strive toward zero work site fatalities and multi-catastrophic injuries. Top safety programs also have active employee participation, safety training and work site hazard identification and control.

"We are continually trying to improve safety in Iowa’s construction industry and on job sites every day," said AGC of Iowa Safety & Health Committee Chair Darin Johnson of Reilly Construction Co., Inc. "The very essence of these awards is an illustration of our business' dedication to safety, and the companies we honor exemplify the very safest contractors in the construction industry and those who have successfully integrated safety into their businesses."

First place ROSE Award winners include:

  • Omni Engineering of Omaha, Nebraska; Asphalt Paving Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • L.L. Pelling Company, Inc. of North Liberty, Iowa; Asphalt Paving Division; 400,001–600,000 Work Hours
  • Absolute Infrastructure of Grimes, Iowa; Grading & Underground Utilities Division; Less than 100,000 Work Hours
  • Reilly Construction Co., Inc. of Ossian, Iowa; Grading & Underground Utilities Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • Elder Corporation of Des Moines, Iowa; Grading & Underground Utilities Division; 400,001-600,000 Work Hours
  • Jones Contracting Corp. of West Point, Iowa; Portland Cement Paving Division; Less than 100,000 Work Hours
  • Concrete Technologies, Inc. of Grimes, Iowa; Portland Cement Paving Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • Manatt’s, Inc. of Brooklyn, Iowa; Portland Cement Paving Division; Greater than 600,000 Work Hours
  • GreenTech of Iowa of Grimes, Iowa; Specialty Division; Less than 100,000 Work Hours
  • Ames Construction, Inc. of Burnsville, Minnesota; Specialty Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • Jensen Construction Company of Des Moines, Iowa; Structures Division; Less than 100,000 Work Hours
  • A.M. Cohron & Son, Inc. of Atlantic, Iowa; Structures Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours

Second place ROSE Award winners include:

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  • Des Moines Asphalt & Paving of Des Moines, Iowa; Asphalt Paving Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • JB Holland Construction, Inc. of Decorah, Iowa; Grading & Underground Utilities Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • McAninch Corporation of Des Moines, Iowa; Grading & Underground Utilities Division; 400,001–600,000 Work Hours
  • OEL Construction Services, Inc. of Steamboat Rock, Iowa; Portland Cement Paving Division; Less than 100,000 Work Hours
  • Iowa Plains Signing, Inc. of Slater, Iowa; Specialty Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • Taylor Construction, Inc. of New Vienna, Iowa; Structures Division; Less than 100,000 Work Hours
  • Iowa Bridge & Culvert, LC of Washington, Iowa; Structures Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • McCarthy Improvement Co. of Davenport, Iowa; Portland Cement Paving Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours

Third place ROSE Award winners include:

  • Knife River Midwest of Sioux City, Iowa; Asphalt Paving Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • Cedar Valley Corporation of Waterloo, Iowa; Portland Cement Paving Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • Graves Construction Co., Inc. of Spencer, Iowa; Structures Division; Less than 100,000 Work Hours

Finalist ROSE Award winners include:

  • Norris Asphalt Paving Co. of Ottumwa, Iowa; Asphalt Paving Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
  • Absolute Concrete of Slater, Iowa; Portland Cement Paving Division; 100,000-400,000 Work Hours
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