According to the AGC, the purpose of the awards program is to recognize construction firms who are the best of the best with regards to safe working practices. Each application is reviewed for company management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control and safety program innovation. Encore Electric was selected because of the company's culture of safety, as well as the innovative safety programs undertaken by the team in the past few years.
More than 50 companies made it to the national competition out of hundreds who submitted written applications with their local chapters. The finalist companies were then expected to present to a panel of nationally recognized safety experts.
"We are grateful to the AGC and to sponsor Willis Towers Watson for this recognition. Congratulations to all of the very strong and committed organizations who were nominated — we are proud to be included in this group," said Willis Wiedel, President of Encore Electric. "This confirms the core values that we at Encore Electric live every day. By placing people first, putting the team ahead of the individual and empowering everyone to be personally responsible for safety, we do the best job for our company and our customers."
"I couldn't be more proud of our tradespeople in the field," said Jack Cain, Director of Health and Safety at Encore Electric. "Working safely is embedded in the culture of Encore Electric. We talk about safety and live safety every day. We have learned from our past experiences and prepared our team for the unexpected. Every action counts when it comes to making sure everyone goes home from our jobsites every day."
During the event, Encore Electric was also named the first place award winner in the category of Specialty Contractors, 1.25-4 million man hours.
Encore was recognized during the CSEA Luncheon held during the National Associated General Contractors Annual Conference at the Colorado Convention Center.